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Fleet of Jeeps to invade Toledo this week for celebration

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This week kicks off a four-wheeled family reunion of sorts as thousands of Jeeps will rumble back to where it all started -- Toledo -- for Jeep Fest. The fest is free and open to the public. Official events kick off Friday, with the Jeep Off-Road Course Welcome Party hosted by Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Superstore. 

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  • Toledo-born Jeep has followers worldwide

    Toledo-born Jeep has followers worldwide

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:42:50 GMT
    When Toledo held its first Jeep Fest two years ago, it joined a growing club of places around the nation and the world that have given the Toledo-born car its own special holiday. In Daytona Beach, Florida, Jeep Beach weekend has been celebrated for years The same thing happens on the Jersey Shore in Wildwood every summer, and on the south coast of Texas where Jeeps and Jeepers roam free and easy. The celebrations are a chance for Jeep people, or "Jeeple," to enjoy a ...More >>
    When Toledo held its first Jeep Fest two years ago, it joined a growing club of places around the nation and the world that have given the Toledo-born car its own special holiday. In Daytona Beach, Florida, Jeep Beach weekend has been celebrated for years The same thing happens on the Jersey Shore in Wildwood every summer, and on the south coast of Texas where Jeeps and Jeepers roam free and easy. The celebrations are a chance for Jeep people, or "Jeeple," to enjoy a ...More >>
  • Could a Jeep museum be coming to Toledo?

    Could a Jeep museum be coming to Toledo?

    Saturday, August 11 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-08-12 00:09:53 GMT
    Folks check out a rare 1962 Willys Traveller, one of only 365 made (Source: WTOL)Folks check out a rare 1962 Willys Traveller, one of only 365 made (Source: WTOL)
    Folks check out a rare 1962 Willys Traveller, one of only 365 made (Source: WTOL)Folks check out a rare 1962 Willys Traveller, one of only 365 made (Source: WTOL)

    Not all Jeeps traveled through the streets of downtown Toledo during a parade Saturday for Jeep Fest. Dozens were parked inside the Seagate Convention Centre where folks came to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Now there's talk of a more permanent exhibition.

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    Not all Jeeps traveled through the streets of downtown Toledo during a parade Saturday for Jeep Fest. Dozens were parked inside the Seagate Convention Centre where folks came to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Now there's talk of a more permanent exhibition.

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  • Maumee's Dana showing off beefier axles at Jeep festival

    Maumee's Dana showing off beefier axles at Jeep festival

    Saturday, August 11 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-08-11 23:00:52 GMT
    The aftermarket axles and driveshafts are designed to give the vehicles more durability and stamina (Source: WTOL)The aftermarket axles and driveshafts are designed to give the vehicles more durability and stamina (Source: WTOL)
    The aftermarket axles and driveshafts are designed to give the vehicles more durability and stamina (Source: WTOL)The aftermarket axles and driveshafts are designed to give the vehicles more durability and stamina (Source: WTOL)

    Dana says the upgrade is perfect for off road adventures.

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    Dana says the upgrade is perfect for off road adventures.

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  • Jeep traces roots back to its 'steel soldier' beginnings in 1941

    Jeep traces roots back to its 'steel soldier' beginnings in 1941

    Friday, August 10 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-08-10 21:37:33 GMT
    The Jeep started as a steel soldier in 1941.The Jeep started as a steel soldier in 1941.
    The Jeep started as a steel soldier in 1941.The Jeep started as a steel soldier in 1941.

    Jeeps have been rolling off the assembly lines in Toledo for decades, by the millions, in many shapes, and styles, and sizes. But one thing that is constant is its rugged, iconic American image. That's been its legacy for nearly 80 years, since it debuted as a steel soldier in 1941.

    This Toledo-born vehicle designed for World War II was a mixture of ideas and ingenuity between Ford, Bantam Motor Company and Willys-Overland.  

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    Jeeps have been rolling off the assembly lines in Toledo for decades, by the millions, in many shapes, and styles, and sizes. But one thing that is constant is its rugged, iconic American image. That's been its legacy for nearly 80 years, since it debuted as a steel soldier in 1941.

    This Toledo-born vehicle designed for World War II was a mixture of ideas and ingenuity between Ford, Bantam Motor Company and Willys-Overland.  

