Walter P. Chrysler Museum Presents 70 Years of Jeep

Date 2011/6/24 4:44:59 | Topic: Miscellaneous

From a Chrysler press release

Free admission, an enthusiast program and a specially-themed Cruise Night are among the highlights of 70 Years of Jeep ® Week at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, sponsored by Dana Holding Corporation , July 12 – 17, 2011. The weeklong celebration coincides with the Jeep Brand’s July 15 anniversary observance, the date the U.S. Army signed a contract with Willys-Overland to become the lead producer of the military reconnaissance vehicle.

Dana's partnership with the Museum, located in Auburn Hills, Mich., celebrates the automotive supplier's 70 year affiliation with the Jeep Brand. The Maumee, Oh.-based company has provided Spicer® brand front and rear axles and propshafts since the original Jeep® – the 1941 Willys MA – was introduced seven decades ago during World War II. Spicer components have been a constant in that model's production as the Willys MA (which later became the Willys MB) evolved, postwar, into the civilian Jeep CJ-2A and, over time, into the Jeep Wrangler line that Chrysler Group LLC continues to proudly produce today.

The full press release includes details on concept Jeeps on display as well as additional events related to the celebration.

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