It's the JEEP WAVE!
The Jeep Wave: An honor bestowed upon those drivers with the superior intelligence, taste, class, and discomfort tolerance to own the ultimate vehicle - the Jeep. Generally consists of vigorous side-to-side motion of one or both hands, but may be modified to suit circumstances and locally accepted etiquette. Examples of commonly accepted modifications:
* Top off: One handed wave above windshield or outside
* Top off during blizzard: Shiver and nod, hands may remain
frozen to steering wheel
* Southern/rural locations: Raise fingers from steering wheel,
It's not what you buy, it's what you build and what you do with it.
In keeping with this cardinal rule of Jeeping, categories have been established to account for each part of the equation.
These categories are:
* The Jeep Waving Hierarchy: Based on the vehicle itself.
Takes into account the nostalgia factor, the discomfort
tolerance quotient, and the amount of owner dedication
required to maintain the steed.
* The Modifying Sub-categories: Based on what you do with
* Equipment Adjustments: What you build.
1. All Jeepers are responsible for upholding the tradition of
the Wave. Upon contact with a higher scoring Jeep, a
Jeeper is required to initiate the Wave, and continue the
1. The Wave is returned
2. The Wave is blatantly disregarded
3. The higher scoring vehicle has passed by and is out of
2. All Jeepers are required to return the Wave, unless the
initiating vehicle is clearly has a negative (below 0) score.
3. All Jeepers are encouraged, but not required, to return the
Wave to negative balance vehicles, and take any
opportunity presented to guide and mentor them about their
responsibilities to their Jeeps in the hopes that they can
correct the error of their ways.
4. When unsure of status or wave requirements of a particular
encounter or unable to completely assess the other Jeep's
score quickly enough to ensure that the proper Jeep Wave
Etiquette rules are followed, immediately initiate wave.