Jeep Beach and SoundCrafters Do It Again

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (05.05.22) – Jeep Beach, the nation’s largest Jeep event is a wrap. Between April 24 through May 1st, tens of thousands of participants in their Wranglers conquered the roadways in Daytona Beach. Jeep Beach “Jeepers” enjoyed a multitude of activities in this weeklong event. Across the county, trail riding, scavenger hunts, a 5k run on the beach, food truck festivals, a tour of the Motorsports Hall of Fame; Vendor parties at the Hard Rock and a miles-long parade of Wranglers Sunday morning, were of the most impressive events.

Jeep Beach wrapped with a beach cruise on Sunday morning, May 1st.

On Wednesday night at the Daytona International Speedway, Soundcrafters, Daytona’s Car Audio Powerhouse, in conjunction with IASCA, kicked off Jeep Beach’s Tiki Tailgate party. A packed house of Show and Shine Jeeps,Vendors and Sound & Light competitors dominated the lot flanking International Speedway Blvd. The 3rd annual Jeep Beats and JeepGlo Sound and Light competitions was judged by Terry Floyd of Soundoff Technologies, along with IASCA Judges Sammy Vega, Tony Pasquale and IASCA President Travis Chin; the judging was completed without a single glitch.

Jeepers tested their skills in the obstacle course of the Speedway infield.

On Friday and Saturday inside the Speedway, preliminary figures reveal more than 230 Vendors, over 60,000 spectators and some 10,000 Jeeps lined the DIS infield. Spectators seated in bleachers viewed Jeepers hurdling over thousands of pounds of dirt and busted-up concrete highway barriers, navigating the obstacle course. Jeep Beach even made a tiny obstacle course for the kiddies that could drive power wheel jeeps over dirt mounts! Other entertaining events included live music, festival food trucks, a new Jeep raffle and more.

Record crowds at the Speedway dominated the mile-long Vendor Midway with manufacturer displays in full regalia. Soundcrafters’ team, in a well-stocked booth, advised consumers on suitable products to purchase culminating in record sales. Soundcrafters’ owner Paul Papadeas conducted an educational seminar with Q&A, speaking about the Wrangler’s acoustical environment and protocols that consumers should know to choose the right components.

The SoundCrafters Booth set up before Jeep Beach 2022 gates opened.
DS18 shined at Jeep Beach.

“The Jeep Wrangler ownership phenomenon continues to grow and has not come close to peaking, says Papadeas, “It has been enlightening that after purchasing a Jeep a few years ago, I’ve come to find that Jeepers are a community of like-minded individuals. This genre and the consumers that it brings to business, has stimulated many manufacturers’ marketing and product development. If this veteran can offer any advice to the mobile electronics industry, do not miss exhibiting at Jeep Beach 2023” next April.

Jeepers create a wide range of aftermarket Jeep upgrades.

Jeep Beach Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) and makes annual contributions, deep into six digits, awarded to Local and national charities.

For more information on Jeep Beach visit www.Jeepbeach.com, also your company can advertise to Jeep Beach Nation most economically on www.Jeepbeachradio.com enhancing this charitable cause.

For information on Soundcrafters Performance – Style – Sound visit www.soundcraftersdb.com

This article supplied by Paul Papadeas. Images supplied by Travis Chin IASCA.

Jeep Beach 2022 Invaded Daytona Beach

SHREVEPORT, LA (05.02.22) – Jeep Beach 2022 was definitely heaven on earth for Jeepers. From the sands of Daytona Beach to the Daytona International Motor Speedway, and surrounding areas, Jeepers ruled.

Jeep Beach wrapped with a beach cruise on Sunday morning, May 1st.

Jeeps lined the sands of Daytona Beach plus there were literally thousands of Jeeps on the infield of the Daytona International Motor Speedway. Hundreds of vendor booths, many with Jeep demos and showing Jeep specific products, grabbed the attention of the massive crowd of Jeepers. Also on the infield an obstacle course track, designed for Jeepers, provided a space for all to show their skills behind the wheel of their Jeep. Hundreds of truckloads of dirt, plus other discarded concrete obstacles, formed mounds for Jeepers to navigate and earn their Jeep Beach ‘Certification’.

Crowds like this packed Jeep Beach throughout the week.
Jeepers tested their skills on the obstacle course at the Daytona International Speedway.

