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Good wheeling press from Jellico Rock crawling comp.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Grim-Reaper, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

    Feb 17, 2000
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    I just got this from the Southern 4wd Landuse list I'm on.
    This is the sort of thing that will help OUR cause. I'm not sure where this was printed but I thinkl it my have been in a local TN newspaper.
    Anyway I thought I would let you folks read this to see what an effort to clean up our image can do. If you notice the author makes coment on how the 4wd Comunity has helped their local economy and the wheelers are now welcome because of the way they have conducted themselves. Enjoy the read.

    >Rock Crawlers leave Jellico cleaner than they found it
    >By JIM DOSSETT LaFollette Press Reporter The attack of the Rock Crawlers.
    >Sounds like a 50s sci-fi flick. But believe it or not, they are really real.
    >And a swarm of the critters, 1,600 strong, converged on Jellico a couple of
    >weeks ago. They stayed two days. And when they departed, they left in their
    >wake â?? a trail of cleanliness. "It was cleaner than it was when they
    >arrived," said Robert Cox. Cox, owner of Clearfork Mining Company, was
    >speaking of the property which he has donated to <A
    HREF="http://www.trailkeepers.org/">The Trail Keepers Foundation</A>
    >, a non-profit organization that creates and maintains multi-use trails on
    >public and private lands. For the past two and half years, the Trail Keepers
    >Foundation has worked with the <A HREF="http://www.jrocc.com/">JROCC</A>
    (Jellico Rock Obstacle Challenge Course)
    >to make the abandoned strip mining pit and surrounding areas one of the best
    >rock crawling sites in the nation, and certainly, the toughest course east of
    >the Mississippi. "Rock Crawling" is a motor sport in which competitors have
    >to navigate a number of different obstacles in a set amount of time. In the
    >recent <A HREF="http://www.erocc.com/">Eastern Rock Crawling
    Championship</A> competition at the JROCC on June 22
    >and June 23, competitors from 12 states, some as distant as Colorado,
    >climbed, bumped, tumbled and careened over a set of 12 obstacles, provided by
    >event organizers and Mother Nature. According to the Community Voice,
    >"Jellico is home to this brand new series that determines the best teams east
    >of the Mississippi, then sends those teams to New Mexico to compete in the
    >National Super Crawl in the fall." The activity took place on the course,
    >located on Route 90, just past White Oak. And, in addition to the exciting,
    >rough and tumble action, the competitiors also strove to leave the place in
    >better shape than they found it. "You wouldn't believe the amount of trash
    >they picked up," said Environmental Officer Glennis Monday. Monday, who wages
    >continual war on local litterbugs, continued in his praise of the "crawlers,"
    >Trail Keepers Foundation members and others who have contributed to the
    >betterment of the community during the events over the past two and a half
    >years. "The area is definitely cleaner. I look forward to working with these
    >folks in the future â?? they make my job a lot easier," said Monday. Cox is
    >also thankful for the participants' efforts and recently donated 500 more
    >acres to expand the event. "They went the extra mile and even helped
    >Convenience Center Operator Thelma Webb clean up along the roadways," said
    >Cox. He added that, in addition to the super cleanup efforts, the events also
    >provide increased exposure for the Trail Keepers, raise funds for trail
    >maintenance and increase tourism for Jellico. In addition to Rock Crawling,
    >the JROCC is also available for any type of extreme sports event, including:
    >4X4 rock crawling, 4X4 trail rides, mountain biking, extreme trail running,
    >rock climbing, extreme triathalons, ATV trail rides, motocross and paint
    >ball. The next "Rock Crawling" event in Jellico is scheduled for July 27 and
    >28. From: <A
    ollettepress.com/frontpage/rock0711.html</A> For more
    >information, check out <A
    >Date: 07/12/2002
    >Author: Jim Dosset
  2. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

    Sep 7, 2000
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    Richmond, VA
    kinda strange to see us off-roaders portrayed in a good light...

  3. chulisohombre

    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

    Apr 11, 2002
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    thanx for the read.sounds like "we" did a real good job.good to hear some good press for once.

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