Broomfield, CO - Bestop is celebrating a very special milestone in 2004. It’s been 50-years since company founder Tom Bradley stitched “the Best Jeep ® top” available from his auto upholstry shop in Colorado . Five decades down the trail, Bestop still manufacturers the Best Jeep ® top around in a state-of-the-art production facility with digitally controlled cutting and sewing equipment.
To mark the 50 th anniversary, Bestop is offering new limited quantity commemorative products finished in a tough black diamond plate fabric. The look is rugged, matching the black diamond plate rocker panels on the supremely capable Jeep ® Wrangler Rubicon.
Black diamond plate fabric is actually stamped with the diamond plate pattern to provide a three dimensional quality to the material. The look is striking—a no-nonsense, armor plated appearance that demands attention.
Bestop will offer three products trimmed with the distinctive black diamond plate pattern; the Bestop Bikini ®, Windjammer™, and Duster™ Deck Cover. These are limited quantity products and will only be available in 2004.
The Bestop Bikini ® extends from the windshield header rearward over the sport bar. Providing protection from the sun and wind, the Bestop Bikini ® offers an open-air feel while blocking the elements. For even more protection, the Bestop Windjammer™ can be installed between the sport bar uprights just behind the driver and passenger seat. It blocks that annoying reverse flow wind draft that can become uncomfortable at freeway speeds. A large window provides excellent rearward visability. Consider the Bestop Duster™ Deck Cover to also protect cargo without installing a full top. The Duster™ Deck Cover attaches over the rear seat area with the seat folded forward and provides a stylish, finished look.
The Bestop black diamond plate 50 th anniversary commemorative products go on sale February 13, 2004 and won’t be around long.
Engineering. Quality. Innovation. For 50 years these three principles have been at the heart of everything we do at Bestop. Each product is the result of thoughtful design, world-class materials and precision manufacturing. Bestop is the recognized leader in Jeep ® accessories as we continue to turn ideas into practical, innovative products.
Bestop 50th Anniversary Jeep Giveaway
Come January 2005, you could find yourself behind the wheel of a fully restored and outfitted 1985 Jeep® CJ-7, thanks to the good people at Bestop®. And what better way to help celebrate Bestop’s 50 years of producing the world’s finest Jeep® tops and accessories available than by entering the Bestop 50 th Anniversary Jeep® Giveaway?
The CJ-7 giveaway vehicle is painted in the Bestop brand’s signature yellow and will feature Bestop 50 th Anniversary logos. It is valued at more than $17,000.
Showcasing a full complement of Bestop Jeep® accessories, the giveaway CJ-7 is ready to hit the trail. It features a Bestop Sunrider™ black denim convertible top with tinted window kit, Bestop Super Soundbar, Sport Bar Covers, XX-Large Tire Cover, Entry Steps, and Entry Guards. Also included are Bestop super comfortable TrailMax™ Aqua Sport high-back bucket seats mounted on Bestop risers and seat sliders, TrailMax Pro Console, and TrailMax Aqua Sport Fold & Tumble rear bench, all trimmed in matching black denim. For protection, the CJ-7’s tub is coated with polyurethane Rhino Lining. Other interior accessories include a Grant steering wheel and Tuffy CJ security glove box.
Bestop’s Giveaway Jeep® has the hardware to tackle serious off-road adventures, too. A Superlift Superide 3-inch suspension kit allows room for 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler MT/R LT245/75R16 tires mounted
on American Racing custom wheels. Four Bestop Fender Flares protect the CJ-7’s flanks from mud and debris flung off those big 33-inch Goodyears. ARB Air Lockers have been installed in the front and rear axles to ensure maximum bite when the going gets rough. A Warn® 9.5ti Thermometric Winch is mounted on a Warn Rock Crawler front bumper along with a pair of PIAA 525 auxiliary lights. Another Warn Rock Crawler bumper protects the CJ’s rear flanks.
The only way to enter the sweepstakes is by filling out an online entry form available at www.bestop.com. One entry per person will be accepted. Watch for the Giveaway Jeep® at a show or event near you in 2004 as it travels the country as part of the Bestopalooza tour. It will be towed behind a black 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi with Bestop 50 th Anniversary logos and a full complement of Bestop truck accessories.
Fifty years may have taken us from simple beginnings in a small upholstery shop to a computer-controlled cutting room and worldwide staff of hundreds--but our founding principles remain unchanged. Our commitment to quality is woven into the fabric of every top we make, and incorporated into every accessory we offer. Innovation abounds throughout our 30-plus product lines for Jeep® and trucks. Those lines continue to expand as new ideas are constantly developed and transformed into practical, hardworking products. And we still make the best Jeep® tops you can find.