Photos online

MIJC_04-04-2015_Flat_Nasty_Daren_Cordell_328The first photo batch from 2015 is now online, starting with Inspection pics from Daren Cordell and Dan Barding along with hundreds of photos from Flat Nasty, courtesy of Daren Cordell and Matt Brown.  Re-live your adventure or live vicariously through your club-mates… your choice.

Edit: Added photos from Will Watson.  Thanks Will!

Do you have photos to share from an MIJC event?  Don’t make me beg at the end of the year when we’re putting the video together… get them to me now so everyone can enjoy them on the website.  Contact me and we’ll figure out the best way to make the transfer.

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April Events

DSC01704Coming up later this month is a club trip to The Cliffs Insane Terrain near Marseilles, Illinois on Saturday, April 25th.  Watch the forum for details.  May 2nd is our first cruise-in of the year at Our Inn Place in Pekin.  As you can see, Frank can barely contain his excitement.

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Meeting coming up

MIJC_04-19-14_Flat_Nasty_Daren_Cordell_054While a good chunk of our members head off to Flat Nasty this weekend, the rest of us can stare at that inspection report from March and wonder what went so horribly wrong over the winter with our Jeeps.  Look on the bright side though, as you can look forward to another eventful MIJC meeting on Saturday, April 11th at Avanti’s in Pekin at noon.  If you’re new to the club or thinking about joining, this is a great time to meet some of the club members.

Cruise-in’s start back up in May, so finish up your repairs and get that heap back on the road!

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Badlands March 21

MIJC_03-22-14_Badlands_Dan_Barding_031A day trip to The Badlands is coming up on March 21st.  Interested?  Planning is underway in the forum.  If you’re new to the club or have never been there, The Badlands is among the closest off-road parks to the Peoria area, and offers trails of all difficulties.  Most of the park is a former rock quarry but it also has lots of wooded trails, sand dunes, water, and mud.  You do need to run with an orange flag at this park (as pictured)… if you don’t have one, Wal-Mart is a lot cheaper than buying it at the park’s shop.

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Inspection Form Updated!

Download the newly-revised Inspection Form and take a look at what we’ll be checking on Saturday.  This one concentrates more on drivetrain and under-hood issues and drops some of the less important stuff.  We’ll see you Saturday!

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Inspections coming up…

MIJC_03-01-14_Inspections_Jeff_Fitch_009Our annual Inspections event is coming up on March 7th.  Like last year, it will be at Uftring Jeep in North Pekin in their maintenance shop.  Come around 12:30 or so.  This will also be our regular March meeting and lunch will be served.

If you’ve never been to Inspections before and you’re not sure what to expect, download the form and take a look at the kinds of things we’re examining.  There’s basic stuff like whether your lights and horn work, but also secure tow points front and rear and the presence of a first aid kit.  “Failing” inspections won’t keep you from going on an event, but it’s nice to get other eyes on your Jeep, especially if you’ve recently installed some new mods.  You’ve got a couple weeks… get out there in the chill and get your Jeep up to snuff!

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It’s about friggin’ time…

CalendarThe MIJC events for 2015 have now been populated into our online calendar on the Schedule page.  Links are there when possible as well as mapped locations.  It’s best to always check the forum before making travel arrangements for any trip.  And as always, if there’s nothing going on, call an audible and create your own trip!

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