Meet the Jeep


To celebrate the birth of the iconic jeep vehicle from World War II, the Oregon Coast Military Museum is hosting its third annual “Jeep Junction” Show & Shine on Saturday, June 15, at Johnston Motor Co. along Highway 101 in Florence. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to any military jeep, vintage CJ through current model of Wrangler. “Of all the transportation advancements coming out of WWII, the legendary jeep has probably made more impact on society because it is still being produced 78 years later, and not just here in the United States but in other countries around the world,” says Military Museum executive director Cal Applebee. “This show is intended to not just celebrate its creation, but also celebrate the icon that is today.” Jeep owners can register on site the morning of the event at 9 a.m. Food will be available for purchase from the Florence-Siuslaw Lions Club food cart. The event is sponsored by Johnston Motor Company and Tony’s Garage. “One of the reasons we wanted to partner with Johnston Motor Company is that the Ford Motor Company produced nearly half of the military jeeps during WWII, and we’ll have some outstanding restored examples of those on display throughout the week in their showroom and at the event.” Applebee explains. “We invite you to bring Dad out for the show on Saturday as his treat for Father’s Day!”

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