Since Jeep® first rolled off the assembly line during World War II, Toledo, Ohio, has been its home. Willys-Overland Motors first began production in 1941, creating the perfect military vehicle. When the war neared its end, the company recognized that the military-oriented vehicle was popular among civilians, too—so it decided to produce the Jeep CJ for the public.
1,000 vehicles run in parade, about 40,000 attend downtown gathering.
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In advance of Toledo’s first ever Jeep® Fest is this weekend, an appreciation day was held on Friday for all the volunteers, sponsors and even partners.
The Jeep fest celebrates 75 years of building the iconic brand right here in the Glass City.
TOLEDO (13abc Action News) – A crowd estimated at 30,000 people watched the first Jeep® Fest parade roll through downtown Toledo Saturday. Nearly 1,000 Jeep vehicles from the past 75 years delighted fans gathered along Huron Street.
Rain cleared out shortly before the 11:00am start and showers stayed away during the 90 minute parade. Other Jeep Fest activities continued throughout the day.
Jerry Huber started in Jeep®’s paint shop and rose to lead the manufacturing operations. He made significant changes that eased the simmering management-union feud.