Thanks for another great year!

Check our facebook page for 2019 Highlights, pics and videos!

2017 Highlights! 

 

2016 Working Jeep Demos Video!!

https://youtu.be/0hKKmOBRCbE

 

 

Show, Swap Meet & Working Demonstrations. All Jeeps Welcome. JUNE 4 & 5, 2021
Hueston Woods Lodge College Corner OH

 

                     Registration is onsite this year.                                                                                                                       For Vendor space reservation please contact us 513-523-8724 

 

 

Not just a parking lot show, its an adventure and a vacation on 3000 acres~!

 

 

 

We invite you to attend our Rally at Hueston Woods State Lodge and State Park on JUNE 4 & 5, 2021 . The Hueston Woods Lodge is located at 5201 Lodge Road, College Corner, Ohio 45003. The phone number for the Lodge is 513-664-3500 or 888-711-4725 or www.huestonwoodslodge.com. if you wish to rent a tent camping space or space for an RV, you can contact the Hueston Woods State Park at 866-644-6727 or www.ohiostateparks.org. This gives you the opportunity to chose your level of accommodations and manage your budget. If you chose the Lodge, be sure to mention if you have an AAA, AARP or Golden Buckeye Card as discounts are available. The Lodge offers both rooms and separate cottages. The Lodge offers all the amenities you would expect at a fine motel, including dining room service, lounge/bar, indoor/outdoor pools, sauna, tennis, and more.

 

The Hueston Woods State Park offers camping, a marina with boat rentals, nature center, pioneer farm museum, golf course, horseback riding, and over 20 miles of roads to explore with no fear of being run over by freeway traffic. The setting is rustic, but the park is easily accessible from major highways.

We have listened to suggestions made by attendees at the reunions held at Kings Island Resort. We will have demonstrations of working Willys Jeeps with PTO attachments. John Ittle, who has a splendid collection of working Willys Jeeps, owns farmland adjacent to the park. He will be arranging group trips to his farm with plowing demonstrations and other off-road activities. You can chose the activities in which you wish to participate.

The Lodge has offered the use of a grassy knoll behind the Lodge for displaying our Jeeps. This area presents a breathtaking view of the lake. If Mother Nature does not permit this, we have access to a paved parking lot surrounded by beautiful forest.

So, it's all about choice. You can chose your level of accommodations; you can chose your level of activity; you can chose to attend the Willys Jeep Rally at Hueston Woods Lodge and State Park. We hope to see you there! Smile

We are committed to this event and have a signed contract with the Lodge in place. We urge you to make your reservations with the Lodge or the Park soon. This will assist us in our planning for the event.



Registration forms will be sent to those on our mailing list after the first of the year. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, contact 

 Registration Bill & Barb Marshal:  Registration email:  registration.thewillysjeeprally@outlook.com

If you have any questions, you may also contact Mike Mee, 937-649-4273, mikem4x4@gmail.com, or Rick Riley, 513-423-8724, rickieriley@att.net. 

 

 

This past years show was a huge success, we want to thank all our sponsors, supporters, reporters, participants, spectators, workers, volunteers and staff for without you there would be no event!

 

 

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MARCH 20, 2021                

TO ALL PARTIES INTERESTED IN THE 2021 WILLYS JEEP RALLY

First of all, we wish to apologize for the delay in informing our loyal followers as to the plans for the 2021 Willys Jeep Rally. After the turmoil of 2020, we were hesitant to finalize the event details, but Hueston Woods Lodge has been very patient with us. In the spirit of Jeep enthusiasts' positive attitudes, we are going forward with The Willys Jeep Rally on June 4 and 5, 2021 at our long-time venue, Hueston Woods State Lodge.

We did not send out pre-registration forms this year because of the uncertainty and changeability of the Covid 19 Guidelines. All registrations for the event will be made on site at the time of arrival. We ask that you be patient with us because this may take longer than usual. Please keep in mind that payment for fees must be made by cash or check at the time of registration.

All events will be fluid and will reflect the guidelines, if any, in effect at the time. We will definitely have the field demonstrations, the Jeep display and vendor area. Other activities will occur as the situation permits at the time.

The Lodge has agreed to work with us on the matter of the banquet. We ask that if you wish to attend a banquet on Saturday evening that you send us an email with your names and numbers for the banquet. Depending on the response, we will decide sometime in April whether to go forward with confirming the dining room and food for the banquet. If the numbers don't support having a banquet, we will try to arrange some other get-together for Saturday evening. So please give us your feedback on the banquet now.

