Moab-Blueribbion-Coalition-3-13-13MOAB, UT (March 13, 2013) — Moab Diner, with help from RCH Designs, has partnered up with several off-road sponsors again this year to sell Moab t-shirts with a built-in support for The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC). The money raised from the sale of these shirts will help keep our trails in Moab, Utah open.  If you are interested in supporting BRC and the Moab trails, you only have until March 18th to buy your t-shirt online.  Even after that, however, you can still swing by the Moab Diner and get your t-shirt there, and have a great meal at the same time!

BRC extends a huge thank you to our Moab Diner friends, James Butterfield (General Manager) and Geoff Thomas (owner). They believe in our trails and the fun our off-road sports bring to the community.

Area-BFE-Del-Albright-3-12-13March 11, 2013 – Del & Stacie, Team Albright and AreaBFE announced today that Team Albright of Mokelumne Hill, California has signed on as an Official Landuse Ambassadors of the AreaBFE Off Road Park near Moab Utah. Team Albright will work closely with the group that established the park in 2004 to ensure the private land remains open to all, 365 days a year. In addition to helping promote AreaBFE’s world class venue year-round, Del & Stacie plan to be on site for the annual Easter Jeep Safari.

Del Albright said: “ We are committed to helping preserve the outdoor recreation activities offered at AreaBFE, and honored to join the ranks of off road organizations such as BFGoodrich Tires, Superchips, Full-Traction Suspension, MasterPull, Yukon Gear & Axle, KC Hilites, Epic Addictions, and Advance Adapters. Stacie added, “The great folks at AreaBFE support landuse and keeping all our trails open, and we plan to commit our time to helping them spread the landuse word.”

“We are honored that Del & Stacie, Team Albright have stepped up to support our efforts here at AreaBFE!” said Olaf Kilthau, Managing Member at AreaBFE. “We host numerous events throughout the year, catering to variety of outdoor activities, and having Del & Stacie on our team brings a unique credibility and knowledge to our operation.” Olaf went on to say, “We want our recreational park to serve as a national example of responsible and fun outdoor activities, where everyone is welcome to have some fun, yet also help us keep our outdoor sports alive, and our trails open. We support landuse and access wholeheartedly, and are thrilled to have Del & Stacie join our team.”

Serving in their Official Landuse Ambassador capacities, Del & Stacie will provide environmental conservation, education, and landuse advice and assistance to the park, and be available to help promote the outdoor activities available at AreaBFE. Team Albright will orchestrate and manage the staffing of the annual Landuse Team Booth at AreaBFE during Easter Jeep Safari.

AreaBFE is a 320 acre recreational park that facilitates many different outdoor activities. The park was developed by a group of guys who had a vision in 2004; “Create a place where people could go without the threat of being kicked-off of a fun little playground and insure that people will always have a place to recreate!” Since then, the AreaBFE staff and volunteers have been working to make trails, camping areas and many other fun destination points on the property. This project has reassured faith in the OHV community and the values these people hold close to their hearts. Learn more about AreaBFE at AreaBFE.com

More on Team Albright at http://www.delalbright.com.

LOOMIS, CA – The Free Ruffstuff Specialties Open Pit will be set up for the third consecutive year at the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers.  The 8 bay capabilities will include 9 Lincoln Electric Welders and a 4×4 Torchmate Table in addition to 3 full service mobile welding trucks that can come to you anywhere.  Racers have priority, but nobody will be ignored, including those without broken vehicles who would just like a Free RuffStuff or Lincoln Electric T-shirt or koozie!  “Last year we repaired 198 different vehicles and this year we have doubled our size and added additional capabilities,” said Dan Fredrickson, owner of Ruffstuff Specialties.  “We go above and beyond for anyone, and one of the cool things that we offer is allowing you to try all the latest and greatest equipment from Lincoln Electric.  We know that most off-road guys are welders, sometimes amazingly good and sometimes not, but all can benefit from the hands on experience. If you are looking at plasma machines, there is no better time to check out the Torchmate 4×4 Table in use, and while the pressure is on to get it done right now!”

POMONA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2012) – BFGoodrich® Tires today announced that nominations are now open for the 2013 Outstanding Trails program. Off-road clubs in the U.S. and Canada may now submit trails in their area that they believe are worthy of a grant for maintenance or refurbishing. Nominations may be made via Facebook or Twitter.

Trails are selected based on uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following.

“Off-road communities demonstrate true enthusiasm for the sport and passion for our products,” said Rodrigo Alonso, light-truck brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “Being able to give back to this community by helping maintain and refurbish off-road playgrounds is our way of showing appreciation.”

SANFORD, FL —  Superchips is excited to announce a sweepstakes program geared towards Jeep and outdoor enthusiasts.  Geocaching has become a worldwide activity that thousands of people actively participate in daily.  To coincide with the recent release of TrailDash, Superchips has rolled out the “Ultimate Geocaching Adventure”.  Customers and enthusiasts now have the opportunity to register for their chance to win a TrailDash unit.  Registrants are also encouraged to create a Geocaching account online at www.geocaching.com to take an active role in this exciting adventure.  Winners will be selected weekly through October 8th, 2012.

