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Woman Wanted to Co-Pilot Jeep Custom Tire Cover Goes Viral

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Wed, Jan 03, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

We make Custom Tire Covers for your Jeep. We make a LOT of them. But on December 12, 2017 we made a post on our All Things Jeep Facebook page that showed a custom tire cover the we definitely did NOT make. Here's the photo we posted. 

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And here's what we wrote: "Truth be told, we didn't make this custom tire cover for this guy. (But we applaud his initiative and would love to know the outcome.) But we DO make custom tire covers so if you have your own photo or story you want the world to see on the back of your Jeep, we can do it for you. 
Details here: https://www.allthingsjeep.com/create-your-own-tire-cover-by-all-things-jeep.html"

A week or two later we got an email from a gentleman named Greg. This was Greg's Jeep and Greg's ingenious strategy to acquire a girlfriend. We traded emails a bit and we asked him if we could post his story. He agreed and here it is. We love his creativity! 

Greg wrote,

"Hi Jean,

Here's the story!

So I was single and trying to figure out how to meet women without having to resort to internet dating.  I'm not into sports due to life long knee issues, and not a bar fly.  

I thought a guy in his Late 40's should be able to find a woman without involving the world wide web.

Late March 2016 I was stopped at an intersection behind a fellow Jeep Wrangler.  It had a tire cover that read "Life is good".  It was at that moment, those short few minutes would change my life for ever!

In those short few minutes I put together a few key words.

Words like "rugged" and "middle aged"  and "co-pilot".

I thought about my brilliant scheme for about a week.

So many factors...

I needed a canvas.

I'd have to use my phone number. 

My sense of humour pushed me forward, as I never leave home without it!

I figured I could use a "flying saucer" type toboggan.  Its a round sled, it has handles and would be easy to bungy cord to my spare tire.  I could then write my message on it with a permanent marker.  

The winter season was coming to a close and I needed to act fast.  I  had  two options... $5 or $30. The five dollar model didn't seem big enough and I didn't want to spend thirty bucks.  In the end I decided that my brilliant scheme was worth the thirty dollars, and I had my canvas.

The wording had to be catchy!

I wanted to use the word "RUGGED" and "middle aged" and "seeking".  I needed my message to be clear.  I only had so much space to work with.

I looked up the dictionary definition of rugged, it's NOT good.  Lol😃  

That's how "semi-rugged" came to be.  "Middle aged" took up too much space,  that's how 

"Mid-aged" came to be.  

I needed to specify gender, "female" would be just fine.

Sign development was under way.   I had a friend draw up the first sign (the one you posted on Facebook).  

It read :

"SEEKING SEMI-RUGGED MID-AGED FEMALE TO CO-PILOT JEEP TEXT my cell number"

I put the sign on my jeep and the reaction from other motorists was astounding.

Almost every time I looked in the rear view, the people behind me were taking pictures.  They were honking, waving, laughing, giving me the thumbs up etc.

What a riot!

About three days in, my phone rang, I said hello and this guy said "Hey, I'm calling you from Wisconsin and just so you know, your phone number is plastered all over the internet",

to which I responded "holy s**t"!  

Someone had taken a pic in Kingston, Ontario where I lived at the time and posted it on Facebook.  I wasn't even on Facebook at that time, but my friends and family were.  The crazy sign (brilliant idea) went viral with 15 000 ish views.  I received over 100 texts mostly people just checking to see if it was real.  99.9% of the texts were from the USA.  

One day I walked past the sign and brushed it with me sleeve.

Some of the permanent marker rubbed off.  It was at that moment I realized I had created a "white board" sign for my jeep.  Again I was basking in my brilliance...

I decided to change it up!

"SEEKING SEMI-RUGGED MID-AGED FEMALE tocopilotjeep@gmail.com

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Yes it's real, LMAO😃😃😃

The texts were still pouring in.

I only received one email, not compatible.  She wanted a running partner.  With bad knees and a jeep, I'm not running five feet!

