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For Shame! Bonneville Salt Flats Crust Gets Vandalized
The Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in Tooele County in northwestern Utah. The area is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville and is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake. The property is public land managed by the... Read more
[pics & vid] Today! SEMA High School Jeep Builds and Auction
BRINGING STUDENTS INTO THE AUTOMOTIVE SPOTLIGHT The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association SEMA has stepped up to engage high school students in the automotive industry. Bidding starts today, July 15th ! The auction will start live today with the Santa Fe build, adding one vehicle per day for five days.... Read more
Lee Iacocca – The Passing of a Legend
ModernJeeper Tribute to Lee Iacocca “In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits,” said Lee Iacocca, with the added familiar quote, “I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.” Passing at age 94, Mr. Iacocca... Read more
[pics & vid] The Ladies Off Road Trail Training Tour
CHARLENE BOWER ON THE ROAD WITH TRAINING EXTRAVAGANZA   Charlene Bower is a noted off-roader, writer, ModernJeeper, media guru and founder of the Ladies Off Road Network. This year she committed to taking the Ladies Off Road Trail Training to 75 4WP locations across the country. Halfway done, Charlene... Read more
Jeep Gladiator Prices Seeing Soaring Markups Up to $20,000
CAR/JEEP BUYING TIPS,  AND DEALER MARKUPS First off, before we get into how dealers are marking up Gladiators, allow us to offer some tips on car/Jeep buying to help you get the best price on any Jeep — knowing that you do not have to shop at your local... Read more
[vid] Death Wobble Rears Its Ugly Head in Lawsuit Against FCA/Jeep
HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE — IN DEATH WOBBLE! Many ModernJeepers have experienced “death wobble” or know someone who has.  It’s scary!  And in fact it can be super dangerous to the driver and passengers.  Our friends at ExtremeTerrain define it for us: Death wobble is a rapid oscillating... Read more
Bestop Enhances Its Top Offerings by Acquiring Softopper
ModernJeepers have long known the appeal of overlanding, or what we used to call Jeep camping, and before that car camping.   Driving from one destination to another in the back country, seeing the sights, wheeling adventurous trails, and camping out along the way with your vehicle — also known... Read more
UPDATE: Offer Withdrawn — After 30 Years, Renault + Jeep are at it Again
UPDATE: June 5, 2019: FCA has withdrawn its proposal to Groupe Renault with the statement that while all parties put together an agreement that would be of great benefit ” the political conditions in France do not currently exist for such a combination to proceed successfully.” Politics getting in... Read more
Truck Hero Set to Make Strategic Acquisition of Lund International
RUGGED RIDGE, SUPERLIFT, OMIX–ADA OWNER BRANCHING OUT MORE IN JEEP WORLD ModernJeeper has learned that Truck Hero Inc. is set to acquire Lund International Holding Co., a portfolio company of Highlander Partners. We do not know the terms of the deal as they have not been disclosed. Headquartered in... Read more
Electric All-Wheel Drive Jeeps?
The Jeep Teases Hybrid Renegade, Compass ModernJeepers are following the changes in the automotive markets with a jaundiced eye, with hybrids, plug-ins and more coming our way.  This news is about Jeep Renegade and Compass, but can we not expect to see something more off-road in the near future? ... Read more