It time to go topless! As bizarre as it sounds, we are actually talking about Jeep tops coming off. This course of action is to celebrate the beginning of Spring. All around the world, people would host events such as trail cleaning, parades, convoys, cookouts, and many more.
“The event originally started back in 2008 by All Things Jeep as a small meet up at a local farm in central Massachusetts, and has now grown into a total of 200 gatherings globally, sponsored by ExtremeTerrain” (Elmer, 2019, para. 1).
This year Jeep Punishment hosted the event for Fairbanks, AK. Although the turnout was not as big as expectations, we made the best of it. We managed to gather a total of 14 Jeeps and decided to convoy up North to support a local restaurant/lodge, Chatanika Lodge. Chatanika Lodge does not get much business due to its location. I will tell you, that it is worth the drive. While you are up there you may enjoy some great food, peace and quiet, awesome company from the owners, and even take a look at the old Chatanika Gold Dredge. The Gold Dredge is one of Alaska’s historic landmark.
Elmer, S. (2019). Celebrate national go topless day on may 18 with your jeep. Retrieved from https://www.tfloffroad.com/2019/04/celebrate-national-go-topless-day-on-may-18-with-your-jeep/