The second annual Crawl To A Cure event went off in Eagle, CO at the fair grounds last week. With a goal to raise money in the fight against breast cancer, off road machines from all around Colorado came out to race around the course.
Like last year, the rain / snow / sleet came in right on cue and muddied up the course. It was cold and the crowds weren’t quite as big as last year, but the folks that did show up sure weren’t lacking any enthusiasm.
There were two classes of vehicles, some that were mostly stock that ran on the small course and some built up rigs that ran the big course. In some respects, seeing what the stock-ish Jeeps could do was a lot of fun. Nothing impresses us more than watching a Jeep more or less off the factory line do things you don’t think it can do…like catch air.
That said, it wasn’t all roses for the regular sized Jeeps. While you can see the big wall in the background, the little stack in front caused some problems when one lady took a turn driving her husband’s rig and got a little hung up.
All in all, good fun for the first round, but we were excited to see the big rigs come out next. Now, hard to tell if some of these were Jeeps…all that was left was and engine, wheels, some seats, and a vague outline of a frame. AKA: Crawling Machines.
The most impressive part of the whole deal was seeing who could get up and over the big wall. Looking at it before the start of the event, and based on last year’s showing, we didn’t think anyone was gonna make it. Stretched up in front of the wall, you can see how big it was…
Surprisingly, or not, depending on your faith in your Jeep, a couple rigs made it up and over. The most impressive one was probably this green monster that made quick work of the big wall. HUGE!
All in all, a really fun event again this year. We’re glad to support a good cause and have some fun at the same time. We hope to do it again next year!