This years it's in France... but that's all whats positive about it.
I learned some things since the firts post last year.
First this from Allpar:
Allpar News: 1,200 Owners Gather in Southern France for Euro Camp JeepHundreds of Jeep enthusiasts from across Europe and beyond will gather this weekend at picturesque resort Château de Lastours in southern France for the fifth Euro Camp Jeep. This ultimate celebration of Jeep - the brand, the vehicles and the lifestyle - will be held July 7-10 with three full days of fun and adventure.
Euro Camp Jeep is an exclusive annual event for Jeep aficionados, their families and friends, which allows them to explore a full range of activities and share their experiences with fellow Jeep fans in a friendly, family-oriented environment. Each year the event has attracted more and more Jeep customers. The 2005 program will see more than 1,200 Jeep customers - the largest number ever - and almost 500 vehicles converging on one of Europe's most inspiring locations, the 104-hectare Château de Lastours estate in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
"The ever-increasing participation of people from so many countries is testimony to the passion our customers have for the Jeep brand, its values and the Jeep lifestyle," said Joe Eberhardt, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Service, Chrysler Group. "Euro Camp Jeep has grown over the past five years into an essential weekend for Jeep customers and enthusiasts in Europe. And we're happy that this year's Euro Camp Jeep in France continues to grow in size and scope."
They are very, very wrong.
This is the official story, brought to us/you by the DC company and they want you to believe it's one big happy Jeep-family etc etc..
For the average Jeeper in Europe it's impossible to even get close to participate in this event in the beautifull south of France.
You can come if:
- you're invited (eg: some lucky customers wich are known by the dealership, DC-employees etc.)
- You buy a new KJ
Jeep customers and enthusiasts
That should read: The happy few
Am I pissed you might ask?
YES, I am..
This is not the celebration of the brand and the lifestyle as they call it.
This is not: 'doesnt matter were you're from, here's a beer.. '
This is not a simple gathering of friends around the campfire after a day of fun.
This is an extremely expensive party. (oh yeah, there are some Jeeps too)
Actually, reading this I'm happy I'm not there.