Fun Fact June 9, 2021.

Something for Jeep owners.  My wife and I recently joined the Jeep family when we bought a Wrangler for her to drive.  One thing we were not aware of was the Jeep wave.  It’s sort of an unwritten rule that Jeep owners wave at each other when they pass on the highway.  Sort of a “hey, I don’t know you, but we’re family.”  There are many different styles of acceptable waves, but what I’ve found is the most common is the two finger “V” which is done without ever taking your hand off the steering wheel.  This wave makes sense when you look into the history of the Jeep wave, which started either during or just after World War II.  Soldiers driving Jeeps would wave at each other during the war.  If the other driver didn’t wave back, it was assumed they were not American and probably stole the Jeep.  After the war a lot of those same soldiers brought Jeeps back home and used them on the farm and drove them on the roads.  When they approached each other, the drivers would show the Victory sign as a way to acknowledge their common bond.  It’s a pretty cool tradition and one I intend to participate in, that is when she lets me drive her Jeep. 

Fun Fact June 9, 2021.
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