The York Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania, was the site of the 4th Annual PA Jeeps All-Breeds Jeep Show this past July, and judging by the turnout, all breeds were indeed represented. From early flatties to the latest high-tech TJ, over 200 vehicles turned out for the only all-Jeep event of its kind. No trail riding here, but a genuine Jeep show with judging and trophies for the different categories.
Unlike the standard humdrum car showtype of event, the PA Jeep club constructed a mini-Rubicon and an obstacle-type course for participants to play on, which gave the spectators a thrill. Some of the vehicles were driven by first-timers who got a chance to experience more than a dirt-road adventure, and others crept over the boulders with their eyes closed. A slow-speed crawl race, winch-off tests, and an articulation ramp were also available to keep participants busy. At the end of the show, trophies were awarded to participants in all classes.
A fairlike atmosphere was created by the constant motion of attendees wandering through rows of Jeeps, checking out the different breeds. A manufacturers midway and seminars gave relief from the heat for some people, and the used-parts swap meet was a magnet to Jeep junkies. Next year promises to be bigger and better, which means the event organizers might have to find a bigger location.
For information on this years event, contact PA Jeeps, Dept. Jp, P.O. Box 3326, York, PA 17402-0326, 717/846-9295, www .pajeeps.org.