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D.B. 07-08-2013 01:49 AM

New Indianapolis (and near by area) Jeep Club

There has been a significant cry out for a club of some sort for those of you in or near the Indanapolis area. There is one currenlty in the works!:dance:

This is a call out to all of you Jeepers in the Indianapolis or surrounding areas who are interested in taking an "active" role in a basic organized jeep club thats sole purpose is to get like minded Jeepers together on some sort of scheduled basis for basic trail fun, off road park fun, BBQ's, camping trips, jeep meets, helping other Jeepers with builds or simple repairs and related type of family activiites that gets you and your Jeep out on the road through the year.

In our initial thread we have asked interested folks to email me your contact info by 7-12-2013 at so that a potenital member list could be formed. An email blast would then follow on 7-13-2013 to all who submitted their contact info with the effort to organize and schedule a meet and greet. :D

This would allow memebers to put a face with a name and both share jeep stories as well as talk about how we would like to move forward as a club covering such topics as a routine activity schedule, basic rules/guidelines, and so on ....example; do we want to shoot for monthly, bi-monthly or quartily events/gatherings and a required annual meet for planned activiites such as a Badlands trip or whatever.....again the idea is to get all levels of jeep members out with their rig on some sort of scheduled basis through the year with others who share the Jeep passion.

This is a club for all Jeep types and level of drivers.....again most of your average members Jeeps are their DD and as we all know this passion can get pricey too so the idea would be to base our activities and club around the average DD Jeep owner.

With that said this is the potential start of something great and much needed for the central Indianapolis and surrounding area Jeepers. At this point we are at the "build a list of potenital members" stage so there are lots of simple yet required details to be worked out. If we get 3 folks interested or 30 folks interested we are moving forward in some fashion!

Hope to get an email from ya!:Thanx:

hooserdaddy 07-09-2013 12:39 AM

+1 :thumb:

D.B. 07-09-2013 09:21 PM

Well I have gotten roughly 12 emails from peeps so far with an "active" interest in moving forward with a club! As stated before, come Friday I will create a list of the indiviudals who have reached out to me and send a group blast email with a couple suggestions to schedule our first meet and greet.

Once I have a reply from the group, on that blast, I will again send another blast that will clearly define what the group majority selected as our location and potential date/time for the meet and greet. The meet and greet will be an opportunity for all the memebers to put a face with a name and show off their jeeps.

During this time we can chat about how we want to move forward as a club, reviewing such topics as a club name, activity schedule and so on.....remember the idea here is to get peeps out and about with their jeeps. This means off-road, on-road and so on. Club activities will range from simple cruises, camping trips, and different levels off trail runs to local off road parks and so on. So long as we keep the club members involved and not create activities that single owners out.

I hope to get a good mix of jeepers in the club so that we have a select number of folks that can be a good source of help for those who are still learning and or have not yet had the opportunity to enjoy their jeep off road on easy and mild trail runs.

phrak 07-09-2013 10:03 PM

I just joined the forum and would like to get in on this.

D.B. 07-09-2013 10:06 PM

Phrak...would love to have ya. Send me your contact info via email at

At the end of the week we will be making our contact list and swiftly moving forward to get organized for our first meet and greet ASAP!

phrak 07-09-2013 10:07 PM

Yep, was just going thru the other thread... email will be sent in a moment.

D.B. 07-09-2013 10:40 PM

I want to quickly address a few questions I have gotten from folks as the word of the club kick off spreads.

No- this will not be a fee based club. The concept, hands down, is to get peeps out with their jeeps! If for whatever reason the group wants to entertain some type of small annual fee for a specific and meaningful reason then obviously that will be considered and would have to be voted on and passed by the group. But I cant express enough that my goal here is to create a club that is made up of jeep enthusiast who enjoy getting together on some sort of repetitive basis through the year to get out and enjoy being a jeep owner in various forms........period!

No - a club name has not been selected yet.

These and other related topics will be covered during the first meet and greet. As stated before this is the time when members will get to meet one another and we will review and agree on these type of topics as a group

No - This is not just for hardcore jeepers. This club is for everyone (all levels of drivers and jeep types). The average member will more than likely have a jeep as their DD and activities will be planed with the consideration that not every jeeper wants to hit the trails or challenge the limits of their jeep. With this in mind I envision majority of the clubs planned activities being family driven and with the end goal of having fun with our jeeps and not just parked in a parking lot trading jeep stories. So this will range from fun trail runs, BBQ's, camping trips, cruises, meets at parks, car shows, and the list goes on and on and on.

No - Members wouldn't be required to wear a specific club t-shirt and or have a specific club sticker on their jeep or anything of this sort. Keep in mind the idea of a club isn't just to say your in a club but the opportunity to have a group of friends who share your love for jeeping and want to activity get out on a monthly or bi-monthly basis and enjoy owning a jeep!

However, I would hope to gain members who are motivated about being in an active club and not just meeting up once a year....that defeats the purpose! Look at it like a bowling league or

Hope this helps!