The first sign was on for about ten days.  Number two, about a week.  Then there was number three.   I figured I needed to "Dumb it down for CANADA", 

so I changed it up:

"WOMAN WANTED TO CO-PILOT JEEP"  with my number.

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Number three was on roughly ten days.  I was changing it up again and decided to give it a rest.  Every now and then I'm reminded that its still out there because someone posts it again and the messages start flowing in.

To make a really long story end,

I've made many many friends because of the sign...

Mostly American Lol!

What changed my life for ever are the friendships I've gained.

99.9% of them have their own jeep and have no desire to co-pilot.  My friend Terri (American), saw your post and contacted me.

In the end I found my SEMI-RUGGED MID-AGED FEMALE TO CO-PILOT JEEP and my life through internet dating...

LIFE IS GOOD!

Lol😃"

Greg, we really love your story and appreciate you taking the time to write it. Best of luck to you!!! And, of course, if you have a story to tell on the back of your Jeep and you want some assistance with design or producing it, we will help you! We can't guarantee a girlfriend, but we can guarantee a great looking tire cover. Check out samples here: Jeep Custom Tire Covers by AllThingsJeep.com

Tags: custom tire covers, funny jeep stories, jeep romance, jeep tire covers

AllThingsJeep.com’s Top 10 Best Holiday Gifts for Jeep Owners for 2017

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 @ 02:09 PM

There are those of us who love our car. And then there are those of us who love our Jeep. As the saying goes,  “It’s a Jeep thing… You wouldn’t understand.” But this holiday season, even if you don’t understand, you can “fake it” with the 2017 Jeep Gift Buyers Guide for the Holidays from All Things Jeep. For the 15th year in a row, the company has compiled a list of this year’s 10 most unique Jeep gift ideas. If you can’t afford to put a new 2018 Jeep under the tree, you can put any one of these items there and still make your Jeep fan very happy.

THE TOP 10 HOLIDAY GIFTS for New Jeep Owners

1. Jeep Cookie Cutters for the Jeep enthusiast  – What better gift for your favorite “Jeeper” than a plate of yummy Jeep – inspired cookies. These cookie cutters make both a front view and a side view of our favorite vehicle. The decoration is up to you! ($12.99)

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2. Our EXCLUSIVE Life is Good "Native Offroad" Tee-Shirt Our best-selling Jeep shirt during the first decade of business has been reprinted and we are thrilled to offer our EXCLUSIVE Life is Good "Native Offroad" Tee-Shirt on a soft, dark blue shirt. This is definitely one of the first Jeep tees a new Jeeper should own. The message is simple. Life is good! Exclusively available here. $25.99 

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3. Jeep Rated Shot Glass-Set of 4 –The Jeep Rated Shot Glass Set includes four "rated" Jeeps you can assign to your friends. Trail Rated for the tough custom Jeep, Mud Rated for the Jeep that bathes in mud, Beach Rated for the sand dune and ocean lover, and Mall Rated for the newbie stock Jeep. These aluminum shot glasses easily stack making them perfect to bring on your next camping trip! $19.99 

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4. NEW!  Jeep Don't Follow Me Laser Cut Silhouette Jeep Sign – Our newest sign says, “Don't Follow Me You Won’t Make It” and is a Laser Cut Silhouette Sign that will look good against any backdrop. This sign is 14" x 14" 18g steel and has eyelets for easy hanging. $24.99 

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5. Jeep 2018 Wall Calendars  - Count down the days to the next trail run or Jeep meetup with a Jeep calendar for your wall. It sure beats the one you get from the oil company every year. And it features some great looking Jeeps for inspiration. Starting at $14.99. 

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6. Jeep Beanie Knit Hat for Winter  - No matter what color you choose, we think you’ll be the most stylish dresser out there with the Jeep Knit Beanie. The knit hat featuring a Jeep logo is a great stocking stuffer. $14.99. 