Over 2,000, unique Superchips trackable tags are being mailed to Geocachers across the country.  These trackable tags each have a distinctive code that be uploaded and followed online by various participants.  The ultimate goal is to have these Jeep tags reach the best outdoor and 4×4 related caches in the country.  An event has been created on Superchips’ Facebook page for Geocachers to upload photos from their exciting journeys as they hide and seek these trackables.  Superchips supports multiple outdoor recreation parks, events, and clubs including AreaBFE, TreadLightly, Moab Easter Jeep Safari, the Bantam Jeep Festival and more.  Superchips is pleased to extend this opportunity for enthusiasts to take the path less traveled and have a good time in the process.  Winners will be announced online and many prizes including water bottles, shirts, and hats will be sent to Geocachers submitting photos and updates on Facebook.

Moab, UT – After a 6-year dry spell, rock racing is back at Area BFE during the Easter Jeep Safari. Area BFE, the legendary haven to off-roaders, hosted one of the biggest and best Dirt Riot races ever with multiple classes and 22 entries in the unlimited 4400 division.

Much like a rally, the day of racing was broken into 3 segments – qualifying, stage #1, and stage #2. The qualifying loop was in the well known competition area but the longer race stages took advantage of the extensive trail network created by the owners of BFE. Derrik West laid down the quickest qualifying time to take the pole but crashed shortly into the first stage ending his chances of a win.

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Jeep and Mopar are ready for a week of wheeling in Moab.

The brands have created six new vehicles – all featuring a host of Jeep Authentic Parts and Accessories – for the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Now in its 46th year and taking place March 31 – April 8, the Easter Jeep Safari will be attended by thousands of die-hard off-road enthusiasts looking to enjoy a week of wheeling on some of the country’s most renowned and challenging trails. Mopar also announced the creation of an off-road division that will create Jeep Authentic Parts and Accessories.

“We’re delighted to showcase six new vehicles to our loyal Jeep fans at this year’s Moab Easter Jeep Safari,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Jeep Safari has long been a great way for Jeep to connect with its core audience. We look forward to spending the week demonstrating our latest potential production and customization ideas and gathering instant feedback from the most knowledgeable 4×4 enthusiasts in the world.”

To create these new vehicles, Jeep teamed with Mopar, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and offers more than 1,000 accessories and performance parts for Jeep vehicles.

“Mopar is tapping into a growing trend among extreme Jeep enthusiasts who want even more power and capability on the trail,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “This year, Mopar is pushing the envelope in this arena by offering our customers new Pro 60 portal axles and a new HEMI conversion kit, which we will showcase in these new vehicles. In addition, to further maximize our presence in the off-road market, we are creating a Mopar Off-Road division to develop Jeep Authentic Parts and Accessories.”

March 22, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Jeep and Mopar have teamed up once again to produce a selection of concept Jeep vehicles for the 46th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The Jeep Mighty FC concept, Jeep J-12 concept and the Jeep Wrangler Apache are three of six new vehicles that will be shown to enthusiasts in Moab, March 31 – April 8. Look for more on all of these new vehicles later this month.

Auburn Hills, Mich. — Jeep enthusiasts now have the opportunity to transform their four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited into a two-door pickup truck.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Mopar JK-8 kit is $5,499. The kit, which comes with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty, is now available for ordering through Mopar at Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram dealerships. The warranty covers kit materials and workmanship performed at a Chrysler Group dealership.

Check out Off-Road.com’s story on the JK-8 Install at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari.

“Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are some of our most accessorized vehicles,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO, Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “New Jeep Wrangler owners typically spend more than $500 on Mopar accessories. For Jeep Wrangler Unlimited owners, our new Mopar JK-8 kit answers the call for even more radical customization. And it’s yet another example of how Mopar will continue to support our brands with innovative features.”

Prior to the introduction of the JK-8 kit, Mopar introduced numerous industry-first features including in-vehicle Wi-Fi, off-road camper trailers, vehicle-information apps and an Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS). Most recently, the brand introduced its Ram Runner off-road desert-racer kit.

Mopar first revealed its JK-8 kit at this year’s Moab Jeep Safari. The kit takes cues from the popular Jeep Scrambler CJ-8 from the 1980’s. Major components include a spacious 44-inch by 50-inch steel bed, inner and outer bedsides constructed from stamped sheet metal, sport bar extensions, Freedom Panel assemblies, a removable fiberglass hardtop with a sliding rear window, two fixed side windows and a fiberglass bulkhead.

Today at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, Jeep introduced two new models for 2011. The company presented to the media and enthusiasts in attendance its two newest models at its display on Main Street, including the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave and the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8.

For the 2011 Wrangler Mohave, Jeep decided to offer another special-edition version of the vehicle after the success of the three special-edition Wrangler vehicles produced last year. The name pays homage to the rugged western desert Mojave Trail, and the Jeep Wrangler Mojave features a unique desert theme inside and out (accented with lizard graphics), as well as the wheel-and-tire package similar to the one found on the Rubicon with mineral gray 17-inch wheels and 32-inch tires. The exterior features a body-color hardtop and fender flares, and the Sahara model’s side steps.

“The Mojave Trail is known for expeditions, exploration and a rugged environment that features elevation, sand, canyons, a river crossing and hill climbs – the perfect landscape for the Jeep Wrangler,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “By creating the Jeep Wrangler Mojave, we are able to deliver another specialized vehicle that Jeep enthusiasts will love, while drawing new customers into Jeep showrooms.”


Inside, the Mojave features dark saddle leather seats with a lizard logo embossed on the front seats. Driftwood surrounds the vents, front-passenger grab handle, steering-wheel spokes and door-handle inserts and Mopar slush mats and overhead grab handles complete the package.