On Wednesday night the Jeep Beats event, hosted by SoundCrafters in Daytona Beach, combined Sound and Light Competitions with IASCA’s Travis Chin in at the meter. In addition, the Show and Shine event, hosted by Destination 4×4 lit up the night.

12volt brands DS18, Alpine, Stinger Off Road, Oracle Lights and more showed Jeep specific offerings. Daytona Beach retailer SoundCrafters, with Paul Papadeas and crew, had a large booth. Alpine, with retailer Roco 4×4, had a major presence and showed several new Jeep specific products.

Jeep Beach events continued into the evenings.
The DS18 booth stretched over 100 feet and featured over a dozen Jeep demos plus showroom trailer.

DS18 had a mega presence at Jeep Beach where they showed and let all hear “We Like It Loud”. Over a dozen decked out Jeep demos drew a full house each day, The DS18 trailer, featuring a live showroom, was also in the expansive booth area. Rob Ferro, Mr DS18, was in the house with the standout Exotica demo with a stunning full wrap. At an evening ceremony he also received the Jeep Beach ‘Jeep Beats’ First Place Vendor Award.

Matin Pineda, M2 Audio and Accessories, was on site adjacent to the DS18 booth. The company showed a new event tent and sent many Jeepers home with DS18 products.

The Wednesday night event was hosted by SoundCrafters.
Oracle Lighting was set up with a huge display of their products

Alpine had a wide selection of vehicle specific products and showed several new Jeep specific models at Jeep Beach. The Alpine trailer provided air conditioned comfort for Jeepers as their installations were completed by Alpine and ROCO 4×4 techs in Speedway NASCAR garage pits. ROCO 4×4 is a proactive 12volt retailer in Doral FL. In the expansive Alpine booth a Jeep JK, Gladiator and JL were available for demos from staff members that included Roy Meyer and Eric Brooks.

Meyer, Alpine Eastern Regional Sales Manager, related “Things were insane. We were up at 5:30 in the morning both days and worked until 10 at night completing installations for Jeepers.”

SoundCrafters was set up with a booth during Vendor days at the Speedway.
Alpine was set up with multiple Jeep demos, new vehicle specific products and completed installs in the NASCAR garage at the Speedway.

Papadeas, with decades of SBN SpringBreak events experience in Daytona Beach, related “At SoundCrafters we were excited to be onsite at Jeep Beach 2022. The Jeepers community continues to grow rapidly and this event put us in front of 1000’s of potential customers. The IASCA Sound Off event brought even more excitement to Jeep Beach 2022.”

Travis Chin, IASCA President offered “The event was huge and exciting with lots of spectators. There was a lot of LED lighting and loud Jeeps. Throughout the night we were very busy most of the evening with judging.”

The 717 Car Audio Jeep journeyed from Pennsylvania as Stephanie showed all to ‘Fight Like A Girl’!
Andy Adkins (R) just joined M.A.G. Sales  and was in the SoundCrafters booth with Paul Papadeas (C) showing a customer a Kenwood amplifier.

Jeep Beach 2022 began with a 5K run on Sunday April 24th and ended with a Jeep Parade on Sunday May 1st. Each day was packed with events for Jeep enthusiasts that included scavenger hunts and boots on the beach.

There will be more showcasing Jeep Beach exhibitors in coming days… stay tuned.

Jeep Beach 2022 Invades Daytona Beach

SHREVEPORT, LA (04.27.22) – Jeep Beach 2022 will be heaven on earth for Jeepers. From the sands of Daytona Beach to the Daytona International Motor Speedway, and surrounding areas, Jeepers will rule.

Jeeps will line the sands of Daytona Beach and there will literally thousands of Jeeps on the infield of the Daytona International Motor Speedway. Hundreds of vendor booths, many with Jeep demos and showing Jeep specific products will grab the attention of the massive crowd of Jeepers. Also on the infield an obstacle course track, designed for Jeepers, will let all show their skills behind the wheel of their Jeep. Hundreds of truckloads of dirt, plus other discarded concrete obstacles, form mounds for Jeepers to navigate and earn their Jeep Beach ‘Certification.’

Images from Jeep Beach 2021

12volt brands DS18, Alpine and many more will show Jeep specific offerings. Daytona Beach retailer SoundCrafters, with Paul Papadeas and crew, will a large booth. Alpine, with retailer Roco 4×4, will show new Jeep specific products.

