•May 13-15: Palo Duro Jeep Jamboree, Amarillo, TX, by Jeep Jamboree USA. Info: 530.333.4777, www.jeepjamboreeusa.com
•May 14: Winching Clinic, Hungry Valley SVRA near Gorman, CA, by Badlands Off-Road Adventures. Info: 310.374.8047, www.4x4training.com
•May 14-16: O'Reilly Auto Parts 4Wheel Jamboree Nationals, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH. Info: www.familyevents.com
•May 15: Ridgecrest 200 off-road race, Ridgecrest, CA. Info: Mojave Desert Racing, www.mdrracing.com
•May 15-16: Esprit de Four Safety Clinic, Hollister Hills SVRA near Hollister, CA. Info: 408.266.7555, 408.923.5251, www.espritdefour.com
•May 15-16: Beginning Off-Road 4x4 Skills Clinic, Hungry Valley SVRA near Gorman, CA, by Badlands Off-Road Adventures. Info: 310.374.8047, www.4x4training.com
•May 15-16: MOROC Rock Racing, Spring Creek Off Road Park, Spring Creek, TX. Info: www.morocracing.com
•May 15-16: Beginning 4x4 Training, Big Bear Lake, CA, by Off-Road Teach & Tour Adventures. Info: www.discoveryoffroading.com
•May 16-17: Onion Run, Twisted Trails Off Road Park, Copemish, MI. Info: 231.651.9548, www.twistedtrailsoffroadpark.com
•May 21-22: JeepSpeed Day/Night Light Force 500, Lucerne Valley, CA. Info: JeepSpeed, www.jeepspeed.com
•May 22-23: Iron Range off-road driving school, Iron Range OHV Park, Minnesota (north of Minneapolis). Info: www.ironrangeoffroad.com
•May 27-29: Cullman Jeep Jamboree, Cullman, AL, by Jeep Jamboree USA. Info: 530.333.4777, www.jeepjamboreeusa.com
•May 28: Deer Hill Rally, Mancos, CO, to Lake Powell. Info: www.thedeerhillrally.com
•May 28-30: Midwest Mud & Offroad Nationals, DuQuoin State Fair Grounds, DuQuoin, IL. Info: www.countrysidemudbog.com
•May 28-30: Death Valley Miner's Cabin Tour, Death Valley, CA, by Off-Road Teach & Tour Adventures. Info: www.discoveryoffroading.com
•May 28-31: Superlift 4xAdventure Series, Superlift ORV Park, Hot Springs, AR. Info: 501.625.3600, www.orvpark.com
•May 29: Off-Road 101 Instructional Course, Kansas Rocks Recreation Park near Fort Scott, KS. Info: www.ksrockspark.com
•May 29: Moonlight Night Run, Kansas Rocks Recreation Park near Fort Scott, KS. Info: www.ksrockspark.com
•May 29-30: Midwest Camp MJ 2010 for Military Jeepers, Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch near Seymour, MO. Info: www.militaryjeepers.com
•May 29-31: Rockstock, by Mid Rivers Jeep Thing, Flat Nasty Off Road Park near Jadwin, MO. Info: www.midriversjeepthing.com, www.flatnasty.net
•May 29-31: Peach Cobbler Trail, El Paso Mountains near Mojave, CA, by Badlands Off-Road Adventures. Info: 310.374.8047, www.4x4training.com
•May 29-31: Show Me Fun Run, Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch near Seymour, MO. Info: www.showmefunrun.com
•Note: If you have a 4WD event you want us to publicize, please send the date, location, a description of the event, and contact info-phone numbers and/or email/website address-to Calendar, 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine, 831 S. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245; fax 310.531.9368; email email@example.com. Please submit your info at least four months in advance of the event due to our press lead times.
Mid Rivers Jeep Thing (MRJT) is about to hold its biggest event of the year, Rockstock, over Memorial Day weekend at Flat Nasty Off Road Park outside of Jadwin, Missouri. The photos here are from last year's event, which included a blind driver contest, a tug-o-war, a poker run, a technical rockcrawl, and a timed run through the woods. Last year the club also raffled off a Teraflex NP231 4-to-1 transfer case kit, a Powertank CO2 tank and regulator, gift certificates from the event suppliers, and a year's membership to Flat Nasty Off Road Park.
"The events for 2010 promise to be even more exciting," says MRJT Vice President Craig Stuart. Want to find out more? Visit the club's website, www.midriversjeepthing.com, or Flat Nasty's site, www.flatnasty.net.
Remember that special Wrangler Islander edition we told you about last month? Sold out. The 5,000 that Jeep made were gone in three days. The Islander did appear at the Chicago Auto Show, so maybe they made more. If you're thinking about one, think fast.
Raminator is Back
Dodge inked a deal with Hall Brothers Racing to build a new Raminator monster truck based on the Ram Heavy Duty pickup. Unlike your typical Ram 2500, though, Raminator will be powered by a 565ci, methanol-burning Hemi that puts out around 2,000 hp.