To celebrate the 75th year of the Alaska Highway a group of aged adventurers from all over the US, in three groups of avant-garde characters will take on that famous highway. Not a trip full of luxuries or high speed as most thousand plus miles adventures are normally taken. This will be undertaken with vintage Jeeps, from the 40’s up to the 60’s. Done with a sense of community in a way that only Willys Jeeps can do. Everyone will come together to help the collective, whether it’s breaking down, needing a meal or just a little emotional support. In a very divisive time this group comes from all walks of life whether rich, some are poor, some are conservative, some are liberal, dog owners or cat owners. In the end the Jeeps and friendships bring us together. The group hopes to share their goodwill with other travelers as well as our Canadian brethren, especially since Canadians will be celebrating Canada’s 150th year of Confederation in 2017. Join if you can if not there will be regular trip reports on alaskaorrust.com and ewillys.com. If you would like to donate to the cause they will welcome it. If more money is raised then spent, they will donate it to a worthy jeep-related event.
Three groups of jeeps will be heading north: one from the East Coast, led by Bill Reiss, one from the Midwest, led by Scott Gilbert, and one group from the West Coast, led by David Eilers. The three groups will merge together at Dawson’s Creek, British Columbia, Canada in late July before heading north to Alaska. The final routes should be chosen soon. The groups will be limited to about 10 per unit and will be expected to last between 3 to 4 weeks depending on the route and how the participants want to get back to their home base.
Kaiser Willys Jeep Blog Story – Alaska or Rust
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