ManufacturersPress Release

California Jeep® Dealers Donate 2012 Jeep Wrangler to San Diego 4 Wheel Drive Club

  • Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club builds one-of-a-kind “Moparized” Wrangler with donation in honor of the club’s Fiftieth annual Desert Safari Event
  • “Moparized” Wrangler to tour Southern California and educate the public about land issues
  • The Club to eventually raffle off vehicle with proceeds used to increase awareness of land-use issues in California and the southwest area of the United States
  • Winning ticket will be drawn at the 2012 San Diego Auto Show on December 30, 2012

March 3, 2012, Borrego Springs, CA. – One of the hottest vehicles in the California market will find its way to one lucky winner courtesy of the Jeep® brand and the Tierra Del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club of San Diego.

2012 marks the 50 year anniversary of one of the largest and longest running annual Jeep events in the country, the San Diego-based Tierra Del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club’s Desert Safari. In celebration of this milestone, Jeep has donated a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport to the club, which it has accessorized with parts from Mopar®, Katzkin and Goodyear. For the next nine months, the up-fitted Wrangler will be transported to several locations and events throughout southern California, giving the club the opportunity to educate the public about land-use issues and sell raffle tickets for the vehicle’s eventual auction in December at the San Diego International Auto Show.

“We are honored to recognize Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club and the 50th Anniversary of their Desert Safari event,” said Jason Stoicevich, Director, Chrysler Group LLC’s California Business Center. “For more than over 50 years, this club has been promoting the enjoyment and protection of our natural resources, family outdoor living and responsible trail use, values that the Jeep brand has also
been supporting for more than 70 years.”

“Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego is honored to work with Jeep on this monumental project,” said Joseph Smith, Club President. “Funds raised will go to the club’s mission of “Keeping Public Lands Open” and the education of responsible off highway vehicle use.”

Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand donated a significant amount of parts and accessories to the vehicle up-fit. All parts are available for consumers to purchase and have installed at local Jeep dealers.

Mopar Parts List:

  • Black fuel door – 82210285AB
  • Locking gas cap – 68030940AA
  • Hood lock, keyed to ignition- 82213051
  • Black taillight guards – 82210270AC
  • Black rock rails – 82210574AD
  • All weather rubber floor mats – 82210164AC
  • Black 5 hole wheels – P5155978
  • 2” lift kit – P5155208
  • Heavy-duty front bumper – 82211715AC
  • Heavy-duty rear bumper – 82209744AB
  • Winch, Warn 9.5ti – 82209325AD

Other supplier sponsors include:

  • Goodyear provided the tires:
  • Katzkin provided the leather seats:

Those interested in purchasing raffle tickets can visit the club’s website at:

Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club was started in 1961 in response to a need in San Diego County for a four wheel drive Search & Rescue organization. It has flourished into the 50-family member club that it is today. Club members enjoy the full experience of the outdoors using their four-wheel-drive vehicles in responsible four-wheel recreation. Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego is a not-for-profit
San Diego-based 4 Wheel Drive Club.

The club culminates every year with the Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari event and fund raiser. This is the first event of this type in the United States to hit the 50 year milestone.

About the Mopar Brand

Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand and distributes 280,000 parts and accessories. With the creation of the Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A. partnership, Mopar is extending its global reach, integrating service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance dealer and customer support worldwide. Combined with Fiat S.p.A., Mopar’s global portfolio includes more than 500,000 parts and accessories which are distributed in more than 120 countries. Mopar is the source for all genuine parts and accessories for Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A. brands.

Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A.vehicles — a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at

75 Years of Mopar

Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was trademarked for antifreeze product in 1937. The Mopar brand made its mark in the 1960s — the muscle-car era. The Chrysler Corporation built race-ready Dodge and Plymouth “package cars” equipped with special high-performance parts. Mopar carried a line of “special parts” for super-stock drag racers and developed its racing parts division called Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use. The brand has expanded to include technical assistance and customer support.

Jeep Brand

Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models are sold outside NorthAmerica – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

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