European Jeepers Jamboree
17-20 mei 2024
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January 16 - 20.00
Soon we hope to host our 40th anniversary event.
We can look back fondly on many years of Jeep events where participants from all over Europe have participated.
That we still managed to organize the Jamboree in this time is, besides a team of loyal volunteers and friends, mainly due to the fact that we have been working together with our local 4x4 friends from the Sangliers 4x4 for many years, without their commitment and contacts we would never have been able to do this all these years.
The wonderful routes sometimes require more than a hundred separate local and private authorizations to organize each edition.
It is never automatic that there will be another edition, every time it is another challenge.
That is why it is very special that we have reached the 40th anniversary of our event, knowing that every edition could be the last due to the changing society.
The upcoming European Jeepers Jamboree is fully dedicated to our 40th anniversary with the most extensive program ever.
On Friday 17 May there is the Cross-Country tour through the beautiful surroundings with off-road routes.
The same evening there is an extensive barbecue/dinner followed by the Ghost-Ride a special spirited night ride exclusively on Off-Road trails the Forest.
Saturday 18 May the Gladiator Sunday 19 May the Rubicon route where a number of off-road terrains are part of the route which will cover 3 days with more than 400 km of beautiful routes over paved and unpaved roads, including a number of Off-Road areas on which various technical tests will be set, the ultimate challenge for every grade from light blue to dark black.
In Douzy, the entire campsite with all facilities is reserved exclusively for the participants and the evenings will be graced with performances by a Rock band.
So ideal for the whole family as well as the Die-Hard Jeeper.
The number of participants is unfortunately limited to 200 jeeps
PROGRAMME (Subject to change)
Thursday 16 May 2024
- 09:00 - Base Camp open for campers
- 14:00 - 22:00 Reception / Registration open
- 21:30 - 22:00 Briefing / information at Meetingpoint and opening of the event.
- 19:00 - 24:00 Meetings at Meetingpoint
Friday 17 May 2024
- 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast at Restaurant du Lac
- 10:00 - 14:00 Start Country-Cross Tour ± 200 kilometres
- 19:00 – 21:00 Barbecue Diner (Domaine du Bois Chevaliers)
- 22:00 – 23:30 Off-Road Ghost Ride
Saturday 18 May 2024
- 07:30 - 09:30 Breakfast at Restaurant du Lac
- 09:30 - 11:00 Start Route RUBICON
- 19:00 - 00:30 Meetings at Meetingpoint & Music “Jo Has A Gun”
Sunday 19 May 2024
- 07:30 - 09:30 Breakfast at Restaurant du Lac
- 09:30 - 11:00 Start Route GLADIATOR
- 19:00 - 00:30 Meetings at Meetingpoint & Music “Jo Has A Gun”
- 21:00 - 21:30 Final word from the organisation
Monday 20 May 2024
- 07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast at Restaurant du Lac
- 08:00 - 12:00 Departure Participants|
The European Jeepers Jamboree is an event exclusively for Jeep's and Willy's vehicles, consisting of scenic routes with some technical off-road terrain,
Whether your Jeep is standard or converted does not matter, however, your Jeep must have 4-wheel drive. There is an extensive programme of different routes for everyone. Whether you are coming to our event for the first time with your Jeep without experience, or whether you have years of off-road experience, the Jamboree has a suitable programme for everyone.
Most important is the international gathering of owners with all the same love for their Jeep.
You can stay overnight on the event site for which simple facilities have been built, or in one of the many hotels in the area.
The organisation is in the hands of "Stichting 4 Wheels" led by Willem van Holten, the
co-founder and creator of the European Jeepers Jamboree in 1984;
the "Sangliers 4x4" the French local club that has supported our organisation for many years;
"Fuoristrada Grimbergen" from Belgium ; "Franzen Team "from Germany and many volunteers.
In 1953 in Georgetown USA, Mark Smith organized the first Jeepers Jamboree for Willys/Jeep owners to ride across the Rubican together. Despite Mark's passing, the Jeepers Jaboree still lives on.
Following his idea we decided in 1984 to organize a European version that became the European Jeepers Jamboree and to this day after 40 years still is one of the most beautiful Jeep events in Europe.
A highlight was the visit to the European Jeepers Jamboree during our 10th anniversary where Mark Smith and his family were present.
At the moment we are busy organizing our 40th anniversary into an unforgettable event and hope to do it for many more years despite increasingly difficult rules.
Who can participate?
Anyone who owns a 4-wheel drive Jeep or Willy's from year 1941 to the latest Jeep
Can children and dog come along too.
Children always love to come along. The dog is also welcome, however, please remember that it has a safe place in the Jeep (Dog belt/harness) to avoid accidents.
In the camping area, dogs should always be on a leash.
Do I need to prepare my car.
The Jamboree is meant for both any "standard" Jeep from the showroom and a fully prepared Jeep.
Therefore, upon arrival, your car will be technically inspected to determine which route is technically most suitable for you.
We do require a first-aid kit and a tow strap/cable to help each other if you get stuck. Make sure you check the attachment points of the tow rope carefully.
The routes will start from Douzy via a roadbook, after which each one can drive his route in a simple way for himself. Unfortunately, the laws in France have changed in such a way that it is almost impossible and forbidden to ride the routes via forest and/or dirt roads.
