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2022 Southwest Ohio FC Gathering

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UPDATE: Flyer Corrections.The flyer shows an incorrect number for Roger. The correct phone number is 937-477-5270.  Also, the Frontier Campground is now only open monthly, not for daily camping. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Don’t forget … Roger and Sharon will be holding another FC event this July on the 29th-31st. If you have any questions, contact them at the email or phone provided in the flyer.

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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.

2022-06-05-willys-rally-CJ-6-tom-loresHere’s a second pic that Tom took of the same jeep a few years ago:

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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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2021 Heritage New Jersey Jeep Invasion September 18th

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Kyle let me know about Heritage New Jersey’s first Jeep invasion for pre-1986 jeeps. Learn more at the event’s website: https://www.njjpinvasion.com/heritagenjjpinvasion

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2021 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together

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Will Springer let me know that the 2021 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together will be held Saturday October 2, 2021, at a new location: 125 Underwood Road, Fletcher, NC 28732

Learn more: https://southeastwillysjeepgettogether.com

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The 55th Annual Mile-Hi Jeep Club’s All-4-Fun Event Starts July 31st

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This year marks the 55th annual Mile-Hi Jeep Club’s All-4-Fun event, a week-long event that changes locations each year. An appeal went out to the International Flat Fender Club in the hope of finding some more vintage jeeps to enjoy the experience. Registration is currently open, but closed June 30th. The cost is $500 for the week, July 31-August 7.

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2021 Great Willys Picnic Sunday, June 13th

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According to Bob Western, it looks like Pennsylvania will allow this year’s Great Willys Picnic to be hosted on Sunday, June 13th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2371874076451461/

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2021 Spring Willys Reunion Photos

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Jonah Hodkins posted a bunch of pics from this year’s Willys Spring Reunion. You can see them all on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=1147017852392638&set=pcb.1147020379059052

Here are ten of them.

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2021 Willys Rally Day #2

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Steve shared these images from day two’s ‘Top of the World’ jeep trip.

Steve wrote, “On Sunday, Casey led a group of 12 vintage Jeeps and four modern iron up the Top Of The World trail. Two Jeeps had a mechanical breakdown. All the Willys with factory Jeep engines made it to the top without a problem. Breakdowns included a radiator vs. fan, and a broken steering rag joint. No one was left stranded. The group took care of each other and no one was left behind.”\

Sunrise on the last day of the event:

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All lined-up for Sunday’s trail ride:

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