Title: The Great Willys Picnic, Car Show and Swap Meet
Description: 13th annual event
Bob W - January 9, 2012 01:59 AM (GMT)
The Great Willys Picnic, Car Show and Swap Meet
June 10, 2012 from 9 am - 4 pm at the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad
located in Kempton, Pennsylvaniahttp://www.kemptontrain.com
It's time to plan for the 13th annual Great Willys Picnic, Car Show and Swap Meet. All vehicles are welcome: stock, modified, projects, CJs, Wagons, Trucks, Jeepsters, Military, Cars and even GPWs! Every pre-1970 Willys vehicle is eligible to win door prizes. This show has grown into the largest Northeast Willys event. Over 45 vehicles and hundreds of enthusiasts were present at last year's picnic. There is plenty of space for selling your spare parts in the swap meet area. Bring your Willys memorabilia and interesting parts for show and tell. Be sure to arrive early because at 3:00 PM the door prize winners are announced and awarded. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase food at the refreshment stand.
The Picnic will be held on the grounds of the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad located in the scenic village of Kempton, Pennsylvania. This is a great setting to display our classic Willys vehicles, as well as entertainment for the entire family. Also on-site is the Schuykill & Lehigh Model Railroad Club's HO model train display.
As always the Willys Picnic, Show and Swap is free. Plan to take the optional train ride for a very reasonable fee.
See the website for up to date Picnic information.http://www.cj3a.info/picnic
WJR4 - January 14, 2012 01:46 AM (GMT)
Last year's event was great! I have a few people driving up from Lancaster, PA again.... see you all there
Bob W - January 14, 2012 01:58 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (WJR4 @ Jan 13 2012, 08:46 PM)|
| Last year's event was great! I have a few people driving up from Lancaster, PA again.... see you all there |
Cool! See ya there :)
tow hook - January 14, 2012 03:15 PM (GMT)
i hope to make it back, i have some work to do on it .. so it looks like i got some thing done from last years show. lol
Bob W - January 19, 2012 01:55 AM (GMT)
My stuff is still the same as it was last year :lol:
tow hook - January 19, 2012 09:08 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Bob W @ Jan 18 2012, 08:55 PM)|
| My stuff is still the same as it was last year :lol: |
ya, well i got the case, trans and rear done, now awaiting time and cash to start the engine.. i really care not to push it on the trailer another time.. but i have a few other projects that take time and cash... the wife is wanting trail riding and big rocks, so the b has been pushed back/ on hold till spring/ summer. then i hope to have brakes and under it's own power.. we shall see ???
VIC543B - February 6, 2012 03:12 AM (GMT)
Anyone on the board making a trip to "The Great WILLYS Picnic" in Kempton,Pa on June 10?
I've never been there, but plan on going this year. Heard theres usually about 50 vehicles ranging from Jeepsters to GPW's; and a swap meet.
glennstin - February 6, 2012 04:25 PM (GMT)
I'm planning another trip from Maine. Don't know what's going onto that 26' trailer yet, but have been urged to bring some Al-Toy Models. Lots of fun last year, probably the best one day Willys Show I've attended. The variety of special equipment is fantastic and we are indebted to the organizers for making this available.
HOGHEAD - February 6, 2012 10:17 PM (GMT)
If my 3b isnt finished by then,, Im going to rideup in my XJ & at the least take some pictures & talk Jeep for a day.. :rolleyes:
Ill be coming from Harpers Ferry W Va area,,(Dargan Md cross the river from WVa)
Bob W - February 8, 2012 02:23 AM (GMT)
Bring the 3B, even if it's not done!
HOGHEAD - February 8, 2012 07:55 PM (GMT)
Ill bring some new pictures,, Price of fuel to drag it that far,, :unsure:
Bob W - February 9, 2012 12:11 AM (GMT)
Jon - February 9, 2012 01:04 AM (GMT)
I'll be there with a 20' trailer full of great stuff for sale cheap. I need to thin out all the garages...
Glenstin, what part of Maine are you coming from?
tow hook - February 10, 2012 10:10 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (HOGHEAD @ Feb 6 2012, 05:17 PM)|
| If my 3b isnt finished by then,, Im going to rideup in my XJ & at the least take some pictures & talk Jeep for a day.. :rolleyes: |
Ill be coming from Harpers Ferry W Va area,,(Dargan Md cross the river from WVa)
wow your closer to me then i thought ??? we are an hour east of washington pa...
HOGHEAD - February 10, 2012 10:56 PM (GMT)
Small world.. Now I'm an Hour west of Washington DC ,,, Yeah you not that far .. been up & over there before going to visit my brother in Colorado,,, Wife was a sleep as I got close to Washington & I told her we were headed the wrong way...Isnt that the Eastern Great devide ??? :)
Bob W - March 8, 2012 02:10 AM (GMT)
Here is some local information for people making plans to attend the Picnic.
