With tomorrow being the official 80th anniversary since the creation of the Jeep® brand, those who are attending the Chicago Auto Show (CAS) at the McCormick Center will be treated to a 24,000-square-foot exhibit filled with off-road fun for everyone. Since the launch of Camp Jeep in 2004, more than 2.7 million people have experienced the interactive off-road experience at more than 150 events across the United States. The Camp Jeep setup at the CAS marks the 17th year for the event and has provided more than 515,000 test rides at CAS alone.
So what does Camp Jeep offer? Well, the Jeep team shipped in 170,000 lbs. of freight (12 truckloads), 260 cubic yards of dirt (13 20-yard dump trucks), 80 cubic yards of hardwood mulch (4 20-year dump trucks), 120 tons of boulders (10 dump trucks), 8 pine trees ranging from 12 to 16 feet tall, to build the massive indoor off-road course. Camp Jeep Mountain itself is 18 feet tall and features 35-degree approach and departure angles. This is all done to show just how capable Jeep vehicles truly are off-road.
Participants will be able to ride in a number of Jeep “Trail Rated” vehicles including…
- 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
- 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe
- 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392
- 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
- 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave (Desert Rated)
- 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
- 2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
- 2021 Jeep Compass Trailhawk
The Camp Jeep setup at CAS will put those Jeep vehicles through a series of off-road obstacles. There is a ground clearance stair climber, maneuverability moguls, extreme break-over test, 30-degree high ascent and descent, off-camber obstacles, low-crawl boulders, articulation berms, and a 30-degree banked wedge.
Each person who attends the experience will receive a free Jeep tote bag (while supplies last). Jeep expects more than 15,000 people will ride on the Camp Jeep track during the four-day event.
Camp Jeep will be open to the public from Thursday, July 15th to Monday, July 19th, 2021.
The event also marks the first time that Ford’s new Bronco lineup will be on display along with Jeep’s portfolio of vehicles. This includes Ford’s own copy off of Camp Jeep with the “Wild Bronco Mountain”.