Toledo, OH, is still fighting to win the rights to build the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, but the death of its mayor has been a hard blow.
Michael Collins was mayor of Toledo and an advocate for keeping the Jeep Wrangler assembly plant in town until he suffered a heart attack while driving in a snow storm, leading to his death.
Let's make this very plain – the city of Toledo, OH loves its Jeeps. It loves them so fervently that the very rumor of the Jeep Wrangler moving out of its traditional home prompted the city's mayor, D. Michael Collins, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich to hold a weekend conference call with Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.