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Blue Ridge Jeep Run 2018

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Some of the folks from Alaska Or Rust got together last weekend for a trip into the Blue Ridge Mountains via Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Rockytop Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, and a few other places (I don’t have a map of their exact route).  If you have Facebook, you can view all the pics Bill Reiss took here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156047526007987&set=a.10156047528832987&type=3&theater

See a sampling of Bill’s photos below:

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Photos From the 2018 Southeast Jeep Get Together

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Maury shared these photos from last weekend’s 2018 Southeast Jeep Get Together. It looks like there was (finally) some good, sunny weather!

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12th Annual 2018 Mason Dixon Show Oct 21st.

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This year’s Mason Dixon Show will take place October 21st at Union Mills Homestead. However, if the rains return (the Homstead had flooded FIVE times this year), then an alternative will be announced a week before (on Oct 13th).

There will also be two additional events occurring in conjunction with the Gathering. On the evening of October 19th, Merlin Hanson will be holding an open house at his new place in LIttlestown Pennsylvania. On October 20th, Dee Pierini will be leading the annual Gettysburg battlefield drive.

For details on all the events, see Merlin’s blog: https://hansonmechanical.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/2018-mason-dixon-willys-jeep-gathering/ or go to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/209218449654048/

 
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2018 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together Oct 6

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UPDATE: This weekend is the Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together. I hope the weather holds out!

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Learn more or register at the website: http://www.southeastwillysjeepgettogether.com. Will also has a group on Facebook.

 

 
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2018 Willys Am Tegernsee (WAT) Convention

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CeePee and the Willys Am Tegernsee (WAT) group had the convention a few weeks ago in Southern Germany. Despite the dry, hot weather for much of the summer, on the day of the convention the weather turned rainy. However, in his post about the event, CeePee reminded readers that “Nasty weather is only considered as another challenge by jeepers. That’s what makes them special too”.

The group welcomed a couple visitors from Australia, one of whom showed the group how to wipe a raw potato across the windshield to keep the rain from sticking to the windshield. You can read more in CeePee’s report, which is written in both German and English.

http://www.willys-am-tegernsee.de/?p=2254

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FC Jamboree Sept 14-15 2018

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Dan plans to hold his FC Jamboree again this year. It should be a great time!

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2018 Southeast Willys Get Together October 6th

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The Southeast Willys Get Together is only a month away.

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1) Our special guest will be Carol Mowry’s 1960 Willys Surrey. Think of Elvis Presley in the movies driving a tropical coral-mist canvas-top Willys.

2) Our “Lunch ‘n Learn” speaker is David James of Ironman Restoration. His family members were among the first to tricked-out jeeps and their business is still going strong today.

3) We’ve got a new T-shirt design. Please order your T-shirt order by September 6 so we’ll have yours ready, at the sign-in table, on October 6.

4) We’ll have some new sponsors in your Goodie Bag, and a few big donations. I won’t tell you what or who just yet. You will have to show up to be as surprised and excited as I am!

5) Local lodging and accommodations can be found on the website at http://www.southeastwillysjeepgettogether.com/accommodations2.html. Book early, it’s leaf season.

6) Visit http://www.southeastwillysjeepgettogether.com to pre-register for lunch, T-shirts (orders due by 9/6/18), tickets, exhibitor and swap-meet space.

7) Same location as in the past: Grace Arts Center; 496 Cardinal Road; Mills River, NC 28759 (3 miles SW of the Asheville, NC Airport)

⏱️ Register today at http://www.southeastwillysjeepgettogether.com. I hope to see you in 31 days.

P.S. Trophies are awarded to the “Top Vote Getter” in each Willys category.

 
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27th Annual Military Vehicle Meet Portland, Indiana, Sept. 14-15th

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TJ shared this event. It will be held next weekend at the Jay County Fairgrounds.

