Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2011
(Photo Credit: Dan Braddock/KDKA)
Butler was the home of the American Bantam Car Co., and in 1940 they completed the first prototype of the Jeep as the Army sought to create a light vehicle for all-terrain use. The Jeep’s historic past was celebrate during the Bantam Jeep Festival in Butler County in August. It included a parade of about 1,200 Jeeps!