Some local places to stay and eat.
For Camping Blue Rocks campground.http://www.bluerockscampground.com
Nice Local bed and breakfast (less then 2 miles from the show) Pamela's forget Me Not Cottage.http://www.pamelasforgetmenot.com/Pamelas
For local eats and a beer stop by the Kempton Hotel (9910 Kistler Valley Road Kempton, PA 19529
(610) 756-6588s) It is with in walking distance of the train station.
Hamburg is the closest town. (around 12 miles west of Kempton off I-78) You'll find places to eat as well as Walmart, fuel etc. You will also find the large Cabella's outfitters!http://www.cabelas.com/retail-stores-hamburg.shtml
There is an inn as well in Hamburg.
Microtel Inn And Suites Hamburg
50 Industrial Dr Hamburg, PA 19526 United States of America
Fogelsville Pa is also close (right off I-78 to the east of the show around 15 miles away.) There are a few hotels there as well.
Bob W - April 15, 2012 11:44 AM (GMT)
Be sure to mark The Great Willys Picnic on your calendar now. This show/swap has grown into the largest Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Willys specific event!!
Bob W - May 13, 2012 01:08 AM (GMT)
Less than a month to go!!! The show is going to be bigger and better this year. We are also having more awards. In addition to the "normal" best of show awards we will have "project" and "most original" categories. There will also be random door prize drawings for anyone who brings a Willys. Bring whatever you have, even if it's not done yet!
VIC543B - May 14, 2012 11:28 PM (GMT)
Im local to this years picnic. If anyone is interested, Im headed to breakfast in Kutztown, Pa prior to the event. Its a really small diner, but all good and 15 min south of Kempton. Well, maybe 25 in a 3B.
Going along with what Bob W. said, if anyone has any other questions about the area, shoot me a message.
Anyone else local?
Bob W - June 4, 2012 12:09 AM (GMT)
Just one week to go!!!! We are going to have a lot more things going on this year than ever before ;)
WJR4 - June 9, 2012 11:45 AM (GMT)
we have a few driving up from Lancaster, PA tomorrow morning leaving by 9:
'51 M38 or '64 CJ-3B
'50 (still a maybe)
+ a chase Jeep
If anyone wants to drive with us, call/text me (561) 333-8898
WJR4 - June 10, 2012 12:09 AM (GMT)
'85 CJ-8 chaser
We're ready to roll, see you all there.
VIC543B - June 11, 2012 01:37 AM (GMT)
Event was really great. Even under the beating sun. Great turnout and thanks to the organizers, I 'll be back.
Bob W - June 11, 2012 02:17 AM (GMT)
This year's Picnic was fantastic!!!
Bob W - June 14, 2012 12:27 AM (GMT)
What a Great Willys Picnic we had this year. Many thanks to Seth King and his entire family for making this year's Picnic the best ever! The sky was blue and the sun was shining on 65 registered vehicles plus many parts vendors and tons of spectators. The Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad was the perfect venue for our Willys Show and Swap. I spoke with enthusiasts from Maine to North Carolina to South Africa and many places in between. Hopefully everyone had a chance to take the train ride and see the Schuykill & Lehigh Model Railroad Club's HO model train display. We also had two different Willys PTO driven buzz saw demonstrations during the day. Near the end of the day trophies were awarded in seven different categories to Jeep owners. One lucky person went away with $56.00 from the 50/50 drawing. Many random drawing door prizes were given out to the vehicle owners. After the awards we did a Willys Cruise around the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. We are planning to have the next Willys Picnic on Sunday June 9, 2013 at the same location.
Special thanks to this year's sponsors.
Walcks 4WD – Gift certificates and “TightSteer” tensioners
Hanson Mechanical Restorations – Contest trophies
Slot Grill Classic Calendars – Holy Toledo Calendars
JB's Jeeps – Dash plaques
Terry Fairchild – Steering wheel puller
Spring Midwest Willys Reunion – Tee shirts and baseball cap
Jackdor Films – DVD
OK4WD – Advertising
Check out some photos on the Picnic's website here...
imtb - June 14, 2012 02:02 PM (GMT)
How bout some pics for those of us who couldnt attend.
Rus Curtis - June 14, 2012 08:39 PM (GMT)
The web address at the bottom of his post takes you to the page on this picnic. It doesn't look like they have 2012 pics posted yet.
Bob W - June 16, 2012 05:07 AM (GMT)
bob in NC - June 16, 2012 11:33 AM (GMT)
nice cream colored 3b and the orange 3b also looks nice.
Don - June 16, 2012 12:43 PM (GMT)
GREAT PICTURES !!!
Thanks for taking them and for sharing them with us.