About a dozen restored Jeepsters will be stopping off in Natchitoches today. They are driven by a group of antique car owners who are making a coast-to-coast journey, 2,600 miles on country roads.
The Jeepster was built in Toledo, Ohio, by Willys-Overland Motors from 1948 to 1950. It was the last open-style car produced by a major automaker.
Jim Vacarro has restored 44 of them. He’s leading this 17-day tour that he hopes to scratch off his bucket list. Vacarro says these vehicles were marketed toward soldiers returning from World War II.