Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jeeptoberfest 2013

Update Jeeptoberfest 2013 has come and gone. We should have pix and story from or field contact… stay tuned.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can at the event on Saturday or Sunday… Hmm getting out of town this weekend does sounds very appealing.

Non-Stop Shoot at the West Palm 4WheelParts Cover Contest

Motive Image dropped by the West Palm 4WheelParts Monster Sale last Saturday afternoon and shot for the Customer Cover Contest. The concrete and culvert crawl challenge in back of the store made for an ideal photo spot enhancing the already rugged qualities of customer rigs and made for a great contrast; immaculately clean 4x4s in a chaotic debris field.

The shoot started a little after 1:30 and with a pause for the raffle with a bunch of really cool stuff given away including gift certificates, the shoot continued to almost 4:00.

In all 15 entries were shot. Now the tough part, the team at 4WheelParts is tasked with the tough job of picking a vehicle to represent the store and go head to head to head with other 4WP locations.

Amazing vehicles such as this JKU with a flawless mat paint job took on the pile turning the lot into what looked more like a trail shoot.

Special thanks go out to the gentleman in the Silver Ford. His spotting skills got EVERYONE over the course with zero breakage. For people new to rocks he made it a great introduction and all in the spirit and tradition of wheelers helping wheelers. Awesome job!

JK “Stomper” showing so serious flex

Ready for the apocalypse… zombie or otherwise, patrolling a wasteland near you

One of two XJs than attended the shoot

For the rest of the vehicles and lots more pics check out the Customer Cover Shoot Contest Set out on the Motive Photo page.

A huge thanks to Pat, Rob, Jason and Kevin at the West Palm 4WheelParts Performance Center for hosting the event and raffles. And a big thanks to all the folks who came out especially the drivers who waited patiently through the shoot and were up to the challenge of crossing the pile.

For the vehicles that entered, feel free to email Motive at “” for a free DVD containing the entire shoot in full resolution.

Again thanks!

Plenty To See at the Morris 4×4 Swap

Great day as the weather held out and Jeeps rolled in.

What’s a Jeeper top do after upgrading (and re-upgrading). Where do the take offs go? Morris 4×4 figured someone had to make it easier to get all those parts out of our garages and in front of other Jeepers.

With the cooler weather in October they opened the lot to the Jeeping community and held a parts swap meet. It was a great way for some folks to clear out the garage and others to get that paused project restarted.

In addition to Morris opening the lot to customers, Morris offered up a bunch of hard to find and out of production items at a discount. Just the ticket for anyone who bought the bumpers some time back but passed on the matching rock rails or that 5th matching rim for the spare.

Throughout the day all kinds of accessories such as Hi-Lift jacks to tire repair kits were raffled off. Naturally there was a lot Jeeps in a wide variety. The sleeper or the bunch was a silver ZJ. Something you’d walk right by, until the motor was turned on. A stock V8 never sounded do aggressive, not without a little intake and exhaust work of course.

And it’s not enough that owners leave their own unique mark on their Jeeps, but the factory has a whole host of special editions.

Oscar Mike Edition (on AEV Pintlers – very nice choice by the owner)

10th Anniversary Rubicon

On hand were manufacture reps from SpiderWeb Shades and Mile Marker.

Attendees checks out the SpiderWeb Shade JK

Getting the folks in Orage to pause for a photo

For more photos and bigger versions, check out the Motive Image Event Photo Page

Some States Re-opening Federal Parks on State Dime

This is an update to the Federal Parks closure report (due to the political logjam delaying passage of the current Federal budget.)

Some states are taking park matters into their own hands and ponying up the needed funds to re-open them. No surprise, Utah with some of the best known parks (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion) is first to act. Colorado looks like it’s going the same way.

Back home here in Florida, Rick Scott our governor has given an unambiguous order to NOT fund any Federal short falls, parks included. So it looks like we’ll all just need to be patient while 536 people in Washington tasked with passing and signing a budget already a week late fiddle at it a bit more.

That’s all the dirt for now.

Great Balls of Fire

With a solid lot full of Jeeps, the Oar House was a buzz with activity last Wednesday night. Hollywood Jeep dropped in with their newly wrapped “pink” Wrangler to give away some nifty stuff. Red Neck Mud Mafia 4×4 came by as well and added a couple cool t-shirts from Indian Motor Cycles to the give aways.

Event organizer, Otis of Jeep Off Road Adventures raffled off goodies and discussed future events with Our House owner Debby (stay tune… as it might require some wheel time).

Spontaneous Combustion…
And just when you thought your server was just another pretty face that got you your food and an icy cold beverage in a snap, one of the waitress broke out with the fire twirling.

Note to self, leave a good tip, and never argue with a woman who can sling fire over her head.

We do it again on October 23rd…
Bring your Jeep, bring your friends, make some friends and have blast!

M&G at the Oar House Oct-9

Meet and Greet at The Oar House Wednesday Night

October 10th form 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Show hump day who’s in charge and drop on in for a Jeep get together at the Oar House in Pompano Beach.

