Toledo Jeep Fest looks to celebrate brand’s future

By the time next year’s Toledo Jeep® Fest rolls around, the region will have added more than 1,000 new automotive jobs, and the Toledo Assembly Complex will be back at full tilt building the next version of the venerated Jeep Wrangler. So forget — for just a moment — all the history. Toledo isn’t just Jeep’s birthplace and a point … Read More

Jeep Fest to roar back in 2018 after a year off

The Toledo Jeep® Fest will live on. Organizers of last year’s wildly successful event have confirmed that the celebration of all things Jeep will go on hiatus in 2017, but return with a multiday program next August. “We heard from the public. They wanted to have another Toledo Jeep Fest,” said event spokesman Whitney Rofkar. Organizers plan to replicate last … Read More

Jeep Fest returns to Toledo next year

(TOLEDO) – It’s coming back and getting bigger. Toledo Jeep® Fest will return in 2018 with a full weekend of activities. Last year, the first Jeep Fest attracted an estimated 40,000 fans of the iconic Jeep brand to downtown Toledo. After taking a year off, Jeep Fest organizers will expand the celebration to include new events and bring back the … Read More

Toledo celebrates 75th Jeep anniversary with first-ever Jeep Festival

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. Read full … Read More

City celebrates 75-year love affair at Toledo Jeep Fest

1,000 vehicles run in parade, about 40,000 attend downtown gathering. Read full story and see photo gallery:

Toledo’s first ever “Jeep Fest”

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. Source:

Jeep Fest parade draws big crowd

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 … Read More

Man behind Toledo Jeep Fest bridged plant troubles

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. Read full article:

Toledo tees up celebration for Jeep’s 75th anniversary

Toledo will mark the 75th anniversary of Jeep® with a daylong celebration on Aug. 13 to commemorate the brand’s role in World War II, its heritage in Toledo and its future as an SUV brand that continues to expand globally. Read full story here: