BREA, Calif. – Suzuki is pleased to announce the kickoff of a series of customer appreciation promotions to celebrate their 50th anniversary in the U.S. market.

Suzuki officially entered the U.S. market on August 16, 1963. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this historic date, Suzuki will be offering customers the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including motorcycles, ATVs, and Genuine Suzuki Accessories every month until the August 16 anniversary date.

On August 16, Suzuki will host a customer appreciation event during the Indianapolis MotoGP race weekend, to commemorate this historic achievement.

An adventure ride that created a racing tradition!

Fifty years ago Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr. rode two new Honda Scramblers from Tijuana to La Paz in a timed promotion to prove the durability of these new bikes. Today the Baja 1000 is the premier, toughest and longest running off road event in the world involving trucks, cars, ATVs and motorcycles.

You are invited to come and socialize, share stories, and introduce the family to the legends: Dave Ekins (original Scrambler rider) and Johnny Campbell (11 time Baja champ and owner of JCRacing). Baja 50th Anniversary “Warm Up Celebration”

When: Saturday, August 4 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

GEORGETOWN, CA – The 60th Annual Jeepers Jamboree will take place on the historic Rubicon Springs Trail July 26 – 30, 2012.  The longest running event of this kind, it is a historic accomplishment for certain.  There are many special features for this years trip including Movies on the Grass, Historical hikes and talks, Diamond in the Rough wine tasting supporting the Rubicon Trail Foundation, 60th Anniversary feature Jeep Giveaway & Raffle, largest vendor show to date and a Flatfender Show’N’Shine awarding a People’s Choice Plaque.

Everyone on the trip is welcome to show off their Jeep Flat Fender on Saturday morning at the meal area.  The group that was commonly known as Flatville between the years of 1990 and 2002 will be hosting this social gathering.  “The rock trail that was once only used by these ‘ol flat fenders in the 1950’s when Jeepers Jamboree started is now a lot easier to maneuver with the bigger tires and suspension,” said Ben Bower, a founding father of Flatville.  “All the trail hands have been warned to bring old parts for this trip, its going to be a lot of fun to bring this whole group in!”

The immensely popular Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. With thousands of off-road enthusiasts traveling to Southern California for the weekend of wheeling and fun. The Tierra Del Sol event was put on by the 4-Wheel Drive Club of San Diego, and aside from the packed vendor area and the massive raffle on Saturday night, the event was a giant success. Even the new off-road park was abuzz with off-roaders testing their new rigs, setups, or trying to tackle some of the more challenging obstacles.

Aside from all the events at the main base camp, trails were packed with Jeeps, trucks, side-by-sides and even the occasional dirt bike. Off-Road.com was on hand to capture some of the action. Check out this video with a few highlights from a perfect off-roading in Southern California.

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Borrego Springs, CA - One of the hottest vehicles in the California market will find its way to one lucky winner courtesy of the Jeep brand and the Tierra Del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club of San Diego.

2012 marks the 50 year anniversary of one of the largest and longest running annual Jeep events in the country, the San Diego-based Tierra Del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club’s Desert Safari. In celebration of this milestone, Jeep has donated a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport to the club, which it has accessorized with parts from Mopar, Katzkin and Goodyear. For the next nine months, the up-fitted Wrangler will be transported to several locations and events throughout southern California, giving the club the opportunity to educate the public about land-use issues and sell raffle tickets for the vehicle’s eventual auction in December at the San Diego International Auto Show.

“We are honored to recognize Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club and the 50th Anniversary of their Desert Safari event,” said Jason Stoicevich, Director, Chrysler Group LLC’s California Business Center. “For more than over 50 years, this club has been promoting the enjoyment and protection of our natural resources, family outdoor living and responsible trail use, values that the Jeep brand has also been supporting for more than 70 years.”

We received a note on the 50th Anniversary of the Tierra Del Sol. See below for update information on the event – Ed.

The countdown continues….20 days until we start the 50th Desert Safari.  You can register online at www.tds4x4.com if you have not already registered and purchased your collectible t-shirt.  They are awesome as always.   If you have registered, then a huge THANK YOU from all of the members, sponsors and families of Tierra Del Sol.  This coming Safari marks the 50th year where our club has organized the event that you have all come to enjoy.  We take special pride in this being our 50th year and are planning a number of special events and will have the largest and most valuable prize package for our famous raffle.   We are already over $150,000 in prizes.   Remember side-x-sides are welcome so tell your friends and visit our Facebook page “Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari” for continuous updates.

BFG has donated 10 sets of 5 tires for the raffle,,,,your choice of size, but that means this year we have at least 10 sets (5 tires) for the raffle and a whole lot more.

In addition to the $150,000 in raffle prizes….how does this sound to you all.  Here is the official bucket raffle prize list where you can purchase as many tickets as you want.   Remember the main raffle is ONE ticket per registration.  The fairest raffle in the country.   And we listened to those who would like to buy more raffle tickets so you have two choices.  Buy a second registration or pick a bucket and buy as many as you like for these very special bucket raffle prizes.

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4 – Goodyear 40×17 MTR Kevlar tires

4  – BFG 37×12.50×17 Krawler tires

1 – DynaTrac Unlimited Front 44 Axle Housing

1 – Premier Power Welder

1 – Superwinch Talon 98 race winch

1 – Olympic Dave’s Rack

And for those that register ONLINE you are automatically added to a raffle for the following prize package and you still get your raffle ticket for the BIG raffle with over $150,000 in prize packages.

Pre-Registration Prizes:
1 – Trailhead TDS 50th special edition 24k Gold deflators

1 – Skyjacker set of 4 shocks

1 – Fiberlink 2×20 Recovery Strap

1 – Jack Powell Jeep gift cert for parts or service

We rely on you to help us spread the word and we really appreciate your support and participation.

Thank you,

Bob & Barb Alexander

Registration Committee Chairs

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