Spring Willys Reunion 2018


Operation Pineapple The 2018 Spring Willys Reunion will be held on 18-19 May 2018 in Aurora, Ohio.

Just confirmed: Hugo Vidal of Operation Pineapple fame will be coming from Brazil to be the keynote speaker for the weekend. Don't miss the opportunity to hear the story of the 1955 Boy Scout expedition in a CJ-3B, from one of the original participants.

CJ3B.info will be there to document the event, and it would be great if we could have a turnout of CJ-3Bs equal to (or better than) last year's record turnout of six high hoods. We will definitely get a group photo this year -- with Hugo of course.


The featured vehicle this year is the Forward Control FC-170. The FC was last featured at the 2002 Reunion. (See also Brooks Stevens' Forward Vision on CJ3B.info.)

Dave Eilers of eWillys.com will do a presentation on the Alaska or Rust 2017 Caravan (see also North to Alaska on CJ3B.info.)

A special tech event will be the building of a complete L134 Jeep engine onsite by Merlin Hanson and Joe Deyoung, using a new Allied engine block. After completion, the engine will be raffled off during the banquet on Saturday night (winner needs to be willing to take or ship the engine!) What could be better than that? Well, maybe an F134...

The location is the Bertram Inn & Conference Center in Aurora. For information on registration and hotel room pricing, see the Willys Reunion website.

Bertram Inn

Thanks to Bob Christy and Jeff Petrowich and the rest of the Reunion volunteers. -- Derek Redmond

See photos from previous Spring Willys Reunions.

See also the story of Operation Pineapple on CJ3B.info.

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