We hope you caught our photo-packed recap of the 2nd Annual Laurel Highlands Jeep® Jamboree on Monday. Today’s post is another Jeep Jamboree recap, but of a different nature. Among the throngs of Jeep off-roading fanatics at this year’s Jamboree were four individuals on an all-expenses-paid trip on the Jeep brand’s behalf. Why were they chosen? Because they’re Jeep brand enthusiasts and they tweet. It was that simple.
A few months ago, we decided to reward some of our most loyal and vocal fans for simply doing what they do best – engaging with their followers on Twitter and supporting the Jeep brand. We flew all four enthusiasts (and their guests) to the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Because it was everyone’s first Jeep Jamboree, we gave them one major task: have fun off-roading. Pretty cool, right?
How did our special guests enjoy the trip? Well, it sounds like they had as much fun with us as we did with them. Jeff Abel and his wife Julie flew in from Colorado to join the Jamboree. He said, “Of course we loved driving the Jeep vehicles, but the experience of the Jeep community was even more amazing. It was great meeting Jeep owners from all walks of life, gathered because of their love of their Jeep vehicles. Connecting with them, sharing stories, and seeing families hanging out together were my favorite parts of the trip.”
Duane Bailey of Virginia echoed Jeff’s sentiment, saying, “My entire weekend was spent with Jeep brand enthusiasts who genuinely cared about each other, who took the time to help one another and who were just thrilled to be there. The Jeep Jamboree was an amazing experience!”
Steve Carver and his son Chase “Rallix,” owners of a 2007 Jeep Wrangler, loved the event. Of driving through the muddy Pennsylvania woodlands, Chase said, “It’s totally different [than driving in California]. It’s muddy and has a little bit of everything.” Now that they’ve seen the Jeep Wranglers take on the Laurel Highlands rocks and mud, Steve said they plan to go off-roading a lot more. “Realistically, we’re going to the Rubicon next week to get it dirty,” he said. That’s not a bad way to follow up a Jamboree adventure, in our opinion.
Finally, Sean “Ol’ Cracker” Landenberger, who takes his Jeep Wrangler out on the beaches of Florida, was floored by the capability of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. “In four-wheel low, the Wrangler Rubicon gives true meaning to the phrase Go Anywhere, Do Anything™. The Jeep brand has combined and branded a bucket list adventure with the Jeep Jamboree experience that I will talk about for the rest of my life!”
It’s hard to put into words what an experience like a Jeep Jamboree is really like. Luckily, we were with four amazing Jeep brand enthusiasts who were able to do it for us. So here’s one more big THANK YOU to all of them.