The 28th annual Willys Reunion (Spring of May 2021) 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 celebrated it’s 65th year in 2020.
“For the safety of everyone attending, all State of Ohio Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines in place at the time of the show will be strictly followed. We ask that you practice social distancing in all outdoor situations and wear masks at indoor public spaces while at the hotel and during registration”
Due to ongoing COVID-19
restrictions and the uncertainty
of what those guidelines will be
in May we have decided to forgo
the traditional banquet in favor
of an event in the parking lot
featuring smoked Brisket and or
chicken and various sides, as
well as soft drinks, coffee and
Cost for the dinner will be $20 per person with a registered vehicle or swap space $25 without. (see note below)
2021 Willys Reunion Special Announcement
The 2021 Willys Reunion would like to announce that the Saturday Night Dinner will be graciously paid for by The Jeepsterman for the first 150 Guests.
To qualify for the free dinner you just need to register a vehicle or register a swap meet space and you will receive up to two (2) free tickets for the Saturday night banquet in the Parking lot.
Those who have already paid for meal tickets will have their money refunded.
The Jeepsterman dinner will
feature smoked brisket and
chicken from the traveling
smoker of Sean Wagler and will
include sides, soft drinks and
The 50/50, raffle and door prize drawings will also take place under the big top.
Here's the Hotel Note:
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Bertram Inn is closed until May 1. Reservations can be made Weekdays 9-4:30 by calling 330-995-0200
Saturday’s dinner will still include the raffle, door prizes and 50/50 Drawing as well as the raffle of the rebuilt Dana 18 Joe Deyoung will build in the parking lot during his technical presentation.
The guest speaker, Phil Norvoid, owner of the Epic Willys Adventure, will speak throughout the day Saturday rather than during the banquet, So be sure to stop by to talk to him.
Friday night we are planning a picnic in the parking lot free to everyone registered for the show. Details to come.
Our featured guest speaker this year is Phil Norvoid, owner of the Epic Willys Adventure 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.
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)