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7. Jeep Gift Sets– We are making it easy for you to shop for your favorite Jeeper and have created a bunch of Jeep Gift Sets that bundle together a fun selection of products. We got them a Jeep Jewelry Gift Set, an Outdoor Winter Set, Jeep Pajama Bundles, a Jeep Dog Gift Set, and others. Starting at $34.99 

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8. Jeep Hammerhead Shark Tire Cover – We have over 100 different tire cover designs for your Jeep and this one is an Exclusive that is really unique. Show your individuality with a tire cover that sets your Jeep apart from the rest. ($99.99) 

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9. Holiday cards for Jeep lovers – Purchase these early enough and share the Jeep spirit with everyone you know. We have 4 new designs this year, all original artwork designed by our in-house graphic designer, Sam. There’s something magical about these cards. ($15.99/set) 

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10. Choose from over 200 Jeep-licensed apparel items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, & jackets for men, women, children & babies. No, this isn’t just one item. But with so many new Jeep apparel items, it was hard to choose our best pick. We’ll leave this one for you. ($10 and up) 

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About All Things Jeep

All Things Jeep is one of the largest providers of Jeep apparel, gifts, accessories and memorabilia to the Jeep® and off-road market. Through outstanding service, product variety and quality, All Things Jeep delights Jeep® owners with items that enhance their adventurous lifestyles. Visit www.allthingsjeep.com for the perfect gift for Jeep® lovers including clothing, decals, jewelry, signs, tire covers, floor mats, seat covers, soft tops and more. 

Tags: new jeep stuff, jeep gifts, holiday jeep gifts, unique Jeep gifts, Jeep Christmas 2017

The Secret of how All Things Jeep’s Go Topless Day began

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Mon, Aug 01, 2016 @ 12:14 PM

A customer recently asked us how All Things Jeep’s Go Topless Day got started. That’s a dirty little secret I never really wanted to give away but feeling nostalgic as 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of this event, I thought I’d share the story. It’s a perfect example of small business bootstrap marketing! If any of you are small business owners, you will nod your head in appreciation.

Back in the early part of 2008, All Things Jeep was still a fledgling company. We were about to turn 5 years old. We had gained enough traction to just recently move into a real warehouse, in a larger office park, and outside vendors were showing up at our door regularly. The guy who wanted to sell us retirement services for our employees, the company who wanted to sell us an alarm system for the warehouse, and the local newspaper that wanted us to advertise were just a few of the people ringing our door bell.

Turns out the woman wanting to sell ad space in the local paper also did some writing for it. And she happen to be working on the Springtime section of the paper, “Happenings around Boston this Spring” which was going to be published the following week. It was April 2008. Did All Things Jeep have a springtime “Happening” for the paper? It did not. A small e-commerce company selling hats and t-shirts to Jeep enthusiasts doesn’t have “happenings”. But if it meant getting a write-up in the local paper for 1000s to see, well then, heck, we were going to have a happening!

The 2nd week of April 2008 we came up with the idea that Jeep owners in New England have the spring ritual of taking the top off their Jeeps and let’s celebrate it as the national holiday it should be! Let’s pick a day and call for a celebration and let’s see if we can get free publicity for the company. Thus, Go Topless Day was born. Once the “Happening” was submitted to the paper, we had no choice but to make it happen, just in case the paper published the event! We called a local farm stand with a big parking lot and asked if we could hold an event there. We got our designer to create a logo for Go Topless Day, and we started talking it up to the local Jeep community.
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The paper never published our event (I suppose the name had something to do with it), but by then, we had the t-shirts (above) and were marching forward with the event. And to incent people to show up, we said that we were going to cut the top off a Cherokee so it could go topless too!

Thus the opportunity for free publicity became local Go Topless Day. But you know Jeep enthusiasts! But they time the day arrived, it had become the First Annual International Go Topless Day for Jeeps! Our local event occurred in Lancaster, MA and about 80 Jeeps and owners showed up. Through word of mouth, we had Jeep clubs all over the world also participate. We had a photo contest and gave away cool prizes. We had some kick-ass entries! Here’s a 2008 Go Topless Day write-up a blogger did.

