October 18th and 19th, Clayton, Oklahoma was a home away from home
for nearly 200 off-road enthusiasts. The event was the Southwest
Four Wheel Drive Association's (SWFWDA) annual Fall Quarterly
Meeting. The Fort Worth Dallas-Four Wheel Drive (FWD-FWD) club
hosts the event and cuts the trails each year.
there were 4x4s of all makes and sizes, the event was dominated by
Jeeps. However, Toyotas, Scouts, Broncos, Land Rovers, Chevys,
Suzukis, and others made their presence known.
arrival to the rodeo grounds on Friday night, every vehicle had to
go through a tech inspection and was given a trail rating sticker
according to their equipment. Most people felt this was good, as
it kept over-confident people from being on trails where they
didn't belong and holding up lines and breaking down. The drivers
were then sent inside to get registered and choose their trails
for Saturday morning.