The first-ever Toledo Jeep Fest kicked off Saturday, with more than 800 Jeep owners bringing their rides out to participate in the day’s festivities.
The highlight of the day was the Jeep parade, which saw all 800 Jeeps drive four blocks down Toledo’s Huron Street to the delight of thousands of onlookers. Apart from the parade, the day also included indoor and outdoor car shows, Jeep displays, live music and food vendors.
Jeep Fest celebrated the 75th anniversary of Jeep’s inception, but after the success of Saturday’s event, some attendees are hoping Jeep brings it back every year.
“Hopefully they do this annually,” Jeremy Heyerly, who brought his family to Jeep Fest, told The Toledo Blade Saturday. “It helps bring some life to downtown. It’s always good to have events down here.”
Organizers of tionahe event believe every model year Jeep since 1941 was present. Additionally, Jeep also brought out a special one-off creation to mark its 75th year of business – the Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute Concept.
Watch the start of the 800 strong Jeep parade in the video below.