One of the hottest vehicles in the California market will find its way to one lucky winner courtesy of the Jeep brand and the Tierra Del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club of San Diego.
2012 marks the 50 year anniversary of one of the largest and longest running annual Jeep events in the country, the San Diego-based Tierra Del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club’s Desert Safari. In celebration of this milestone, Jeep has donated a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport to the club, which it has accessorized with parts from Mopar(r), Katzkin and Goodyear. For the next nine months, the up-fitted Wrangler will be transported to several locations and events throughout southern California, giving the club the opportunity to educate the public about land-use issues and sell raffle tickets for the vehicle’s eventual auction in December at the San Diego International Auto Show.
“We are honored to recognize Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club and the 50th Anniversary of their Desert Safari event,” said Jason Stoicevich, Director, Chrysler Group LLC’s California Business Center. “For more than over 50 years, this club has been promoting the enjoyment and protection of our natural resources, family outdoor living and responsible trail use, values that the Jeep brand has also been supporting for more than 70 years.”
“Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego is honored to work with Jeep on this monumental project,” said Joseph Smith, Club President. “Funds raised will go to the club’s mission of “Keeping Public Lands Open” and the education of responsible off highway vehicle use.”
Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand donated a significant amount of parts and accessories to the vehicle up-fit. All parts are available for consumers to purchase and have installed at local Jeep dealers.
Mopar Parts List:
Black fuel door – 82210285AB
Locking gas cap – 68030940AA
Hood lock, keyed to ignition- 82213051
Black taillight guards – 82210270AC
Black rock rails – 82210574AD
All weather rubber floor mats – 82210164AC
Black 5 hole wheels – P5155978
2″ lift kit – P5155208
Heavy-duty front bumper – 82211715AC
Heavy-duty rear bumper – 82209744AB
Winch, Warn 9.5ti – 82209325AD
Other supplier sponsors include:
Goodyear provided the tires: www.goodyear.com
Katzkin provided the leather seats: www.katzkin.com
Tierra Del Sol will be displaying this vehicle throughout Southern California. For a list of events and to purchase tickets click here.
Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club was started in 1961 in response to a need in San Diego County for a four wheel drive Search & Rescue organization. It has flourished into the 50-family member club that it is today. Club members enjoy the full experience of the outdoors using their four-wheel-drive vehicles in responsible four-wheel recreation. Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego is a not-for-profit San Diego-based 4 Wheel Drive Club.
The club culminates every year with the Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari event and fund raiser. This is the first event of this type in the United States to hit the 50 year milestone.