This year, we would like to make a Jeep themed Christmas tree to donate to the Akron Children's Hospital Fund. They have a world renowned burn care unit. Each year, hundreds of trees are auctioned off in December to raise money to help the Children of Northeast Ohio. If you can, make or  find some Jeep related ornaments to decorate the tree or lights, toy Jeeps for under the tree and ornaments are all welcome.

The 2021 Spring Willys Reunion is still on schedule


28th Annual Spring WILLYS Jeep Reunion & Swap Meet - Ohio

May 21 - 22, 2021

Aurora, Ohio

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 deserts.
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 deserts.

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.

Sponsors and Mechanics:
Willys Reunion & Richard Darr - of Washougal Classic Jeep

(Parts and Supplies)

Joe DeYoung - Mad City Manufacturing
(Building the Dana 18)




Bertram Inn & Conference Center

Room Rate will be $104.00 per night Standard King or Double rooms, Includes Breakfast for two guests per room, additional breakfast is $10 per person.

Tell them you're with the "Willys Jeep Show"

Rate is available
3+ days on either end of the reunion

Map/ Directions

For now Paypal is currently suspended for the Spring 2021 Reunion as a payment method.

Credit Cards payment will still be excepted at registration so please mail in your registration and you can pay onsite if you please this way we can plan accordingly for food.

No pre-orders this year for T-Shirt but they will be available on site.

(click here to pay by check & mail)


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For Information Contact

Bob Christy
(330) 715-5310

Jeff Petrowich
(217) 246-5438