Jeep Wabi-Sabi

The Japanese have a term for the pleasing decay of objects: “Wabi-sabi.”




Ultimately, wabi sabi is about imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness…which sounds a lot like buying and driving a Jeep. Always searching for that next big modification. Waiting for the moment something breaks on the trail when you’re having a little too much fun.

Unlike most cars, Jeep drivers understand their ride will never be the same as it was sitting new on the showroom floor. It gets those “character marks” from rocks, trees, and whatever else we can figure to put it through, over, or into. Jeep Waves are no exception, they only get better with time.

How has “Wabi-sabi” affected your Jeep?

Original Pictures taken in part from here: Flickr!

We Went Topless 2011

Wanted to get a few words down about the Go Topless Day event this year. We went out again with the South Park 4×4 Club here in Colorado and had a great time. Sunshine and blue skies helped double the turn out from last year with more great new friends and some impressive rigs to boot. We headed out for a few trails north of Silvethorne, basically looking for anything we could run that wasn’t still covered in the record snowfall this year in Colorado.

Our first stop was to get a few shots of all the rigs lined up. A pretty cool sight driving down the road, we even got a few jeep waves from folks driving past. The trail we went up had a few good early season ruts and rolls to get over and provided some nice photo ops for the crew. Towards the top of the run, we hit a steep section with some loose dirt that made rear lockers at minimum a necessity. Pictures don’t do the hill justice as it was pretty steep.

We headed back down after a few of the rigs tried to race up the hill and on to the next trail. A rocky path, turning into partially snow covered trail, led us up to the haystack rock and to our official 2011 Go Topless Day photo op for the day. A few rigs down, but none the worse for wear. Couldn’t beat the weather (which turned to rain / snow only hours later) and the view wasn’t half bad either.

At any rate, we’ve got the itch for off-roading and hopefully, the weather will cooperate for the remainder of the sprint and allow us to get access to some of the local trails. We’ll see you out there…remember to keep waving!

Go Topless Day 2011

Headed out with the South Park 4×4 Club here in Colorado to hit some trails and drop the tops for Go Topless Day 2011. Supposed to be nice in the morning, then turn into a mud-fest. We’ll see what happens. Stay tuned for some pictures and some Jeep Waves in action. Share your stories if you join any Go Topless Day celebrations around the country.