April 15 – 27th, 2014
The 2014 New York International Auto Show has come and gone, and with it, another incredibly successful Camp Jeep Auto Show season!
2014 marked the 10th anniversary of Camp Jeep at NYIAS, and as the program, track, and staff has evolved, we have drawn bigger crowds each year.
Although there are a handful of Camp Jeep auto shows that happen throughout the summer and fall, NYIAS is the unofficial end to the 2014 auto show season. We are very proud of our drivers and thankful to our clients George P. Johnson and the Chrysler LLC for trusting in our work.
In other NYIAS news, Jeep proudly announced their new B-segment SUV to the lineup, the 2015 Jeep Renegade. The Renegade will truly be a global vehicle, as Jeep is moving quickly into other parts of the world.
Some notable facts about the Renegade:
- In the US, there are (2) 4 cylinder engine options – 2.4L Tiger Shark w/ 9-speed auto trans and a 1.4L MultiAir turbo with a 6-speed manual transmission
- The Renegade is rumored to start at under $20,000
- All Renegade models will achieve north of 30 mpg
- There is a Trail-Rated Renegade Trailhawk, with extra ground clearance, aggressive tires, skid plates, and a full-time transfer case with Jeep Active Drive Low gearing (20:1 crawl ratio)
We definitely like the body styling and the available removable roof. While the hardcore, Wrangler wheelers will find things to criticize about the Renegade, the fact that there is a Trail-Rated Trailhawk version shows that Jeep is staying true to it’s roots. This vehicle will be a great seller for the brand (not to mention helping them to meet CAFE standards).
We are excited to put one through the paces and get a handle on its capabilities.
Houston Auto Show 1/22 – 1/26/14
Washington DC Auto Show 1/23 – 2/2/14
Chicago Auto Show 2/6 – 2/17/14
Philadelphia Auto Show 2/8 – 2/16/14
Milwaukee Auto Show 2/22 – 3/2/14
Cleveland Auto Show 3/1 – 3/9/14
Twin Cities Auto Show 3/8 – 3/16/14
Atlanta Auto Show 3/26 – 3/30/14
Denver Auto Show 4/9 – 4/13/14
New York Auto Show 4/15 – 4/27/14
The first two quarters of 2014 brought a flurry of Camp Jeep auto shows for Gordinier Group pro drivers.
The Camp Jeep experience continues to evolve, both with new product on the track (2014 Cherokee Trailhawk), and an exciting new GPJ track element (Trail Rated Pass). This industry-leading experiential marketing program continues to exceed metrics goals at each stop, with consumers lining up to ride along with GG pro drivers.
It has been a record-breaking year so far, and we are looking to ride that momentum into the next wave of Camp Jeep shows.
Houston Auto Show 1/22 – 1/26/14
World Agriculture Expo 2/11 – 2/13/14
Dallas Auto Show 2/19 – 2/23/14
Cleveland Auto Show 3/1 – 3/1914
Rodeo Austin 3/1 – 3/16/14
After winning the Motor Trend “Truck of the Year” award for the second consecutive year (for the 2014 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel), Ram trucks has upped the ante on their experiential marketing efforts. By adding additional indoor auto sh0ow tracks as well as adding outdoor shows, Ram is working hard to spread the news about how great their product is.
Gordinier Group is fortunate and proud to be on the front line of that push, as our drivers are the conduit between the brand and the consumers.
We are looking forward to our next Ram event next week at the American Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Feb 6-14, 2014
Chrysler returned to prominence again this year at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. With the most space of any manufacturer (192,00 square feet!), Chrysler brought back the Camp Jeep and multi-brand City Drive (Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat) tracks.
Camp Jeep CAS was the debut of the new Trail Rated Pass course discipline. The TRP demonstrates both articulation and traction as the vehicle traverses the offset, rolling ramps. Along with the TRP, the Chicago course is always a guest and driver favorite, with a mix of organic elements and mechanical properties. The trees, dirt, mulch and boulders add to the outdoor feel – you can trick yourself into feeling like you are wheeling on the Rubicon trail.
On the course, was a mix of 2014 Grand Cherokee, Cherokee Trailhawk, and Wrangler Unlimited vehicles. Compass and Patriot made some trips around the track as well, proving that the whole lineup is more than capable off road.
The Chrysler City Drive returned to Chicago for 2014, showing off the Dodge Charger, Durango and Dart, the Fiat 500 and 500L, and the Chrysler 300, 200 and T&C. GG pro drivers demonstrated an acceleration and braking zone, an ambient sound station, a bumpy road, and a back up camera area.
