+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3
1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Willys/Jeep Day thing in Wrightwood who wants to go

  1. #1
    XJ_Sarah
    Guest

    Thumbs up Willys/Jeep Day thing in Wrightwood who wants to go

    Wrightwood Hosts The 6th Annual Willys & Jeep Day
    Saturday, October 9 2010

    The Willys Jeep holds a special place in many hearts for many reasons. The little Willys did anything and everything to help the Americans and their Allies win World War 11. General Patton proudly rode in his Willys named The War Eagle, while leading his tanks and men into battle all over Europe. There are numerous stories and photographs of how American ingenuity turned the little 1/4 ton 4X4 into saw mills, electric power plants, water pumps, ambulances, aircraft tow vehicles, and even substituted as locomotives to help our war effort. Just before the end of the war Willys Motors began the transition of turning the War Willys into a Civilian Jeep, and named it the CJ-2A. (Civilian Jeep)
    Following the war Willys began marketing the C.J. as a Universal Jeep to Ranchers, Farmers, Miners, Loggers and the recently discharged G.I.s who had developed a close attachment to the little Jeep. The Jeep quickly became very popular with hunters, fishermen and others who enjoyed getting off road and into areas less traveled. Soon 4X4 clubs began forming and Jeep led the way into the enjoyment of off roading. The little Jeep evolved into the first American SUV, the Willys Wagon, as more families began enjoying the great outdoors.
    In appreciation of the Willys and Jeep, Larry Boyes and Carl Smith who are members of West Coast Willys, are hosting the 6th Annual Wrightwood Willys & Jeep Day on Saturday, October 9, 2010 in conjunction with the Wrightwood Chili cook off and Salsa contest, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m, in the center of town in Wrightwood. At 2:00 p.m. they will be taking a short cruise through town and somewhere yet to be determined up the hill. Everyone is invited to come down and visit with the proud owners of this bit of Americana.
    Many people learned to drive behind the wheel of a Willys and even more people have wonderful stories of places traveled and the good times spent with family and friends while enjoying the areas less traveled. This is not a car show, so the vintage or condition of the vehicle is not important. Every year more people come up to Wrightwood, to enjoy the weather, the vehicles, and people who enjoy them. Please come out and share your vehicle and or your fond memories of your times playing with, working on and driving your Willys or Jeep!

  2. #2
    Rock Crawlers Polarbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Corona, CA
    Posts
    62
    Sorry i might be working the Pomona offroad expo that day
    2005 TJ SE
    2.4L 6 Speed Man
    RE Short Arms No Lift
    37X12.50X17 Cooper SST
    Stock JK Wheels (Turning them into beadlocks soon)
    Metalcloak Front Fenders, Rear Flares
    Metalcloak Rockers
    Dana 60 w/ Detroit and 5.13's, Dana 30 open w/ 4.88's

  3. #3
    Boss Mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Riverside
    Posts
    4,073
    that sounds like a good day to hang out and check out some old jeeps and good food!

  4. #4
    Fabricators/Mechanics
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Posts
    714
    That is race weekend.

  5. #5
    XJ_Sarah
    Guest
    What race?

  6. #6
    Fabricators/Mechanics
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Posts
    714
    Nascar at the speedway

  7. #7
    Wheelers
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    95
    What race!
    I am speachless!

  8. #8
    Wheelers
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Posts
    1,878
    hahah your funny Sean.... hahaha that sounds cool I'm in!!!

  9. #9
    XJ_Sarah
    Guest
    Show turned out great!
    Last edited by XJ_Sarah; 08-26-2012 at 07:57 PM.

  10. #10
    XJ_Sarah
    Guest

    Talking

    Hi Crew just wanted to let you know that the Wrightwood Jeep show is coming up in about a month.
    Oct 6th 9 - 2 then there is a local run after.
    Its always a big show lots of Willys, Wranglers, and MJ's, not many XJs :( so come on up an represent they need more XJs there besides me and one other haha
    Here is some pics from last year and the run after






    So come show off your Jeep or just look at the others
    (If you wanna show be there between 8:30 - 9 to assure a spot)
    Last edited by XJ_Sarah; 08-27-2012 at 05:28 PM.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts