We got acquainted with the Jeep Camp in Austria at the presentation of the new Wrangler. It proved also to be the ideal setting for the key event for the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) held in Austria on the weekend of July 15, attracting massive participation from all across Europe. More than 1,200 Jeep enthusiasts and 600 vehicles came together to confirm the special bond that exists between the Jeep brand and its fans. We can understand them. The Jeep bug bit us too at the presentation behind the wheel of the Wrangler…
Hans Knol ten Bensel
The fifth annual Camp Jeep® event held in Austria last weekend shattered all previous records, attracting more enthusiasts and vehicles than ever before.
More than 1,200 enthusiasts and their families from almost 20 countries, including Italy, Germany, France, Spain, the UK, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania and Romania, came together to celebrate their passion for the Jeep brand.
Fans were able to get behind the wheel of the new Wrangler and also other models in the Jeep range and owners enjoyed of course thrilling test drives in their own Jeep Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee vehicles.
It was also a place for fast emotions too: guests were treated to exciting hot laps in the Trackhawk version of the Grand Cherokee, the most powerful and fastest Jeep ever, featuring a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine developing 700 hp.
There were also several areas dedicated to the discovery of the Jeep world – including the Academy, a Museum featuring a selection of historical models and a display of the most significant custom-built concept cars from the Easter Jeep Safari.
A merchandising area selling authentic Jeep products and Mopar® area offering the latest vehicle customization options also attracted large crowds.
There were also activities highlighting the strong partnership between Jeep and Harley-Davidson, another iconic American brand with shared values of authenticity and freedom, that attracted a huge number of bikers and bikes to Austria.
What a magnificent time they all must have had at the Austrian Jeep Camp: we enjoyed it earlier too!
Hans Knol ten Bensel