Where would you want to be on a hot summer day in Southern California? You would want to be at the beach, of course. That’s exactly where more than 100 Jeeps and their owners were for the KMC Summer Jeep Bash presented by Jeep this last weekend in Long Beach, California. While there were no driving events, the Bash was no less an event. Flocks of Jeepers were present with their rigs on display, walking about and talking to other Jeep fans about the newest parts and accessories, new trails to run, and ideas about how to make their rigs more trail-worthy.
A handful of major aftermarket product manufacturers were also on hand to show off and explain the inner workings of their latest goodies for Jeeps of any type. Among those represented was KMC Wheels, there to give everyone a peek at its new real beadlock Machete wheel with 3-1/2 or 4-inch backspacing. Off Road Evolution, Dynatrac, and King Shocks were onsite with their latest wares. Jeepspeed was also on deck to talk about its racing series, and new products for making your rig faster and stronger. Jeep even brought the concept rigs it debuted at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari so KMC Summer Jeep Bash attendees could check them out firsthand.
The real show though were the Jeeps of all sizes, shapes, and types that were spread out from one end to the other of Shoreline Aquatic Park. While there were more JKs than there are ears in a cornfield, there were a good number of TJs, YJs, Cherokees, and even a few historic vehicles. Some of our favorites came with custom trailers, custom builds, or great stories. Keep your ears open for next year’s KMC Summer Jeep Bash event, as it will no doubt be bigger and better than ever. For now, you can check out the gallery of rigs we saw while cruising the beach.