Listen to some Jeep historians tell you some little known facts and other interesting aspects of the Jeep.  The Presentations will be held in the History Exhibit Building all weekend long.  See the schedule below for exact times.

Friday, June 12

10:00 a.m.   Jeep historian Julius Lorentzson will be speaking about his excursions to Normandy with his Jeep.  He will share photographs and stories from his two trips commemorating the anniversaries of D-Day.  He has lots of great stories to share about his experiences during this historic celebration.

11:00  a.m.  Project manager and historian Paul Bruno is the author of Project Management in History:  The First Jeep.  Paul will offer highlights of his book that examines Bantam’s industrious efforts, ingenuity and masterful project management as they built the Bantam Reconnaissance Car in just 49 days. He will discuss important lessons in entrepreneurship and project management that are still applicable today.

12:00 p.m. Author and Military Historian David R. Hustler will talk about WWII and Vietnam era weapons.  He will disassemble them, explain their parts and pieces and teach attendees about how and why they were used.  Note:  This presentation will take place at David’s tent in the WWII Encampment.

1:00 p.m. Patrick Foster, columnist for Hemmings Classic Car and Old Cars Weekly, will share stories of Jeep vehicles in action during World War II, stories in which lives were saved, battles won and legends made. Some of these stories appear in his new book, Jeep: The History of America's Greatest Vehicle, as well as additional stories he has compiled. Afterward, there will be a brief book signing for any of the audience members who wish to buy the book.

Saturday, June 13

9:30 a.m.  Patrick Foster, columnist for Hemmings Classic Car and Old Cars Weekly, will share stories of Jeep vehicles in action during World War II, stories in which lives were saved, battles won and legends made. Some of these stories appear in his new book, Jeep: The History of America's Greatest Vehicle, as well as additional stories he has compiled. Afterward, there will be a brief book signing for any of the audience members who wish to buy the book.

11:00 a.m.   Project manager and historian Paul Bruno is the author of Project Management in History:  The First Jeep.  Paul will offer highlights of his book that examines Bantam’s industrious efforts, ingenuity and masterful project management as they built the Bantam Reconnaissance Car in just 49 days. He will discuss important lessons in entrepreneurship and project management that are still applicable today.

12:00 p.m.   Author and Military Historian David R. Hustler will talk about WWII and Vietnam era weapons.  He will disassemble them, explain their parts and pieces and teach attendees about how and why they were used.  Note:  This presentation will take place at David’s tent in the WWII Encampment.

1:00 p.m.  From the very beginning, the history of the Bantam Reconnaissance Car has been shrouded in legend, questionable paternity claims and corporate disinformation.  Through many years of personal research and in-depth review of transcripts of FTC hearings conducted by Bantam historian Bill Spear, the Bantam Reconnaissance Car 75th Anniversary Celebration Group (BRC75) has compiled a presentation that contains the most accurate and defensible history to date.  BRC75 President David Kanally will share this presentation.

2:30 p.m.  Duncan Rolls, who re-created the world’s original jeep, will explain how and why he built a re-creation of the Bantam Reconnaissance Car.  He will be showing hundreds of photographs of how he went about re-creating and constructing the Pilot that he brought home to Butler for its 75th birthday celebration.  His presentation will interest anyone who has ever worked on any vehicle, from the very first bracket to the final coat of paint. Bantam built their pilot in 49 days.  Come hear how long it took Duncan to build his!

4:30 p.m.    Jeep historian Julius Lorentzson will be speaking about his excursions to Normandy with his Jeep.  He will share photographs and stories from his two trips commemorating the anniversaries of D-Day.  He has lots of great stories to share about his experiences during this historic celebration.

Sunday, June 14

10:00  a.m.  Project manager and historian Paul Bruno is the author of Project Management in History:  The First Jeep.  Paul will offer highlights of his book that examines Bantam’s industrious efforts, ingenuity and masterful project management as they built the Bantam Reconnaissance Car in just 49 days. He will discuss important lessons in entrepreneurship and project management that are still applicable today.  

11:30 a.m.  From the very beginning, the history of the Bantam Reconnaissance Car has been shrouded in legend, questionable paternity claims and corporate disinformation.  Through many years of personal research and in-depth review of transcripts of FTC hearings conducted by Bantam historian Bill Spear, the Bantam Reconnaissance Car 75th Anniversary Celebration Group (BRC75) has compiled a presentation that contains the most accurate and defensible history to date.  BRC75 President David Kanally will share this presentation.

12:00 p.m.  Author and Military Historian David R. Hustler will talk about WWII and Vietnam era weapons.  He will disassemble them, explain their parts and pieces and teach attendees about how and why they were used.  Note:  This presentation will take place at David’s tent in the WWII Encampment.

1:00 p.m.  Duncan Rolls, who re-created the world’s original jeep, will explain how and why he built a re-creation of the Bantam Reconnaissance Car.  He will be showing hundreds of photographs of how he went about re-creating and constructing the Pilot that he brought home to Butler for its 75th birthday celebration.  His presentation will interest anyone who has ever worked on any vehicle, from the very first bracket to the final coat of paint. Bantam built their pilot in 49 days.  Come hear how long it took Duncan to build his!