UPDATE: Some additional photos of the event, including the t-shirts, have been added.
Author Jim Allen dropped by the event as did Craig Brockhaus with his new FC Van named Marilyn (it came with the name). Roger Martin is standing to the left.
This past weekend was the 2016 SW Ohio Jeep FC Gathering at Roger Martin’s place. Unfortunately, the threat of rain keep some folks away. Given the rain that fell in Maryland over the weekend, there was good reason for concern. However, the rain pretty much skipped over Roger’s place. Roger has some t-shirts left over that are for sale. You can see them at the end of this post. Call Roger at 937-477-5270 for more info.
One of the stars of the show was Craig Brockhaus’s newly acquired FC from Sweden named “Marilyn”. It has only been in the US for 16 days, so very few folks have had a chance to inspect it. “Marilyn” started right up and purred like a kitten. It was part of a photo shoot/video on the property.
Jim Allen, writer/author, enjoyed his inspection of the van. He was asking questions and taking pictures.
Jim Allen taking more photos.
Craig driving Marilyn around.
Bill Robinette (and son, Ed) brought his Jeepster. Bill is the original owner. He bought it new in 1950. The story goes, ” Ed had a 1948 CJ 2a, which was their only transportation. One day it was raining and his wife said her feet were getting wet so they went to the Jeep dealer, Marshall Brothers, in Alpha, Ohio to get an new rubber seal. Instead, they got a new rubber seal with everything that goes around it. Ed drove it to school and wanted to put a big engine in it, but his dad wouldn’t let him. It is still original.”
Greg Houk brought an FC170 with a Auburn trencher and blade on the front, along with an FC-150 with a Shriner’s jeep on the back.
Greg Houk’s FC with trencher and blade
Greg Houk and Craig Brockhaus in front of Greg’s FC150 with his Shriner’s jeep on the back.
Richard Kimball brought his FC Firetruck on Friday. Roger’s 9 FC’s were scattered about. He has 8 FC170’s (5 are DRW), and 1 FC150.