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The Jeep brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016, and to date there have been a number of ways the company has marked this milestone. Earlier in the year at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari, an event that was celebrating its own 50-year milestone, we had the chance to take out the 75th Anniversary models on the trail in Moab.

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Compton, California (July 15, 2016)
– This Saturday, July 16, 4 Wheel Parts will hold the grand opening celebration for its newest retail store in Richmond, Virginia. The official opening of this 75th retail location represents a new milestone for the global leader in off-road performance product sales and installation. With the company in the midst of an aggressive North American expansion, the event comes on the heels of recent grand openings in Jacksonville, Florida and Langley, BC, Canada.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle riders in three states have discovered booby traps along trails on public lands that place riders, hikers and others at risk, the American Motorcyclist Association reported recently.

In Idaho, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, someone or some group is deliberately trying to harm off-highway-vehicle riders who use trails on public lands. Booby traps also have been reported in recent years along trails in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

We caught our first good look at the new Jeep Wrangler testing a few months back, even though it was still heavily covered.

We caught our first good look at the new Jeep Wrangler testing a few months back, even though it was still heavily covered.

An all-new Jeep Wrangler is set to debut in 2017 as a 2018 model-year vehicle and there is already plenty of information out there about the new model.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Diamond Bar, CA – Nominations for the esteemed SEMA industry awards are being accepted now through August 1, 2016 at www.sema.org/awards.

Regarded as the highest, most prestigious honors presented to companies and individuals in the automotive specialty equipment market, the SEMA industry awards are presented for the Person of the Year, Rep Agency of the Year, Warehouse Distributor of the Year, Gen-III Innovator of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year.

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At an event in Pennsylvania this evening, General Tire unveiled an all-new tire in its off-road arsenal, the mud-terrain Grabber X3. The new Grabber X3 model will actually replace the outgoing Grabber tire to provide more mass appeal in the marketplace since it will cater to a wider range of SUV and truck owners. The X3 moniker actually relates to the three areas it is designed to excel in for extreme use: mud, dirt and rock.

Pathfinder, one of Nissan’s best known and most popular nameplates in its nearly 60-year history in the United States, is reborn for the 2017 model year with more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety and technology – pure Pathfinder taken to a higher level of performance and style

Nissan today unveiled the new 2017 Pathfinder, which the company says is designed with “more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety and technology.” The new version of the seven-passenger SUV will be offered in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive options in grade levels S, SV, SL and Platinum.

Johnson-Valley-Hammers-3-1-13The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this update on the upcoming closure of Johnson Valley next month. See the information below for more details.

The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 14-21, 2016 while the Marine Corps conducts convoy operations and resupply missions to support a large-scale exercise. It was determined the window of closure for military use could be shortened from the previous announcement of August 1-30, 2016 after the Marine Corps refined the scope of training.

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MIAMI, Fla.
– American Force Wheels is now offering custom engraved wheels, allowing customers to further capture their personality and showcase their own style. Ranging from tribal patterns to polka dots, engravings are essentially limited only by customer’s imagination. The Engraved Series will be offered in 4, 5, 6 and 8 lug.

Sierra Trek’s Summit City basecamp, which rests along the alpine shores of Meadow Lake, is a hub of activity. During the 4-day event participants canoe or fish on the lake, relax along its shores, or hike in the local mountains. Each night after the bonfire is lit, the Wild West chuckwagon crew serves up country-style meals, a band takes the stage, and night owls kick up their heels on the dance floor.

The Fordyce Creek Trail is the original Sierra Trek route and traces the old Summit City Road from Cisco Grove to Meadow Lake. Although it was once traversed by ox-drawn wagons, it is now highly challenging and reserved for experienced drivers with modified four-wheel drives. There are a total of five “winch hills,” each of which is staffed by a team of skilled guides to help participants along.

Back in 1964, a small group of Jeepers got the idea of creating a fundraising event for the newly formed California Association of 4WD Clubs (CA4WDC). It would need to be a first-rate event similar to the then-famous Jeepers Jamboree on the Rubicon. Sacramento Jeepers member Ed Dunkley, an encyclopedia of knowledge on Sierra Nevada history and old mining routes, gathered a few folks and began searching for a suitable trail. The chosen route was a long-abandoned wagon road from Cisco Grove, California (near Truckee), to the shores of Meadow Lake and the 1860’s mining camp of Summit City. It had been decades since the “road” had been used, and Mother Nature had played her hand at reclaiming the land.