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Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« on: August 29, 2015, 06:09:54 PM »
Join NEJeep along with hundreds of other Jeeps at the Great American Jeep Rally

Saturday September 19, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
43 Lower Butcher Road
Ellington, Ct

www.jeeprally.org





From web site:


Activities:
Rock garden, RTI ramps, and other activities are included with your entrance donation. Use of all activities is at your own risk. You will be required to sign a waiver. If you are licensed but under the age of 18, you must have a parent or guardian to participate in any motorized activity. Stop by the Activities Table to sign up and you will be guided where to go.

Head over to the Directions Page to check out the Map of the Grounds!

Awards:
There will be trophies for Classic, YJ, TJ, JK, XJ, Full Size, and Best of Show. So drive it or tow it and show it off!

Raffles:
Multiple raffles will take place throughout the day including a separate kids only raffle and a 50/50 raffle. Stay tuned ? raffle prizes will be updated as they are received.

Vendors:
Plenty of great products and services to check out. Even more to learn about.

Booths:
Visit with organized Jeep and 4?4 Clubs, our beneficiaries, and learn about Tread Lightly!

Admission:
15$ per Jeep (with up to 5 people).
Spectator Admission is $5 per person, twelve and under FREE!!!

Parking:
All Jeeps will park in the main field together. There is a separate area inside the vendors area for military and antique Jeeps. Trailered Jeeps will be directed where to unload. Parking attendants in Staff t-shirts will direct you. We apologize that we are unable to save parking areas for groups of friends or clubs. Please arrange to meet nearby or caravan to guarantee parking together.

Spectator parking is located on the other side of the barn, you will be directed where to go.
Spectator Admission is $5 per person, twelve and under FREE!!!

Handicapped parking for non-Jeep vehicles is also available close to the vendor area.

Pets:
Pets must be on a leash at all times.

Rules:
General Rules
Be respectful to all staff and spectators.
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Be respectful to the property. The owner has gone well above and beyond in helping make sure this year?s Rally happened and we want to make sure we are allowed to come back next year.
Do not drive your Jeep over 5mph. (exception being the mud trench)
This is a family event, conversations and language should reflect that.
No alcohol or drugs allowed anywhere on the property, this includes the parking areas. Anyone found drinking or using will be asked to leave and may have to have a conversation with an officer.
Rock, Mud Trench and RTI Ramp Rules
All drivers and passengers are required to sign a waiver.
No passengers are allowed out of the Jeep while on the rock pile, in the mud trench or on the RTI ramp.
No one other then event staff is allowed within the fenced off areas at any time.
All drivers must keep their seat belts on at all times.
Jeeps most have front and rear recovery points for the rock piles and mud trench.
Jeeps must have a roll cage or factory solid roof.
There will be rig requirements for the hard rock course.
If no forward movement is made after 5 mins Jeeps will have to exit the rock pile / mud trench. For the mud trench folks this may involve staff pulling your Jeep forward or backwards in the trench.
Drivers must adhere to all directions given by the staff.
If at any time you feel uncomfortable or feel you have reached your limit of driving skill let a spotter know and they will help you off the rock pile as quickly and safely as possible.
When told you have reached your furthest point on the RTI ramp stop. Flopping a Jeep on those may make for great photos but makes for a costly recovery and holds up everyone else that wants to try it out.
Keep in mind that our main goal at the Rally is for everyone to be safe and have fun. If at any time you feel something is happening anywhere at the Rally please notify a staff member or one of the police officers on site.

So with all of that said lets have a great day and make this the absolute Best Rally Ever!!!









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Re: GAJR 2015
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 08:55:55 PM »
Should we meet up and convoy in from someplace local?
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Re: GAJR 2015
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 11:48:25 PM »
One thing I would like to see there would be a clean obstacle course, like you the Land Rover course at the Overland Expos.

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It would be nice to have something to drive jeeps over that does not include mud pits and boulders.

Also, it might be cool to have a pontoon bride obstacle

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Re: GAJR 2015
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 07:50:24 AM »
Seems like just the other day I was cleaning off mud and grass from tht mud pit.
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Re: GAJR 2015
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 06:12:23 AM »
I'll be seeing you guys at sign in for rock course and mud pit! Should be a great time!
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Offline Eric Cartman

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Re: GAJR 2015
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2015, 08:09:04 PM »
Looks like fun. I will be there.

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 07:46:31 PM »
I'm going to try an make this of course jeepless this year..
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2015, 07:57:04 PM »
I have an XC Inv. meet early in the day, but will try to make this.
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 02:41:29 PM »
Hi All-
New to jeeping and from Southington CT.
Hoping to meet some of you at the Rally and find more about membership and events.

Is there a tent or area you will be gathering at?
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2015, 04:17:25 PM »
Will be there.  I have to show off the new meats I got for the Jeep a few weeks ago some where :) 

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2015, 04:53:51 PM »
Drag it's Parents Day at CCSU...
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2015, 08:39:15 AM »
Should we meet up and convoy in from someplace local?

Is there any meeting up and heading in together happening?
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2015, 12:14:13 PM »
Looking to be at the Diner in the AM, let me know if you guys want me to bring anything, ...
inverter, table, 12x12 pop up....
Cupcake?....

lets keep some of this on the Member side.

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2015, 03:16:59 PM »
Jeep Rally was a good time.  Saw a TJ grenade a tie rod and a XJ truck rip the back half of the box off on the rock pile.  Good times.  Next up Rocktober Fest.

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2015, 04:59:53 PM »
Had a great time and weather was perfect! Any chance any if u u grabbed my grey folding chair? Pretty sure I left it leaning against the gorillacon when we carried the seat over. Also Steve pm me what I owe you for the parts and your email so I can shoot it over

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2015, 05:39:37 PM »
I have your chair Justin.
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2015, 06:12:14 PM »
I have your chair Justin.

Thanks Rey I appreciate it!

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2015, 06:37:32 PM »
that was fun and man has that event gotten huuuuge!

last time I went to a GAJR there were a few dozen JK's and only a handful were actually lifted.  :mrgreen:

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2015, 07:00:36 PM »
Wasn't able to make it this year. Broke me elbow and to go for surgery thursday to get it fixed. Can't drive for a while and can't really do to much with my right arm for a while either. :(  Hope everyone had fun.

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2015, 07:18:08 PM »
Yep, good time, Susan had fun watching the mud pit! :mrgreen:
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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2015, 06:18:21 AM »
I had a great time at the rally ad my dad enjoyed It too. I think I'm bringing him tonight e dark side for Mayb getting him to get a jeep and try joining club. I ran the rock garden and the mud pit. Successfully passed the rock garden and no broken parts, mud pit on the other hand was not so successful. Made it 3/4 of the t before getting stuck 35's with 3.73's don't have the power to turn in thick 2-3' mud. It was great seeing people from the club. I'll have ycats post the vids of me in mud pit and rock garden later this week.

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2015, 06:36:42 AM »




INCREDIBLE Rally this year. I'm not sure of the official count, but they almost needed to send Jeeps to another parking lot. I heard 1200+?!

My best deal for the day was that I bought a scratch and dent seat from the CSE booth for $50!

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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2015, 12:14:03 PM »
Some of the few pics I took...




























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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2015, 07:00:27 PM »
Nice Pictures Justin...
Look closer to pic number 2


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Re: Great American Jeep Rally 2015
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2015, 07:06:37 PM »
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