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The Joy of Jeep
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For backwoods exploration, supersized rockcrawling, and deep, mud-bogging, off-road action, Jeeps have been the vehicle of choice for over 60 years. Joy of Jeep takes the reader on a wild trip through the trails, competitions, and events that have made off-road Jeeps one of the most popular recreational vehicles around. With detailed vehicle specs, aftermarket parts and accessory tips, and contacts for all the major clubs and events, this is where any off-road Jeep lover should start.
Tom Morr and Ken Brubaker take you into the heart of adventure Jeeping, exposing the wild stunts, environments, and trucks in full-color, mud-splattered glory. From restored Willys Wagons and chrome-covered CJs to beefed-up YJ Wranglers and nearly-stock Grand Cherokees and Libertys…the entire Jeep family is covered. With expert knowledge, research, and beautiful photography, Morr and Brubaker celebrate the Jeeping lifestyle with Joy of Jeep.
Tom Morr has contributed articles to many off-road enthusiast and trade publications worldwide. He lives in Thousand Oaks, California.
Ken Brubaker has specialized in off-highway vehicle photography for the past 18 years. His work has appeared in a variety of magazines including Britain’s 4x4 & Off-Roader, Four Wheeler, 4Wheel & Off-Road, Off-Road, 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility, Fullsize 4x4, and many others. He lives near Freeport, Illinois.
The vehicles, personalities, events, and maneuvers that make up the Jeep universe of competitive and recreational off-roading.
All the thrills of off-roading started with the Jeep, and they keep on coming. A celebration of off-road Jeeps and the people who drive them, this book features the vehicles, personalities, events, and maneuvers that make up the Jeep universe of competitive and recreational off-roading.
The fact-filled, photograph-packed book explores the joys of Jeep ownership, history, restoration, modification, off-road competition, events, clubs, and more.
It includes information on popular accessories and performance enhancing modifications, the different generations and styles of Jeeps, off-road events and the professionals who compete in them.
With color photographs of some of the most beautiful custom and restored Jeeps from around the country, The Joy of Jeep takes readers to the edge of this soul-stirring activity and shows why Jeep is America's favorite off-road vehicle.
Table of Contents
Introduction: About This Book, Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Jeep Makes and Models: World War II to Present
Chapter 2: Off-Road Accessorizing: Safe to Insane
Chapter 3: Recreational Jeeping: Club Runs and Adventure Travel
Chapter 4: Jeepsports: Competition in Dirt, Mud, Rocks, and Ice
Chapter 5: Jeeps Down the Road: the Legend’s Future
Appendix 1: Jeep References: Magazines, Websites, Events, and Clubs
Appendix 2: Jeep Stuff: Parts and Accessories/Manufacturers and Retailers
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