Wrangler TJ Rescues Big Rig From Blizzard in U.K.

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British Jeep Wrangler Pulling Big Rig

Aptly-named owner of 20-year-old Wrangler receives honors for his efforts while also proving how amazing Jeeps are.

Jeeps are more than just fun off-road vehicles. Their very origins were in service to those who fought against the Axis powers in World War II, followed by stints with the U.S. Postal Service, a few fire departments around the country, even municipal water companies

Thus, it only makes sense that our civilian Jeeps live up to the standards set by those in service. Such was the case for owner Mark Blessed, who used his TJ Wrangler to pull out several vehicles from a big snowstorm around St. Austell, England a while ago, including a 40-ton big rig.

Mark Blessed

“Somehow my little Jeep managed to tow a [40-ton truck] and let him go on his way,” said Blessed. “So many people were standing and cheering – it just goes to show how one little thing that you do affects so many different people along the way. I just did a good deed, not to be recognised.”

The truck had gotten stuck on the side of the snowy road, blocking an ambulance with a patient in the back behind it. Blessed used his Wrangler’s 4×4 prowess and strength to pull the truck out in order for both it and the ambulance to get back on their way. The act earned Blessed a few accolades, including one from Cornwall independent radio station, Pirate FM.

Jeep Wrangler TJ X

“We were inundated with nominations for hundreds of very deserving people in Cornwall” said Pirate FM event organizer Holly Day, “but Mark really stood out as the epitome of a good neighbour.”

Blessed received his Pirate FM Local Heroes award at a ceremony, April 5, in Tregenna Castle in St. Ives. But that’s not all, for Jeep U.K. gave him a tire cover for his Wrangler, plus a few gifts.

“When we heard about Mark’s generous actions, and the fact that he was able to help clear the road of a 40-ton truck using his Wrangler,” said Jeep UK marketing manager Andrew Tracey, “we were absolutely delighted. Mark fully deserves this recognition and we were happy to send him some gifts with our good wishes.”

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

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