Images from Jeep Beach 2021

Papadeas, with decades of spring events experience in Daytona Beach, related “At SoundCrafters we are excited to be onsite at Jeep Beach 2022. The Jeepers community continues to grow rapidly and this event will put us in front of 1000’s of potential customers. The IASCA event will bring even more excitement to Jeep Beach 2022.”

DS18 will have very large presence with a number of Jeep demos in the booth. The Exotic features an amazing DS18 wrap and will scream to all “We Like It Loud”. M2 Audio and Accessories will also scream “We Like It Loud.”

Martin Pineda, for M2, stated “We are planning for a very big event. We loaded up on DS18 products and plan to show Jeepers ‘We Like It Loud’ with Mr DS18 and the DS18 crew.”

Jeep Beach 2022 began with a 5K run on Sunday April 24th and ends with a Jeep Parade of Sunday May 1st. Each day is packed with events for Jeep enthusiasts.

There will be more from Jeep Beach in coming days… stay tuned.

Alpine Unveils Exciting New Vehicle-Specific Products at the Annual Jeep Beach Vendor Show

AUBURN HILLS, MI (04.21.22) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), will attend the 2022 Jeep Beach Vendor Show at the Daytona International Speedway in booth E1 from Friday, April 29 to Saturday, April 30 where they will unveil exciting new vehicle-specific products designed uniquely for the Jeep driver.

Featuring the latest in Jeep-specific dash and sound system offerings from Alpine, a 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be on-site for product demonstrations. Jeep Beach attendees will be the first to experience the new High-Resolution i509-WRA-JL with a High-Definition, Weather-Resistant 9-inch screen and wireless and wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The i509-WRA-JL was intentionally designed with the Jeep driver in mind to visually emulate the design identity of the Jeep interior and retain the features Jeep drivers use the most. New to this display is High-Resolution Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit) that can stream music from popular Hi-Res streaming platforms or directly from a smartphone for incredible music detail and high-precision music reproduction.

To demonstrate the head unit integration capabilities, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will also feature a premium night vision DVR-C320R Dash Camera with built-in drive assist and impact recording. An Alpine PSS-24WRA sound system, with front 6.5” component speakers, 6.5” rear custom soundbar replacement speakers, 8” compact powered subwoofer, and 4-channel amplifier will be featured for in-vehicle sound upgrade demonstrations as well as an Alpine Weather-Resistant PSS-SX01 Sound System mounted to the roll bars to demonstrate exterior sound upgrade opportunities.

Alpine’s 2015 Jeep Wrangler will also be on-site with similar Jeep-specific solutions designed for older Jeep Wranglers, including the i509-WRA-JK, DVR-C320R, PSS-22WRA Weather-Resistant Sound System, PSS-SX01, and HCE-TCAM1-WRA Spare Tire Rear-View Camera and Light System.

“Switchback,” Alpine’s 2020 Jeep Gladiator, will also be on-site with a custom truck bed build that features 40 motorized Bluetooth speakers that articulate for optimal sound positioning, and a tailgate designed to look like an early Alpine stereo, complete with a large, functional volume knob and six classic “Alpine green” buttons on the faceplate to control the automation.

The Alpine Event Truck and Trailer will be open to visitors who want to chat with Alpine event staff and experience the latest vehicle-specific technology, all from the comfort of an air-conditioned lounge area located in the trailer.

All Alpine products are available for purchase during the event with special, event-only pricing and free giveaways. Alpine Authorized Retailer Roco 4×4 will be on-site to give vehicle demonstrations, answer product questions, and offer on-site installation so customers can drive home with their Alpine purchase installed in their Jeep.

Visit alpine-usa.com and jeepbeach.com for more.

Oracle Lighting Launches Multifunction LED Spotlight for Jeeps, Trucks, & Off-Road Vehicles

METAIRIE, LA (12.14.2021) – Oracle Lighting has launched the 7-inch Multifunction 60-Watt LED Spotlight for Jeeps, trucks, and off-road vehicles (p/n 2915-023). The round post mount is now available with an MSRP of $199.95.

“Whether you are conquering the off-road or just enjoy exploring at night, having adequate lighting is important to spot obstacles in your path,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This new auxiliary light from Oracle Lighting is designed to offer superior illumination for any Jeep, truck, or off-road vehicle.”

Incorporating both TIR (Total Internal Reflection) and LED Reflector Facing Technology, this design creates a high-quality light output with a precision beam pattern. By combining both optic technologies, this light provides an average 30 degree beam pattern and projects up to 500 yards away.

