The San Diego-based Tierra Del Sol 4-Wheel Drive Club has been putting on one of Jeep's longest-running events, the Desert Safari. In celebration of the event's 50th anniversary, California Jeep dealers have donated a tricked-out 2012 Jeep Wrangler for the club to enjoy until it's auctioned off later this year. Until then, the club will tour Southern California and attend events with the "Moparized" Jeep and educate the public on land-use issues.
"For more than 50 years, this club has been promoting the enjoyment and protection of our natural resources, family outdoor living and responsible trail use, values that the Jeep brand has also been supporting for more than 70 years," said Jason Stoicevich, Director, Chrysler Group LLC's California Business Center.
Raffle tickets will also be sold for a chance to win the Jeep, with the drawing taking place at the 2012 San Diego International Auto Show on December 30. So what exactly does this tricked-out Jeep wear? Parts donated from Mopar, Katzkin, and Goodyear include a Warn winch, heavy-duty front and rear bumper, two-inch lift kit, black wheels, all-weather rubber floor mats, black rock rails, and black taillight guards.
Not only will the raffle-ticket buyers have a chance at winning a sweet off-roader, but they will also help a good cause. "Funds raised will go to the club's mission of 'Keeping Public Lands Open' and the education of responsible off highway vehicle use," said Joseph Smith, Club President.