The song might claim that it never rains in Southern California, and the past few years have certainly felt that way, but we saw record-breaking rain just in time for our first annual "KMC Wheels Summer Jeep Bash presented by Jeep"at Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, California.
The Jeeps were lined up in rows beneath the Lions Lighthouse for Sight at Rainbow Harbor and there were boat races taking place on the harbor and it was the perfect location for that SoCal summer beach vibe, even with a little rain.
Jeep owners aren’t the type to let a little rain get them down. Once it became apparent that there would be more than passing shower, most of the people with topless Jeeps had something to keep them semi-dry. The Jeep concept vehicles were one of the highlights of the show.
If you didn’t make it out to Moab for Easter Jeep Safari, this was a great opportunity to see them up close.
Guys couldn’t stop talking about the Mighty FC, which is based on the JK Unlimited chassis and designed to look like the Jeep Forward Control pickups made in the '50s and '60s.
It’s not a great event without great food, and the Mess Hall Canteen food truck, winner of the Food Network Food Truck Face-Off, was a perfect match for this event. Not only is their food amazing, they are veteran owned and donate 100% of their tip jar to Patriots & Paws. Hanging out at the harbor with friends, eating mac and cheese with lobster, snow crab and bacon while checking out some awesome Jeeps…if you can’t be out on the trail, life doesn’t get much better than this!
The weather was absolutely beach perfect for our 2nd annual KMC Jeep Bash presented by Jeep held at Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, California.
The turn out was a enormous collection of old and new Jeeps! Bingo! It was the perfect celebration of all breeds Jeeps thanks to KMC Wheels supporting this event as Title sponsor and Jeep as presenting. With them along with our awesome participating vendors this year was great turn out!
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to showcase your Jeep and of course the enthusiast, who came down to check them out - Thank you!
There we people who traveled as far as Texas and others who caravan-ed together as far as Arizona. We appreciate you all!
There were so many exciting rigs, we decided to build a gallery. Here's a nice write up by 4Wheeler Magazine. Hope to see you 2017.