“The integrated LED marker lights feature both white and amber LEDs which can be used for parking lights, DRL, and/or turn signals,” Hartenstein continued. “This multifunctional automotive spotlight is the perfect solution to your lighting needs. With an Ingress Protection Rating of IP68 and a heavy-duty blacked-out housing, this seven-inch spotlight is rugged enough to last through all of your adventures with an LED lifespan of 80,000+ hours.”

Additional features and specifications include:

  • 4x 10w LEDs + 4x 5w LEDs
  • Draw: 4 Amps @ 12VDC
  • Raw/Effective Lumens: 6000lm / 4800lm
  • Peak Intensity: 141000cd
  • Input Voltage: 9V – 36V DC
  • Warranty Period: 1 Year
  • ETM Thermal Management Technology
  • Compliant with ECE R112/R7/R10
  • Heavy duty U mounting racket
  • Stainless Steel 304 mounting hardware
  • Under/Over voltage protection
  • Reverse polarity protection

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Oracle Lighting Features Sidetrack LED Lighting System for Jeep Wrangler JK During 2021 SEMA Expo

See Oracle Lighting in booth #C20547

METAIRIE, LA (11.02.2021) – Oracle Lighting will feature its recently patented Sidetrack LED Lighting System for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK (p/n 5873-504) during the 2021 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #C20547. Now shipping, the Sidetrack LED Lighting System has an MSRP of $199.95 and is also available for JL/JT (p/n 5861-504).

“ORACLE Lighting’s Sidetrack LED Lighting System is a stylish and functional upgrade for Jeep Wrangler JK models,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This tactical-inspired body cladding is equipped with multi-function integrated LED lights that provide benefits to both driver and passengers.”

The light modules consist of a pair of injection-molded inserts that fit in the original body lines for a seamless look with an option to create a functional fender vent. Matte black panels provide an aggressive look that adds a rugged and tactical appearance to the Jeep. Installation requires no modification to the fender sheet metal…the cladding simply applies with included VHB adhesive.

The LED “Entry Light” features high-output white LEDs which is a side-light intended to illuminate the area outside of the vehicle for the driver and passengers approaching the vehicle at night. This convenient feature allows the driver and passengers to identify puddles, potholes, and other hazards when entering and exiting the vehicle. The entry lights are connected to the vehicle’s dome light circuit so the entry lights will activate when the vehicle is unlocked, when the doors open, and can be manually turned on with the factory control knob.

The LED “Turn Indicator” addresses a potential safety issue with the U.S.-spec Jeep Wrangler JK models which do not have a clear indicator on the side of the vehicle. This can be inconvenient when changing lanes with a vehicle is positioned in the Jeep’s blind spot…this blind spot is increased substantially on lifted vehicles. By adding a bright amber indicator in a clearly visible position, the Sidetrack provides a needed visibility benefit for lifted Jeeps.

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Oracle Lighting Features New Rear Bumper LED Reverse Lights for Jeep Gladiator JT & JL at 2021 SEMA Expo

METAIRIE, LA (09.23.2021) – Oracle Lighting will feature its new Rear Bumper LED Reverse Lights for Jeep Gladiator JT (p/n 5878-504) during the 2021 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #C20547. Now shipping, these new reverse lights have an MSRP of $149.95 and are also available for Jeep Wrangler JL.

Unsatisfied with the visibility of your Jeep Gladiator reverse lighting when backing up at night? Then replace the factory bumper reflectors with high-output replacement auxiliary LED reverse lights from Oracle Lighting. This reverse light design seamlessly integrates into the bumper reflector area to provide more than 1,500 additional lumens when backing up in a Jeep Gladiator.

“We noticed a consensus of Gladiator owners who had the same problem…complaints of low visibility when backing up at night,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “Many tried to supplement with auxiliary lights and light bars which just did not fit, had limited ground clearance, and just looked out-of-place. We immediately saw an opportunity to use our expertise to provide a functional integrated solution.”

Designed for function and durability, these lights feature an aluminum housing with PMMA lens while also maintaining the rear reflector function with a scaled-down version integrated into the housing.

These compact lights pack a big punch with a total of 30 high-powered LEDs to add additional lighting to improve your Jeep Gladiator reverse visibility. They come ready to install out of the box, ensuring that you will have rear visibility in your Jeep Gladiator when it matters. Installation uses factory mounting hardware, and these lights tie into the rear light wiring with the included T-taps or with the optional Plug-and-Play adapter (p/n 5881-504) for even easier installation.

