Ordering the Alaska or Rust Book

It’s here!! It’s here!!  Read below to find your options for purchasing the book of the Alaska or Rust 2017 vintage jeep journey up the Alaska highway.

The book is 144 pages, hardcover, 6 by 9 inches, and has about 300 or more full color photos taken by the members of the Alaska or Rust trip.  The book covers the planning, jeep rebuilds and prep, travel from around the country to Dawson Creek, BC and follows the Alaska or Rust trek up to the Arctic Circle and all the way to an unexpected reunion at Teslin Lake when the Alaska Highway was shut down.  If you were not able to go this is your way to own a piece of the journey and peak into what the adventure was like!!



Current purchase option.  If you want to save money and purchase the first printing of the hardcover order now.  After this printing the price will go up as it will only be available direct order from the publisher.

To purchase:

For this first printing ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 20. This way copies will be available for pickup at the Willys reunion in May (http://willysreunion.com/swr18.htm).  Many of the trip members will be at the Willys reunion and might, if asked nicely, sign the book for you. Merlin will sign all copies in this first order.


1 book. $35.00  shipping and handling  $5.00  (add $1.50 shipping and handling for each additional book)  If you are picking up the book at the Willys reunion, direct from Merlin, or at another upcoming show then do not pay shipping and handling.

If ordering from Canada or anywhere else outside continental US please email Merlin at merlin@hansonmechanical.com to work out shipping rates (they are stupidly expensive)


Check or money order preferred.  Mail checks payable to Hanson Mechanical Restorations LLC 853 Old Manchester RD, Westminster, MD 21157.  Include your shipping address and email address.  Be sure to include how many books you are ordering.  We NEED the email address to update you on your shipment.

By credit card.  Email Merlin at merlin@hansonmechanical.com  Put Alaska or Rust book in your subject line.  Include your phone number in the email and when it is good to call so Merlin can call you.  There is a 2% processing fee on credit card orders.


On April 20th Merlin will place an order for the amount of books prepaid.  Printing and shipping is about a week to week and a half turnaround for the shipment to reach Hanson Mechanical.  You will receive an email update when books arrive at Hanson Mechanical, and another with your tracking number when your book or books ship.