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About this Website

This website is non-profit; scratch that--it's negative-profit. It was developed to (1) let others know about the 1982 Jeep CJ-7 Jamboree Commemorative Edition, the rarest CJ-7 ever built and one of the rarest Jeeps of all time and (2) provide information to owners to help them restore and preserve their Jambos.


This website was developed and is maintained by Eric Bickel of Austin, Texas. Eric is a professor at The University of Texas and a Jeep nut. Eric built this site because he loves his Jambo, is curious and likes research, loves to teach, and likes hanging out with and talking to other Jeep guys (and gals) -- and car folks in general.

Eric's first Jeep was a 1975 Raven Black CJ-5, which he rebuilt and modified during high school. This CJ had a 258 ci that was bored 30 over, the head ported and polished, and had an Isky racing cam, Offenhauser intake (6=8), Holly four barrel, and Hedman headers. On the interior, it had racing seats, five-point seat belts, a La Cara steering wheel, a full cage. The second worst mistake Eric made was allowing his brother to paint this Jeep red, when Eric went to away to graduate school at Stanford University. The worst mistake was later selling this Jeep. The last known location of Eric's Jeep was Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He now owns Jambo #0152, which he purchased in 2006 in Dallas, and has designs on expanding his collection.

Eric's daily driver is a 2014 Billet Silver 300 SRT 392 Hemi (470-hp). Only 496 300 SRTs were sold in the USA in 2014. Eric's is 1 of only 24 2014 Billet Silver 300 SRT's. You can find production numbers here and and color breakdown here.

Eric can be contacted via email at jambo152@82jambo.com.


Many people have contributed to this site since it was launched in 2006. Capt. Pete (original owner of #0555) helped Eric learn about the Jambo at the very start, provided a copy of his window sticker, answered many questions, and sold Eric his Jambo tire cover and OEM spare tire. Tom Timbario (former owner of #0418) found many Jambos in the registry, corrected many mistakes, and kept the flame alive while Eric was away for several years. Daniel de Baca (Dano', #0319 and #0355) made many contributions to this site and to Jambo owners, including spearheading the Jambo reproduction tire cover. Eric and Dano' are from the same town and both like to kick back with some New Mexico green chile (not chili). Heath Aggen (#0180) is a Texas buddy and also a new and active contributor to the site. Abram Lane (future Jambo owner who is also from New Mexico and attending NMSU, like Eric) found an archived several Jambos while Eric was away. Finally, the site would not be possible at all if it were not for the Jambo owners themselves. Thank you for sharing information and pictures of your Jambos. Together, we have been able to prove that the Jambo is one of the rarest and coolest Jeeps of all time!

How to Add a Jambo to this Site

To register your Jambo, please send an email to jambo152@82jambo.com. Please include pictures of the Jambo (exterior and interior), a picture of the dash plaque, and a picture of the VIN tag (on the firewall). We will compare this tag to our VIN database of known Jambos.

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