Faces of Jeep Exhibit

The Faces of Jeep exhibit features Jeep grilles of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.  Don't miss the unveiling of the 1960s grilles on Friday, June 9th at noon!  Grilles representing each Jeep model through these decades are displayed. Seven of the grilles were custom manufactured by a Butler County Jeep enthusiast specifically for the exhibit.  All other grilles are original.  Stop by to see how the Jeep's grille (or face) evolved over those years.  Additional decades of Jeep grilles will be added in future years, offering yet another new thing to see each and every time you come to Bantam!

If you would like to learn how you can help make a grille possible, please contact us at Info@Bantam.org. View the list at the bottom of this page.


2017 Faces of Jeep Contest!

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After the success of last year's contest, we decided to bring back the Faces of Jeep contest! Show us the face of YOUR Jeep and you could win 2018 Jeep activities or Bantam merchandise! Just like last year, we'll be displaying the entries in the History Exhibit! 

The contest begins May 1st so don't miss your chance to win some great prizes! When you see our May 1st post on our Facebook page, share a photo of you and your Jeep's grille (you must be in the photo with it)! Winners will be pulled from all valid entries and announced on May 31st. 

Want to know what you could win? 

  • 1st Prize: 2018 registration for any Jeep activities offered
  • 2nd Prize: 2018 registration for a Festival Package
  • 3rd Prize: Bantam Swag Bag of merchandise 

Grilles Are Made Possible by the Following Generous Individuals and Companies:


Bantam Pilot – Heritage Region Jeep Alliance (HRJA)

BRC-60 – Wagner Truck Equipment  

BRC-40 – Rodney Schaffer, Tom Lavorini and Jim Bob Donze

Willys Quad – Mark and Kristin Gaydosh

Willys MA – Wayne Kovac, Patti Jo Lambert and Charles Pro

Willys Slat Grille – The Grille Guy: Chris Rutherford

Willys MB – Marcia Ringeisen

Ford Pigmy – Fairground Market

Ford GP – Speedpro Imaging

Ford GPW – Bill Ringeisen

Early CJ2A – Flat Fender Club of Butler & Butler Old Stone House Region AACA

Jeepster (Flat) – KaiserWillys.com


M38 – Bradley Ringeisen

M38-A1 – Airquest Aviation

CJ-3A – Golf Carts Unlimited

CJ-3B – General Rental Center and 3WaysToStore.com

CJ-5 – Elliott’s Tire Service

Jeepster (Point) – Classic Ink


Gladiator – Caldwell Energy Options, LLC

Wagoneer – Wagner Trucking

Jeepster Commando – Ron Lewis Automotive

M-715/M-724/M-726 – The Oswald Family