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The June 2012 issue of Jp.
CategoriesAutomobile magazine
Frequency10 per year
Total circulation
(December 2011)
Final issueMarch 2020
CompanyMotor Trend Group
Based inLos Angeles

Jp was an American magazine devoted to Jeeps, Jeep history, and the off-roading lifestyle.[2] It was published by the Motor Trend Group. It was reported that the magazine was among 19 publications to be discontinued in March 2020 by Motor Trend Group.[3]


Jp was a Jeep-only publication. It was established in 1996 by Dobbs Publishing Group, which was then acquired by Petersen Publishing Company. Petersen Publishing was sold the title to British publisher EMAP in 1998, who sold the former Petersen magazines to Primedia in 2001.

Jp was essentially a do-it-yourself manual for any Jeep owner looking to modify, restore, and maintain their Jeep, and each issue contained articles on products, how-to's, upgrades, performance tests, product shootouts, and more. Events were also covered in the magazine, from trail rides in the USA to international competitions and off-road events. Also featured were stories on Jeep history, news, and concept vehicles. The magazine covered Jeep trends and trends in the aftermarket industry.

Types of Jeeps

Jp covered every Jeep vehicle model in history. These included the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep CJ, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wagoneer, Jeepster Commando, Jeep Forward Control, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot.

Project Jeeps

Jp did multiple Jeep buildups over the years, from "low-buck" to putting in crazy engines. Some of the project Jeeps were:

2007 Jeep Wrangler, Penny Pincher
1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief, The Monkey Bus
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport, Project JR 2.0
Various Jeeps, The Sh!tbox Derby
Flatfender Chassis Jeep hot rod, Jeep Rat Rod/Sloppy Seconds
1968 Jeepster Commando, Jeepster Resurrection
1968 Jeep J2000, Project J2008
Jeep CJ-5, Project Hatari or $13 Jeep
1998 Jeep Cherokee, Project Mileage Master
Jeep Buggy Poison Spyder Customs Brusier, Jeep Juggy or Time Bandit
2007 Jeep Wrangler, Ready-to-Run


The following persons were editors-in-chief of Jp :



  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  2. ^ admin. "News > 4X4 / Rock > JP Magazine's Article on King JK 2.5 Adjustable Shocks Separator JP Magazine's Article on King JK 2.5 Adjustable Shocks". King Shocks. Retrieved May 29, 2010.
  3. ^ Traci Clark (December 13, 2019). "The End of an Era: Jp Magazine Ceases Print Publication". Four Wheeler. Retrieved March 27, 2020.