Camp Jeep Indoor Track Experience at Chicago Auto Show

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I don't know why CAS has been releasing show events in dribs and drabs, but I've been waiting to hear if they were going to be setting up a Jeep driving experience again and now it's clear they are. Camp Jeep will be available and among the vehicles will be the new 2018 JL Rubicon. From the announcement:
Chicago Auto Show Fast Facts: Camp Jeep Indoor Track Experience

Camp Jeep Indoor Track Experience – Fast Facts:

  • Since the debut of Camp Jeep in 2004, more than 2.0 million people have experienced the interactive off-road experience at over 130 events in the U.S.
  • Since 2005, Camp Jeep has provided over 370,000 test rides at the Chicago Auto Show.
  • Attendees that ride on the Camp Jeep track will each receive a free Jeep tote bag (as quantities remain). We anticipate over 40,000 people will ride on the track during the show.
  • For 2018, Camp Jeep will offer:
    • Ground Clearance Stair Climber
    • Maneuverability Moguls
    • Extreme Break-over
    • Jeep Tunnel Pass-Thru
    • 18’ 30-degree Hill Ascent / Descent
    • Off-Camber
    • Low-Crawl Boulders
    • Articulation Berms
  • Off-road test drives will be given in the following Jeep vehicles:
    • All-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    • Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
    • Renegade Trailhawk
    • Cherokee Trailhawk
    • Compass Trailhawk
  • Course Construction Facts:
    • 24,000-square foot exhibit
    • 170,000 lbs. of freight (12) Truckloads
    • 600 cubic yards of dirt – (30) 20 yard dump trucks
    • 180 cubic yards of recycled rubber mulch – (9) 20 yard dump trucks
    • 30 tons of boulders - (3) 20 yards dump trucks
    • (12) 15’ long x 18” diameter logs - (1) truck
    • (24) Pine trees ranging from 12-16 feet - (1) truck
    • .8 miles of electrical & communication cabling
    • 8,000 square feet of 2-D Messaging (Graphics)
    • 600 square feet of landscape paving
    • Camp Jeep Mountain is 18’ tall with 35 degree approach / departure angles
    • 600 gallon pond
Camp Jeep will be open to the public during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show from Saturday, February 10 – Monday, February, 19.

https://www.chicagoautoshow.com/chicago-auto-show-fast-facts-camp-jeep-indoor-track-experience/


Admin edit:

Here's a video of the Camp Jeep track from the Philadelphia Auto Show.






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Karl I see you're from Chicago too. I did the ride on media day when it wasnt crowded. If you get a chance it was pretty cool to do.
 
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Karl I see you're from Chicago too. I did the ride on media day when it wasnt crowded. If you get a chance it was pretty cool to do.
I'm planning on going next Friday morning. Crowds shouldn't be too bad on a weekday, at least early on. Wife and I are looking forward to it.
 

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is there a way to sign up in advance for camp jeep or do you have to run there as the show opens?
 
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Ever heard of the show Shameless ?! It’s extremely wrong, but hilarious at the same time :)
OK, yes I'm familiar with it but don't watch it. Now at least I'm clued in to the ballpark of the reference, thanks.
 

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Went on one of these in a Wrangler with my mom a couple years ago. Great way to show her what these things are capable of, and we were at an auto show anyway.
 

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Does anyone know if there are any age or height restrictions. I am planning to stop by the Chicago Autoshow tomorrow and am wondering if my 5 yr old and I will be able to take a ride.
 

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Did this yesterday at the Chicago Auto Show with my wife in a red Rubicon, the 30 degree climb, descend and wedge were awesome!
 

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I want to drive the Jeep camp!:giggle::giggle::giggle:
 

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Did one of these on an outdoor course when I bought an LR3. Was pretty cool, but then took an all day class at the Land Rover Experience in Carmel, CA. Now THAT was a blast! Where is the Jeep equivalent?
 

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