Golden Cap Giveaway
Charles Dickerson of Tampa got a special surprise when he bought an ARE CX-series cap for his F-150. Inside the cap was the last ticket in ARE's Golden Cap Giveaway, entitling him to 40 crisp $20 bills. ARE launched the sweepstakes to celebrate its 40th anniversary and attached golden tickets near the serial numbers inside 40 randomly selected caps and covers. The first 39 cap buyers who found the special tickets received $40.
Military Jeepers Donate Toys for Tots
The Fort Leonard Wood chapter of Military Jeepers, together with Toys for Tots of Springfield, Missouri, and the Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch (SMORR), hosted a trail ride to collect toys and cash donations to support Toys for Tots. The 324th USMC sent an HMMWV and two Marines to accept donations. An estimated 100 toys and about $200 in cash helped fill the Marines' Hummer.
The day's events included guided trail rides, a ball-and-barrel race, and a very entertaining woods race. After some serious coaxing the Marines took part in the ball-and-barrel race and did a great job. Larry Schrecengost guided a small group of Military Jeepers on some level-three trails, and the day ended with venison BBQ.
Thanks go to Brandon Powell and the SMORR staff, who set up the events, and to Fred Stilling for his coordination efforts. Special thanks go to Sgt. Shoemaker's detail and Toys for Tots for allowing us to help out kids in these rough times, to the SMORR staff, and to Aaron LaRose of Ozark Jeep Thing for making this their monthly club run. Without them the event would not have turned out as well.
•Mar. 5-7: 48th annual Desert Safari by Tierra Del Sol, Truckhaven Hills, Ocotillo Wells SVRA near Borrego Springs, CA. Information: www.tds4x4.com, www.tdsdesertsafari.com
•Mar. 5-7: Superlift ORV Park Manager's Special Run, Superlift ORV Park, Hot Springs, AR. Information: 501.625.3600, www.orvpark.com
•Mar. 12-14: Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Information: SCORE International, 818-225-8402, www.score-international.com
•Mar. 13-14: Getting Started Off-Road Driving Clinic, Hungry Valley SVRA near Gorman, CA, by Badlands Off-Road Adventures. Information: 310.374.8047, www.4x4training.com
•Mar. 19-21: National JK Jamboree hosted by TexasJK.com, Superlift ORV Park, Hot Springs, AR. Information: 501.625.3600, www.orvpark.com
•Mar. 19-22: Death Valley Adventure, Death Valley National Park, by Badlands Off-Road Adventures. Information: 310. 374.8047, www.4x4training.com
•Mar. 20: CORVA Family Fun Run, Hungry Valley SVRA near Gorman, CA. Information: www.corva.org
•Mar. 20: Dog Party II, Twisted Trails Off Road Park, Copemish, MI. Information: 231.651.9548, www.twistedtrailsoffroadpark.com
•Mar. 20-21: Beginning 4x4 Training, Truckhaven Hills, Ocotillo Wells SVRA near Borrego Springs, CA, by Off-Road Teach & Tour Adventures. Information: www.discoveroffroading.com
•Mar. 25: North Rim Adventure, Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, by Badlands Off-Road Adventures. Information: 310.374.8047, www.4x4training.com
•Mar. 25-27: Texas Spur Spring Jeep Jamboree, Llano, TX. Information: Jeep Jamboree USA, 530.333.4777, www.jeepjamboreeusa.com
•Mar. 25-28: General Tire Mint 400 desert race (includes JeepSpeed Challenge), Las Vegas, NV. Information: SNORE, www.snoreracing.net
•Mar. 27-Apr. 4: Easter Jeep Safari, Moab, UT, by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers. Information: www.rr4w.com
•Mar. 29-Apr. 2: Easter Safari for First Timers, Moab, UT, by Badlands Off-Road Adventures. Information: 310.374.8047, www.4x4training.com
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