D.B. 07-09-2013 10:51 PM

Additional note, if the group wants some sort of club sticker, decal and or t-shirt for planned rides and activities then I will take care of those expenses and the associated legwork for the entire club!

D.B. 07-10-2013 10:02 PM

:dance:Member list is slowly growing!!!:dance:

D.B. 07-11-2013 09:20 AM

Club Start Up - Update
Ok folks we have one day left before we create or potential member list as a result from all the peeps who have e-mailed me their contact information during this week, as requested. From this member list an e-mail blast will be sent in effort to swiftly organize our first meet and greet!

For those of you who have already sent me your contact information don't forget to tell a fellow jeep owner! Of course if we have folks that miss our deadline, of this Friday, doesn't mean they will not be able to take part in this club.

The deadline has been set in place so that we can at least start the process of moving forward in effort to get this off the ground and take advantage of the summer months!

If anyone has questions they would like addressed before sending me their contact info for potential membership feel free to contact me at

D.B. 07-12-2013 03:49 PM

Ok folks, todays is the day......if you havent sent me your contact info you will not reiceve the e-mail blast that will be going out first thing in the AM with information about the clubs initial meet and greet.

This email blast will contain members name and e-mail addresses, some basic information on how we will be moving forward as a club and topics that need to be addressed during the meet and greet, as well as other details related to our first meet and greet such as location and time.

The organizational process will go fast as the point of the club is to get out on the road having a good time with our jeep's with like minded people and meet a few new friends in the process!

If there is anyone you havent reached out to that is a jeep owner in the local and might be interested, by all means make contact with them asap!

t.gill68 07-14-2013 10:35 AM

Went to the "Suds" in Greenwood last night and hung out with the Grumble Bee ....also did some recruiting for the club with another jeepster while we were there. Enjoyed the evening and can't wait until we can put a herd together.:thumb: Photo leanin on the Bee !!

D.B. 07-14-2013 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by t.gill68 (Post 3960565)
Went to the "Suds" in Greenwood last night and hung out with the Grumble Bee ....also did some recruiting for the club with another jeepster while we were there. Enjoyed the evening and can't wait until we can put a herd together.:thumb: Photo leanin on the Bee !!

Rock on sir!

D.B. 07-14-2013 02:44 PM

OK jeepers the meet and greet email went out! If you dont or didnt get it please let me I can forward it to you again. It has allot of info about our first meet and greet!

Meet and greet: 7-20-2013 at 2:00PM in the open shopping center parking lot across from Gary's in Mooresville.

D.B. 07-15-2013 04:47 PM

Attachment 273187

Jeepers jeeping........on my way back from 4wheel parts.....moving forward with the 4" lift and 35" tires......gonna look sweet!

hooserdaddy 07-15-2013 04:59 PM

Damn going big!

D.B. 07-15-2013 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by hooserdaddy (Post 3965195)
Damn going big!

Just love the look and stance of the 4" versus the 2.5" with 35's. With the new 2012 V6 engine the new age 33's are now 35's even with the 3:21 gears, which I have. Test drove a 2dr with 4" lift and 35's like I am going with and loved it. Great ride, good for weekend trail fun, and has a very typical "jeep" look. Price was good and was actually not to much more to go 4" versus 2.5". Ryan at 4Wheel parts was awesome to deal with and super helpful.

hooserdaddy 07-16-2013 09:09 AM

4 days

D.B. 07-16-2013 01:02 PM

To bad all the new suspension work isn't going to be done till next week, so I will not get the chance to she it off.

phrak 07-16-2013 01:39 PM

I've been looking at suspension stuff... I have 0 experience in that area though, and I'm too cheap to pay someone to do it.

hooserdaddy 07-17-2013 01:29 AM

Me neither but that's the great thing about this club is that with all these people we can learn from each other!

hooserdaddy 07-20-2013 04:12 AM

ARE YOU READY!!!!! Can't wait to meet everyone today!!!

D.B. 07-20-2013 05:13 AM

Lololol, I am......however, we have had a few folks let me know that they can't make it.

phrak 07-20-2013 09:14 AM

I'm working out details still, but i think I can make it...

D.B. 07-20-2013 12:12 PM


D.B. 07-21-2013 04:41 PM

Scouting routes for next months cruise
Made the trip to Brown County state park and surrounding areas scouting out a fun route for next months cruise.......nice place to spend the day cruising around! Found a number of good routes and stop locations.

phrak 07-21-2013 05:20 PM

Looks nice, I spent most of the day today trying to remove the broken sway bar link...

Still unsuccessful at the moment.

D.B. 07-21-2013 06:46 PM

Potential BBQ location if we decide to do that.

hooserdaddy 07-22-2013 12:05 AM

looks awesome!!! Cant wait and that cook out area looks sweet. Was looking online at CB's this morning.

hooserdaddy 07-22-2013 12:09 AM

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This was a pic of all the jeeps that showed up Saturday. Met a great bunch of local jeepers. Got a break in the weather while we were there....was great time. :punk:

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