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Brand New Ky Offroad Club

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Ok ladies and gentleman. Here it is, Kentuckys newest offroad club is here. It has been in the making for a few months now and finally we got everything we needed together to do it. Here is a little background:

It all started as a few friends in the lexington, ky area wanted to go offroading every now and then but also wanted to form some kind of club while doing it. There were already a bunch of KY jeep clubs around but we wanted our own. We were a bunch of college guys who wanted to have an organized and fun club to ride in who doesnt care about what kind of rig you have as long as it has four wheel drive and you can drive smart.

Now since we are not a "Jeep Only" club here on JF we must ask that if you post of start a thread it must be only jeep related. About 90% of the guys wanting to join the club are Jeep owners and are members of JF themselves so thats why we wanted to start a club section on here since so many of our future members are JF'ers.

Now to the actual club.

The name of the club is called:
T.O.R.C. Offroad

It stands for Twisted Off Road Club. We are based out of Kentucky are not limited to wheelin in Kentucky only. Hopefully as the club grows we can start wheelin in some of the bordering states as well as out west. Even though we do have some of the best wheelin this side of the Mississippi :D:D

We are still in the process of creating a club logo and website, but since our logo is for our club we would like to have the main picture a few jeeps from the club so at our next ride at Hillz N Hollarz on Feb 7th/8th (See Sig) we are going to take pictures and see what kind of club logo we can come up with. We have alot of good ideas now and the logo should be done right after the wheeling trip and hopefully by our first club meeting.

The website is:

Is it currently under construction, but will be up within a few months after we get members rigs and all the official forms online that need to be. If anyone has the ability to make websites/forums please PM me so we can try and get something going.

Currently we open for ideas for when and where meetings will be held. We have many potential members in the Lexington area as well as alot of potential members from the Northern Kentucky area. So I was trying to figure out where would be the middle? Its about an hour from NKY to Lexington so cut that in half and we need to figure out what is about half hour away I guess. This is the only way because I know that many members from the NKY area cant drive an hour each way once a month and the same goes for people from Lexington. Again nothing is set in stone so please post up your concerns and ideas. Im open to anything.

As of right now there are currently only two officers. Me and Spyder6 (Will). I am currently the President/Secretary and Will is the Vice President/Treasurer. We hope to elect new officers at the 2nd meeting that way we can get a good group to show up and show interest.

As for the time and dates of the meetings we still need YOU, those who are interested in joining posting up what days and times you are free. I figure we will meet at a restaurant of some sort, get some food and just hang out and then after we have all gotten some grub hold the meetings. This way we all can get to know each other and when new potential members show up they are welcomed in and not made to sit and listen to club things right away.

I will be posting up applications and information as I get it officially done and then the by laws and rules and other paper work such as that will be given out at meetings and posted on our website when it comes up.

I hope we have alot of people interested and please post in here. Im excited about getting this up and running and hopefully we can become one of Kentuckys finest and most mature and responsible off road organizations. Thanks and have a great day!

TORC Offroad President
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Hey guys. I'm from Versailles but live in Lex while I'm going to school. Looks like a great idea and I would love to be a part of this.:thumbsup:
we're going out camping/wheeling on saturday at HnH if you want to meet us at the Versailles road Speedway between BGparkway and the castle at 8am
I would...but my 4wd is out right now. I need to get my gears and locker done in the front and a front DS lined up. After I get that done I'll be ready to go.
Ok cool man! Especially since we got the club up and running we are going to try and have a wheeling trip once a month or so. Would love to have you join the club.
That sounds great. :thumbsup:

Are most of the guys around Lexington?
yeah most of the guys are. then there are a bunch of of in the nky area. But probably 70% of the guys are from the lexington area. The meetings are going to be held in Gerogetown so it wont be that far from you

EDIT: sorry for any mis-spelled words or anything., Its my brothers 21st birthday :D
Haha noting wrong with a little celebration :cheers2:

Georgetown is good, I use to work over there.

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help out.
Watching this thread. I'm the only guy I know with an off-road vehicle that has taken it off-road on my own multiple times. Unfortunately I'm always alone and usually :hahaha: too worried about getting permanantly stuck to venture too far out.

May sign up at some point if my job holds out due to the recession. :brickwall

I'll be watching the website. Also, I work for Ashland and do all kinds of tech stuff for them, so if you guys need any help with IT crap, send me a PM.

My brother interned at Ashland over the summer in the IT department. Drove a red 1997 XJ
What was his name? I may have worked with him. We get interns in and out somewhat frequently.
Charlie...he was from EKU
Oh yeah, I know Charlie, Wilson. SQL guy. Good kid, did great work! Tell him Sean Greathouse says hi. He even put a note on my office once that said "Chrome don't get ya home" (even though I have no chrome on my Jeep.) :2thumbsup:

Pretty sure he plays paintball with another guy I work with regularly. Small world. :cheers:
Yeah he's back into paintball. He was just at my house today, I'll tell him next time I see him.
I posted this on another thread but then found this one:

I live in the Louisville area and I've had my Jeep now for 2 1/2 years. Everything is stock on it. I'm wanting to get a suspension lift for it. Because I'm mechanically challenged with zero experience, I obviously want someone to do this for me. No clue as to what I need, where I should go to get it done, etc. Any advice would be great.
what model jeep do you have?
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport
I don't know much about wranglers but it really just depends on what you want to do with your Jeep. What size tires you want and just how serious you want to be with it. Lift kits are really not all that hard to do...good kits come with good instructions. I put a Rubicon Express lift kit on my XJ when I was in high school. It took my and my buddy two days but we didn't know what the hell we were doing. And it's a great way to learn about your Jeep.

You may want to look around the TJ section of the forum for ideas and pictures to see what you are dealing with.

Hope this helps :cheers2:
Am I the only one in southern ky, the only one on here I know somewhat close is bigdumbbear and he's in Etown
Where in southern ky are you? I've got a place down on Cumberland in Russel county.
Where at? Summer trip??? lol My family and I used to go down to Laurel and Cumberland alot when my parents first got together.
Come on down. It's not much but it's a place to pass out after a long day on the water :cheers:

I wish we had more land so I could make some trails on it. I was down there last weekend checking on the place and there is a ton of development, and some sweet looking logging trails...but of course I didn't go off the main road.
We should set up something. Mybe just a long weekend this summer. As long as there is a roof Im good to go :thumbsup:

Oh and Willie you coming to the meeting Sunday? I promise we'll be there waiting for ya. And this time Im driving my Jeep lol

I'll be there this Sunday...6 o'clock at the cracker barrel?
It was good. I was on the fence about it, but now I'm in.
It doesn't ring a bell and nothing came up on Google. (other than this thread)
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