Jeep Grand Cherokee
Gordinier Group’s off-road course-building entity, Dirt Designs, headed to Owasso, Oklahoma to design and construct a test drive track at the new Jim Glover Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Dealership.
Providing a controlled track that specifically demonstrates Trail Rated attributes (such as traction, articulation, maneuverability, and ground clearance) flat-out works for a Jeep dealership. What better sales tool can you ask for, then to be able to take potential buyers out to show them what a Jeep vehicle can actually do? Furthermore, many Jeep customers (and also owners) aren’t familiar with how to engage such features as Hill Descent Control, Electronic-Locking Axles, Sway-Bar Disconnect, Selec Terrain, and Selec Speed. With each course build, Gordinier Group/Dirt Designs bakes in a day of staff training so that we can get the dealership sales crew up to speed on how to properly/safely drive and instruct drivers in an off-road setting.
Dirt Designs typically designs custom dealership courses to accommodate the entire Jeep lineup, including Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Renegade, and Compass. The Jim Glover track has a couple of bonus ‘Rubicon Only’ turn-offs for the guests interested in Wrangler Rubicon (and pushing the limits a bit).
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.
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.
Guests were super excited to be able to experience/drive the newest Jeep, several months before they hit the showroom floor. Likewise, GG drivers were dying to get behind the wheel and be able to put the Cherokee through its paces.First impression highlights were the smooth shifting 9-speed transmission, electronic locking rear axle, and 8.6” of ground clearance. Many guests commented that they really like the aesthetics, ergonomics and interior styling as well. Overall, the response to the Cherokee was very positive. With the exception of a few original Cherokee owners (who mostly just wanted a different name for the new vehicle), people were really digging the new Cherokee.
November 22-25, 2012
Gordinier Group professional drivers traveled to the Phoenix Convention Center to work the 2012 Arizona International Auto Show, hosted by Motor Trend Autoshows, LLC.
And speaking of hungry, our friendly clients from Chrysler and the George P Johnson Company generously treated Gordinier Group drivers, Light Speed Management staff, and QEK vehicle technicians to a bountiful Thanskgiving feast. Cheers!
January 13-16, 2012
This past holiday weekend, Gordinier Group was honored to be a part of Camp Jeep in Sandy, Utah as the off road challenge course was brought to the Utah International Auto Expo for the first time. The crew was thrilled to be in Jeep country and demonstrating the Jeep brand capabilities to so many avid off-roaders. Craig Bickmore, executive director of the New Car Dealers of Utah was enthusiastic about the show’s new addition. “Camp Jeep brings a whole new level of excitement to this year’s auto expo.”
The Jeep Kids Course engaged younger Jeep enthusiasts with Wrangler Power Wheels , and the 25 foot rock climbing wall provided a challenge for those of all ages.
Check out what people had to say about Camp Jeep at the Utah International Auto Expo:
Motor Trend focuses of Camp Jeep Utah.
Studio 5 named Camp Jeep the highlight of the show.
January 12-16, 2012
Camp Jeep returned to the New England International Auto Show this year. The Gordinier Group staff was pleased to be back, the crew demonstrating the extraordinary off-roading capabilities of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Patriot, the Liberty and the Wrangler. If you missed the event, relive the action below:
See the course live HERE as captured by one of Jeep’s YouTube fans.
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.”