13th Annual Great Willys Picnic Sunday June 10th 2012
The Great Willys Picnic was held on the site of the Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad in Kempton, PA. It was a beautiful day with plenty of sun. Although it did get hot later in the day there was plenty of nice looking Willys Jeeps around to keep your mind off of the heat. That said, this was an even bigger turnout then last year as this event seems to be growing in popularity. Some of the classic Willys Jeeps in attendance were a nice mix of Civilian, Military and Agricultural. The Agricultural Jeeps could be seen sporting PTO driven attachments such as saws and plows. See our video link below for a demonstration of a PTO driven circular saw mill at the show.
In attendance were also some vendors selling parts, Willys Jeep literature and other related items. In addition door prizes were handed out along with trophies. After the show you could join the group in a short drive around the area and take in the beautiful countryside in your Willys Jeep.
The Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad made for a wonderful historic backdrop for the event which complimented the Willys Jeeps nicely. There were even historic train rides departing from the station right there at the show. Refreshments could be purchased at the railroads concession stand for a reasonable price while some chose to pack a lunch. This makes for a great family event that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. I highly recommend anyone with an interest in Willys Jeeps to plan on attending next year’s event. The event is always held each year on the second Sunday in June which is the Sunday before Fathers Day. For more information on the event visit http://www.cj3a.info/picnic/
Enjoy the pics of these Great Willys Jeeps and we will see you next year at the Great Willys Picnic!
Video demonstration of a PTO driven circular saw mill on a Jeep.
Editors Note: We had the pleasure of meeting photographer Jacy Marquette at the Great Willys Picnic. You gotta check out Jacy's coverage
of the Great Willys picnic at the following link: