Historic Vehicles Invade Toledo Ohio for the 75th Anniversary of JeepPosted in Events on August 16, 2016 0) (
The purists will tell you that Butler, Pennsylvania, is the birthplace of the Jeep because those original Bantams were conceived there, but Toledo is the home of the Jeep. Toledo still claims the fame of hosting the Wrangler manufacturing plant, and this is the town that produced thousands of Willys vehicles before Kaiser, AMC, Chrysler, and Fiat all took ownership. The brand epitomizes adventure and the town of Toledo loves its Jeeps.
This year is the 75th year of the Jeep brand so Toledo threw a monster bash to celebrate with thousands of Jeep enthusiasts and their seven- (or nine) slat grilled 4x4s showing up to the party. Sponsors such as Mercy Health, Dana Axle, Omix ADA/Rugged Ridge, the United Auto Workers, and many local companies added their names to the party and the event was a great inaugural recognition for the hometown’s favorite 4x4. The day started with a parade amongst tall Midwestern downtown buildings with local fans lining the street as Jeeps of every era rolled by. Then a giant show commenced with Jeeps jamming the main parking lot and overflowing into side streets amongst food trucks and vendors.
When the clouds finally broke and rain started to fall folks went inside the convention center and checked out even more classic jeeps from some of the best Jeep collections in the country. To find out more about the Toledo Jeep Fest and any future events check out the event’s facebook page at facebook.com/ToledoJeepFest