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26th Annual Spring Willys Reunion - Event Date: 18 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

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    Posted: 10 Jan. 2018 at 8:58pm
Please come join us for the 26th Annual Spring Willys Reunion. May 18-19, 2018. East to a new location in Aurora, Ohio and will feature special events, prizes, in-depth technical presentations, parts vendors (New Old Stock, take off, and reproduction), Willys Jeep folklore, and a “playground” filled with Willys and Jeep classics. A special presentation on the Alaska or Rust 2017 Run, will be given by the the infamous Dave Eilers of eWillys.com

We will be building a complete L134 Jeep engine onsite, using a NEW Allied engine block. After completion, the engine will be raffled off during the banquet on Saturday night.
Tickets are available for online purchase as well (need not be present to win but the winner is responsible for shipping/transportation)


Make your reservations now and be sure to mention the “Willys Reunion” to receive our group discount on your room.

http://willysreunion.com/swr18.htm


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Glad to hear this event moved further east again!!   In a quick look, it appears to be a nice venue!  Marking on my calendar.    Any chance there is an off-road park reasonably close that we could arrange a trail ride before this?  I would love to wheel with Jpet, BobW and anyone else again,   like we did prior to Great Willys Picnic a couple years ago.
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Originally posted by JeepFever JeepFever wrote:

.  .....Any chance there is an off-road park reasonably close that we could arrange a trail ride before this?  I would love to wheel with Jpet, BobW and anyone else again,   like we did prior to Great Willys Picnic a couple years ago.
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Originally posted by JeepFever JeepFever wrote:

Any chance there is an off-road park reasonably close that we could arrange a trail ride before this?  I would love to wheel with Jpet, BobW and anyone else again,   like we did prior to Great Willys Picnic a couple years ago.

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Theres a park about 30 min away
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The park that is 30 minutes away is Southington Off-road park:

http://www.southingtonoffroad.com/

... the problem is, they are only open for wheeling on Saturday and Sunday. I'm trying to see if I can work something out with them. I'd prefer to be going home on Sunday rather than out wheeling. If anyone who is familiar with NE Ohio wheeling, please PM me.
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Originally posted by jpet jpet wrote:

The park that is 30 minutes away is Southington Off-road park:

http://www.southingtonoffroad.com/

... the problem is, they are only open for wheeling on Saturday and Sunday. I'm trying to see if I can work something out with them. I'd prefer to be going home on Sunday rather than out wheeling. If anyone who is familiar with NE Ohio wheeling, please PM me.

If Bob Christy or Joe Friday does not reply, send an email to   https://www.4wd.com/   they are just southeast of the venue....





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is this the “MidEast Willys Jeep reunion”? Are all my tee-shirts and posters obsolete? Dang, time to buy new tires and find a co-pilot. I swear if this show moves to Pennsylvania I’m gonna complain.....not that anyone should care.....I’d still come, but I’d complain. I don’t want to end up like Stan and wreck my Jeep, trailer and truck by taking a nap.Ouch

You know what though? To all those who put these shows together the kind of work that is required is mind boggling. If they wanted it in Timbuktu I’d still go.....I’d whine a lot but dadgummit I’d continue my support. (I just didn’t want those that don’t know me to think I was a bitchy malcontent...I’m just a smart ass)


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Originally posted by damar2yxr damar2yxr wrote:

is this the “MidEast Willys Jeep reunion”? Are all my tee-shirts and posters obsolete? Dang, time to buy new tires and find a co-pilot. I swear if this show moves to Pennsylvania I’m gonna complain.....not that anyone should care.....I’d still come, but I’d complain. I don’t want to end up like Stan and wreck my Jeep, trailer and truck by taking a nap.Ouch


Dave, I feel your pain.

I'm kinda thinking if I'm going to trailer that far I may wait till June and go to Bob's Picnic. The only thing with that is its just one day....lotsa driving.

Thinking I just won't be trailering if I go.


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Originally posted by damar2yxr damar2yxr wrote:

is this the “MidEast Willys Jeep reunion”? Are all my tee-shirts and posters obsolete? Dang, time to buy new tires and find a co-pilot. I swear if this show moves to Pennsylvania I’m gonna complain.....not that anyone should care.....I’d still come, but I’d complain. I don’t want to end up like Stan and wreck my Jeep, trailer and truck by taking a nap.Ouch

But Dave- Your jeep needs some patina !
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Originally posted by damar2yxr damar2yxr wrote:

iI swear if this show moves to Pennsylvania I’m gonna complain.....not that anyone should care.....I’d still come, but I’d complain. I don’t want to end up like Stan and wreck my Jeep, trailer and truck by taking a nap.Ouch


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Stan, you're a dual example: don't drive when you shouldn't, BUT--never give up on your Jeep!! Thumbs Up
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Sorry Stan but as tragic as that event was and that your guardian angle was watching over you, as time passes it all becomes part of your legend. That legend becomes embedded in the lore of jeep stories that are recited over countless reunion late night fires. If your story can save a life it will have been worth it. Let’s see......Grandpas Jeep resurrection, Bam Bams evolution, Alaska or rust, Lowenufs 45, Good ‘ol Alan, Sean and all the other ones I can’t remember at this moment.
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Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

Stan, you're a dual example: don't drive when you shouldn't, BUT--never give up on your Jeep!! Thumbs Up
 
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Originally posted by damar2yxr damar2yxr wrote:

is this the “MidEast Willys Jeep reunion”? Are all my tee-shirts and posters obsolete? Dang, time to buy new tires and find a co-pilot. I swear if this show moves to Pennsylvania I’m gonna complain.....not that anyone should care.....I’d still come, but I’d complain. I don’t want to end up like Stan and wreck my Jeep, trailer and truck by taking a nap.Ouch

You know what though? To all those who put these shows together the kind of work that is required is mind boggling. If they wanted it in Timbuktu I’d still go.....I’d whine a lot but dadgummit I’d continue my support. (I just didn’t want those that don’t know me to think I was a bitchy malcontent...I’m just a smart ass)


Now that is funny, because if you like, we can take the 40 minute drive eastward and you will be in Penn..  lol
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Yes but if you add all the 'inçremental' changes it adds up.

'Hudson is not much farther than Mason'....'Aurora isn't much past Hudson'....yada, yada, yada

I understand locations to please the most people, no problem.....but it's not "Midwest".

Not complaining, I understand 'boots on the ground' aspect of it.

Maybe some of the East coasters that 'say' they would come actually will.


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Did you guys notice we pulled the “Midwest “ from the name a few years ago? We did that because of the show being held in Ohio. I loved the venue last year but it is being torn down the build a hospital last I heard. My problem is trying to find a venue every year is enough to make you pull your hair out. At this point all I’ve got left of my youth is my hair so I’d love to keep that!

I know it’s a long drive for you guys but we are trying to keep it fresh and interesting for y’all. I think watching Merlin and joe build an engine is going to be great, plus having David Eilers speak will top off a great reunion.
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As a native NE Ohioan, I consider myself a midwesterner. At least here in Florida that's what I call myself. Better than being called a Yankee. ☺☺☺

I'm happy the reunion is where it is. I grew up right around there. Used to ride my bike right past where the Bertram is now on my way to Geauga Lake. I'm using the event as an excuse to get back up to visit old friends and meet some of you in person finally. 

I'm seriously considering dragging my '48 wagon up if there's anyone interested in buying it. I'd rather it go to Willys folks. It's worn, but mostly intact and original. I don't want to see it molested too much. 

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If anyone has interest, PM me. 

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