Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with snorkel

The following is a list of things this Jeep can’t do:

Nearly 30,000 people descended upon Butler, PA—a town with only about 14,000 residents—this past weekend for what is now an annual gathering of Jeep enthusiasts at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival.

Butler is the birthplace of the modern Jeep. The Butler-based and now defunct American Bantam Car Company produced the first Jeep prototypes for the U.S. military prior to World War II, though the large military contracts were given to Willys-Overland Motors and the Ford Motor Company.

Between gatherings downtown and at the Big Butler Fairgrounds, about 1,200 Jeeps were on display—historically significant military vehicles, classic Jeepsters, an entire brigade of Wranglers of all shapes and sizes, and even some Cherokee and Liberty models.

Jeep mud face

A muddy Jeep is a happy Jeep.

We’re proud of the Jeep badge at OnAllCylinders. And we’re pleased to celebrate all the street-, mud-, rock-, and mountain-conquering glory that this Jeep festival had to offer.

After viewing this gallery, you may feel an inexplicable urge to go drive over something. That’s totally normal.




Classic military Jeep with gun
Awesome Jeep Wrangler
Classic red Jeep truck
Orange Jeep truck
Vintage blue Jeep truck
Classic yellow Jeepster
Orange Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Green Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with doors removed
1984 Jeep Overlander
Orange Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with utility doors
Yellow Willys Jeep
Red Jeep Wrangler with snorkel
Green Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Vintage red Jeep truck
White Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
Maroon lifted Jeep Wrangler with off road tires
Classic Willys Jeep
Army Jeep
Classic red Jeep truck
Yellow Jeep Renegade
Vintage brown Jeep Laredo
Classic blue Willys Jeep
Black Jeep with doors off
Classic Willys Jeep with orange wheels
Classic Jeep
Lifted red Jeep
Classic Willys Jeep
Black Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Classic yellow Jeep Renegade
Blue Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

This is just one of three '84 Jeep Overlander models known to exist in the United States. Only 200 were ever made.

(Image/OnAllCylinders - Tom Lynch)

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.