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  • You showed us your DIRT!

    You showed us your DIRT!

    Friday, August 10 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-08-10 16:38:19 GMT
    Jeepers love to get down and dirty - check out this mudder!Jeepers love to get down and dirty - check out this mudder!
    Jeepers love to get down and dirty - check out this mudder!Jeepers love to get down and dirty - check out this mudder!

    We get it. Jeepers love to talk about their Jeeps, play with them (i.e. get them dirty) and of course show them off! Go 419 asked you to show us your dirt! And, boy, did you deliver.

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    We get it. Jeepers love to talk about their Jeeps, play with them (i.e. get them dirty) and of course show them off! Go 419 asked you to show us your dirt! And, boy, did you deliver.

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  • Jeep Week: Off-road 'Jeepsters'

    Jeep Week: Off-road 'Jeepsters'

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-08-09 17:07:15 GMT

    Jeeps are known world-wide and a major reason for that is due in part to Toledo's own Jamie Farr.

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    Jeeps are known world-wide and a major reason for that is due in part to Toledo's own Jamie Farr.

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  • Traveling a rough road: Online group to build custom Jeep for boy who survived brain tumor

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-08-08 20:52:23 GMT
    (Source: Pray For Landon Derrick/Facebook)(Source: Pray For Landon Derrick/Facebook)

    It's been a long road for Landon. But with the help of the Jeep community, he is coming close to achieving one of his dreams.

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    It's been a long road for Landon. But with the help of the Jeep community, he is coming close to achieving one of his dreams.

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  • Jeep Week means it's time to get your ride down 'n' dirty -- 5 things you'll need

    Jeep Week means it's time to get your ride down 'n' dirty -- 5 things you'll need

    Monday, August 6 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-08-06 17:29:01 GMT
    If you're going off road in your Jeep, you're going to want a lift kit, Off Road Customs in Toledo says. (SOURCE: WTOL)If you're going off road in your Jeep, you're going to want a lift kit, Off Road Customs in Toledo says. (SOURCE: WTOL)
    If you're going off road in your Jeep, you're going to want a lift kit, Off Road Customs in Toledo says. (SOURCE: WTOL)If you're going off road in your Jeep, you're going to want a lift kit, Off Road Customs in Toledo says. (SOURCE: WTOL)

    It’s Jeep Week in Toledo and Off-Road Customs gives Go 419 the off-roading must-haves for Jeepers.  Owner Doug Keller tricked out the First Alert Defender to get him off-road ready. Here are the five things every Jeepster -- new or seasoned mudder -- need to have before they take their Wrangler off road. 

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    It’s Jeep Week in Toledo and Off-Road Customs gives Go 419 the off-roading must-haves for Jeepers.  Owner Doug Keller tricked out the First Alert Defender to get him off-road ready. Here are the five things every Jeepster -- new or seasoned mudder -- need to have before they take their Wrangler off road. 

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  • Jeep Week: Marchionne legacy

    Jeep Week: Marchionne legacy

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-08-08 14:05:40 GMT

    The jeep has had a major impact on our local economy, much of that is because of the company's former CEO. Sergio Marchionne was hailed as the man who saved two automotive companies, Fiat and Chrysler. 

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    The jeep has had a major impact on our local economy, much of that is because of the company's former CEO. Sergio Marchionne was hailed as the man who saved two automotive companies, Fiat and Chrysler. 

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  • Jeep Week: Success of the Jeep brand

    Jeep Week: Success of the Jeep brand

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-08-08 00:42:26 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Don't call it a comeback. While Jeep never went anywhere for us in northwest Ohio Jeep has expanded to become an international brand. 

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    Don't call it a comeback. While Jeep never went anywhere for us in northwest Ohio Jeep has expanded to become an international brand. 

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  • Put-in-Bay kicks off 'Jeep Invasion'

    Put-in-Bay kicks off 'Jeep Invasion'

    Saturday, July 28 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-07-28 18:29:50 GMT

    Take the ferry to South Bass Island and witness the Jeep Invasion! Friday kicked off the 2018 Put-in-Bay Jeep Bash. 

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    Take the ferry to South Bass Island and witness the Jeep Invasion! Friday kicked off the 2018 Put-in-Bay Jeep Bash. 

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