After an intense run, the auto show season finished strong in New York City, going back to its roots where Camp Jeep first invaded auto shows 15 years ago. The mobs lined up for a ride on the iconic track in The Big Apple.
While consumers by the thousands were entertained outside on the track, Jeep was also entertaining the masses inside unveiling the all new 2020 Jeep Gladiator that is now in mass production.
The newest member of the Jeep family is a Wrangler-based pickup truck that has a distinct off-road advantage.
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Camp Jeep was back at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show with Gordinier Group staff behind the wheel for the 13-day show proving the Jeep capabilities yet again. Although the Jeep line-up speaks for itself on the track, GG Professional Drivers accentuated the off-road abilities and highlighted the Jeep Wrangler as 2019 MotorTrend SUV of the Year.
Next Stop……2019 Philadelphia Auto Show bringing the Camp Jeep experience to thousands more in Philly. Fans that have grown to love Camp Jeep and new comers alike, all rushed the track to register again this year.
Another big fan visited the track as well!
Gordinier Group headed out to Aspen for the Winter X Games again this year. In addition to providing VIP Jeep Shuttles for the extremists out there, Gordinier Group had a hand in the latest addition to the Winter X Games lineup.
New this year was the Jeep Wrangler X Challenge. Gordinier Group was excited to team up with Jeep and take the off-roading to the snow!
The RAM Truck Territory made an appearance at the Houston Auto Show with a variety of 2019 RAM trucks. They presented the Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and the Limited 1500 models for the test-ride participants that lined up for a ride. Consumers were pleased to get a first-hand look at the RAM 1500 named 2019 Motor Trend Truck of the Year as well as the 2019 North American Truck of the Year.
The Gordinier Group team demoed the various new features on the 2019 RAM 1500 Truck.
Next door to RAM Truck Territory, Gordinier Group staff also turned laps at Camp Jeep with the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Cherokee TrailHawk Elite, Grand Cherokee TrailHawk and the Compass TrailHawk. Jeepers crowded the track and jam-packed the line.
August 9 – 16, 2014
Gordinier Group pro drivers traveled to Whistler, British Columbia for Crankworx, the premier mountain bike free ride event in North America.
If there is a more natural backdrop for a Jeep event, we have yet to see it. Not only are the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains the ideal setting for the Jeep brand, but the Crankworx participants and fans are the right demographic as well.
This combination sets the stage for the perfect automotive experiential event, and the 2014 Crankworx did not disappoint. Great weather brought the crowds to Whistler and guests fell in love with the Jeep vehicles on our off-road course. The Wrangler seems to be the crowd favorite there, but we also had great interactions with guests in our Grand Cherokee and Cherokee Trailhawk course vehicles. We also ran a street drive, with 2014 Compass, Patriot and Cherokee vehicles.
All in all, Crankworx 2014 was a home run for Jeep. Great exposure and tons of off-road test drives, all targeted towards the right people.
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.
April 21-14, 2013
Some of our most experienced off-road drivers took a well-deserved break in Moab, UT, after an extremely busy Q1. Since we miss Easter Jeep Safari every year (runs concurrently with New York International Auto Show), we figured it was time to hone our skills for a 3-day technical driving seminar in the Utah desert.
Moab has some of the most breathtaking and challenging ‘wheeling’ in the country.
February 7 -18, 2013
Gordinier Group returned to the McCormick Place for the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
CAS is one of the largest shows of the year, with the ultimate indoor driving courses of the season.
For 2013, Chrysler sponsored the Camp Jeep Off-Road Ride as well as the Chrysler City Drive.
The Camp Jeep track offered a body tilt, ground clearance log pile, boulder pile, log jam berm, articulation moguls and 18′ Jeep mountain – all in a natural setting with mulch, live trees and pines. If you closed your eyes on the track, you might think that you were on the Rubicon Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains!