For every Jeep vehicle on the road or trail, there are countless stories and memories related to that rig. A Jeep’s memories can span multiples families and generations. For Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design, the Shortcut Concept pays homage to what is one of the most iconic and memorable Jeeps to him, the CJ-5.
Suwanee, Ga. – Omix-ADA recently announced that it will feature six historic Jeeps from its recently expanded vintage and historic Jeep Collection at the company’s Off Road Success Center during the 2015 SEMA Show, in Las Vegas on November 3-6.
After two days of challenging on- and off-road driving, TAWA members voted for the best-performing vehicles and FCA US brands secured eight of 24 awards, the most of any manufacturer at the event.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Jeep brand’s Summer Celebration with USA Basketball National Team point guard Kyrie Irving continues to excite lovers of the game as the USA Basketball National Team makes its journey towards 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. This Thursday, August 21, at South Street Seaport – Pier 16, New York, NY, fans will be offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play the Jeep “Open Air Challenge” against Kyrie Irving, as well as win tickets to the USA vs. Puerto Rico basketball exhibition game on Friday (August 22) at Madison Square Garden.
Suwanee, GA – Omix-ADA, a leading manufacturer of high quality Jeep, truck and off-road accessories, today announced the availability of new replacement steel body tubs for the 1981-86 Jeep CJ-8/Scrambler.
Omix-ADA’s new tubs are officially licensed as authentic MOPAR restoration products and come embossed with the authorized Jeep logo. Each tub arrives pre-assembled; fitted and welded together with the cowl panel, rear wheel housings, floor, dash panel and glove box already in place, just like it came from the factory, retaining all major factory mounting locations and channels for body mounting.
The Easter Jeep Safari draws in Jeep enthusiasts of all sorts. Toward the end of EJS week, the tradeshow at the Spanish Trail Arena pulls together those who’ve made the trek to Moab, Utah, to mingle, share stories of the week’s trail rides, and for the aftermarket to highlight the latest and greatest off-road parts.
There are always a few over-the-top builds stationed in the surrounding parking lots to gawk at just walking into the event, but the real show is inside the vendor area, where a showcase of company project vehicles and the newest product designs are featured in booths inside and outside of the arena. While perusing the products and vehicles at the 48th Easter Jeep Safari, we came across a few new items that caught our attention.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – For the second consecutive year, the Jeep brand has set a new all-time global sales record. Sales of 731,565 Jeep vehicles across the globe in 2013 bettered the previous record of 701,626 established in 2012.
“Jeep vehicles have now recorded sales increases both globally and in the U.S. market for four consecutive years, with back-to-back global sales records,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Customers clearly appreciate the new Jeep vehicle lineup that delivers vastly improved on-road driving dynamics and fuel efficiency, in addition to legendary, benchmark 4×4 capability.
Extreme Terrain has a giveaway currently underway awarding one lucky winner the chance to travel and off-road at three of the most well known adventure and off-roading locations anywhere on earth-all on ExtremeTerrain’s dime! A Jeep Wrangler will be provided for exploring the rugged terrains and taking in all the scenery has to offer. The three destinations are sure to ring a bell with outdoor thrill seekers and off-roaders alike:
• Rubicon Trail, California
• Moab, Utah
• Ouray, Colorado
The winner and one friend will be flown to each destination for an outdoor Jeeping excursion like no other.
December 4, 2013 • BANNING, CA — Poison Spyder JK Rocker Knockers are one of the most popular rocker protection armor products available from the aftermarket for the 2007 to current model Jeep JK Wrangler. The rugged DOM tubular steel design, great looking removable skid plates which can be custom painted to either match or contrast with the Jeep, and unmistakable Poison Spyder styling have made the product a favorite among many Jeep enthusiasts. Some, however, have wished the JK Rocker Knockers™ were available in a frame-mounted alternative to the traditional body-mounted design. Poison Spyder recently announced that these customers’ wishes have come true, as a brand new frame-mounted version of the JK Rocker Knocker™ is now available through Poison Spyder and Authorized Poison Spyder Dealers.
“Some of our customers had pointed to competitors’ frame-mounted rocker protection, and asked if we could do something like that,” said Larry McRae, president of Poison Spyder. “We looked at what was out there, but we weren’t satisfied with the way everyone else was doing it.” McRae is referring to the typical design of using a mounting plate either bolted or welded to the side of the Jeep’s frame rail, with a simple piece of tubing extended out to the slider. “While that concept can provide some strength to withstand side-loaded impacts, it provides little in the way of vertical strength—to withstand vertical forces like when you’re coming down off a ledge with the weight of the Jeep on the slider.”
The roots of America’s love affair with Jeep can be traced to World War II, as the one-of-a-kind vehicle dutifully served the U.S. military with its durability and ruggedness. The affinity for Jeep gained traction as the first civilian Jeep (“CJ”) vehicles – the Willys-Overland CJ-2A – reached the public in 1945. The CJ-2A, and successor CJ-3A, was immortalized for its go-anywhere capability and strictly functional amenities.