New Jersey ‘Jeep Invasion’ Hits Wildwood Beach June 15 – 17

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Jeep Invasion

This year’s event is jam-packed with an obstacle course, show and shine with trophies, raffles, and a BBQ party.

Ah summer. For those of us that live further north, it’s that wondrous time of the year when you get to take the top off your Jeep and head to the beach. But instead of just hanging out with a bunch of strangers or (worse) your family, why not meet up with thousands of fellow Jeep lovers? For the fifth year, those who head to Wildwood, New Jersey on June 15-17 will get to do just that. Because the New Jersey Jeep Invasion is coming back to town.

The wildly popular event originally took place in nearby Ocean City, New Jersey, but quickly outgrew that tiny beach town. In fact, it doubled in size in both its second and third year of existence. So event organizers moved the festivities to nearby Wildwood. There, the event has grown from a mere 200 Jeeps to more than 1,500.

Jeep Invasion

This year’s Wildwood Jeep Invasion kicks off Friday when beach access opens up at 9 am. Aside from 75-plus vendors to peruse, an obstacle course fills the afternoon with flexing fun. Once everyone heads off the beach, it’s time for the annual Friday Night Downtown Invasion. Which is pure Jeep cruising nirvana.

Saturday is jam-packed with an obstacle course, show and shine with trophies, raffles, and a BBQ party into the night. Festivites wrap up Sunday with one last shot at the obstacle course, a Kid’s Jeep contest, and cartoon theme Jeep judging.

Jeep Invasion

If you get bored with all of that, there’s always Wildwood’s two-mile long boardwalk with 300-plus rides and attractions. And best of all, the Jeep Invasion benefits a good cause, too. Last year alone, the event collected nearly 15,000 pounds of food for Move for Hunger and donated thousands to the Make a Wish Foundation. If all of that sounds like your idea of the perfect summer weekend, head over here to register and find more information.

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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