WHO: Jeep® brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC)
WHAT: Photos from the Jeep brand event from Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, during the Apollo 11 Splashdown 50th anniversary week
Consumers experienced the opportunity to ride in the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, the most off-road-capable midsize pickup ever, or the 2019 Jeep Wrangler, Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year, on the flight deck of the USS Hornet.
After participating in the three most important WWII battles against Japan, the ship culminated an illustrious career with the successful recoveries of Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 in the Pacific Ocean.
The closed course was designed to put Jeep brand’s vehicles, including the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Gladiator, through obstacles that showcase the brand’s legendary attributes, such as capability, body strength, agility, traction and more.
Historic Jeep brand vehicles, including a 1944 Willys MB and 1951 M38 Navy Jeep, as well as a variety of the Jeep brand’s concept vehicles, including a Jeep JK 75th Salute, JK Staff Car, JK Sarge J8, T1, JK Crew Chief and JK JT, were also available for viewing on the ship’s deck.
WHERE:  USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum at 707 West Hornet Avenue in Alameda, California