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2017 NEW JERSEY JEEP INVASION
The New Jersey Jeep Invasion is an annual JEEP only event held on the beach in beautiful Wildwood, New Jersey. Yes, you read that right. The entire event is on the beach, in the sand, just a couple hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean and right next to the iconic 2 mile long Wildwood Boardwalk, with over 300 rides and attractions. We have two full days of beach access for you to drive your Jeep out onto the beach. You can park and soak up some sun or stroll through the vendor area which features over 75 of the industries top vendors. You can also drive your Jeep on the one of a kind beach obstacle course staffed by Rausch Creek Off-Road Park. Jeep Invasion also consists of a Show & Shine type event on Saturday for JEEPS only! Our professional car show judges review all the Jeeps on site and pick winners for certain categories. The fun comes to a conclusion with a Jeep parade on Sunday morning.
In addition to checking out all the jeeps and grabbing some great deals form the vendors, there is a giant Saturday afternoon raffle!! In order to be a part of the raffle you will need to donate non-perishable food items to Move For Hunger, who will be onsite collecting food in exchange for raffle tickets...so don’t come empty handed!! In 2016 we collected 4,650 lbs of food for Move For Hunger. Let's see if we can hit 5,000 lbs this year.
Once again a portion of the proceeds from this year's event will be donated to Make A Wish New Jersey. In 2016 we donated $16,000 and would love to see that number increase this year!!
We have made a few changes for the 2017 event. The most notable change is the switch to Friday-Saturday for vendors, obstacle course and show & shine. The parade is the ONLY activity on Sunday morning, once the parade is over you will not have access to the event grounds. We will also be on a new larger location on the beach, just south of the Wildwood Convention Center. The new location will provide easier access to the beach, as well as more room so a pier will no longer separate the event area.
We have chosen to not have individual classes this year for the Show & Shine; instead we will have trophies for specific categories. You will not have to register for those specific categories. Judges will be looking at every Jeep on Saturday to choose their winners. An example of a few of the categories are, Best Trail Jeep, Best Mall Crawler, Best Lights, Best Historic, Best Military, etc.. We will be listing all the categories soon.
To speed up check-in this year, we will be mailing you your windshield sticker in early June. The sticker will need to be attached to the driver's side windshield of your Jeep. There will be check-in lines on the beach both days checking for your sticker. Additionally, T-shirts will have their own tent inside the event area this year, thus they will not be distributed at check-in. Anyone that has pre-ordered T-shirts will also receive a goodie bag when they pick up their shirts at the T-shirt Tent.
Food donations for Move for Hunger will once again be collected both days. Bring your non-perishable food items to the Move for Hunger Tent in exchange for tickets for the raffle items. Tickets can only be obtained by bringing food, you cannot purchase tickets with cash. The Move for Hunger Tent will be located in a closer proximity to the parking area for your convenience.
Registration is once again PER JEEP, NOT PER PERSON!
Please vist our webpage or Facebook page for event updates.
Registration will close on June 1st, 2017. There will be NO extended registration this year!
Tentative Schedule is as follows:
-Show and Shine
-Trophies and Raffle
Sunday- PARADE ONLY 10 am. This year's Parade theme is Christmas!
Do I have to pre-register?
Yes, there is NO day of walk in registration.
What's the refund policy?
All refund requests must be made by June 1st, 2017.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you must have your registration sticker on your Jeeps driver's side windshield. $5 replacement sticker cost.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you must email us by June 1st, to make any changes.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
No it is not, if you cannot attend please contact us by June 1st for a refund.
What if the weather is bad?
This is a RAIN OR SHINE event.
What can't I bring to the event?
Pets, Alcohol, Drugs, unregistered Jeeps.
I have a Toyota, Suzuki Safari, can I attend?
No sorry, this is a JEEP ONLY event.