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“27th Annual Military Vehicle Show and Swap Meet
September 14 to September 15, 2018
27th Annual Military Vehicle Show and Swap Meet

Military jeeps, trucks, and tanks on display, Living History displays, Museum of the Soldier museum open, vehicles and militaria for sale, parts swap meet, and food. Sponsored by the Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association in coordination with the Museum of the Soldier.

Sponsor: Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association
When: September 14 to September 15, 2018 8AM-6PM
Location: Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E Votaw Street, Portland, IN, 47371″

 
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2018 Northern Ohio Flatfender Willys Gathering SEPT 16th!!

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*** UPDATE: Bob’s just informed me that they have moved the Gathering from Sunday Sept 8th to Sunday Sept 16th due to the predicted heavy rains (4″ predicted) from the remnants of Hurricane Gordon. ***

Bob’s holding his annual Northern Ohio Flatfender Willys Gathering on Sunday September 9th from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  Contact Bob through Facebook or email him at the email address on the pic below.

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OPVA Raffle Car for 2019: A 1946 CJ-2A

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TJ shared the news that a modified 1946 CJ-2A will be raffled in August of 2019 to raise money for the Oregon Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of American. I’m not sure when the tickets will go on sale, but I’ll try to give an update when they do. (The 2018 Raffle vehicle was a 1959 Chevy Truck).

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More 2018 Toledo Jeep Fest Photos

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Bob Christy shared the photos below. For more photos, check out Jef Price’s “Field Photographer” blog. An owner of old jeeps himself, Jef’s blog walks through his use of different lenses using jeeps as subjects.

The “When Wagoneers Roamed the Earth” display looked well done.

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Roger’s Toledo Jeepfest Pics

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Roger shared these photos. More are on their way.
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Toledo Jeep Fest is This Weekend

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toledo-jeep-fest5Thanks to Roger Martin, we have some early pics from the Toledo Jeep Fest. It is happening this weekend.  You can see his FC with the Ottawa Factory Mounted Backhoe on it. He had to work hard to get it ready for this weekend’s event.

We’ll start with Bob Christy’s CJ-3B, which he posted to Facebook (thanks Bob!):

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Here are Roger’s pics:

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L-Heads

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  1. Engine and block Southern VT $300: https://vermont.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-motors/6637651885.html
  2. Rebuilt M-38 engine (RMC) in generator Colchester, VT $600: https://vermont.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-4-cylinder-military/6662074781.html
  3. CJ-2A Engine Rochester, NY $650: https://rochester.craigslist.org/pts/d/willys-jeep-motor/6625843849.html
  4. Engine (L or F?) in Welder Brockport, NY $500: https://rochester.craigslist.org/hvo/d/hobart-welder-with-willys/6638180840.html
 
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Photos From the 2018 FC Gathering in Ohio

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Roger Martin shared pics from his FC event last weekend. it sounds like everyone had a good time.

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SW Ohio Jeep FC Gathering & Swap Meet in Waynesville

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This weekend is Roger’s FC Gathering In Waynesville, Ohio.

Call him anytime at 937-477-5270 or email: rogerjm55@gmail.com
His address is: Roger Martin
1905 Roxanna New Burlington Road
Waynesville, Oh 4506

There is plenty of room for trucks, trailers, and RV’s (no RV hook-ups). There is an RV Campground and one-room cabins about a mile away.

These are the nearest places to stay:
-Frontier Campground. Waynesville, OH 45068 937-488-1127
-Creekwood Motel of Waynesville 513-897-1000
-Ramada Inn Xenia 937-372-9921

Bring your FC’s and FJ Step Vans, whether they’re cleaned or still have on their “work clothes” right out of the field. Let’s see what you have…running or not. Bring your extra parts for sale or trade. It would be nice to see photos of your project, in progress or completed.

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Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collector Rally This Weekend

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Tim wanted us to know that the Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collector Rally is happening this weekend in Weare, NH. The show features vendors with jeep parts and military surplus, etc. along with a wide variety of very interesting military vehicles both old and new, including a number of beautiful jeeps, WWII-Vietnam. The show is open to the public Friday and Saturday, 7/27 & 7/28.

