Jeep’s 75th Anniversary Commemorative Wrangler

75th Anniversary Wrangler BannerSince 1941, the Jeep® name has symbolized a unique family of go-anywhere, do-anything vehicles – first developed for military use, and after 1945, continually adapted for a wide variety of civilian applications. The Jeep brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016, and to mark the occasion, a commemorative one-of-a-kind Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle is being created today as a tribute to the brand’s legendary history and military heritage.

“We are creating this unique Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle in celebration of the brand’s legendary history, and to demonstrate that 75 years later, today’s iconic Jeep Wrangler is instantly recognizable and clearly connected to the original Willys MB,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Since they were first produced in 1941, Jeep vehicles have been the authentic benchmark for off-road capability, having mastered more terrain, led more adventures and provided drivers more freedom than any other vehicle before or since.”

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Road to Butler Peak reopened to the public

Doesn't look like much, but back in 2007 this was all you could get for the JK!I can’t believe it’s been nine years since I drove up to the Butler Peak Fire Lookout in my then-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I’d just installed the first Terraflex lift and wanted to see how the rig drove both on pavement (freeways and road to Big Bear) and on a reasonably non-treacherous fire road.

Not that I didn’t trust the work done by the dealership, but – just after picking the rig up – I noticed that it drove and handled awful. Turns out the crack team of “mechanics” at the dealership had inflated my tires with (walking around from passenger front, to rear, to driver front):15 lbs of air, 35 lbs of air, 20lbs of air, and 40lbs of air. Not sure why they decided to try to kill me after I’d just bought the rig, but … well. Whatever.

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The End Of The Trail for California’s OHV Program?

Save California's OHVThis information has been posted and reposted several times, I got it as an email from a few different sources. My “trust but verify” meter always leads me to research things like this before posting them, and this has been verified. I believe the original source for this email was District 36 Motorcycle Sports Committee, Inc.

California’s Department of Parks and Recreation is going through a Transformation Process that is proposing eliminating of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.

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Jeep the most “American” Brand, according to Experian

Jeep Blur American FlagIn honor of the Fourth of July, Experian® released findings from an analysis that examined vehicles on U.S. roads to see how many were manufactured in America, or “born in the USA.” According to the analysis, nearly 60 percent of all light-duty vehicles on the road were assembled domestically, while the rest were built in Canada (12.6 percent), Japan (11.1 percent), Mexico (7.4 percent), Germany (4.3 percent), South Korea (3.4 percent) and others (2 percent).

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and Trailhawk introduction

New 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrailhawkJeep Grand Cherokee: Even More Capability and Luxury for the Most-awarded SUV Ever

FCA (New York Auto Show) – Already the most awarded SUV ever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is about to become even more capable and even more luxurious.

At the New York International Auto Show today, the Jeep brand expanded its Grand Cherokee lineup with the introduction of a new Trailhawk model – the most capable factory-produced Grand Cherokee ever. The brand also introduced the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit, bringing a new exterior appearance, a plush new interior and even more standard premium features to consumers looking for the ultimate premium full-size SUV.

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75th Anniversary Editions now showing up at dealerships

75thCherokeeThey’re heeeEEEeeere! The anticipated arrival of the 75th Anniversary Editions has begun. While perusing the inventory at a local dealership, I noticed several examples of Cherokee and Grand Cherokee had been dropped off. The bronze accents and detailing look awesome!

From Jeep.com: “Inspired by our legendary heritage and re-imagined for the modern day adventurers, our limited edition 75th Anniversary lineup features available Jeep® 4×4 capability, bold bronze accents, exclusive new colors and 75th Anniversary edition badges commemorating our proud history.”

Check out the complete line up and grab a brochure for your favorite over at the Jeep website HERE.