Additional features and specifications include:
• Connects to existing reverse light power source without error code
• Integrated rear reflector for OE appearance and function
• Total of 30 high-powered LEDs with 3,000 raw Lumen output
• Aluminum housing with black powder coat finish
• Optic-focused beam pattern for an extended field of view

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Oracle Lighting Unveils New Jeep Wrangler / Gladiator Demo Vehicles and Announce Shows

METAIRIE, LA (08.20.2021) – Oracle Lighting has announced its new Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator demo vehicles.

“We have been busy developing a wide range of high-performance lighting solutions for late model Jeep applications,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of product development. “Now that car shows and outdoor events are starting back up again, we wanted to show customers first-hand what these products look like installed and functioning. The products shown on these vehicles only represent a fraction of Oracle’s massive Jeep parts catalog, but these are our latest products and best sellers.”

The matching “Sting Grey” Jeeps are splashed with custom Oracle Lighting graphics installed by PGNOLA. Both Jeeps are modified and lifted with custom 20-inch Fuel Wheels with 35-inch tires, and feature bumpers from Rugged Ridge.

The Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited features exterior lighting products including the Oracle Vector Pro-Series Grill, Dynamic LED Wheel Rings, ColorSHIFT Rock Lights, Sidetrack fender lighting system, Oracle LED Fog Lights, LED Sidemirrors, Black Series LED Tail Lights, new LED front Skid Plate, and more. The interior accessories include Oracle’s StarLINER Fiber Optic Headliner and Oracle’s multifunction LED Cargo Lighting.

The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon features popular exterior products including Oracle’s signature Oculus Bi-LED Headlights, LED Fog Lights, White Rock Lights, High-Powered LED Reverse Lights, Flush LED Tail Lights, Smoked LED Sidemarkers, Sidetrack lights, and Pre-Runner LED Grill lights. The Gladiator’s interior accessories include Oracle’s StarLINER Fiber Optic Headliner and Fiber Optic Dash Kit.

These vehicles will make their event debut at “WAM” (We Are Mopar) show in Dallas, September 3-5. The event takes place at the iconic Texas Motor Speedway and is a “three-day Mopar experience like no other”. Oracle Lighting will play host to Mopar enthusiasts as the title sponsor of WAM’s “Friday Night Lights” event on September 3.

Other Jeep events on Oracle’s calendar include Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion in Pigeon Forge, TN, Jeep Beach in Daytona, FL, Jeepin’ the Coast in Long Beach, MS, Jeep Beach Jam in Panama City, FL, and the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are excited to be attending so many off-road shows this year throughout the country, and we welcome you to stop by and see our products in person,” said Melissa Parker, Oracle Lighting national sales manager. “We would love to meet you and chat about the best lighting for your unique build!”

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

NJ Jeep Invasion Draws Thousands to Wildwoods Beach

WILDWOODS, NJ (07.12.2021) – The NJ Jeep Invasion drew literally thousands of Jeeps and Jeepers to the Wildwoods Beach on the New Jersey shore July 9th thru 11th. The entire Jeep only event is on the sand just a couple hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean and right next to the 2 mile long Wildwood iconic Boardwalk. There were 2 full days of Jeep access and over 75 vendors representing top companies showcasing aftermarket products for Jeeps.

The NJ Jeep Invasion stretched for well over a mile along The Atlantic Ocean shore with rows and rows of Jeepers like this image.

In addition attendees could run the obstacle course on the beach set up by Rausch Creek Off Road Park.

12volt companies Alpine and DS18, along with 12volt Marketing Group vendors AAMP Global Brands plus MB Quart had booths set up. 717 Car Audio, from Mountville PA also partnered with 12volt Marketing Group’s Frankie Mark. Alpine partnered with Proline Car Stereo in their company’s booth.

Frankie Mark (3rd L), 12volt Marketing Group, is pictured with a Stinger Off Road Team during set up in front of a great custom sand castle they arranged.
The Stinger Off Road Team was getting a lot of action at the event on Saturday.

Frankie Mark stated “The Jeep vehicle is so hot in the marketplace. Being on site at this huge Jeep only event was a grat opportunity to work with key partners, connect with Jeepers and drive business.

