Jeep History Exhibit
Friday, June 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
It's a 75th birthday party like no other! In 1940, The American Bantam Car Company invented, developed and produced the world’s original Jeep. Don’t miss seeing some rare Jeeps, including a BRC-40. You'll also learn how the Jeep was created 75 years ago. A special exhibit tells the story of how the jeep was born in Butler. The exhibit provides a rarely known perspective about the how Bantam won and lost the contract to build the vehicle that helped America win World War II.
You also won't want to miss the Jeeps through the Decades display, featuring unique Jeep models from the 1940's. Stop by and talk to some of the owners of these Jeeps and others who can share some history about 75 years of Jeeps.
Some of those models include:
- The only re-creation of the BRC Pilot
- Willys MA and MB
- Ford GP, GPA, and GPW
- CJ-2A and CJ-2A Firetruck
- Bantam Service Truck
Check out photos and a more in depth look at some of the included Jeeps in our post here.
Note: Many of the Jeeps in the History Exhibit will be leaving at noon on Friday to prepare for the Parade. They will be on display all day on Saturday and Sunday.