23e European Jeepers Jamboree
26-29 mei 2023
-- Extra tickets -- March 28 - 20.00
Participation / Attendance Costs
Starting from our base location in Douzy, located in the French Ardennes, the Jamboree will provide 3 days of more than 400 km of beautiful routes on paved and unpaved roads, including a number of Off-Road terrains on which several technical tests will be set, an ultimate challenge for every grade from light blue to dark black.The base camp, located at the campsite in Douzy, is equipped with many conveniences, including a swimming pool for participants to use, an airfield, and a karting and bowling alley right next to the site. So ideal for the whole family as well as the Die-Hard Jeeper.
From Thursday 25 May, our base camp in Douzy will be open for campers.
On Friday 26 May, the Country-Cross Tour will start: a route of almost 200km through the area interspersed with off-road field roads.
On Saturday 27 May and Sunday 28 May, the traditional Jamboree trails are divided into 2 routes each with a number of Off-Road terrains where many tests are set.
At the base camp or at one of the locally located terraces/restaurants, the evenings will be enjoyable.
Monday 29 May will be over after breakfast and everyone will return home.
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.
The first European Jeepers Jamboree was held in 1984 in Belgium at the town of Grand Bru where participants from 6 different countries had already registered by then.
The second instalment also took place in Grand Bru, but due to the rapidly growing number of participants, a new location had to be found. This was found in the neighbouring town of Harzé near Remouchamps.
There, the third to fifth instalments of the European Jeepers Jamboree were organised.
The sixth instalment was organised at a new location in the south of Belgium, namely in Boullion.
A few years later, the event was moved to what is now the Champagne and Ardenne region near Sedan in France
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. cable properly.
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. 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.
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".
(Changes could be without notice)
|Thursday 25 May 2023|
|09:00 -||Base Camping open|
|14:00 - 22:00||Reception / Registration open|
|21:30 - 22:00||Briefing and information at Meetingpoint. Opening 23th European Jeepers Jamboree|
|19:00 - 24:00||Meet & greet in marquee|
|Friday 26 May 2023|
|08:30 - 10:00||Breakfast at Restaurant du Lac|
|10:00 - 14:00||Start Country Cross Tour ± 200 kilometres|
|21:00 - 21:30||Briefing, info Jamboree routes|
|21:30 - 00:30||Meet & greet at Meetingpoint|
|Saturday 27 May 2023|
|07:30 - 09:30||Breakfast at Restaurant du Lac|
|09:30 - 11:00||Start Route RUBICON|
|21:00 - 21:15||Prize giving ceremony Mud Cup|
|21:30 - 00:30||Meetings at Meetingpoint & music|
|Sunday 28 May 2023|
|07:30 - 09:00||Breakfast at Restaurant du Lac|
|09:30 - 11:00||Start Route GLADIATOR|
|19:00 - 00:30||Meetings at Meetingpoint & music|
|21:00 - 21:30||Last word from the organisation team|
|00:30||End of the event.|
|Monday 29 May 2023|
|07:30 - 09:00||Breakfast at Restaurant du Lac|
|08:00 - 12:00||Departure|
PARTICIPATION / Attendance Costs
ticket sales starts february 14, 8 p.m.
|Cost per Jeep, including all passengers and camping accomodation||€ 485,00|
|Breakfast per person / per day||€ 9,00|
|Event T-Shirt 1 pce||€ free|
|Event T-Shirt extra pce each||€ 12,50|
I M P O R T A N T
Unfortunately, we know that we cannot register everyone due to the limit of 150 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.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, you can cancel your participation and the full amount excluding service charges will be refunded until 19 May 2023. No refunds can be made after this date.
General terms and conditions
By registering and/or signing this, the European Jeepers Jamboree participant declares to agree with the following:
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