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Pics from the 2nd Annual Northwest FC Get Together

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The 2nd Annual Northwest FC Get Together was this past weekend in Olympia.  Josue was kind enough to forward some images from the event and give his take on it.

Josue writes, “Last weekend was the first opportunity I have had to visit a Jeep get-together. It wasn’t a huge turnout but it was definitely worth visiting. The meet-up was in Olympia, WA and it was specifically for Forward Control Jeeps. This was the second year and only about 8 showed up, although I’m sure it will get bigger with time. It was fun talking to a few people and seeing a couple of them run.”  Thanks Josue!


5 Comments on “Pics from the 2nd Annual Northwest FC Get Together

  1. Kevin

    Are these ever sweet….makes me want one along with my Station Wagon…why are all the nice Willys out West? Look’s like a road trip should be planned.

  2. Mitch

    I wish I could have come back for one of the weekend days… I made the trek Friday evening and had dinner with everyone that was there at that time and checked out a few rigs, but didn’t have the time on the weekend to get back….Next year I’ll haul mine out again and maybe do some work to it…

  3. Steve E.

    To the contrary, I thought there was a great turnout considering it was only the second annual event. People are still learning that there is an annual Forward Control Get Together in the Northwest. And we are learning that there are many FC enthusiasts that live so close to each other.

    The first NW GTG was an excellent kickoff effort to bring FC owners together. This year’s event had an impressive turnout, with over 40 in attendance (30 core people.) To some it may have seemed small because many who showed up Friday, could not return on Saturday. Those who didn’t arrive until Saturday, missed those who could only attend on Friday. (There was competition with an American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) truck show in Brooks, OR on Sat.) You could tell those of us who couldn’t get enough FC truck talk because we showed up Sunday, too. (I’m an ATHS member, and I missed the ATHS show to be with the FC’s) I’m sure more people will find out about next year’s FC event, and there will be more people, and more trucks. I know I’ll bring my FC truck next year. Motivation to get them on the road is part of the reason for getting together.

    This event in the upper left corner of the USA can’t attract as many far away FC owners as the March Roundup in AZ, but the event is still young. I saw a lot of enthusiasm from so many local participants in the Tacoma area as well as those who travelled from Canada, Oregon, Colorado, Montana, and me from California.

    **Steve E.**

  4. Jesse Ybarra

    MEET : 2011 8th Annual Jeep Forward Control and FleetVan Roundup in Phoenix, AZ 85015

    Contact Info:
    Jesse Ybarra

    This is your personal invitation
    You are invited to attend another “Most Excellent” Jeep Forward Control Roundup in Phoenix, AZ.
    This is a limited invitation to only 1957-65 Jeep FC and 1961-65 FJ3-6 vehicles, USPS US Mail FleetVans or civilian Fleetvans. (not for DJ or any other AM USPS van) it is also not an invitation for any other model of Jeep or Willys Vehicles.
    We invite all Jeep Forward Control Owners and Jeep FleetVan owners and friends to come and see several of these vehicles on display and meet with other FC / FJ owners.
    Each year we have had several Jeep FC-150s narrow and wide tracks, FC -170 SRW / DRW, a few Military M-series FCs and a few FleetVans on display, this year, again we will have a variety of original unrestored, full restorations, and some repowered vehicles on display. Please try to attend, with your vehicle running or not, in any stage of completion or condition, or bring pictures. Plan to meet with other owners that generously continue to come here and volunteer their time and information, learn new ideas and proceedures, this energy from my friends may give you that extra ambitious incentive for owning yours, or wanting to have one. Bring your FC items, toys, memorabilia, photos, artwork, literature, and manuals to display. New FC related products and special tools will also be shown. There is no charge for the event. We do welcome and are always very grateful for any FC related items that are donated for the free raffle. FC Roundup event hats, T-shirts, Hot dogs and refreshments will also be available. Roundup information.
    To the new FC or FleetVan people, It may be confusing, which Roundup to go to, they are all good, I wish we had more everywhere. I suggest go to all of them. One thing happens at all of them, they are events for FC Owners and friends to see and talk only about FC vehicles, where parking is for FC vehicles only. You do not need to have your FC to be here. If looking at pictures is good, seeing other vehicles and meeting the owners, to ask about details will help forever.
    Each year after the AZ FC Roundup, someone says after the event, that they missed it. Mark your next year’s calendar, this event is always the last weekend of March, we have always been fortunate enough to have, Most Excellent weather at that time. And regardless of whatever else is going on, to me this event is more important, this event will always be here Friday thru Sunday.
    This event is minutes from the Airport, no need for a rental car, we are fortunate to have a light rail that can bring you from the airport to here close to the event, where you can be picked up by one of our volunteers and brought to the Roundup.
    Along the way are Motels at previous stops, you can also get back on the light rail and be picked up in an FC. We daily have places to drive FCs, so if you have never rode in an FC, do it here.
    Be prepared to be overwhelmed, after 8 years I am still overwhelmed.
    Email Jesse Ybarra


    Link: Previous Roundup pictures

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