Mark your calendars, the 3rd annual Worldwide Go Topless day for Jeep owners is scheduled May 8th, 2010. This event unites Jeep fans everywhere, with over 45 Jeep clubs participating and enjoying the day sans top in 2009.
Jeep clubs worldwide are joining in with local picnics, trail runs, clean-ups and social events. Going topless will also raise awareness for a cause this year, as a portion of the proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to Tread Lightly!
Contact your local Jeep club for more information.
Currently on www.truckforum.org forum members have been weighing in on their favorite truck brand. Far and away the favorite of forum members is Chevy with 51.84% of the vote, here’s the rest of the line-up:
Rock Spyder 4×4 will be hosting their 3rd annual Customer Appreciation Day Sunday, May 2nd. This family friendly event is a venue for 4×4 enthusiasts to come together and get excited about the upcoming off-road season. It serves as the first official “event” of the season for the central Ontario off-road community to show off their Jeeps and trucks. According to owner Jim MacDonald “our goal is to thank our customers for their loyalty and continued support, as well as promote our vendors and their products.” Join BDS’s own Chris Bowers who’ll be at Rock Spyder 4×4 for this great event! For more information go to www.rockspyder4x4.com or call the shop at 905-294-0494.
ROCK SPYDER 4X4 evolved from the competitive rock crawling team, Rock Spyder Motorsports. After six years of competing and accomplishing the goals he had set out for himself, owner Jim MacDonald decided to expand on the Rock Spyder concept. With twenty-two years as an avid four-wheeler and seventeen years as a mechanic in some of the best 4WD shops in Ontario, Jim has acquired the knowledge and experience to provide the best possible service in his own facility. Rock Spyder 4×4′s strategy is to maintain a loyal customer base through a customer-oriented focus on business by providing professional service and extensive product knowledge.
The Mud-N-Yer Eye Frolic hosted by Mountain Transit Authority (MTA), is one of the longest running four-wheeling events in the country and for many, it’s the traditional opening of the wheeling season. This year more than 200 4×4 vehicles and about 600 participants are expected.
The Mud-N-Yer Eye Frolic is held at Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area in Hollister, California. The wheeling area of the park has 24 miles of trails on 800 acres of land. The trails range from easy fire roads to black diamond hill climbs and cover almost 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Some of the best sections of trail that MTA maps out are uncharted and virtually unknown.
Everything starts very early on Friday morning with participants lining up to get a good campsite-it’s first-come, first-served. By lunchtime on Friday, the camping area is like a small town with people picking up registration packets, meeting friends and kids playing. In the afternoon the RAMP TRAVEL INDEX (RTI) ramp is set up for a little friendly flexing competition.
MTA maps out a self-guided trail route with challenging routes for all vehicles including some alternate “hard way” sections for those with more capable vehicles. The year’s trail covers every major area of the park. Along the trail two games will be set up to provide a little competitive fun. In years past games have included the Treasure Hunt, where participants had to search their vehicle for all sorts of odd items. There has also been the Toilet Toss, where passengers had to toss a wad of toilet paper through a series of open toilet lids painted with appropriate pictures.
Saturday evening begins with a catered barbeque dinner. After dinner a live band with dancing under the stars.
Sunday is awards and raffle day . Awards will be handed out for trail games winners, a hard luck award for most breakage, largest club attendance, longest distance traveled and muddiest truck.
For more information on this family friendly event, visit the MTA website at www.mta4x4.com
Join our own Andy Barbieri at the OK Auto, 4WD & Tire (Stewartsville, NJ) Open House this Saturday. You’ll find specials on everything off-road and Saturday only you’ll get a $30 instant rebate on any purchase of four (4) BDS shocks. No rebate form to fill out and mail in, just buy four (4) BDS shocks and you’ll automatically receive an instant $30 rebate.
Meet fellow enthusiasts, enjoy food and refreshments, show off your ride and check out the one-day only in-store specials. For complete details go to www.ok4wd.com Come on out and enjoy the fun this Saturday from 9am-3pm!
Rocks and Valley Offroad Park in Harrison, MI, one of the stops on the 2009 Ultimate Adventure, is now open for the season. We just received this email from Chris Orlando of Rocks and Valleys Magazine:
“Thank you so much for all your help with the Easter Treasure Hunt. We had some rain at the end but that didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm! We had over 100 rigs, it was a fun zoo! As of right now we will be open Saturdays in April 10am to 5pm with Fridays available upon request. In May we will be open Saturdays. 10-7 and Sundays. 10-6, same deal on Fridays.”
2010 Events includes:
May 15-16, we are planning our 1st Anniversary Wheel and Feast Celebration.
June 19th we are hosting Relay For Life. More info to follow.
July 10th and 11th – Our leg of the Michigan Rock Crawl Tour
July 31st and August 1st – Yogi’s Pig Gig.
August 7-8 – Rocks and Valleys 1st Super Swap Meet