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All-Breeds Jeep Show

Posted in Events on January 1, 1999 Comment (0)
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The dirt mounds constructed by the PA Jeep club were at first fairly easy to traverse, but many a Jeep needed assistance after the course was broken in. Many of the snazzy street Jeeps had fun as they hopped over the mounds, while the old trail beaters enjoyed the chance to go 'wheeling.

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 show–type 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 year’s event, contact PA Jeeps, Dept. Jp, P.O. Box 3326, York, PA 17402-0326, 717/846-9295, www .pajeeps.org.

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