Jeep News for 8/28/08

Obama drives a Jeep (at least he used to!)

A Naperville, Ill., woman said she plans to sell her Jeep, which once belonged to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, after the November election. Liz Murphy, 45, said she did not discover that her 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee had previously belonged to Obama during his final years as an Illinois state senator until she went in to sign papers with dealer Paul Gossett, The Naperville (Ill.) Sun reported Wednesday.”

Full story from UPI here.

I’ll have to see what McCain drives before I decide who I’m voting for this fall…

More on the evolution of Jeep

“In the latest sign of the burial of the era of the S.U.V., Chrysler announced Wednesday that it would spend $1.8 billion to convert a Detroit automotive plant from producing traditional Jeep Grand Cherokees to making more fuel-efficient, car-based crossovers.”

From the New York Times.

We blogged a little bit about the New Grand Cherokee last week.  This will be interesting.  I hope Chrysler gets it right.

Jeep Fall Foliage Tours in Western Michigan

‘I love exploring where few others have gone. And when fall foliage is at its peak, I want total immersion in the glowing colors, not distant glimpses from a highway.
But the fact I also have no sense of direction makes me happy to be sitting in Jeep No. 11, the caboose in a line of off-road vehicles heading caravan-style into the Pere Marquette State Forest in West Michigan.

With an expert leading the way and ready to offer driving tips via radio, I’ll be off-roading with a corporate group that has come from Grand Rapids to Mears for a team-building outing by Sandy Korners Adventure Tours.”

More from way out in Western Michigan.

That sounds like fun.  What a great way to get beginners off-roading.  Off course, if I know you guys, you don’t want anyone else leading the way!

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