Our customers, in addition to being hardworking, have some very cool hobbies. Recently one of our cool customers rolled in with his hobby – a vintage Willys Jeepster. The axle on his carhauler had taken a hit; we helped him keep rolling to the car show that was expecting him.
The trailer repair was pretty routine; the cargo, we’ll admit, was the big attraction. What do you know about these Ohio gems?
Meet Willys, Made in Toledo
In 1908 John North Willys bought the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company; in 1936, coming out of the Great Depression, it was reorganized as Willys-Overland Motors, Inc. Building Jeeps for the military during World War II led to building Jeeps for the civilian market, and eventually, a line of sedans and roadsters. There’s a lot more to the story, but here’s the bottom line: The company, started in Toledo, Ohio, is still there.
Let’s hear it for Ohio innovators! (And our cool customers.) Find out more about Willys’ models here.
JTI was established in Cleveland in 1935. We’re just off I-271 in Oakwood Village, at the Broadway/Forbes exit. Whether you’re into classics or the latest innovation, stop in! We’re here to keep you rolling.