As a new Jeep owner, I’ve been looking for local events to take part in. Saturday October 3rd, 2015 there was a Jeep Jubilee at the Expressway dealership in Mt. Vernon, IN. I was able to attend, but was not in a position to be a part of the show. This didn’t stop me from taking some pictures of the many Jeeps that showed up!
I’d also like to mention the amazing Evansville Jeep club, Evansville Area Jeepers. This club showed up in full force, with a huge convoy rolling in from Evansville. Evansville Area Jeepers or EAJ, support the local community by taking part in fund raising events. The club helps with Toys for Tots and has a capable Crisis Response Team. If you are looking for a family friendly Jeep club and wonderful people to share Jeep stories with, be sure to check out EAJ at EVVJeep.com.
In the event several topics were discussed as there were several activities set up for the attendees. I found it particularly interesting, that the topic of safety was introduced. Jeeps have many things that they excel at such as navigating rough terrain standard vehicles couldn’t. However, it has a tall clearance which does mean that thinner or modified taller models could rollover easily. Not to mention, there are also various models of jeeps with what is commonly referred to as a soft top. This could make for some very serious accidents and a continuous safety hazard.
A Car Accident Law Firm in Columbus GA was present at the location discussing these points with the attendees, and several solutions were poised, as well as of course making sure that you have the proper insurance should an accident actually occurred. It was very informative and I’m glad I stayed for it. Some very simple modifications can be done to stabilize a tall vehicle, and applying a roll cage is not a difficult add-on to a vehicle of this type of frame, not to mention they can be quite resistant without adding too much weight to the vehicle. I’m looking forward to working on mine to make it safer, and several of the people I talked to that were in attendance were as well.