For the routes that go through woods and/or field roads, one-off permissions have exceptionally been issued and we therefore expect everyone to behave like a good and proper guest conduct.
In addition, we make use of a number of large private terrains where, according to one's equipment, one can indulge in tests set up for that purpose.
The access roads to these grounds will be driven via a tourist off-road route on which one can enjoy the many views and sights along the way.
Our event programme can always include last-minute changes to be made due to weather conditions or other unforeseen situations such as forest fire danger or local veterinary conditions.
Which route to ride.
The routes on the sites are divided into 3 grades, the blue for standard unprepared Jeeps. The red for Jeeps with special tyres and possibly raised. The black for Jeeps equipped with a working winch, raised and possibly with limited slip differential.
There will be 2 different Jamboree routes, each containing 3 to 4 special off-road terrain stages. During the off-road stages, the course is divided into a blue section (doable for all Jeeps), a red section and a black section.
Safe on the road
This year, Jeeps with passengers in the back without official seating (bench/seat) and seatbelts will NOT be allowed to start due to the high risk of serious accidents, it is also forbidden by law to carry passengers in this way. (The Local Gendarmerie will pay special attention to it).
This will be checked both at the start and en route, those who do not follow these rules stand a chance of exclusion from further participation. "SAFETY FIRST"
There will be a meeting point at the campsite near the restaurant as the centre of all activities.
There, upon arrival, the handling of your registration will take place and there will be several performances by music bands in the evening.
The briefing and prize-giving of the various activities will also take place there.
Furthermore, breakfast will be served in the morning for Jeep camping guests.
Camping or Hotel.
Douzy's campsite is part of our base camp and is exclusively for registered participants, who are allowed on site with tent, caravan or motorhome up to 3500kg. Unfortunately, due to limited space, "non-participating Jeepers" cannot be admitted.
Water and electricity are available, furthermore showers and toilets are available.
On the large site, participants will be expected to respect sleep at 01:00am.
A number of places for campfires will be set up in the camping area.
The same rules apply on the camping ground as on the public road,a.o. glass up, leave your Jeep. (don't drink and drive)
For safety reasons and by obligation of the Municipality of Douzy, the camping area will be closed at 23:00. Should you arrive after this time you will be forced to spend the night outside the site until the next morning.
morning. Only then will you be taken to a designated spot on the campsite.
A parking area is reserved for trailers and lorries 150 metres from the campsite. For hotel guests, a number of hotels are available in the Douzy area, with the possibility of moving to Sedan, 12 km away, or Bouillon in Belgium.
PHEV and EV cars
Due to limited power supply, EV (Electric) or PHEV (Plug in hybrid) car are not allowed to charge at the campsite's network.
A number of charging stations are available nearby within a distance of 1000 metres to charge these cars
Several simple meals are available at the base camp, in addition there is a Pizzeria right next to the meeting point and a number of restaurants within walking distance.
Barbecue / Dinner
Friday evening 17 May, prior to the Ghost-Ride night ride there will be a very extensive Barbecue Dinner (Domaine du Bois Chevaliers) on the off-road terrain for which tickets of 25.00 euros p/p can be ordered in advance when registering. Unfortunately, one can no longer buy these on site due to meal preparation.
Breakfast is available every morning at Restaurant du Lac, including Coffee/Tea/Choco, Jus d 'Orange, baguette, croissant, ham, cheese and jam. Tickets cost 9.00 Euro per person per day and can only be ordered online at registration.
One will have to ensure that the vehicles are in good condition themselves, unfortunately there are no mechanics on site, here the rule is "every one helps every one".
PARTICIPATION / Attendance Costs
ticket sales starts january 16 at 20.00 CET
|Cost per Jeep, including all passengers and camping accomodation||€ 549,00|
|Breakfast per person / per day||€ 9,00|
|Barbeque /Diner the 17th of May||€ 25,00|
|Event T-Shirt 1 pce||€ free|
|Event T-Shirt extra pce each||€ 15,00|
In case of unforeseen circumstances, you can cancel your participation and the full amount excluding service charges will be refunded until 10 May 2024.
No refunds can be made after this date.
I M P O R T A N T
Unfortunately, we know that we cannot register everyone due to the limit of 200 Jeeps.
The registration will be carried out by an independent ticket provider, therefore we have no influence on the registrations, which will go on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum number is reached.
We will indicate in good time from when people can register in February.
It is unfortunately also not possible due to the limited terrain that Jeep visitors can enter the camping area, only participants with tent, caravan or motorhome up to 3500kg are allowed on the site.
A space is reserved for trailers on the camping area. A parking area will be reserved for trailers and trucks 150mtr from the camping area
Monitoring of routes
As large parts of the routes pass through private and normally closed areas, all participating Jeeps will be provided with a QR/Barcode, which can be scanned by inspectors and local authorities.
These will also monitor (and enforce) that non-participating Jeeps are apprehended Organisers will also pass on licence plates of these Jeeps to enforcers and foresters. Depending on where one is spotted, the fine can range from 300 to 600 euros.
After all, it is not fair that participants pay for this event and Jeep tourists just hook up for free.
General terms and conditions
By registering and/or signing this, the European Jeepers Jamboree participant declares to agree with the following:
Stichting 4 Wheels
NL-6828 DV Arnhem
Tel +31 622203476