Congratulations to SKIP for January 2015 JOTM Winner!
Paul Soccio posted his unofficial Tigger Turkey Crawl at Gilmer’s BMRA on the LSJC forum for the Saturday after Thanksgiving and that it was going to be easy-ish to light medium trails to help his wife, Jenn, break in her CJ. Melinda and I decided to sign up for that and when we saw some others were arriving for some Friday runs and we had extra time off that we would go ahead and get there Thursday night and try to hang with that group a little Friday.
My 2000 TJ recently had a D44 with ARB lockers installed but I hadn’t really put it to the test yet so I thought even though the harder trails were not in my comfort zone we would give it a go. We got to park and ran a few medium type trails with Brian, Murphy and Dirty Old Man until about noon when we saw Al (Wushaw) pulling his big ole setup into the camp area. It didn’t take him long to get ready to ride so after a lunch break we all hit the trails with Al and Lloyd McPherson. Didn’t take long to get the old adrenalin going with Al in the lead. We had a great time and the weather was perfect. We rumbled up Shake, Rattle and Roll and I was having a little difficultly getting up the final ledge. Al was spotting me and got us to a point where he said bump it and I think I might have over bumped and we flew up in the air. At one point all the wheels were in the air and Lloyd was able to get this shot. It was all a blast and later we all hung out at the camp grounds and had some fantastic food and campfire talk (Thanks, Lou and Al).
Congratulations to Jeff “TREX” 2014 JOTY Winner!
Jeff was our June 2014 JOTM Winner!
Congratulations to Josh “Jeepfeste” for December 2014 JOTM Winner!
This pic was taken at Hot Springs, AR during the Fall Veteran’s Day trip with the club. I have to give credit to Bob (offcamber) Lionel for taking this great picture of my 1999 Wrangler TJ as I crawled up near the top of Sesame Street. Would also like to thank JeepinJason and his wife for guiding us through the many miles of trails on Saturday. At the top of that hill, my wife Rashea, mentioned to me that I was making those trails/climbs look easy. After looking at the pics like this one, I have a new appreciation for the amount of flex my 6″ Full-traction long-arm suspension provides to keep my 35″ M/T tires and 5 spd manual power on the ground to hold a line I choose. Hopefully my latest upgrade will let me climb up Bailey’s Boulders with ease next time out. Happy Trails everyone!
Congratulations to Nic “Bulletproof6″ for November 2014 JOTM Winner!
This picture was taken at Bridgeport OHV park going up the steps at the twins.* I’ve got to give a gracious shout out to Kosmos for capturing my flying jeep in this picture.* Although we had a great overall day jeeping with dacjeep and Kosmos, the most memorable part was finding a long missing wallet on the way out.
Congratulations to Kevin “Hondo” for October 2014 JOTM Winner!
This picture was taken during the shake down run after the stretch of the jeep at Arbuckle Off-road Park. I got to the bottom of the hole and the lockers were not working. I did not want to back out so I picked a line and when in doubt throttle out.
Congratulations to Lane “Mac&Daddy” for September 2014 JOTM Winner!
This picture was taken on the first switch back on Black Bear Pass overlooking Telluride, CO. McClaine (Mac) gets the credit for this picture. I didn’t even know she took it until we got down to the bottom. The Jeep is her/our 2000 TJ. It has a 4″ short arm Skyjacker, 35″ Micky Thompsons, 4.88′s w/Spartan in the front, home built front and rear bumpers, Smittybilt XRC winch, Rusty’s Off Road tube fenders.
Congratulations to Ronnie “Fishnchips” for August 2014 JOTM Winner!
This was taken in the falls on Imogene pass in Colorado. Kim would not go up with me, said she would stay down and take some pictures of me going across. 86 cj7 sprung over, 4:11 gears, ARB’s front and rear, dana 30 up front, amc 20 rear, 37′s, four speed trans, 4 to 1 gear reduction, four wheel disc brakes with electric line lock, 258 six cyl.
Congratulations to Rick “Hardtimes” for JOTM Winner!
This pic was taken on Greg’s Rock by Al “wushaw” on our club run to Superlift in Hot Springs back in May 2014.
Just a little more than your average mall crawler. This Jeep is almost old enough for antique tags. It is a 93 Wrangler with full width Dana 44 front and 60 rear. Custom built 3 link front and 4 link rear with 16″ King Coilovers and air shocks by CK Customs. A few other mods include a 104″WB, Atlas 4.1, 10000# Warrior winch, RCV axles, PSC assist steering and a cool little saddle stirrup on the right side to help Brenda get in.
Congratulations to Jeff “TREX” June 2014 JOTM Winner!
This picture was taken at Eater Jeep Safari 2014. Mudd Diva took this picture as I came over Easter Egg Hill on Flat Iron Mesa trail in Moab, UT. The Jeep is a 2003 TJ Rubicon with a 2″ Teraflex suspension lift, 1.25″ body lift and 33″ Goodyear MTR tire. Thanks to all that Voted.
Congratulations to Bryan “Stickerhead” for May 2014 JOTM Winner!
The picture was taken March 2013 at Clayton on Wet -n-Wild / Green Mamba. A small group of us consisting of myself, Redneck Ron, CJ8Larry, James “Nvr Dun” Foster and Pops57. This was my first trip to Clayton and I am ready to go back. I see why everyone said “trail damage will occur!” Our small group broke a rear axle UCA bracket, a front upper UCA bracket, one rear shock and a power steering pump. I think we got out unscathed! Best part of the trip was watching James Foster “turtle on Cake Walk.” Sorry James, couldn’t resist.
My jeep is a 97′ TJ with four squirrels under the hood, Dana 44′s with 5.38 gears, chrome moly shafts, ,hydro-assist steering, ARB locker front, Detroit rear, 37″ Irocs with a bunch of body armor and overweight. I have owned this jeep since it was new so all the abuse has been done by me!