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21th European Jeepers Jamboree

1-5 Juni  2017, Douzy-France

New this year: 400km of magnificent routes over three days. 

 

The European Jeepers Jamboree is a fun-filled event created exclusively for Jeep and Willys vehicles. Each year, it sees hundreds of owners from all over Europe follow a series of enjoyable scenic routes or take part in demanding technical and off-road challenges.
Whether your Jeep is a standard base model or is heavily equipped for off-road terrain, we have routes to suit your experience, your vehicle and your level of skill. But, above all, the European Jeepers Jamboree is a perfect opportunity to have fun and share your passion with enthusiasts from many countries.      
During the event, you can choose from on-site camping or one of the many hotels and guesthouses in the local area. Wherever you stay, you’re sure to have great time as you socialise with fellow Jeepers.
The European Jeepers Jamboree is organised by Willem van Holten, founder of the event, together with over 50 local volunteers from the French club, Sangliers4x4, and Jeep Club Belgium.

 

EXCLUSIVE

As we are keen to welcome Jeepers from as many countries of Europe as possible, we regret that we can only allow a limited number of vehicles from each country. The maximum number will be announced when we open our Event Office in early January 2017, which is when we will also be accepting applications. 

 

HISTORY

The First European Jeepers Jamboree was held in 1984 in Belgium, near Grand Bru, with Jeep owners from six different countries taking part. In its early years, it was organised by the Original Jeep Owners Club from The Netherlands, whose idea was to recreate a European version of the popular American Jeepers Jamboree.

Due to an increase in numbers, the third, fourth and fifth editions of the Jamboree were held in Harze, after which the event moved south to Bouillon near the French border. Around this time, an independent organisation was formed to take sole responsibility for the running of event. After a few years, we crossed the border to the area around Sedan in France, where we continued our event top this day.

 

INFORMATION

  • Who can attend?

    Every owner of a Jeep or Willys 4WD vehicle, built from 1941 until the present day.

 

  • How about kids and dogs?

    Kids love coming to the jamboree, and we’ve made sure there are plenty of fun events to keep these future Jeep owners occupied.
    Your dog is also very welcome, but if they’re travelling off-road in your vehicle, makes sure they are safely secured in a harness to avoid any accidents. At all times, please ensure they are kept on a leash.

 

  • Do I need to prepare my Jeep?

    Whether your Jeep is fresh from the dealer or equipped with winch, suspension kit and mud tyres, it will be fully inspected to decide which route it is most appropriate for.  All vehicles must carry a first aid kit and a heavy-duty tow strap and attachments; just in case you get stuck or have to help others. 
     

Unique Route Programme

  • This year we have 3 days of routes.

    For the first time ever we’re adding an extra route of the first day of the Jamboree. This will be a 100km cross-country tourist route which will pass through magnificent countryside and picturesque towns. It will end at one of our off-road terrains.
    The second and third day are our traditional routes with a number of off-road terrains. These can be followed easily using the road books which will be provided. On the Thursday evening there will be a short session where you can learn how to use these books.    
    Due to recent changes in French law, it is forbidden to drive on nearly all forest and country roads. When planning the routes, we have therefore included large sections which go through private land and gravel pits. This is where you’ll find the off-road sections of the routes.

 

  • Which route should I drive?

    Both routes on Saturday and Sunday give you the chance to test your skills on off-road terrain. Scenic Blue sections are for standard, non-equipped Jeeps and drivers with little or no off-road experience, while Red sections are designed for vehicles with special mud-tyres and suspension or lift kits installed. The challenging Black sections are for skilled off-roaders with modified vehicles that equipped with working winches and differential lockers.

     
  • Mud Trail/Dutch Rebel Trophy

    On the first day (Friday) you’ll have the opportunity to test your driving skills and techniques on a special Mud Trail
    If your vehicle has Black route authorisation, you can also take part in The Dutch Rebel Trophy – a demanding challenge in honour of the late and much-missed former Chairman, Ruud van Huët.

     
  • A Safe Trip

    Safety is a major consideration at every European Jeepers Jamboree. So, to avoid serious accidents, this year’s event will require all passengers to wear a safety belt. It is also illegal to carry passengers in the rear of a vehicle which is not fitted with a bench or seats.
    Please be aware that marshals will be checking to see that these rules are followed, both at the start and along the route. 

