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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Jeep Safari Brings Concept Cars To Moab

The annual Moab Jeep Safari runs through April 12. It is a big event that brings thousands of participants and spectators to the southeastern Utah area. Moab will be packed until the event ends. Motels and campgrounds are full and trails are busy.

One of the fun things about the safari is the opportunity to see concept cars actually challenge Moab's famous terrain. Jeep, in particular, always runs new vehicles over some of the trails. Other manufacturers have also started to show off special equipment at the big event.

The safari is sponsored by Red Rock 4-Wheelers. Their website has information about the trails and official associated activities.

Automobilemag.com his this article about the products Jeep has at this year's safari. Here's a quote:

Jeep always builds a few cool concept vehicles to bring to the annual Easter Jeep Safari held in Moab, Utah. The concepts range from pie-in-the-sky ideas that have no chance of production to virtual test vehicles for new parts and accessories that will be available at your local Jeep dealer in the coming months. As the Easter Jeep Safari brings Jeep’s most loyal customers together for a week of off-road adventures on some of the best trails in the country, it gives Jeep an excellent venue to solicit feedback on new ideas.

Marketwatch.com has this interesting release about a vehicle being shown by Venchurs Vwerks. Here are excerpts:

ADRIAN, Mich., April 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Not many vehicles can say they have a lightweight Level III "Dragon Skin" ballistic armored cabin that defeats 7.62x39 AK-47 ammunition. Fewer have a resume that includes an optional 700-horsepower V-10 tucked between Aramid Kevlar front fenders. Add an off-road tuned suspension with 14 inches of wheel travel and you have equipment only found in the new Caballo Diablo debuted at by Venchurs VWerks at the 2012 Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

One option found on Caballo Diablo not available in the United States is a full perimeter force field flame defensive countermeasure system dubbed "Dragon's Mouth" which on command, blasts the area surrounding the truck with flames. Also on the tactical options list is a full Night Vision System (NVS) compatible cockpit. What is standard though, is a suspension system able to cut through urbanized terrain and unimproved surfaces with extreme precision.

There is still time to get down to Moab and join the fun.

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