Although it was introduced this morning to the general automotive media thousands of miles away at the New York Auto Show, Jeep also unveiled its new 2015 Renegade model to the group off hard-core Jeep enthusiasts in attendance at the Easter Jeep Safari today in Moab, Utah. Unveiling the Trailhawk version of the new SUV at EJS, Jeep believes the Renegade will be a great seller in the small sport-utility market, but it remains focused on retaining the off-road roots for which the brand is known.
So much attention is given to the Jeep and Mopar concept vehicles we see each year at the Easter Jeep Safari, and for good reason. These rigs aren’t built to collect dust on a tradeshow floor – they’re built to be run on the trail and to test new product.
Not to get lost in the excitement of the concept vehicles, but one bit of noteworthy news that could easily get lost in the shuffle is updates to the Jeep Performance Parts line, which is something that ties in directly with the concept vehicles themselves. This year’s Jeep/Mopar concept rigs showcase a number of parts in the Jeep Performance Parts line as well as some that the Mopar team plans to offers soon (with a few others on its wish list).
Every year for the Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep and Mopar show up to Moab, Utah, with a number of concept vehicles to wow the off-road world. For 2014, the crew focused on using its existing platforms to highlight new Jeep Performance Products from the Mopar catalog or concept parts that may or may not be available to consumers down the road. Of all the vehicles at this year’s event, the Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance is definitely the most extreme of them all.
Story and photos by Jaime Hernandez
The Moab EJS Bunny Run put on by Dynatrac, Superlift and Falken Tire brings together some of the slickest Jeeps this side of the Colorado – and quite a few from the other side of the river, too. Off-Road.com was invited along for the action, and we hopped on the Jeep train heading toward Strike Ravine, 12 miles outside of town.
For quite a few years now, Jeep and Mopar have partnered to create some unique concept vehicles for the Easter Jeep Safari. The vehicles are completed back in Detroit, and then they’re brought out to Moab, Utah, and shown to the off-road media. The vehicles are something we all get to drool over (as the media, I guess we get to drool first), and we in turn then post stories so our readers can drool over them.
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): In celebration of his lifelong love affair with off-road motorsports, the Baja peninsula and an entire industry he helped to foster, racing legend Rod Hall was today named by the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) as “Grand Marshal” for the 2014 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. Scheduled for May 10 – 14, this unique, vintage-flavored off-road event will cover 1,300+ miles over four days starting in Ensenada, Mexicali, Baja, Mexico and finishing in the world-class resort destination of San Jose Del Cabo.
Clackamas, OR — Warn Industries is heading to Moab for the Easter Jeep Safari, a trip the company has been making for over 25 years. Moab has been a proving ground for WARN winches, hubs and other off-road products.
Chicky Barton, with co-driver and dad Bill Barton, proved that his 2013 King of the Hammers third place finish isn’t the last time we will see him podium as he took the overall win on Saturday at the Genright ULTRA4s Superlift Eastern Series race. “I’ve been working real hard for another podium finish. I’ve always wanted to win, but know there are a lot of great drivers out there. By far, the highlight of the race was my dad and I standing on the podium together,” said Chicky Barton while reflecting on his win. “After this race I am confident we have the car where it needs to be and now we will do everything we can to keep it maintained and get to the rest of the season races.”
This year, off-road enthusiasts will venture to Moab, Utah, to tackle the trails for the 48th annual Easter Jeep Safari. Once again, Jeep and Mopar have teamed up to build a number of unique off-road concept vehicles for the event, which Off-Road.com will actually get the chance to drive and test out during the event next week.
BEREA, Ohio – CORSA Performance is releasing a premium stainless-steel exhaust system for the 2014 5.3L Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500. The new CORSA Cat-Back system is designed to enhance pickup truck enthusiasts’ driving experience by delivering noticeable performance gains, an aggressive exhaust note and a guaranteed drone-free ride.
Featuring CORSA’s Sport sound level, the exhaust system will be available as a single side exit (part numbers 14871-14874) or as a dual rear exit design (part numbers 14867-14870). Each system comes with either CORSA polished stainless steel 4.0-inch diameter Pro-Series Tips or black PVD-coated tips, laser etched with the CORSA logo. PVD, physical vapor deposition, technology is a vacuum coating process that vaporizes solid metal to a plasma of atoms or molecules, and is applied as a high-performance coating to harden, coat and enhance an objects durability. CORSA’s PVD-coated Pro-Series Tips display a deep, brilliant, reflective, black finish that won’t chip, flake or peel, and resists corrosion.