|From a Chrysler press release|
The Jeep® brand is bringing the "Jeep Rocks & Road Tour," an on- and off-road driving experience, to consumers in at least 11 cities across the country starting July 16 in Syracuse, N.Y.
The tour provides the ultimate on- and off-road driving test for attendees at air shows and auto shows, fairs and festivals all over the country. The program is free to those who pre-register at www.jeep.com/rocksandroadtour and bring a copy of their confirmation receipt. Typically generating an enthusiastic response, early registration is highly encouraged for those interested in attending in order to ensure a quick and seamless entry. The "Jeep Rocks & Road Tour" is open to the public and features obstacle courses that demonstrate Jeep Trail Rated® capabilities. Current Jeep owners are extended the opportunity to drive their own vehicle on a Jeep Owner's Playground. The entire Jeep brand lineup, including the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, will be on site to test drive.
"We have created the 'Jeep Rocks & Road Tour' to provide our current and potential customers with an adventurous experience that is exclusive to the Jeep brand," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "We are partnering with various venues across the country to reach out to our loyal Jeep consumers, while branching out to those with new interest in the one-of-a-kind Jeep brand. This tour provides an ideal venue to experience the countless features and legendary capability offered in the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as the other vehicles in the Jeep brand family."
The "Jeep Rocks & Road Tour" courses consist of several obstacles that simulate some of the rigorous testing that Jeep vehicles endure before customers get behind the wheel. Courses include elements that demonstrate the Trail Rated capabilities of Jeep vehicles for articulation, ground clearance, maneuverability and traction.
Jeep brand vehicles will be on-hand for participants to drive over a variety of surfaces. Attendees will learn to navigate off-road challenges, such as steep grades, rocky trails and log crossings, under the guidance of a trained instructor.
The "Jeep Rocks & Road Tour" features a number of interactive activities, including informative product displays. The family-friendly event offers children the opportunity to take part in the Jeep brand experience as well. Jeep kids can drive "Power Wheels" mini-Jeep vehicles, climb a rock wall and more.
The tour travels cross-country as it kicks off in Syracuse on July 16 and concludes in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 31.
Full schedule after the jump.
Tour Locations and Dates:
July 16 -
18 Syracuse Nationals Syracuse, N.Y.
July 23 -
25 Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest Columbus, Ohio
July 30 -
Aug. 1 Rockford AirFest 2010 Rockford, Ill.
Aug. 6 - 8 Indiana State Fair Indianapolis
Aug. 20 - Westfield International Air
22 Show Boston
Aug. 27 - Offutt Defenders of Liberty Air
29 Show Omaha, Neb.
Sept. 3 - Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Air Martinsburg, W.
5 Show Va.
Sept. 17 - Virginia Beach,
19 Oceana Air Show Va.
Sept. 30 - Fayetteville,
Oct. 2 Bikes, Blues and BBQ's Festival Ark.
Oct. 8 -
10 Metrolina Expo Center Charlotte, N.C.
Oct. 29 - Forth Worth,
31 Forth Worth Alliance Air Show Texas