We appreciate all those who have made reservations with the Lodge already. If you need reservations, please make them soon as there are a limited number of rooms still available at our special rate. The Lodge's phone number is 1-888-711-4725.

Thank you for your loyalty and support.

 

Paulette

 NOVEMBER 13, 2020 TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED WITH THE WILLYS JEEP RALLY: We are deeply saddened to report that our mentor and sponsor, John Ittel, passed away on November 10, 2020 as a result of cancer. He waged a tough battle against the disease for some time. You may view John's Obituary at: https://www.paulyoungfuneralhome.com/obituary/John-Ittel We have made a donation for a grove of three memorial trees to be planted by the American Forest Fund in honor of John. It is hard to imagine The Willys Jeep Rally without John Ittel, but we will be in communication with his family to discuss their wishes and plans. For now, keep John's family in your prayers in this difficult time, and we will announce all developments. THE STAFF OF THE WILLYS JEEP RALLY rickieriley@att.net 513-423-8724

TO ALL PARTIES INTERESTED IN THE 2020 WILLYS JEEP RALLY:

Due to circumstances beyond our control due to the coronavirus and gathering restrictions, we are put in the position of having to cancel The Willys Jeep Rally, which was scheduled for May 29 and 30, 2020. We do not know what restrictions will be in effect at that time. We would be unable to host the quality event we have offered in the past years.
We have been in contact with Hueston Woods Lodge and have set tentative dates of June 4 and 5, 2021 for next year's event. As we all know, this is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. We will keep you posted by email, Facebook and our website as to new developments as they occur.
Of course, all payments received for the 2020 show will be refunded in full. If you do not receive your refund by the end of April, please contact Barb Marshal at Registration.thewillysjeeprally@yahoo.com
We thank you for your past and ongoing support of The Willys Jeep Rally. We wish you and your families the best of health and future success in your endeavors.

We have confirmed our guest speaker for WJR 2020: Barry Thomas Presents Farm Jeep Movie – Take 2: A long-lost 1948 film is one of the first infomercials, providing detailed instructions on how to use the Willys Jeep on the farm. We will take a fun look at the movie and the story behind its making. We will also view other Willys commercials which were used to introduce the amazing Jeep to the buying public.

  1. NEWS! 2020 RALLY dates announced: May 29-30,

     

    JP Magazine 2014 Rally Coverage!

     

    Some great PRE-RALLY media coverage!

    http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/215186

     

    Fourwheeler Magazine 2013 Rally Coverage!

     

    Show Benefits for 2020~~!
    -Gorgeous lake and forest views
    -Imagine standing on your lodge room's balcony over looking a sweet lake with rows and rows of Willys Jeeps in the same view, kick back and have a beverage.
    -Indoor and Outdoor Pools
    -Bonfire Pit on site
    -Camping spots from Primitive to full hookup.
    -Cottages
    -Horseback riding
    -Golf Course
    -Outdoor Basketball & Tennis Courts
    -Jeep Venders
    -Onsite Banquet Hall
    -Volley Ball
    -Game Room
    -Movie Rentals
    -Mountain Biking
    -Playground
    -Fishing & Boating
    -Paintball
    -Nature Center
    -Hay Rides
    -Lounge
    -Shuffleboard
    -John Ittle Farm and Jeep Collection
    -Plowing Demonstrations
    -Pioneer Farm Museum
    -20 miles of State Park roads to explore
    -Beach
    -AAA, AARP or Golden Buckeye Card as discounts are available
    -Park is easily accessible from major highways.
    -Event T-Shirts on hand and on time
    -Special guest speakers
    -Raffles & Door Prizes
    -Hotel Reservations: 888-771-4725 or 513-664-3500
    -Camping Reservations: 866-644-6727 or 513-523-6347


     

 

Farm World News

 

Warn Industries, Inc.

 

www.treadlightly.org

Event Update: 2020

Our banquet will be held in a beautiful 40' glass-fronted room that overlooks the gorgeous lake and showfield. The menu will feature dishes to please most tastes. If someone has special dietary needs and we are notified beforehand, we will make every effort to comply with those needs.
Our guest speaker is TBO. Also, John Ittle will be giving demonstrations of Jeeps working on his property throughout the show, and participants are urged to take part in the demonstrations with their own vehicles, if they wish.

 

 

2020 Guest Speaker to be announced!