Jeep Heads to the Mountains for Crankworx Event


Jeep is heading back to the mountains to prove its off-road capabilities.  For the sixth year, Jeep is heading to Whistler Mountain in Canada as part of Crankworx mountain biking festival.

The Crankworx is a 10-day celebration of mountain biking and is the must-be place for downhill, slopestyle, and endurance riders.  Over 135,000 people flock to event for a packed week of competition and concerts.  Jeep will be there to sponsor the event as well as bring with it the Jeep Off-Road Drive Course.

The course is set-up to let people drive all the latest and greatest Jeep vehicles such as the 2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition, Grand Cherokee Overland, Renegade Trailhawk 4×4, and more.  Also part of the event is the Jeep Viewing Lounge and various displays around Whistler Village where fans can check out the 75th Anniversary Editions.

Lastly, event goers can sign up for the Jeep 360 program which rewards people for participating in Jeep events.  It gives the chance to win various prizes such as gear, passes to the Whistler Bike Park, and the top-prize being able to be on the Jeep Viewing Lounge to see all the spectacle of the final weekend competitions.

If you’re looking to find out more about the current line-up of Jeeps, click the link and see the selection on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to like the dealership on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, to stay up to date on auto news and our special monthly offers.

Jeep Drives to Florida for a Jeep Party!

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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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Jeep Owners Tackle the Wildest Terrain

Jeep has always been a popular brand, but it usually tends to attract the more adventurous drivers. The ones that are looking for a vehicle that will give them the best when taken up against the outdoors. At the Guam International Raceway over the weekend, those same kind of drivers got together for an entire day dedicated to Jeep tackling challenging terrain at the Jeep Jungleree 2012.

The day stated with a Jeepology 101 course where new comers were give a lesson on the basics behind the four-wheel-drive vehicles. After that brief lesson it was time for a three-mile trail run in the jungle. Almost 50 Jeeps were on half of the racetrack at a time. Joey Crisostomo, president of Cars Plus, described the scene as, “It was like a Jeep snake going through the course in the jungle.”

The event is seen by many Jeep owners as finally getting the chance to see what their car can really do. Most of these owners don’t have access to these kinds of conditions to take full advantage of the off-roading that Jeep is so well known for.

The main portion of the day was the insane obstacle course designed to give even the most knowledgeable veterans a run for their money. It didn’t help any that all morning it was raining causing the course to be made even harder. Because of this, many new-comers found their jeeps stuck on one obstacle or another, left with their wheels spinning in air desperate to find traction. What the crowd ended up remembering the most was when a blue Jeep Laredo managed to find some airtime after launching itself from a hill course.

Fancy yourself an outdoor warrior dreaming of the chance to take a ride on this kind of terrain? Check out the full Jeep line-up online at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Jeep news!