Welcome to a very special Jeep Chix. Or should we say Jeep Chick? Around the office, we’ve taken to calling Trisha Glezen a dream girl because she’s hot, smart, outdoorsy, likes Jeeps and wheeling, and can do her own wrenching. We figured you wouldn’t be able to get enough of her either, so enjoy an all-Trisha edition. She is secretary to the Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Binghamton University, and around there is known as “Jeep Girl.” And keep sending us your Jeep Chix photos and stories, as well as Jeeps of the military variety and any cool breakdowns/rollovers. Include a story about what we’re seeing, who you are and where you’re from, and a high-resolution photo. The photo should be no less than 1,600 by 2,000 pixels (about 2 megapixels), and a JPG (maximum quality), BMP, or TIFF file. No PDFs. Email the photo and story to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Sideways.
How She Got Started
Trisha Glezen’s dad had a lifted CJ and would take his kids out to mud holes and try to get his Jeep stuck. “The best part was getting back on pavement and having the mud fly everywhere and being covered and laughing. One of my major memories with my dad, a disabled Vietnam veteran,” Trisha said.
“I have a few good friends with garages and lifts, and I’m always out there getting my hands dirty.” Trisha’s proficient in tire swapping and in changing oil, brakes, plugs/wires, filters, and tranny fluid/cooler, and in general maintenance. “I love being a capable woman!”
Falling in Love With Jeeps
Once Trisha started going to Jeep events and saw them in action, she decided to switch from lifted trucks to Jeeps, buying a stock ’07 JK. It didn’t take long before she lifted it too and added 35s. After getting stuck in mud again, she installed a custom steel bumper and winch. And when the next mud bog caused water to rush through the doors, she installed a snorkel. “My passion for wheeling my Jeep either in mud, rocks, or snow has grown since I first got my Jeep.
I’m always astonished at the capabilities that it has. I play with it, haul my two dogs around with it, use it to haul trailers, my kayaks fit perfectly on the top, I pull people out of mud or snow that are stuck (constantly), compete in mud bogs, and it is my daily driver to work every day. I just purchased a Cummins, and soon a trailer, so that I can haul my Jeepie to other mud bog and rockcrawling events in the event I break something, which has been known to happen.”