It’s that time of year again, time for the 4Wheel Drive Hardware Jeep Jamboree. This two-day event will be held Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 – rain or shine.

All of the popular events will be in place and you’ll be happy to know we’re expanding on a few. New events include a Friday night demonstration by Western Pennsylvania RC Crawlers and their radio-controlled cars on the rock pile. Also, the midway will be lined with vendors eager to get you the best deals of the year. And as always, the scratch-and-dent section is overflowing with lightly damaged parts and low price tags.

Main Events (list of event times below):

Bestop Jeep Parade: The annual trip through the town of Columbiana won’t be right unless you bring your Jeep down and ride with us. We’re accepting all the pretty Jeeps, ugly Jeeps, big Jeeps, and stockers. We don’t discriminate. We just want you to participate. I want to make this the largest parade to date, and the 200-plus amount from last year will be tough to beat.

The Crown Automotive Show and Shine: We’ll be showcasing some of the nicest Jeeps in the Northeast! This is your chance to win the prized 4Wheel Drive Hardware Best of Show. And, who knows, your Jeep may end up in a magazine or catalog! We recommend you show up early, because the parking spots go fast for the Show and Shine.

Full-Traction Suspension Rock Crawl: The rock crawl gates will be open for all the hardcore crawlers willing to sacrifice their rocker guards and take on the full-traction rock crawl. This is the one obstacle that can turn your Jeep into a bent and twisted pile of steel. I officially encourage all spectators watching to taunt the mall-crawlers that drive past!

The Rugged Ridge Obstacle Course: After last year’s facelift, we’re taking the obstacle course a step further. With some help from Rugged Ridge, another expansion to the already challenging obstacle course will be completed just before the show opening. We encourage all trail Jeepers to try their luck at some modest to more difficult log crawls, rock walks, and off-camber runs.

Bushwacker Mud Pit: Every spectator’s favorite event is open to the masses. I might have to put a bounty on the hard side this year, because of the lack of success in 2010. Last year, there was not one single vehicle that made it though the deep pit, which is not acceptable. This year, the pit will be just as deep, slick, and dirty. We want you to try!

I expect to see you out there enjoying your vehicle, buying parts, and hopefully stopping by the mud pit/obstacle course to say hi to me. I’ll be there all day, covered in sweat and mud, and probably laughing at all the people getting stuck. I can’t wait to see all of you there!

For more information or questions please call 1-800-333-5535

Event Schedule

Friday, July 22, 2011 (Free Admission for all)

  • 9:00am Showroom opens
  • 1:00 – 8:00pm Vendor displays
  • 5:00pm Parade line up at Firestone Park, Columbiana, OH
  • 6:00pm The BESTOP all Jeep Parade begins
  • 7:00pm Join us back at 4WDH for food, trivia games and prizes
  • 7:00pm Western Pennsylvania Crawlers Mini RC Crawlers at rock crawl area
  • 8:30pm Parade participant prize drawing – Must be present to win
  • 9:00pm Closing time

Saturday, July 23, 2011 ( $5 dollar admission for adults)

  • 9:00am Gates Open
  • Prize Drawings All Day – must be present to win
  • Vendor Displays
  • Showroom & Showroom on Wheels will be available to take your orders
  • Food vendors
  • Scratch-n-Dent Tent with blowout prices
  • Up to 15% off Products
  • 4WD Club Booth open and accepting applications into Jeep Club Program
  • Historical Tent with vehicles on site
  • Main event times: 10:00am-6:00pm

Rock Crawl presented by: Full Traction Suspension Systems
Show & Shine presented by: Crown Automotive
Obstacle Course sponsored by: Rugged Ridge
The Mud pit sponsored by: Bushwacker

  • 6:00pm Grand Prize Drawing – $500.00 4WDH Shopping Spree, must be present to win
  • 6:00pm Closing time