The Stinger Off Road Team was on site with a tent setup with installation and drew attention with a very creative Stinger Off Road sand castle. The Stinger Heigh 10 is a very hot multimedia unit for Jeepers.

This image shows the 717 Car Audio setup underway. Storms rolled in that night and destroyed the MB Quart tent.

The stormy weather move-in night destroyed the MB Quart tent that 717 had transported as part of their huge booth setup that included a 40+ trailer that features amazing graphics on the full custom vinyl wrap. 717 was fully staffed with sales and installation personnel. A large inventory of Jeep related MB Quart inventory and other supplies were transported in the large trailer also.

DS18 showed all on the beach ‘We Like It Loud’ with the new DS18 Exotica and other demo vehicles.

DS18 drew a big crowd with multiple tents and demo vehicles. Rob Ferro, Mr DS18, was on site with the new DS18 Exotica that drew the attention of Jeepers every minute of the event. Everything about the Exotica speaks loud! The custom graphic wrap leads right into the DS18 tag line ‘We Like It Loud’. Ferro hauled a trailer from Miami with demo vehicles.

This image shows the great Alpine setup with Proline Car Stereo early in the day.

Alpine was on site with key retailer Proline Car Stereo from Brooklyn NY. The Proline staff hauled a large inventory and supplies in a U-Haul truck to support activities at the event. Alpine staff was on site with company Jeep demo vehicles to showcase the latest products to the thousands of Jeepers on the beach at Wildwoods.

Stay tuned for more as we plan to highlight the 717 Car Audio experience to the 2021 NJ Jeep Invasion.

Team Nutz Returns to the Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

BUTLER, PA (06.14.2021) – The 10th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival took place on June 11th thru 13th in historic downtown Butler PA and on the Cooper’s Lake Campground. Over 15,000 Jeepers attended the weekend and enjoyed off-road trails, obstacle courses and a huge vendor area filled with companies that offer aftermarket products for Jeep owners and enthusiasts. The downtown Butler Jeep Invasion witnessed over 1000 Jeeps parked along main street and parking areas in the town of approximately 13,000 located 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. Butler was named the 7th Best Small Town in America in a Smithsonian Magazine in 2012.

Jeeps rolled into downtown Butler. Over 1000 Jeeps were parked throughout Butler’s downtown area for the evening event.
The crowd for the Main Street evening festival.

Team Nutz is a proactive 12volt retailer located in Pittsburgh and returned to the Bantam Jeep Festival for the 2021 run. Ed Nuttall related “The JeepFest draws thousands of Jeepers, enthusiasts and their rides. That crowd is noted for adding aftermarket products to their rides. We do a lot of Jeep upgrades, and being so close to our store in Pittsburgh, it makes perfect sense for our brand to be on site. I did not attend this year but we had a great crew on site with vendor support, a large booth area with multiple tents plus several demo vehicles. Sales this year were the best ever and our team made contact with quite a number of promising prospects.”

The vendor area covers many acres with vendor booths spread throughout
A portion of the Team Nutz booth area.

The Team Nutz team on site was led by Mike Gosnik with strong support from Stinger Electronics’ Christian Venn, End Result’s Rusty North, and Metra’s Tim Shell. A good customer and Jeeper Vince Murray also worked with the event.

Gosnik stated “The 2021 Bantam JeepFest was just what everyone needed after a year of the pandemic. It was great to see everyone unite over the love of Jeeps. For Team Nutz it was great for sales and getting our name out there that we support small business and the Jeep community as well as the aftermarket community in general. Everyone came together as a family at The Bantam Jeep Festival. Can’t wait until next year.”

The Team Nutz crew on site included Vince Murray, Christian Venn, Rusty North and Mike Gosnik (L to R).
Rusty North and Vince Murray (R) by the Stinger tent that grabbed attention for the Heigh 10.

The Stinger Heigh 10, which takes a Jeeper’s infotainment system to the next level, was one of the hottest products in the Team Nutz booth. Other brands and products in the large booth included Metra, Memphis Audio, Hertz/Audison, JL Audio and Wet Sounds. Katzkin custom leather seats also grabbed attention along with a Sony demo Jeep from Davis Distribution.

Team Nutz always provides plenty of items for consumers as branding reminders from a show.

Based on the 2021 success at JeepFest 2021 expect to see Team Nutz at the 2022 event and beyond.

Visit teamnutztechnology.com for more.