Most know the military origins, but do you actually know where the Jeep was invented?
Think back to the origin story you remember hearing about the Jeep. It’s a military-utilized concept that started with our men and women in uniform, but do you know where it officially got its start?
Did you know? The jeep was invented right here in Pennsylvania! Bantam delivered the first prototype to the Army in September 1940. #OTDinPA
Posted by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Thursday, September 21, 2017
Raise your hand if you knew it was Pennsylvania…
Back in 1940, it was Bantam who delivered the first prototype to the U.S. Army, known back then as the Reconnaissance Car.
Even though Bantam eventually lost out on the bulk of the manufacturing deal to other companies, they were the first, and delivered what would become World War II’s difference-making vehicle.