Jeep Fest welcome party attracts young and old Friday afternoon

For Jeep fans, Toledo Jeep Fest is one big family reunion.

“This is like family to us Jeepers,” said Mark Kinsey, of Toledo, who has been attending Jeep gatherings for almost 20 years. “We’ve known them all for years.”

Festivities kicked off Friday afternoon as Jeep aficionados gathered for the Jeep Off-Road Course Welcoming Party at Monroe Superstore according to the Toledo Blade. Per the event name, there was an off-road course for attendees to take their Jeeps on as well as food trucks, disc jockeys, showcases, and lots and lots of Jeeps.

Old models, newer models, miniature models for children to drive around — the party had it all. Brian Young, general manager for Monroe Superstore, said this is the third or fourth time the business has hosted the event, which was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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