The Resurrection of Flat Fender Jeeps at the 60th Annual Jeepers Jamboree
GEORGETOWN, CA JULY 18, 2012 – The 60th Annual Jeepers Jamboree will take place on the historic Rubicon Springs Trail July 26 – 30, 2012. The longest running event of this kind, it is a historic accomplishment for certain. There are many special features for this years trip including Movies on the Grass, Historical hikes and talks, Diamond in the Rough wine tasting supporting the Rubicon Trail Foundation, 60th Anniversary feature Jeep Giveaway & Raffle, largest vendor show to date and a Flatfender Show’N’Shine awarding a People’s Choice Plaque.
Everyone on the trip is welcome to show off their Jeep Flat Fender on Saturday morning at the meal area and guests are encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The group that was commonly known as Flatville between the years of 1990 and 2002 will be hosting this social gathering. “The rock trail that was once only used by these ‘ol flat fenders in the 1950’s when Jeepers Jamboree started is now a lot easier to maneuver with the bigger tires and suspension,” said Ben Bower, a founding father of Flatville. “All the trail hands have been warned to bring old parts for this trip, its going to be a lot of fun to bring this whole group in!” Typically in its heyday there were about 20 flatfenders camped together; they are anticipating that 20-40 will be converging for this historic 60th Annual Event. To see additional photos from the scrapbook (literally) go to http://bowermedia.com/2012/07/flatfender.
History buffs will enjoy two separate events planned. One is a hike and talk about the camp and surrounding areas hosted by Geologist George Wheeldon. Steve Morris will talk about the history of Rubicon Springs and Jeepers Jamboree. “There is so much history surrounding this entire area and 60 years of this trip that we thought it was important to offer guests an opportunity to hear about it,” said Bob Sweeney, Jeepers Jamboree Board of Directors. The Movie on the Grass on Thursday night will feature the 50th Anniversary Movie and the Tip to Tip Darion Trip.
Rubicon Trail Foundation is hosing a Diamonds in the Rough Wine Tasting. $25 per person, which includes a Souvenir plastic wine glass etched with the 60th Anniversary Logo and all participants will go into a drawing for a free bottle of wine. All proceeds will go to the Rubicon Trail Foundation who is dedicated to enhance the future health and use of the Rubicon Trail, while ensuring responsible motorized year-round trail access.
60th Anniversary Jeep Giveaway and Raffle will take place on both Friday and Saturday nights while enjoying two bands: Papa Blues and Whisky Dawn. The 60th Anniversary Jeep, which has been the focus of events across the country for the last year, will be given away to one lucky guest on Saturday night. Sponsors include Jeep, Currie Enterprises, GenRight, Black Rock, Ten-Factory, Motogear, Goodyear, Arabia’s Overkill, KW Jeep, Roundeye.com, RockHard and Eagle Radiator.
The Largest Vendor show in Jamboree history will be set up all day Saturday including representatives from 4 Wheel Parts, G2 Axle & Gear, Currie Enterprises, FishMouth, GenRight, MetalCloak, NorCal Rock Racing, Olympic 4×4, OilTek, OR-Fab, Paramount, Performance Acc., Poly Performance, Pro Comp, Quadratec, Raceline Wheels, Roggy Enterprises, Rubicon Express, SmittyBilt, Synergy, Trail Master, WFO Concepts, Arabia’s Overkill, Bio-Clense, Black Rock, KMF Offroad, Parts Mike, Rock Hard, Rubicon Ready, Savvy Offroad, Varozza 4×4 and Yukon Gear & Axle.
This years Jeepers Jamboree is currently sold out, however we encourage you to put the dates on your calendar for next year. It is a trip not to be missed. www.JeepersJamboree.com
The Jeepers Jamboree is the oldest and largest organized event of this type in the world. It has received worldwide publicity through television, radio, magazines and newspapers. Guides have taken more than 35,000 vehicles and 102,000 people from throughout the world over the famous Rubicon Trail, considered to be the “Granddaddy” of all four-wheel trails – a 10 on most scales! The annual winter storms provide new challenges each year by carving out a different trail among the rocky sluices and granite slabs. As a result, almost all four-wheeling is done at 3‑5 miles per hour or less. The Rubicon Springs encampment (altitude 6,060 ft. and the site of a late 19th Century mineral springs and hotel) provides a setting for fun and relaxation. Here you will be wined, dined and entertained in the finest High Sierra style. The 60th anniversary event is going to be the best yet. www.JeepersJamboree.com