Jeep Frolics

An early flick made by Willys Motors showing footage from really early Mark Smith Jeep Jamborees and Jeep Rallys, and an International Jeep Derby.

This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA.

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 and Mopar Unveil Seven Concept Vehicles Built for 50th Annual Easter Jeep Safari

Jeep Shortcut ConceptAuburn Hills, Mich. – Seven new, ultra-capable Jeep® concept vehicles, featuring an array of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts available to consumers, will conquer the famous and challenging trails of Moab, Utah, at Easter Jeep Safari, March 19-27. Thousands of off-road enthusiasts are expected to descend upon Moab this year to celebrate what will likely be the most popular Jeep Safari ever, as the 50th annual event coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Jeep brand.

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2016 50th Annual Easter Jeep Safari

rr4wci-logoFrom the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Inc. website:

Though not an exhaustive introduction to the Easter Jeep Safari event, we hope this provides an overview to many of the pertinent questions that are asked throughout the year. The Jeep Safari newspaper encompasses these points in greater depth, and also holds the registration form, so be sure to write in your request to be on the mailing list. Thank you for your interest in EJS, the official event of the Red Rock 4-Wheelers!

What it is…. Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab Utah throughout the 9 day long event. The official event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc. one of the the local four wheel drive clubs of Moab. Participants provide their own four wheel drive vehicle, take care of their own food and non-alcoholic beverages for the trip. Suggested essentials, beyond plenty of water, include sun protection, and layered clothing in case of changing weather circumstances that are always a possibility during the spring in southeastern Utah.

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