Even Jeep deserves a vacation.
Five whole days were dedicated to all things Jeep over the weekend thanks to the Mid-Florida Jeep Club. They pulled all their rides together to party with Jeep owners from all over. Saturday was the big day with everyone heading to the Daytona International Speedway to compete in a “show-n-shine” competition. It wasn’t all about looks though, it was also about showing off the capabilities that make the Jeep so infamous. That’s why the beauty pageant potion of the contest was only the half of it. Next up was the obstacle course.
This year was a big one for the event. It marked their 10th anniversary. It’s very popular with Jeep drivers who come not just from nearby Florida, but even as far away as Alaska!
Joe Hogan, a first time attendee, was drawn in not just by his appreciation of Jeep, but also as a thing to do with his family. “I think it’s a family oriented vehicle,” he said. “You can come out and have fun with your family and your friends.”
The event also isn’t just about showing enthusiasts cool Jeeps, it’s also about giving back. The event raised money for the Volusia/Flagler Boys and Girls Club and the Blue Ribbon Coalition, a nonprofit group that promotes access to public lands. In the previous year, the event raised 30,000 for the charities.
After the Jeeps were put through their paces and marveled over, the event ended at the Shores Resort. The attendees then got to enjoy their final day of the event with a pool party and luncheon.
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