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Jan 2023 MVCC Arizona Military Vehicle Show

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UPDATE: The event is today and tomorrow!

Joe in Mesa shared this event flyer for the 32nd annual Arizona Military Vehicle Show in Phoenix, Arizona, January 28th-29th, 2023.

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2023 Southwest Ohio FC Gathering July 28-30 Ohio

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The 9th Annual Southwest Ohio Jeep FC Gathering & Swap Meet will be held this summer July 28-30th. Contact Roger for more info:

July 28, 29, 30
Roger and Sharon Martin’s Place
1905 Roxanna New Burlington Road Waynesville, OH 45068
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2023 Willys Jeep Rally June 2-3 2023

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This year’s Willys Jeep Rally will be held June 2-3 2023 at its usual location in Houston Woods, College Corner, Ohio. Thanks to Russ for letting me know! You can learn more here: http://www.mw-willysjeep.com

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30th Annual Spring Willys Reunion & Swap May 19-20, 2023

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Art let me know that the 30th annual Spring Willys Reunion will be held May 19-20. This year, it will be held at a new location:  the Hilton Garden Inn, North Canton, Ohio.

http://willysreunion.com/swr23.htm

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1951 DeAnza Trail Jeep Cavalcade

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UPDATE: Originally posted Feb 1, 2018:

1951-07-motortrend-jeep-gymkhana-calvacade-pg1-1The May 1951 issue of Motor Trend captured the 3rd Annual DeAnza Trail Jeep Cavalcade. The author, Ernest Reshovsky, titled the article “Jeep Gymkhana”, possibly attempting to reference timed automobile or equestrian contents designed to test driving skill, though to my knowledge the Cavalcade was not a timed event.

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2023 Open House Near 2023 MPVA Convention in Iowa

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One of T15 Weasels and Liberty Auto Restoration. I don’t know if it will be for sale or not. There are other pics and a vid of it being run on Facebook.

Joe in Mesa shared this announcement from Michael Howard about an open house at Liberty Auto Restoration in Elkhart, Iowa,  this coming June. It will be about an hour and a half away from the 2023 MPVA Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. It will be open before and after the convention. Here’s a map showing both the open house location and the MPVA Convention location:

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Map showing the Liberty Auto open house and its distance to the MVPA convention in Des Moines.

Background Information: Liberty Auto Restoration is 88 miles (1hr 21 min drive West) from the Iowa State Fair Grounds where the 2023 MVPA convention will be held. We will be hosting an open house for anyone prior to and/or after the MVPA convention to come to our open house.

Open House Dates: Monday June 12th to Wednesday June 14th and from Sunday June 18th to Monday June 19th from 9:00 AM to 4PM. We will be closed during the MVPA convention from June 15th to June 17th.

Location: Liberty Auto Restoration is located at 2008 High St., Elk Horn, IA 51531
We will have free hamburgers/hot dogs around noon of each day of our open house.

Parts for sale: We will be selling off a large portion of our inventory which includes
-WWII/Korean Era Jeep parts
-WWII Weasel parts
-WWII T15 and M7 parts
– Misc Military Parts from WWII to Vietnam era.

Vehicles for sale: We are also selling several of our vehicles which include but not limited to:
M38A1 jeeps
M43 Ambulance
M29 Weasels with LAR tracks
T15 Weasels
M7 snow tractors with sleds
Hagglund BV206

Large inventory of WWII radios, antennas and parts
Please contact me directly if you have any questions. Best to call me on my cell during the day from 9am to 4pm CST.

Thank-you
Michael W. Howard, Pres, Liberty Auto Restoration, LLC
Cell: 712 249 0839 or mhowardems @ gmail.com (remove spaces from around the @)

 
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Epic Willys Adventure 4: Concord Cup

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UPDATE: Check on out this recent video that shares more information about this year’s Concord Cup.

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Initially published June 22, 2022:

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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Pics from the 2022 Mason-Dixon Willys Jeep Gathering

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Merliln shared these Jeepsterman photos posted to Facebook from the Mason-Dixon Willys Jeep Gathering this past weekend. It looks like a beautiful day with a great turnout!

See all the pics here: https://www.facebook.com/eshanson/posts/pfbid027mD3R2pXCREFNMe5hzJ3vSD9qjHA3dBevG2LACr2koQgbEpPgiSBGHMPYX1FfoMBl

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2022 Yipao in New York

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Marco Marin shared pics from this year’s 2022 Yipao in New York. The jeeps might not be as piled high with stuff as you’ll find in a Colombian Yipao, but the jeeps still looked excellent.

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1961, 1963, 1965 Jeepers Jamboree Tags

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Jason Pall posted a pic to Facebook of some 1960s Jeeper Jamboree dash tags. Even on California jeeps these aren’t seen too often.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Jason Pall

 
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Fall Colors Ride at Tar Hollow State Park

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Roger Martin shared some pics from this past weekend’s Fall colors ride at Tar Hollow State Park in Ohio.

It’s a great excuse to enjoy the fall colors with fellow jeepers.

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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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Golden Spike Jeep Rallys in Utah

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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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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/