|Can't make it to Camp Jeep? How about a Jeep 101 weekend?|
Thousands of consumers will have the opportunity for a first-hand Jeep(R) brand experience with the entire line of Jeep vehicles during this year's Jeep 101 tour. The traveling, two- day event will visit 13 locations around the country and will offer event- goers the opportunity to put Jeep vehicles through a series of capability tests on specially designed on- and off-road courses. The Jeep 101 events also will offer a variety of other activities and opportunities to win prizes, including a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
The national tour begins at the U.S. Army's Fort Dix in Wrightstown, NJ, on May 8-9. It will visit eight military bases and five general-public venues, winding up in Tampa, Fla., in November. Each two-day weekend (Saturday and Sunday) event is free of charge.
Along with being among the first to drive the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited -- the go anywhere, bring everything, larger version of the Jeep Wrangler -- guests will have the chance to experience the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty and Wrangler models. To demonstrate further the Jeep brand's superior on-and off-road capabilities, competitive vehicles also will be available for test drives.
The unique Jeep 101 courses let consumers experience a variety of driving conditions, both on- and off-road. The street course offers everyday driving tips including safe acceleration, steering and braking techniques on a variety of surfaces. The off-road course helps guests learn to navigate off-road challenges such as steep grades, rocky trails and log crossings under the guidance of a trained driving instructor. Each driving program conveys safety and educational messages in a fun, interactive environment.
Jeep 101 will visit the following locations in 2004:
-- Fort Dix, N.J. (U.S. Army), May 8-9 (military only)
-- Albany, N.Y., May 22-23 (open to the public)
-- Ft. Bragg, N.C. (U.S. Army), June 5-6 (open to the public)
-- Norfolk Naval Base, Va., June 19-20 (open to the public)
-- Ft. Campbell, Ky. (U.S., Army), June 26-27 (open to the public)
-- Detroit, Mich., August 7-8 (open to the public)
-- Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., September 11-12 (military only)
-- Fort Lewis, Wash. (U.S. Army), September 18-19 (open to the public)
-- Fort Carson, Colo. (U.S., Army), October 2-3 (military only)
-- Chicago, Ill., October 16-17 (open to the public)
-- Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, October 30-31 (military only)
-- Dallas, Texas, November 6-7 (open to the public)
-- Tampa, Fla., November 20-21 (open to the public)
Hours for the Jeep 101 event will be 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Drivers who wish to participate in the ride-and-drive activities must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid driver's license. For more details and registration information call 1-800-789-JEEP or visit www.jeep.com.