Ohio to commemorate Jeep’s 75th anniversary in summer fest

by SpeedLux

The city where Jeep‘s established, date to the Second World War will honor the 75th anniversary of the brand.

Organizers of the Toledo Jeep Fest told The Blade, the first-ever occasion slated for Aug. 13 is expected to draw a number of thousand people and hundreds of Jeep vehicles to the city.

The totally free celebration will consist of a parade, history displays and other occasions. An all-Jeep vehicle show is aimed at the town’s downtown convention center.

Willys-Overland, a Toledo-based vehicle business, gained the opportunity of full-scale production agreement in 1941 making Willys MB jeeps throughout World War II. Since that time, the city has been the home of the Jeep.

“We have actually been building Jeeps in Toledo continuously because July of 1941, and we’ve built countless them,” stated Ron Szymanski, a local Jeep historian.

Jeep parent firm Fiat Chrysler Automobiles develops the Wrangler and Cherokee SUV’s at its Toledo assembly complex, having about 6,000 people.

“Having actually been there as the plant manager for about 11 years and working there, it’s clear to me that it’s a work pillar, and it has a very stabilizing result on the economy in the community,” stated Jerry Huber, among the event co-chairmen and a former Chrysler executive.

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