Hang out dockside or dine open air in the tiki lounge. Check out everyone else’s rigs, catch up on events and find out what’s being planned. Certain to be discussed:

Morris 4×4 Parts Swap
4WheelParts West Palm Cover Contest
… and Jeep Off Road Adventure is planning some weekend in town and out of town events.

Hollywood Jeep will be there with their newly wrapped JK Wrangler and Otis from Jeep Off Road Adventures will give away some cool stuff in free raffles courtesy of the folks at the West Palm 4WheelParts Off Road Performance Center and Hollywood Jeep.

Remember to show your server the Jeep keys and the bill will be discounted (25% off)… now that’s hitting hump day right where it lives!

200 E McNab Road,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
(954) 545-0700
The Oar House on Facebook

Large Turn Out at CJ’s Last Night

Whoa 30+ Jeeps filled the lot last night at Cj’s draft house! And a Thursday no less.

From casual conversation it looks like three jeeps are heading to the St Lucie Mud Jam and a lot of folks are going to the Ocala Jeeptoberfest..

Otis with Jeep Offroad Adventures raffled off this snazzy Smittybilt Tire repair kit provided by 4 Wheel Parts of West Palm Beach/. We hope the gentleman with the TJ who won it last night will never need to use it but nothing beats being prepared.

Also raffled off was a twenty dollar gift certificate courtesy of Doug “the Stomper” Baber and Cj’s as well as an official Jeep gear mug and oil change courtesy of Hollywood Jeep!

Next Cj’s get together is the 17th, see you there.

4WP Customer Cover Contest

Drop in to your local 4 Wheel Parts store between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Oct-12 to fill out and entry and have a photo taken to enter the Customer Cover Shoot contest. This is your chance to make it to the cover of Off-Road Adventures Magazine.

West Palm Beach, FL
2240 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach FL 33409

Miami Gardens, FL
3383 N.W. 167th St.
Miami Gardens FL 33056

Oct-12 9:00 to 3:00

Ara Hagopian, winner of the 2012 shoot was right here from South Florida with his winning entry, a 2010 JK Unlimited. The bragging rights are enormous and the thousand dollar shopping spree… well that’s pretty darn nice too!

Cover Shoot and Full Story

Not feeling ready for a cover shoot, then come on in anyway and register for the trip for two to Hawaii drawing, check out the rigs at the show shine and grab something off the grill.

And of course feel free to take full advantage of the Monster Sale. Riding weather is almost here, get your rig ready for the good times and trails!

Need more details? Check out West Palm 4WP on Facebook

2013 Wrangler Moab Edition

Making its debut at Easter Jeep Safari in its mountainous name sake venue, Jeep’s Moab Edition blends the luxury of the Sahara Wrangler with the ruggedness of the Rubicon.

Photo from:

In addition to the upgraded Sahara ride and interior, the Moab sports these added goodies


  • Premium leather
  • Distinctive stitching
  • Newly designed seats
  • Grab bars (for those “oh shoot moments”)
  • Mopar slush mats
  • Interior Moab badging

  • Custom bumper for improved approach and departure angles
  • Rock sliders (body armor)
  • Power bulge hood
  • Rear tail light guards
  • Black Mopar fuel filler door
  • Exterior Moab badging
  • 2013 Rubicon Rims in black
    Under the Hood

  • Relocated (higher) alternator, and reversed
  • Improved belt routing to avoid mud and water
  • Dana 44 with selectable rear locker

The custom bumpers not only gives the Moab a sharp integrated look and offer far better protection than the stock ones, the front is also ready to accept a standard winch. Other noteworthy items, the Moad rides on Goodyear SilentArmor 245/75R17 (31×9.6) tires. These are a little smaller than the Sahara’s 255/70R18 and Rubicon 255/75R17 meats (32×10). It’s not much difference but perhaps might give the Moab a smidge more torque.

Much of the rest of the Moab is same with Sahara, 285 HP Penta Star motor, 2.72 transfer case, Saharara drive train and standard 3.73 ring and pinion (an option on the Sahara, again a plus for torque and perhaps just where it’s needed).

Compared with the Sahara, the Moad fairs very well even in the comfort and luxury areas. Against the Rubicon, some wheelers will start picking at the differences as did staff at FourWheeler Magazine . Nonetheless they saw the Moad as a great offroad platform and in the end gave it a solid endorsement and awarded it 4×4 of the year.

Two and four door versions are available and should be hitting dealers this month.

For information, pricing and options check with Jeep
or your Local South Florida Jeep Dealer

St Lucie Mud Jam, Oct 4th-6th

Time to get sloppy this weekend!

Bring your truck, Jeep or ATV and sling some mud, bog it or bury it and have a good time blowing off some steam.

Port St. Lucie Mud Jam welcomes back MudLife Magazine! On hand will be mega truck racing catching air and running mud. Live music entertainment and after dark fire pit and parties… yah you know the ones.

For more info here’s the dirt St. Lucie Mud Jam

(Photo from Mud Jam Site)