I attended the indoor Jeep Meet & Greet and was VERY impressed with the products and Jeeps on display.
Motor City Aftermarketproducts are made from “tank DNA” as they state on their web-site, as they are closely partnered with a defense partner that produces parts for the M1 Abrams tank, Stryker vehicle, EFV, and Humvee.
All of their products are designed for no-drill installation, welded by AWS Certified welders and finished with SaltShield Coating System.
Motor City Aftermarket has what I think a great solution for trail mirrors on the JL, when the factory doors are removed. From the looks of them, I would think that there would be no vibration with them mounted to the rock catcher!!!
In addition to great products on display, Motor City had 40+ Jeeps inside on display, including Big Chief and Frakenbrute!!!
Shaun Day from Stinger Motorsport drove in their King of the Hammers rig and had it on display!!!
Unfortunately, the transport with the SEMAvehicles and display was delayed, and did not make it back in time for the Open House!
However, two AEV Employee’s got on a plane, flew out West, and drove over 1,000 miles straight to get one of the JL’s to the Open House!
I left just before the SEMA JL arrived, however AEVis hard at work on JL product.
There was a GREAT showing of the JK Double Cab Brute’s.
One of the twenty, 20th Anniversary JK’s was on display as well!
And I think I spotted a REAL JK Minivan! Now it doesn’t have a 3.8L, however it does appear to sit at least 6!!!
Apparently there is such thing as a JK Minivan!
I got to see a JK, with factory half doors, and I like the look!
And I NEVER get tired of looking at a Hemi under the hood of a JK! The only giveaway that it’s not an OEM Jeep install, is the welded metal radiator!
I don’t know that AEV will ever cease to amaze and impress, and their 2018 Open House was no exception! I HIGHLY recommend their products, and am looking forward to their JL line, as I will be turning my JK over to my kids in just a couple of years! 🙂
Brian’s family benefited from the incredible folks at the Ronald McDonald Housewhen their son was born, and Brian organizes Wheelin for Ronald every year as a way to give back to a tremendously helpful organization.
My day was cut short when I cut a tire, which after careful consideration, was ultimately my fault as I did not heed the warnings that were listed with my JKS Swaybar Quicker Disconnects in securing the sway bar in a safe position! More on that in another post!
After putting my spare on, I took a lunch break. During the lunch break, there was a raffle of donated items, with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House.
After the lunch break, I was ready to head back to camp, playing it safe as I still had four tires up on my Jeep. with a three hour ride home the next day, however…Brian offered me a ride in his AEV equipped Jeep, so that I could see all 200+ acres that Rocks and Valley’s has to offer.
And I was glad that I took him up on that offer! After spending the afternoon with Brian, I was ready to head back up to Rocks and Valleys the next weekend!
I was in high school when Jurassic Park hit theaters, driving a red YJ, seriously contemplating getting some sand paint and making a replica!
Jurassic Park the movie was great, and taught us a valuable life and death lesson about Jeeps…LOCKERS BEFORE LIGHT BARS! Just imagine, Dennis Nedry may have lived, if he didn’t have to get out of his Jeep!
While the movie was great, I read the book many years later and enjoyed it just as much.