Most Jeep shows this year have had a few less attendees. We had a couple less Jeeps this year but the showing was still fantastic. Mike Hardesty did a nice job not only of organizing the show, but of arranging for beautiful weather. The showing of vintage CJ’s was wonderful bringing out a colorful array of restored and unrestored Jeeps.
Mike Hardesty’s yellow CJ3A begins the line in the above photo. The orange one belongs to Dan, it has a heck of a story. He and a buddy used to take it hunting in Colorado in the 1970s. They drove it, modified it and in the 1980s sold it. Dan’s friend found it for sale with a tree growing through it at a farm auction a few years back. It made its way home to Dan and his family and has been out hunting again since.
Mike Gardner’s 1945 CJ2A was present as well. Look for Mike on youtube if you have not seen his offroad videos. Mike brought this CJ back to life from being a total rustbucket, and drives it like it was meant to be driven. I know I drive my 1941 alot, but I believe Mike has me cleanly beat.
Keep an eye out for my next post, I will cover the Military lineup from the show and the trucks and wagons that attended. until then, drive your Jeep!!!