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2022 FC Jamboree Sept 9th and 10th Lake Mills, IA

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UPDATE: September has arrived; this is only 9 days away!

Just never a week from the FC Jamboree in Lake Mills, Iowa. Dan welcomes all jeep FC’s in ANY condition, running or not!! This year Smoking Joe’s will be providing lunch on Saturday.

https://www.facebook.com/Jeep-FC-Jamboree-104006774784933

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2022 Northern Ohio Flatfender Willys Gathering Aug 28th

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This years Northern Ohio Flatfender Willys Gathering will be held Sunday August 28th from 11am-4pm. The address is 4927 Mayfair rd., North Canton, Ohio.  If nothing else, show up for the free jeep-made ice cream after lunch!

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054290059888

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This Weekend’s Idaho Vintage Jeep Rally 2022

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Jack shared a couple photos from the 2022 Idaho Vintage Jeep Rally. He told me he had a great time! The funky oddball jeep on the trailer is one owned by Jack. He acquired it out of Montana about a decade ago.

There are many more pics and videos on the site’s Facebook page from this weekend.

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Dana Wasserburger posted this and other photos to Facebook:

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Michelle Jenkins also took a variety of photos. Here is one:

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More Pics from the 2022 Southwest Ohio FC Gathering

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Thanks to Roger Martin for sharing more pics of his 2022 FC event.

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This is Rogers “new” M-677:

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Saturday @ The Southwest Ohio FC Gathering

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Roger shared these pics from this morning at the Southwest Ohio FC Gathering.

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2022 Southwest Ohio FC Gathering July 29-31 Ohio

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UPDATE III: Next weekend is Roger and Sharon’s the Southwest Ohio Jeep FC event. Given our temps here in WA State will hit around 108 degrees, it sounds like Ohio would be a better place to be!

UPDATE II: Roger’s selling these FC-Gathering T-shirts with an FC-Tour jeep theme. You can order them online here: 

https://www.designsnow.biz/product-page/jeep-fc-gathering-tshirt-2022

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8th Annual Southwest Ohio Jeep FC Gathering & Swap Meet. Contact Roger for more info:

July 29, 30, 31
Roger and Sharon Martin’s Place
1905 Roxanna New Burlington Road Waynesville, OH 45068
937-477-5270 rogerjm55 @gmail.com

 
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Golden Spike Jeep Rallys in Utah

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

In 1969, a local group in northern Utah launched the Golden Spike Jeep Rally, an event that occurred in conjunction with the Ogden Pioneer Days in Late July. I know for sure the event took place in 1969 and 1970, but don’t know how long it lasted.

Events included hill climbs at Rainbow Gardens and an Obstacle Race at Mount Ogden Park, both Saturday and Sunday.

This photo and caption were printed in the June 27, 1969, Hill Top Times (Hill Airforce Base):

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This article and photo was printed in the Ogden Standard-Examiner on July 23, 1970.

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Epic Willys Adventure 4

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epic-willysThe 2023 Epic Willys Adventure 4 was announced at this year’s Bantam Festival. This time, there will be new twists to the event, including turning it into more of a competition or rally. Text from the video post:

“@mrmaxbilt and @jonahmhodgkins laying out the details for EWA 4! Pseudo live. June of 2023 we will depart from @bantamjeepfest on a 2000 mile adventure up through New England in 40s-60s period correct Willys Jeeps! New twist this trip, it’s a race! A challenge. A rally. Each day, each rig, it’s driver and co-pilot will be timed from stop to stop, with an array of challenges to complete. All while keeping their Willys running and rolling. Best time overall at the end wins the coveted Concord Cup!

Applications to compete will open this fall and all the rules, regulations, and stipulations will be announced later this summer. Follow Epic Willys Adventure here on IG, on FB, and at epicwillysadventure.com for updates!”

Here’s the video: https://www.facebook.com/EpicWillysAdventure/videos/710182950204126/?_rdr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpicWillysAdventure/
Website: https://www.epicwillysadventure.com

 
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Fall Willys Jeep Reunion September 9-10, 2022

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“Join us once again at the Auto World Museum 200 Peacock Drive in Fulton, Missouri for this year’s Fall Willys Reunion. Bring your Willys or Jeep to be displayed with other Willys from around the Midwest and check out the fabulous vintage car display at the museum. All reunion activity including the Saturday evening banquet will be held in this nostalgic facility.”

 
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Willys Rally 2022 Swag

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A big thanks to Tom for sending me some Willys Rally swag. He reports that he had another great time at this year’s Willys Rally! The pic below includes there printed posters from previous years that he sent me last month. The shirt fits great (I’m wearing it as I type this).

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CJ-6 w/ Willys-Powered Compressor at the Willys Rally

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Tom shared a pic of this cool CJ-6 with a restored willys-engine-powered compressor in the back. It was at the Willys Rally.