Here's one of our all time favorite entries into our Go Topless Day Photo Contest.

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The event that was invented to get our name in a local paper has become a phenomena in the Jeep community and next spring, we celebrate the 10th Annual International Go Topless Day! We are thinking about ideas on how to celebrate a Ten Years of Topless Day! If you have suggestions, post them in the comments section. And remember, when opportunity knocks, go topless!

Tags: AllThingsJeep.com, go topless day 2009, "go topless day", gotoplessday

Jeep Hair. Don't Care.

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 11:55 AM

Jeep Girls Driving Wranglers. 

We've all seen long haired Jeep girls driving topless Jeeps. Maybe you've been one. Maybe you are one today. And if so, you know the struggle us Jeep girls face. There's even a contigent of long-haired Jeep guys with the same struggle. Yup, you know it. Jeep Hair. 

A few of the All Things Jeep girls decided to make a little video about this problem to entertain ourselves. Now we are posting it for you. Enjoy. 

All Things Jeep brings you: 

 

 

 

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 If you need to own one of these t-shirts, check them all out here: Jeep Hair Don't Care Tee-Shirts

And yes, hats are coming. 

Tags: jeep girls tees, Jeep Girls, jeep clothes, Jeep Hair Don't Care

Ah crap, I thought I wouldn't cry about Jeeps again.

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 @ 03:56 PM

When I sold All Things Jeep back in 2010 after my husband and co-founder of the business passed away, it never occurred to me that I’d be back sitting in a chair in the ATJ office working in the business again. Ok, to tell you the truth, it did occur to me that it might happen. But when the new owner moved the core portion of the business out to the west coast, I dropped that thought and pondered my next career move outside of the Jeep world.

Since then, I’ve worked a bit, raised teens, and sold most of our Jeeps and become more “practical” in my car choice. (Insert frown face here.)  I’m embarrassed to say that one day I sold my 2007 4 door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and purchased a used Honda CRV (that didn’t have a “death wobble”) for my kids to drive. (My coolness factor plummeted at least 50% that day.) And during this time I've also stayed in touch with the folks at ATJ.

A few months ago I started hearing the rumblings of some potential news that the ATJ warehouse might be moving back to the east coast. Turns out the rumors are true. It’s exciting to grow a small business from scratch and watch it blossom into a thriving business. It’s like a baby. In fact, All Things Jeep WAS our other baby. It started out helpless and needing all of our energy. We grew it out of diapers, through the toddler years (we launched Go Topless Day ™ then,) and into its adolescent years. Through the passion and dedication of the ATJ team, the new (and current) owner, and the enthusiasm of our amazing customers, I think of All Things Jeep as a full fledged successful “grown-up” business now. It’s been heartwarming to see. I know that my husband, Norman, would be so incredibly proud of what we created and how the customers and employees alike have kept it going. The business is exactly what he wanted it to be, and I wish he was here to see it. (Actually, if he was, he’d still be running it so he’d be here every day.)

Well, the title of this blog post is “Ah crap, I thought I wouldn’t cry about Jeeps again” and here’s why I said that. Recently, I was asked if I’d be interested in coming back to ATJ part time to help out with a few things. I said “yes”. And I thought about what it would be like to walk back into an office just miles away from my home, where Norman and I started the business 13 years ago. I knew it was going to be sentimental. It was like a child that had grown up and gone off on their own, coming home. But, I’ve been a bit removed from ATJ over the last few years, and I didn’t think it would feel as personal as it once would have. I thought I wouldn’t cry or anything, coming back “home”. But I was wrong. I walked into All Things Jeep again, and my eyes welled up with tears. There are lots of new faces here. And LOTS of new products. And lots of space. But as I walk through the warehouse, I see some of the same products we launched with 13 years ago (the Jeep cookie cutters, the Built In Run It Break It Fix It Repeat T-shirts, the Life is Good Native Jeep Hat). My heart got all warm and gooey. Yes, this is a sentimental post. However, our customers were my friends and my family. The Jeep community is close-knit and connected. All Things Jeep has always been more than just a company, it’s been a way for Jeep fans to stay connected with their community, to keep the Jeep passion alive. So I cried some sentimental tears. And now I’ll get to work! 

