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SLIPPERY ROCK TWP, Lawrence County — The 13th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival kicks off Friday, June 7 at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock. However, just a ...
June 07, 2024 Arts & Entertainment
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June 06, 2024 Special Sections
Frequent visitors to Butler’s Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival should expect a few changes when they encounter the Jeep Playground section of Cooper’s Lake Campground when t...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
American Bantam Car Company made one Bantam prototype to present to the U.S. government for military testing in the 1930s, and until now, it was the only one of its kind ...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
MARS — Leave the cattle, bring the Jeep. That’s what Dave Brudy did when he bought a working cattle ranch in New Mexico with all of its holdings in 2017 The cattle remain...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
U.S. military sold on vehicle’s versatility
U.S. military sold on vehicle’s versatility
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
The American Austin Car Company was founded in 1929 but lasted less than five years before filing for bankruptcy in 1934. In 1935, the American Bantam Car Company in But...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
Jeep enthusiasts and adventurers are gearing up for this year’s Epic Willys Adventure, an endurance race that spans around 1,700 miles through the Appalachian region. As...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
In the heart of Butler the annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival revs up community spirit as local organizations band together to celebrate and give back. From the tirele...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
While people walk through downtown Butler on Friday, June 7, as Jeeps swarm Main Street and many of its side streets, they may miss some of the other people and events go...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
A major attraction at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival this year will be the military encampment. Military reenactors will set up displays demonstrating what life was li...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
Babes of Bantam Calling all lady Jeepers at Friday at 9 a.m. This women’s only Jeep trail ride is geared toward beginner drivers looking for an introduction to off-r...
June 05, 2024 Special Sections
Rusty Trombone wins 2023 EWA Concord Cup
Rusty Trombone wins 2023 EWA Concord Cup
June 19, 2023 Special Sections
WORTH TWP — "She ain't failed me yet,“ Jeep owner Patty Wager said as she waited for chance to drive through the mud pit in her gray and pink Wrangler, affectionately nam...
June 10, 2023 Local News
The 2,000 miles that Patty Upton will bring her Jeep from Salmon, Idaho, to Butler County for the 12th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a jaunt compared to the fiv...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
The annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival has something for everyone to do over the weekend. From friendly competitions to an all-new Jeep Safari, there’s something for th...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
U.S. military sold on vehicle’s versatility
U.S. military sold on vehicle’s versatility
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
Participants in the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, Friday to Sunday, will have the opportunity to explore Butler County and learn about the historical significance of the...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
Off-roading isn’t for everyone — but if you like being in nature, challenging your driving skills and don’t mind a little dirt, you might want to give it a try. By day, J...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
While the Jeep may run off gasoline, Jeep owners can fill up their souls with inspiration during this years Jeep Festival. This years Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival will b...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
Butler County continues its own rubber duck tradition by making splash with the Duck Dash. The annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival will be hosting the Duck Dash at 6 p.m...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
Not everyone can endure taking a nearly 2,000-mile road trip in an 80-year-old Jeep at an average speed between 35 to 38 miles per hour. Not everyone can hit the open ro...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
There is plenty of fun to be had at the annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, from Jeep Team Challenge to the Jeep ’n Seek. However, there is one event that will take spe...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
The streets of Butler will be crammed with at least 1,000 Jeeps in the evening on Friday, June 9, with vehicles coming from all corners of the U.S. for the annual Jeep In...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
The planets are aligning this summer when the Mars New Year Festival will coincide with the annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival this year. The biennial Mars New Year Fes...
June 07, 2023 Special Sections
'Only thing we found that could get up that hill was a Jeep' While hundreds of Jeep owners will be getting their kicks outdoors on the trails at this weekend's 10th Banta...
June 09, 2021 Special Sections
After COVID hiatus, beloved Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival returns In 2019, festival spectators watch competitors race down a hill on ride-on Jeeps during the Bantam Barbe...
June 09, 2021 Special Sections
Julius Lorentzen is just like any other Jeep guy. He owns them. He drives them. He drools over them. Yet, few have gone as far as he has. After months upon months of pla...
June 09, 2021 Special Sections
Jeep enthusiasts will be able to experience new trails Jeep enthusiasts who enjoy taking their favorite vehicles off-road will find more than a dozen new trails to explor...
June 09, 2021 Special Sections
Who doesn’t like winning prizes? At Bantam, there are plenty of opportunities to do just that. Thousands of amazing prizes are given away each year by Bantam Jeep Herita...
June 09, 2021 Special Sections
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