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A few More Pics from the Willys Rally

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Roger shared these pics from the Willys Rally

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This scale-model toy jeep and trailer is really neat, too:

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Roger Martin’s Photos from the Willys Rally

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Thanks to Roger for sharing these photos from Saturday’s Willys Rally.

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Video From 2022 Willys Rally

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Thanks to Chris Rutherford for shooting this video showing Friday morning at the Willys Rally. In the video I saw a few familiar folks, including Cowboy near his Jeep truck and Russ’ wagon, along with Barney manning his parts booth.

For some reason, when Chris spins the camera part way through, the video doesn’t spin, so some of the video you have to tilt your head to see. No matter, the effort is greatly appreciated!

 
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2022 Midwest Willys Rally June 03-04

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UPDATE: Don’t forget the Willys Rally this weekend!

This year’s Midwest Willys Rally is June 03-04 this year. This event takes place at Heuston Woods State Lodge in College Corner, Ohio. Learn more here: http://www.mw-willysjeep.com.

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2022 Great Willys Picnic Kempton, PA June 12th

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UPDATE: Don’t forget that the Great Willys Picnic is next weekend.

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This year’s Great Willys Picnic occurs June 12th, 2022.

“Sunday June 12, 2022 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad located in Kempton, Pennsylvania.

The Willys Picnic will be in compliance with all regulations in effect on June 12th. Be prepared for possible changes from past events.

https://cj3a.info/picnic/

 
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2022 Spring Willys Reunion Video

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This past weekend was the Willys Reunion. I don’t have much in the way of photos (yet), but here is a video from the Red Eye Cafe Garage that highlights some of the jeeping and, later on, some of the vehicles that attended the reunion. One of the unexpected events was a 3AM fire drill at the hotel!

 
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2022 Moab Willys-Overland Rally Apr 29th-May 1st

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The 13th annual Willys-Overland Rally willy be held from April 29th – May 1st. It should be another great event! It looks like they will be holding it a little earlier than in the past, which should provide perfect weather (not blazing hot).

 
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2022 Feb 18-19-20 MVCC and Air Show

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The AMVCC and Buckeye Air Fair show are working together this February in Buckeye, Arizona. The AMVCC event has been extended to three days this year. Our own Joe-in-Mesa is president-elect for the AMVCC, so make sure to say hello to him if you see him there.

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29th Annual Spring Willys Reunion May 20-21, 2022

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Art let me know that the Spring Willys Reunion is on schedule for May 20-21. This is always a great event.

http://www.willysreunion.com/swr22.htm

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Bantam Jeep Festival June 10-12, 2022

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This year’s Bantam Jeep Festival will be taking place June 10-12th.

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Jeep Swap Meet and Get Together Deering, NH Oct 30th

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This weekend Bill Falconer and NEWJO will be hosting a swap meet and get together in Deering, NH on Saturday October 30th. There’s more information available on their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/808459766507203/ … 134 Deering Center Rd, Deering, NH.

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2021 Northern Ohio Flatfender Willys Gathering, Sept. 12th

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UPDATE: This event is this weekend.

Bob Christy’s 2021 Northern Ohio Flatfender Willys Gathering takes place September 12, 2021. It should be another great event!

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2021 FC Jamboree September 10-11

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UPDATE: Dan’s event is this weekend!

Dan’s FC Jamboree is still happening in Lake Mills, Iowa, September 10-11.

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Epic Willys Crew Making Progress ….

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UPDATE: The Crew made it to Ontario, Oregon last night. They should have some beautiful weather for the remainder of their trip. Unfortunately, the group will not have the time to swing north to our place. Having done our fair share of trips, we totally understand and wish them luck!

On another note, I finally officiated the wedding this past Saturday. It went off with only one hitch … that would be me hitching them together 🙂 … this is why I never went into comedy … so, becoming a minister and marrying someone can now be checked off my bucket list!

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Originally Post August 18th –The Epic Willys Crew (view on Facebook) has made considerable progress, reaching deep into Wyoming (last I saw). Despite several unscheduled stops (err .. breakdowns), the group has soldiered forward through temps reaching 100 degrees.

We expect they will arrive here in Prosser sometime midweek next week, so we’ve been making sure the place is ready. The small house has new floors and (hopefully, new interior paint). I’ve made progress on the shop and (again hopefully) I will have it somewhat organized by their arrival. With no heat domes forecast for next week, the weather should be warm and dry. Apart from preparations, Ann’s surgery recovery, her mother’s doc appointments, presiding over a wedding (this weekend) and unexpected dog issues have kept me from providing any eWillys updates.

Here are some pics from the Epic crew so far (in a fairly random order) …

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