 

 

 

(The first day I walked into the warehouse. Items were just being loaded onto the shelves. Want to see photos of what it looks like now?) 

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Tags: ATJ, AllThingsJeep.com, Jeep Warehouse, Crying about Jeeps

Five Jeep Gifts That Will Fit in a Christmas Stocking

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Mon, Dec 05, 2011 @ 07:46 PM

We have a tradition at our house that no presents can be opened on Christmas morning until everyone is awake and downstairs. This annoys the heck out of the little kids because us parents don't want to get up as early as they do. Especially after a crazy holiday season in retail, Christmas morning is one of the first days off where we don't get up before the sun. Thankfully, we started a tradition many years ago which allows the grown-ups to get just a little more sleep before trudging downstairs, bleary-eyed. We let the kids go through their stockings as soon as they are up. They can't touch the presents under the tree, but they can dump out their stocking and see what's inside. In the spirit of "the stocking's importance can never be underestimated", here's a few goodies that will fit inside your stocking.

Pack a few of these Jeep Stocking Stuffers into the stocking of any Jeep lover, along with some Christmas candy, and you'll have them smiling from head to toe. The Jeep stuff is cute and quirky and definitely unique.

1. Cute, Festive, Jeep Christmas Tree Ornaments for 2011 - We've taken some of our favorite holiday cards and turned them into cute little Christmas Tree Ornaments. They are fun, unique and only $5.99 each. We have a few different designs. Here's the rest of the Jeep Xmas Ornaments.

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2. Off-Road Tire Tracks Bottle Opener - Here's a unique gift that sure stands apart from the crowd. Take it on your off-road adventure and when it's time to indulge in that home-brewed bottled root beer, this is the off-road adventure-themed bottle opener. $8.99

Jeep Bottle Opener - Tire Tracks Style

3. New Jeep Jewelry - A Necklace! - This dog tag style pendant features a cute Jeep doing some rock climbing. It's a cutie and suitable for any cool Jeeper, young or old. On sale for just $11.95.

Jeep Pendant Necklace

4. Our favorite Jeep SeatBelt Belt in Way Cool Patterns - We've been selling this Jeep Belt for years and it's still a best-seller. Totally unique, you can choose the color palette and patten that best suits your style, from conservative to wild. On Sale for $22.99

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5. Super Cool Jeep Fog Light Covers - From Peace Frogs to Tie Dye to Patriotic Styles to Animal Prints... express your own personal style with these Jeep Fog Light Covers. We also have matching Jeep tire covers too!

Jeep Fog Light Covers-Tie Dye Style

Visit www.AllThingsJeep.com to find a gigantic selection of Jeep gifts and apparel for the Holiday season.

Tags: jeep ornament, jeep gifts, holiday jeep gifts, Jeep Christmas Gifts, jeep christmas ornament

10 Best Holiday Gifts for Jeep Lovers for 2010

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Fri, Dec 03, 2010 @ 11:48 AM

Shirley, MA  -- November 17, 2010  –For the 8thth year in a row, AllThingsJeep.com has compiled a list of this year’s 10 most unique Jeep holiday gift ideas. Most of these are new products that have just come out this year. Your favorite Jeep enthusiast will be amazed by your cleverness when you hand them one of these for Christmas.