 

  • Event Terrain (Centre d’Activité) in Douzy

    This year, the Event Terrain is in the little town Douzy. As we are located near to a local campsite, there are a number of facilities close at hand, including a swimming pool. There’s also a bowling alley and indoor Karting next to our event site.
    On arrival, your first stop should be to check-in with our administration team at the main event tent. This is where you’ll also find food and the bar.
    We are located within easy walking distance from Douzy town centre, where there is choice of other restaurants and bars.

     
  • Accommodation

    Although always popular, the camping facilities at the Jamboree are basic. There are toilets, but water and showers are limited. There is electricity too, but we do recommend you bring along a long extension cable.
    There will also designated places for you to light a campfire, unless the conditions are extremely dry when, to avoid forest fires, these will be limited.
    So that all Jeepers can get a good night’s sleep, lights-out at the campsite is at 01:00.
    Just as you would on the road, please remember not to drink and drive when staying on the campsite.
    There are many other places to stay in the area, from simple guesthouses to 5-star luxury hotels. The centre of Bouillon is 12km from the site, while Sedan is just 8km away.

 

  • Breakfast Tickets

    Every morning we’ll be serving up a filling breakfast in the event tent. You can buy a set of four tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday; or a set of three breakfast tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Monday. 

    3 day ticket is 24,00 Euro / 4 day ticket 32,00 Euro

 

  • Service/Repair

    As we don’t offer a repair service, please make sure your Jeep is in good shape before joining us at the Jamboree. However, as you’ll be among real jeepers, there’s sure to be someone to help if you have any mechanical problems.

     

PARTICIPATION (registration starts October 15th 2016)

Attendance Costs

  • Cost per Jeep,    (including all passengers)                            :   Euro 345,00
  • 3 Breakfast Coupons - Friday/Saturday/Sunday                     :   Euro  32,00
  • 4 Breakfast Coupons - Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday       :   Euro  24,00

     

Payment

You will receive a confirmation of entry and an invoice for the entry fee and any extras.
This invoice must be paid within 14 days of receipt.  
Non-payment or late payment may lead to your entry being cancelled.
All payment must be received at least eight days before the start date of the event.

 

Cancellation

If you cancel your entry up to 10 days before the event, we are able to offer a 100% refund of your payment. 

 

How to Apply

Please register online at www.europeanjeepersjamboree.com

You will receive an email confirmation, following which the registration invoice will be sent to you.

 

ORGANISATION

Stichting 4 Wheels  

European Jeepers Jamboree
Sweerts de Landasstraat 52-1
NL- 6814 DH Arnhem
Netherlands

Mobile: +31 62 220 3476 or +49 176 6310 7286

 

Organised in conjunction with:

  

 

 

 

PROGRAMME

Thursday 1 June 2017

09:00 -                   Base Camping open

14:00 - 22:00         Administration office opens at arrival

21:30 - 22:00         Briefing in event tent

 

Friday 2 June 2017

08:30 - 10:00         Breakfast in event tent

10:00 - 22:00         Administration office opens at arrival

10:00 - 14:00         Start Cross Country Tour

14:00 - 18:00         Mud/Trail terrain open

16:30 - 17:00         Dutch Rebel Mud Trophy

21:00 - 21:30         Briefing and start documents in main tent

21:30 - 24:00         Meet & greet in event tent

 

Saturday 3 June 2017

07:30 - 09:00         Breakfast in main tent

09:30 - 11:00         Start Route South
                              Start Route West

21:00 – 21:30        Mud Trophy Results

21:30 – 00:30        Meet & Greet in event tent

 

Sunday 4 June 2017

07:30 - 09:00         Breakfast in main tent

09:30 - 11:00         Start Route South
                              Start Route West

21:00 – 21:30        Last word from the organisation team

21:30 – 00:30        Meet & Greet in event tent

00:30                     End of the event.

 

Monday 5 June 2017

07:00 - 09:00         Breakfast at main tent

08:00 - 12:00         Departure

(Please note, this programme is subject to change, without notice)