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30+ Vehicles on Display at the 2017 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together in Asheville, NC for 76th Jeep Anniversary
Includes popular World War II restoration and civilian models from 1941-1964
Source: Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together |
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Old Willys Jeeps from 1941-1964 will be on display at the 2017 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together including military, CJs, wagons, truck, and forward control. More than 30 Willys Jeeps will be on display representing originals, restorations and modified in varying conditions from “rust buckets to trailer queens.”
The show opens to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Grace Arts Center Pavilion in Mills River, near Asheville Airport. The show runs for one day only. More than 30 old Willys Jeeps will be in one location with something for everybody, including the popular World War II restoration and civilian models from 1941-1964. The show includes exhibitors from many different states.
The original Willys Jeep was created for the military during World War II (WWII) and is a great American success story. The original Willys Jeep was designed in only 18 hours and the prototype arrived only 30 minutes before the government deadline. 660,703 Jeeps were built for World War II. Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower listed the Jeep among the three primary tools that helped win WWII.
Willys was a record breaking independent auto manufacturer and was assembled in 22 countries. Jeep celebrated its 75th Anniversary just last year, with events all around the world.
Will Springer, event producer for the Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together annual auto event, said, “I was delivered from the hospital in a Willys Jeep. Some of us have owned Willys all our lives and others are newbies. All the different stories make it an interesting event, and Willys is a great American story.”
Show hours are: Saturday – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Grace Mills River, Asheville, NC
Public tickets can be purchased at the gate. Prices are $5; free for children under age 6.
Will Springer – organizer of the Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together – came by his love for all things Willys - early and honestly. He was delivered from the hospital in a Willys Jeep. As the organizer of the Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together, Will brings enthusiasm and savvy honed by his years of attending Willys Jeep shows, and other car shows. Old Willys Jeeps from 1941-1964 will be on display at the 2017 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together including military, CJs, wagons, truck, and forward control.
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