 

TOP 10 BEST JEEP HOLIDAY GIFTS

 

1. For Red Jeep Owners: Our Authentic Jeep Diner Mug  – Red Jeep owners will especially love this Life is good Jeep diner mug, featuring a side view of a red Jeep. A cup of coffee in this Jeep diner mug is a great way to start the day! ($10.00)

http://www.allthingsjeep.com/lif-79207offrbne.html

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2. For those with the Christmas Spirit: Handmade Christmas Ornaments featuring Jeeps. Each features year 2010 so you can remember the good times you shared in your Jeep in 2010. (Just $7.99 each or 3 for $19.99)   http://www.allthingsjeep.com/jechorsetoft.html

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3. For Jeepers who’ve rolled their Jeep: Our Problem / No Problem Tire Cover will get plenty of laughs out on the trail. It’s available in sizes from 28” to 35” We’ve got over 40 Tire Cover Designs to choose from here:  http://www.allthingsjeep.com/tire-covers.html

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4. For Jeepers who send Christmas Cards: Holiday cards / greeting cards for Jeep lovers  Purchase these early enough and share the Jeep spirit with everyone you know. We have 8 different designs available, all original artwork, along with a boxed variety set. There’s something magical about these cards.  http://www.allthingsjeep.com/chhojest.html  ($12/set)

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5. For your friends that always lose their keys: Install our Offroad Jeep Keyhook on the wall inside the door you come in. It’s the perfect place to hang your Jeep’s keys. If you are lucky enough to have 4 Jeeps, there’s a hook for each set of keys! http://www.allthingsjeep.com/esm10.html  ($16.99)

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6. For the Lady Jeepers – Our Peace – Love – Jeep Tee-Shirt has always been popular. Now it’s available in assorted colors and is also available in kid’s sizes. It’s a great philosophy! http://www.allthingsjeep.com/atj11217.html (Starting at $13 and up)

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7. For Jeep Owners that like Functional Gag Gifts – Our “Jeep Shop Towels for your Squeaky Clean Jeep” is basically a set of rags (quite functional) in great packaging specifically designed for Jeep owners. http://www.allthingsjeep.com/stp-st1lb.html $4.99 and up

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8. For Jeepers who like cute stuff – Can’t get much cuter than this adorable Life is good keyring featuring their Life is good tagline on one side and the “Native Jeep Offroad” image on the other. Small, sweet & cute. And just $10. http://www.allthingsjeep.com/lif-offroad-keychain.html

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9. For the Daredevil Jeeper – “Hang On, I Want to Try Something” is a dash decal that will put fear in the hearts of passengers as they climb into his Jeep. It’s a great laugh for just $5.00 http://www.allthingsjeep.com/atj30938.html. Also available on a Tire Cover or License Plate.

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10. For those hoping for a new Jeep – This is about as close as we got. The “crème de la crème” of Jeep gifts is the Jeep Crawler King Remote Control Rockcrawler. It’s a mighty machine which will provide years of entertainment. http://www.allthingsjeep.com/hpi-102115.html ($279.99)

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About All Things JP LLC

 

All Things JP LLC is one of the largest providers of gifts, accessories and memorabilia to the Jeep® and off-road market. Their goal is to make Jeep owners happy by offering unique products, fast shipping, outstanding service, and the widest offering of Jeep-related gifts and accessories. Visit  http://www.allthingsjeep.com  for the perfect gift for Jeep® lovers including clothing, decals, tire covers, signs, jewelry, accessories for your Jeep and more.

Tags: Jeep Holiday Presents, 2010 Jeep Gifts, Jeep Christmas Gifts

Would You Buy Chrysler Stock?

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Thu, May 13, 2010 @ 12:55 PM

This week Chrysler announced that it could raise its financial targets for 2010 in the second half of the year and that it aims for a public offering of its stock "as quickly as possible." The new Chrysler Chief Executive Officer, Sergio Marchionne reported this on Monday, May 10th, and I think he impressed almost everyone with this announcement.

As far as I can tell, Chrysler stock has not been traded publicly since Cerebrus Capital Management bought the company in 2007 and made it privately-held. Back when it was a tradeable stock, the symbol was a "C", but that is now designated for Citibank. (What do you think the new symbol should be?)