With the astounding attendance at the Chicago show, we were able to treat tens of thousands of guests and media reps to an experience that is unmatched in this industry. Kudos to Chrysler for continuing to raise the bar on this event every year.
January 9, 2013
Gordinier Group has been fortunate to have a great start to 2013!
The Camp Jeep auto show course continues to set the standard for indoor rides, both in terms of the experience and amount of exposure.
With a sharp eye on the logistics and a flexible staff of pro drivers, we have been able to knock out 6 Camp Jeep auto shows (along with Jeep X-Games, FiatRide DC, Chicago auto show, and Ram World Ag), all in the span of Jan 9 – Feb 18.
Here are a few images from recent Camp Jeep shows in:
1. San Jose
2. Salt Lake City
Look for more details when we catch our collective breath.
Here are a couple of recent videos:
Sergio takes Fox 13’s Big Budah through the Camp Jeep track at Utah International Auto Expo
Happy New Year!
At Gordinier Group, we are putting the finishing touches on planning a busy Q1 2013. Taking a moment to reflect back on 2012, we have a lot to be thankful for.
We did our best work for truly great clients, who continue to innovate and challenge themselves (and us).
We are also thankful to have our most qualified, professional staff in our 22-year history. The industry continues to grow, and we are growing with it.
Many thanks to all of our supporters, and here’s to a prosperous 2013!
Below is a list of some of our more substantial events in 2012. Most shows lasted between 3 and 14 days. You can see that it was a very busy year – over 336 event days!
October 4-7, 2012
Camp Jeep returned to the Orange County Auto Show to a receptive and enthusiastic crowd of Jeep fans.
New and returning auto show guests flocked to the Jeep off-road course to ride along in the 2012 Jeep vehicles alongside Gordinier Group professional drivers.
The Camp Jeep track offered driving obstacles designed to showcase Jeep’s best-in-class ground clearance, stability, axle articulation and traction capabilities. Guests were given the opportunity to ride in a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Liberty, Compass or Patriot.
Through a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America, the Jeep Brand was fortunate to be able to host a wonderful group of kids at the track. These future off-roaders were thrilled to experience the course and were a true pleasure to have at Camp Jeep.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk edition was also introduced to the public in Anaheim. To say that it was well-received is an understatement.
Read more about this exciting off-road package here: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
March 9 – 24, 2012
Rodeo Austin wrapped up its 75th Anniversary on Saturday, a milestone for what has become one of Austin’s premier events, spotlighting ProRodeo events, daily concerts and a livestock showcase. The Gordinier Group was back for the Ram Test Drive’s third year in a row. This year brought exciting new obstacles to the closed course.
Rodeo guests took their pick from Ram lineup including the 1500 Longhorn, 2500 Laramie 6.7, 2500 Lone Star 6.7, 2500 Outdoorsman Hemi, 3500 Chassis Cab and 3500 Longhorn, driving through rolling hills to test the trucks’ traction, 30-degree tilts to display the vehicles’ stability and turning circles to demonstrate the turning radius. Here’s what consumers had to say about the experience:
“I never thought I could drive a truck, but it turns so easy!”
“It actually rides smoother than I expected for a truck this size!”
Ram test drivers received a $10 gift card for their participation which they were given the option to donate to the Rodeo Austin Scholarship Fund. This year, Ram worked with the volunteers at the rodeo and were thrilled to donate over $10,000 to the Rodeo Austin Scholarship Fund.
Check out all the events at Rodeo Austin HERE.
NAR Chrysler Ride and Drive
November 12-14, 2011
Gordinier Group activated a Chrysler Brand Ride and Drive to the National Association of Realtors® this past weekend, as Chrysler is the official automotive brand for the organization. Vehicles available to test drive on the streets of Anaheim, California were the Chrysler 200, 300, Town and Country, the Dodge Charger, Durango, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ram 1500.
NAR Treasurer, Bill Armstrong, wanted to be one of the first among those to sign up to drive as he also plans on being the first NAR member to utilize the REALTORS Benefits® Program. He plans on purchasing a Town and Country minivan and had only good things to say about the automotive brand. “I like buying American. Chrysler is one of the most innovative manufacturers.”
The Chrysler Park and Ride Tour was a collaboration between Chrysler and Six Flags Amusement Parks around the country.
Local Chrysler dealers would send current customers and potential customers to the amusement park to experience the full Chrysler line up as well as enjoy the amusement park with their family.
PT Block Party was an owner loyalty event for PT Cruiser owners. Approximately 12,000 guests came out for the one day event.