Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Life-Long Jeeper Earns His Trail-Rating at Moab


I always find it refreshing when an automotive journalist who isn't an offroader gets to experience the fun and adventure of real 4-wheeling.  Road & Track Magazine recently published an editorial on the Jeep/Mopar media run at Moab, Utah's 2014 Easter Jeep Safari during which their editor David Gluckman, who has been a lifelong Jeep fan but who has never actually gone offroading, wrote about his excitement and enjoyment of Moab's trails and the 4-wheeling culture.

Every year at the Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep and Mopar reveal several concept vehicles upgraded for offroad performance; this year was no different.  As offroading has become increasingly mainstream, broader coverage of major events such as this by more diverse media outlets has given the traditionally sports-car-oriented Road & Track Magazine the opportunity to provide their unique perspective on the vehicles, the trails, and the offroad motorsport in general.  This article is an entertaining read, with the author's impressions of the vehicles and his amazement at their capabilities.

The final conclusion after the Moab adventure: the author is dying to return to explore more trails, but next time with his own Jeep.

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