Learn more here: http://mvmvc.org/weare-rally/

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10th Annual Northwest FC Get-Together Aug 3-5 Olympia, WA

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This year’s Northwest FC Get-Together happens August 3-5th in Olympia, Washington. If you have any questions, contact the folks in the ad.

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Pics from the Pennsylvania All Breeds Jeep Show

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Don shared these pics from this weekend’s all breeds jeep show in York, Pennsylvania. Apparently, it poured on Saturday; Sunday, when these pics were taken, was much nicer.

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23rd Fall Willys Reunion Sept 7&8 in Fulton, MO

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Art shared this announcement regarding this year’s Fall Willys reunion in Fulton, Missouri, at the Auto World Museum.

“This is our 23rd year of the Reunion, and it is open to the public, and all makes, models, and years of Jeep are welcome.  If you register for the Reunion, entrance to the Auto World Museum is free.  We hold a wonderful banquet on Saturday evening with door and raffle prizes.  There are also vendors attending to sell new and used Jeep parts.  There is also the Off-road trail rides.”

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2018 Willys America Open House

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This past weekend was the 2018 Willys America Open House. Thanks to Paul Barry for hosting and for Scramboleer Dan for posting photos and reports at the Old Willys Forum. You can see all the photos here (you must be logged in to see most of the photos). I’ve posted a few pics below.

http://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/showthread.php?13902-2018-caravan-to-Willys-America-Open-House-Saturday-July-14-2018

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Jeep at the 2018 Bad Sachsa Schützenfest

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A distant relative of mine was vacationing in Bad Sachsa, Germany, when he spotted this jeep. They city has an annual Schützenfest that includes a parade.

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It looks like the same jeep was in the 2017 parade.

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Vintage Jeep Gather Sept 7-9, Windham, VT

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The Vintage Jeep Gathering at Petes Camp is a very casual event. Camping , on site trails, and daily tours of the local trails and back dirt roads. Come join us for a weekend of old Jeeps, great people, camp fires, and more. Check our website for event information, and updates.

Learn More at the Pete’s Camp website

 
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2018 Willys America Open House and BBQ

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Willys America’s open house is this coming weekend (Saturday July 14th 10am to 4pm). Dan Bowermaster will be leading the caravan from San Francisco to the event in Cazadero. I *thought* I’d be attending it this year with Ann and my daughter Kasia (who is completing an internship in Walnut Creek this summer), but complications forced me to put it off again this year.

The Event: http://willysamerica.com/events/index.html

Caravan Information: http://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/showthread.php?13902-2018-caravan-to-Willys-America-Open-House-Saturday-July-14-2018

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2018 Southwest Ohio FC Gathering July 27-29

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Just ONE month until the “Ohio Gathering” at Roger Martin’s Place near Waynesville, Ohio. It is scheduled for July 27, 28, 29 with the main day on Saturday.

Call him anytime at 937-477-5270 or email: rogerjm55@gmail.com
His address is: Roger Martin
1905 Roxanna New Burlington Road
Waynesville, Oh 4506

There is plenty of room for trucks, trailers, and RV’s (no RV hook-ups). There is an RV Campground and one-room cabins about a mile away.

These are the nearest places to stay:
-Frontier Campground. Waynesville, OH 45068 937-488-1127
-Creekwood Motel of Waynesville 513-897-1000
-Ramada Inn Xenia 937-372-9921

Bring your FC’s and FJ Step Vans, whether they’re cleaned or still have on their “work clothes” right out of the field. Let’s see what you have…running or not. Bring your extra parts for sale or trade. It would be nice to see photos of your project, in progress or completed.

Also,: This year you’ll be able to see Roger’s “new” 1960 FC-170 with an Ottawa Backhoe.
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