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Posted in News on July 1, 2007
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Camp Jeep Raises $16,470 For Wildlife Conservation Society's "Tigers Forever" Project
During the third annual Camp Jeep New York, Jeep raised $16,470 for the "Tigers Forever" initiative, a Panthera project in collaboration with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The goal of the project is to increase the number of tigers in key areas of the world by 50 percent over the next decade. The money raised at Camp Jeep New York will be used to directly support WCS's Tigers Forever initiative, which involves a wide array of activities ranging from monitoring tiger and prey population dynamics to community education and outreach programs.

Jeep pledged to donate $5 to Tigers Forever for every person who took a ride on the Jeep Trail Rated Test Track at Camp Jeep New York. A total of 3,294 passengers rode the track, which included water fording, ground clearance, articulation, and traction and maneuverability demonstrations, to raise the total amount.

To find out more about Camp Jeep, log on to www.jeep.com/jeep_life/events/camp_jeep/index.html.

Your Old Ignition Is Wanted Dead or Alive
Mallory Ignition has a bounty out on MSD ignition boxes. The company is offering cash payouts to anyone willing to change out his existing MSD ignition box and install the new Mallory digital ignition box.

If you buy a new Mallory digital ignition box (6852M, 6853M, or 685) between April 1, 2007, and December 31, 2007, send your original purchase receipt and the bar code label from the Mallory package, along with your dead or alive MSD ignition box postage prepaid, to Mallory Ignition - MSD Bounty, 10601 Memphis Ave., #12, Cleveland, OH 44144. Mallory will send you a $25 to $75 Bounty check, depending on the MSD box returned ($25, MSD 6200 and 6300; $50, MSD 6320 and 6420; $75, MSD 6350, 6462, and 6520).

According to Mallory, the new 6A, 6AL, and 6AL2 ignitions offer 19-percent more spark energy, 10-percent more primary output voltage, and 40-percent lower energy draw than comparable MSD boxes for maximum performance and reliability.

For more information, contact Mallory Ignition at (216) 688-8300 or www.malloryracing.com.

Hot Springs Motorplex - Off-Road Proposal in Sierra County, New Mexico
With four wheel drive destinations closing left and right across the country, we are always very excited to hear about the opening of new places to wheel. Talks have started for the proposal of Hot Springs Motorplex, a new off-road park located in Sierra County, New Mexico. According to Gregory B. Neal of Hot Springs Motorplex Development (HSMD) "the New Mexico State Land Office, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior, and the National Forest Service are all interested in supporting a destination for four-wheel-drive vehicles.

"This proactive move was made in order to greatly reduce the current burden and future threat to public and private lands from enthusiasts who are seeking recreational activities. The trails will be marked according to their degree of difficulty: Green=Easy, Blue=Moderate, Black Diamond=Difficult, Double Black Diamond=Extreme. This naming convention is currently used in ski resorts and warns guests to run according to their training and skill levels. Course liability will be effectively transferred to the guest through a signed release statement."

The entire crew at Hot Springs Motorplex Development has high hopes for this new park to be the ultimate destination for off-road enthusiasts across North America. After the entire 1,400 acres of land has been assembled and surveyed for topological and hydrological features, they plan on going full steam ahead with course designs. They are hoping this will all take place between September and November 2007, with groundbreaking and construction to be completed in February 2008 for a March 2008 opening.

The encouragement and promotion of new parks such as this is crucial to the future of our sport. We all love to wheel, but unfortunately the entire world does not share our passion.

For more information about the development of the new park, contact Hot Springs Motorplex at (813) 961-8400 or .hotspringsmotorplex.com.

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