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First Annual RGV Jeep Jam Was A Huge Success
by Rod Graham
published June 2015
Austin Alvarez Photography photos provided courtesy of Nate Peña

On Saturday, May 23, 2015 Jeep owners from two RGV Jeep clubs, South Texas Jeeps and Texas Jeep Crawlers, gathered at The River in Mission, Texas to participate in the First Annual RGV Jeep Jam to benefit the Juan Diego Academy Catholic Regional High School.

Beginning with registration at 8 am participants enjoyed a full day of off roading, music, food and fun. Eighty-Seven Jeeps were registered and took off at 11 am traveling to Palo Blanco Ranch in Penitas, TX where they crawled their way along many miles of off road trails.

Around 4 pm they made their way back to The River (formerly known as Pepe's on the River) to continue the festivities with food, music and the presentation of awards.

Hundreds of Rio Grande Valley residents congregated at The River to enjoy this Family Friendly event.

While the off roaders were having a blast at Palo Blanco Ranch, the rest of us enjoyed great food, music and vendor's booths.

Early on, students from Juan Diego Academy provided breakfast tacos and throughout the day there were doughnuts, hot dogs and beverages to enjoy.

At about 5 pm we feasted on smoked chicken leg quarters, beans and coleslaw, mmmgood! Music was provided by River Rock 7 and Tragic Komic.

All who attended had a great time and we all look forward to the next Annual RGV Jeep Jam coming in May 2016!

Kudos to you folks who put this all together: "Big Lew" Corya (Burns Motors), Patricia Perez (RGV Pro Lighting), Albert Rodriguez (Edinburg Raceway) , John A Moreno (Juan Diego Academy)

EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS go to Angel Gonzalez (The River), Robt. Martinez (South Texas Jeeps), Louis Barbosa (Texas Jeep Crawlers) and Palo Blanco Ranch.