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Toledo honors 75 years of Jeeps with parade, festival

Associated Press

Toledo, Ohio — Hundreds of Jeeps will be on display in Toledo this weekend as the city celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Jeep brand.

The free festival includes a parade Saturday that will feature new and classic Jeeps.

Toledo has been home to Jeep since they began rolling off the assembly line during World War II.

Other activities during the Jeep festival include history displays and an all-Jeep car show.

Jeep’s origins in Toledo go back to 1941, when Willys-Overland Motors began mass production of the vehicle for the military.

The company began making the Jeep CJ for the public when the war neared its end.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles now makes the Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee in Toledo.