The 28th annual Willys Reunion (Spring of May 2020) will once again be held at the Bertram Inn located in historic Aurora, Ohio. As always, the show will host a large swap meet where vendors from all over the country will be selling New-Old-Stock and good used parts to help restore your Jeep and keep it original and on the road for years to come.
This year’s feature vehicle will be the Universal Jeep CJ5, which is celebrating it’s 65th year.
Our featured guest speaker this year is Phil Norvoid, owner of the Epic Willys Adventure (https://www.epicwillysadventure.com) which is an invitation-only event where teams traveling in all-original vintage Jeeps, cruise America’s byways in a unique adventure - no GPS or cell phones allowed! This year’s trip will trace the route of the Oregon Trail.
Phil is an entrepreneur driven by challenges, passion and empowering others. MaxBilt LLC, formed in 2008, has evolved into a manufacturer of high quality solution-based products for the offroad aftermarket, a custom fabrication shop building vehicles where imagination is the only limitation, as well as a general repair facility for all makes and models. He encourages a comfortable environment where employees understand the balance of work hard and play hard. He is a huge supporter of his wife’s business, Legends Marketing, a grassroots fueled company built on curating connections between business and their customers. Phil is one of the founding members of the Epic Willys Adventure, a bi-annual excursion where the crew sets out on a 2000 mi journey across the country in vintage jeeps and limited resources. Finding ways to involve friends and family in all of these endeavors is at the core of his values. Keeping tabs on Phil and his crew is easily done through their constant connection to social media. Phil's time is spent traveling the country sharing stories, in the shop spinning wrenches, with his amazing wife and kids, or out in the woods with a chainsaw, all the while scheming the next big idea.
Our technical event will be a follow-up to last year’s T-90 transmission rebuild. Again, well known Willys Jeep collector and restoration expert, Joe Deyoung, will be rebuilding of a Dana 18 transfer case under the big-top tent in the vehicle display area. We will then raffle off the transfer case during the banquet.
Of course, like last year, we will host a drive/caravan and a picnic on Friday night. On Saturday there will be a lunch stand set up in the vehicle display area.
This is one show you really do not want to miss.
Willys Reunion & Richard Darr - of Washougal Classic Jeep
(Parts and Supplies)
(Building the Dana 18)