When we got the invite for Jeeptoberfest in Strum, Wisconsin, we were on the fence.
It came in the middle of a cross-country circumnavigation and we were half-way to not going. But, we were going to be an hour away, there was going to be some good mud bogging and a bunch of hill-climbing CJs and we were in.
When you think "Wisconsin", extreme wheeling is not what comes to mind. Cheese, sure. People whose only thing to do during the 10-month long winter is drink, sure. And of course, who can forget the fact that there is an entire state of people who voluntarily live where the temperature not only doesn't break freezing for months at a time, but they think zero degrees is a heat wave.
But, the thought of a bunch of resurrected CJs brought back to life only to go out and get thrashed-on was enough to get us out for a day. Then, of course, we got out there at 7 a.m. to a misty, overcast, 19-degree morning and we were having second thoughts. But, at the end of the day, we got to see about 45 Jeeps and near 100 people just out and having a blast with their Jeeps. All in all, we had a great time at the first annual Jeeptoberfest put on by Max-Bilt and look forward to next year's event.