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MELBOURNE JEEP OWNERS CLUB CELEBRATES 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

28 Apr News | Comments Off on MELBOURNE JEEP OWNERS CLUB CELEBRATES 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

MEDIA RELEASE – 28TH APRIL 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MELBOURNE JEEP OWNERS CLUB CELEBRATES 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Established in April 1997, the Melbourne Jeep Owners Club has just celebrated its 20th anniversary at a huge Jeep Muster over the ANZAC long weekend. Over 50 Jeeps gathered in Narbethong to drive the trails in the local ranges.

President Rob Mackechnie commented “This weekend has been a resounding success, a true example of the Jeep Lifestyle comprising trips, camping, social activities and comradery, all with the common love of life in the great outdoors and the freedom a Jeep brings to get there, and back. We had fantastic attendance from club members and their families over the weekend. There were also 2 founding members attending, now life members of the club.”

Day trips over the weekend covered the full spectrum of skill levels, ranging from easy drives through the Yarra Valley, to challenging slippery hill climbs, rocky ascents, and the always popular night trips.

Jeeps attending covered the last 20 years of Jeep four wheel drive production, with a large number of Wranglers (both TJ and JK), Grand Cherokees, Commanders, Cherokee XJs and the latest KL model. All well capable of tackling the terrain.

The muster was based at the historic Black Spur Inn Narbethong, a beautiful location deep in the Yarra Ranges, well organised to cater for such an event. Saturday night saw over 100 members enjoy a sumptuous dinner masterfully prepared by the staff at the inn, culminating in a rousing chorus of

“Happy Birthday” as a celebratory cake was cut.

Also attending the dinner was club member and Four Wheel Drive Victoria Board Member Kathryn Mamara-Stewart, who presented the club with a plaque commemorating the event and thanking MJOC for its ongoing membership and support to promoting the four wheel drive lifestyle.

Melbourne Jeep Owners Club is one of the most active 4×4 clubs in Australia and can be often seen in convoy heading off to some of Victoria’s many scenic off road tracks. The club has many experienced trip leaders who run trips from easy and leisurely scenic drives in the Country on easy and moderate tracks, to more challenging and sometimes extreme trails. Training is offered to members in the basics of four wheel driving, upgrading to advanced techniques, trip leading and other useful skills such as first aid and safe use of chainsaws. The club welcomes members with any level of driving experience, as it is through events such as this and training, that drivers can build their skills and truly get the most from their vehicles.

ENDS

For more information, please contact: For Membership enquiries, please contact:

 

Nigel Woods 

Vice President 

vp@mjoc.org.au 

+61 (0)407 618828

 

Catherine Dietrich

Membership Officer

membership@mjoc.org.au