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It’s no secret that Jeep’s next-generation Wrangler is right around the corner (and a pickup version, to boot), but before we see the new JL Wrangler later next year Automotive News is reporting that Jeep is sending off its landscape-shaping JK Wrangler with a bang by offering a number of limited-edition models next month and into next year.

Rancho-Logo-7-22-14Long Beach, Calif., November 29, 2016 – Tenneco’s Rancho performance suspension and shock brand will return as sponsor – this year, as the official sponsor – of one of North America’s top adventure Jeep excursion and event organizations, Jeep Jamboree USA (JJUSA), for its 2017 adventure program.

“Jeep Jamboree USA has created events that are family oriented, extremely fun and critical to the future of off-road Jeeping. We get the opportunity to interact with passionate four wheel drive Jeepers, learn more about their product needs and test our products and systems on such a wide variety of terrain across North America,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance products, Tenneco. “It’s truly an honor to sponsor such a great organization.”

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Head of Jeep Mike Manley and Jeep get into Movember with its new social movement.

As we saw with the mustached Jeep Wrangler at the LA Auto Show last week, Jeep is clearly getting into Movember. For those not familiar, Movember, appropriately in the month of November, is an annual event looking to draw attention to early cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment for men. Guys grow out mustaches to draw attention to the cause and look to generate money to help cancer organizations.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio –The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the agency’s May proposal and will mandate more ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply chain despite a low demand for higher ethanol blends and an inadequate distribution and sales network, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

“We told the EPA in May that increasing the amount of ethanol in our fuel supply creates an untenable situation for the marketplace and raises the risk to motorcyclists and ATV owners,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations. “The agency ignored our comments and the concerns of millions of motorcyclists. So, now it is up to Congress to fix the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

Turkey Attack
In honor of Thanksgiving we thought we’d share a little turkey humor. Don’t make a turkey mad when you’re wheeling, as shown in this video where a turkey attacks a Jeep. While the turkey is certainly among America’s favorite birds (and one of the tastiest) a ticked off tom is not to be taken lightly!

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– In the spirit of the season, Bestop Inc. is giving their social media followers and customers a chance to make this holiday a very special one. Starting Monday, November 21, Bestop launched its “Bestop Family Festive Fourteen” promotion, celebrating the new additions to Bestop’s family of premium brands:  Tuffy Security Products and Baja Designs.  Winners will be announced on December 6, 2016.

Jeeps and Dogs
It’s only natural when you have a hobby that you love that you’d want to share the experience with your best friend.  No we’re not talking about your spouse or your golfing buddy.  We’re talking about your faithful four legged pal who is always game for a ride in the Jeep.  Dogs and Jeeps make the perfect outdoor pair.  They won’t ask where you’re going or when you’ll be home.  Just keep the windows or the top down so their ears can flap in the wind.

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Earlier this week, Mini unveiled the new Mini John Cooper Works Rally, and just yesterday the first photos were released showing off the livery for the Mini that Bryce Menzies will race in the 2017 Dakar Rally.

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On the heels of a successful launch of the inaugural Rebelle Rally Presented By Hoehn Adventures, the 2017 edition will return to California and Nevada Oct. 12-22, 2017. Registration officially opens on November 15th with 60 coveted team spots up for grabs.

Jeep Compass Limited and Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep Compass Limited and Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep unveiled the details on the newest SUV addition to the lineup today for the U.S. market, the 2017 Jeep Compass. Jeep brands the new Compass as “A truly global all-new compact SUV,” as it will be manufactured in Brazil, China, Mexico and India, for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world (part of why we noted they likely switched from Patriot to Compass).