Apparently every Jeep made since the ’90s is littered with unique Easter eggs; so if you own a Jeep, you have quite a lot of searching to do! For those who don’t already know, an Easter egg is an unexpected hidden feature on something, usually included as a secret bonus. Jeep has been mastering the placement of Easter eggs on their cars for the past 23 years now. And the people who already knew about these amazing features are just now enlightening the rest of the world! If you don’t already own a Jeep, these hidden gems will certainly make you want to buy one.
It all started with the 1997 Jeep Wrangler. The man responsible for this genius idea, Michael Santoro, wanted to leave a mark on the Wrangler, to “make the thing more Jeep”. He decided to take the Jeeps iconic seven bar grille and design it into the cowl (the part in between the hood and windshield) enhancing the places people would not expect. After that day, every Jeep to roll out of the assembly line was complete with its own set of cleverly hidden Easter eggs.
Jeeps first ever Easter egg on the ’97 Wrangler: The iconic seven bar grille hidden in the cowl. Hint: The wipers resemble the headlights.
Since then, Jeep has graduated to much more clever and well hidden objects, like this vintage Willys jeep driving on the windshield.
They payed homage to automotive journalist Rick Péwé by putting a subtle pair of flipflops on the Gladiators cowl. Rick is best known for wearing flipflops on the trails.
Just above the gear shifter on this vehicle is a topographical map of a Jeeps natural habitat: Moab, Utah.
Hidden in plain view, you can find an old Willys Jeep on these wheels!
The Jeep Renegade has a paint splatter on the redline; similar to the one left on the interior design vice president’s goggles after a staff paintball battle.
A Loch ness monster is hidden on this rear window – A Jeep Compass that can ford in water 19 inches (48cm) deep.
If you are lucky, you can also find a T-rex chasing a Willys Jeep chasing Big Foot on the rear window of some vehicles.
Notice anything special about the JL?
There is Morse code beneath the ‘L’ that translates to “JL”.
There is a sneaky lizard underneath these windshield wipers. Both Jeeps and lizards are excellent at traversing any terrain.
Some Jeep owners have also been able to spot a T-rex skull molded into their floor mats!
Jeep has a deep rooted history in the USA, can you see the resemblance between this C-pillar vent and the American flag?
At the bottom of this center console is the Jeep front end with ‘Project’ etched below it. No one is quite sure what this could mean and Jeep has still not commented about it.
The Jeep front end grill is littered everywhere on most jeeps, there is even one in this Gladiator’s bed.
And another on the rear of this tailgate!
You can also spot one right above the rear view mirror on most Jeeps.
There is also one to be found on this Renegade’s speaker shroud.
You can’t forget to add it into the taillight, either. Hint: Look in the center of the clear lens and you will see the front end of a jeep.
If they put one in the taillight, its no surprise to find one in this headlight. Jeep is really staying true to Mr. Santoro’s original goal of “make the thing more Jeep”!
There is a spider in the corner of this fueling door on a Renegade.
Upon closer inspection, the spider is saying “ciao baby!” the native language of the people who built the car.
419 is engraved in the rear of this Jeep Gladiator, the area code for Toledo, Ohio, where the vehicle is manufactured.
Notice anything familiar of this infotainment center and vents? It’s that Jeep front end showing up again. The two air vents on both sides of the radio deck clearly resemble the front end grille block and the two headlights.
Inside of this roof latch you can find an old Willys Jeep engraved at the bottom of the handle.
And lastly, the hardest of all to find: A Jeep’s front end printed on the drive shaft of this Wrangler.
Did you know about these hidden ‘Easter eggs’ on jeeps? I know I didn’t.