So what's new on the horizon for Chrysler and will its stock be a good investment? Let's see, there's a new Jeep on the horizon - the all new 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, scheduled to arrive in June. It's expensive! A few thousand bucks over $30,000. But its the first and only new offering in 2010, manufacturered under Jeep's new ownership. And so far, reviews are good.

On the other hand, according to Reuters, "Chrysler has forecast negative cash flow of $1 billion for 2010 and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization of between $2.5 billion to $2.7 billion. It expects to at least break even on an operating basis in 2010 and on a net level in 2011."

Breakeven doesn't give me warm and fuzzy feelings. But I'm rooting for you Chrysler. I want you do do well. I want the stock to be traded publicly. I want it to go up. I want stockholders to be happy. I want new Jeeps coming off the production line.

So, my question is this: Would you buy Chrysler stock? What is your prognosis for the future of Chrysler? Do you believe in it enough to own a piece of it? Oh wait, we DO own a piece of it. The US Government, and all its taxpayers actually own about 10% of the Chrysler Group. But whether I purchase my own personal shares or not, I'm rooting for you Chrysler!

Tags: chrysler stock symbol, chrysler stock, jeep stock

Jeep Versus Hummer. Who will we hate now?

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 @ 10:36 AM

Boston Red Sox versus New York Yankees. Dogs versus Cats. Chocolate versus Vanilla. And Jeeps versus Hummers. As long as there have been civilian Jeeps and Hummers, there's been a rivalry. Often heated! One of the very first tee-shirts All Things Jeep produced was the "Hummer Recovery Vehicle" Tee. It was a best-seller, providing an accurate perspective of the off-road abilities of these two vehicles (as seen through the eyes of a Jeep dude.)

We sold a lot of these tees until the lawyers at GM contacted us one day and told us to stop selling them or else they would "take action". We were just a little Jeep company. We stopped selling them. But that was probably the first and last time Hummer ever bullied Jeep.

We've always enjoyed the debate, the name calling, the mockery. And the jokes about Hummers. Risque enough for us to not print them here! So, in honor of the passing of the Hummer, a small tribute. Hummer, we barely knew you. Which vehicle will Jeep owners hate now?

Best Jeep versus Hummer Debate Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaVESDbCLqk

A lively debate from my friends at the Fun Times Guide.
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and an Actual Technical Review of a Jeep versus a Hummer

Rip Hummer. Long live JEEP.

Tags: Jeep-Hummer Rivalry, Jeep versus Hummer, Jeep-Hummer Debate

Go Topless Day Update with All Things Jeep

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Thu, Mar 25, 2010 @ 09:43 PM
Go Topless Day 2010 AllThingsJeep.com

Our plans for the Go Topless Day 2010 Worldwide Event for ALL Jeep Owners  really couldn't be going any better. Well, it could be going better. Oprah could have us on her show to discuss the benefits of going topless. Simon could tell everyone on American Idol that he was leaving the show to MC our Go Topless Day here in Lancaster. And Biden could have whispered "Go Topless Day is a big F***in Deal. But aside from all those wonderous possibilities, things are going good. Want to give you all an update. Kinda be the traffic director for the 2010 Go Topless Day Festivities. Just to make it fun, I'll do it in Q&A format.

Question: Is there a Go Topless Day Event happening in my neck of the woods?

Answer: There may be. There's about 50 Jeep clubs (and counting) signed up to participate in Go Topless Day 2010. The clubs or local groups are sponsoring picnics, trail rides, beach parties, barbeques, parades and more on May 8th 2010 - all over the world. Here is the whole list of participating Jeep Clubs Going Topless on May 8th 2010. If you are looking for an event to join, you may find one there.

Topless Jeeps on Go Topless Day 2009

We've also got a All Things Jeep Go Topless Day Facebook Page where the club activities are being listed (and you can post your own activities.)

Question: If I host some type of activity, can I get anything for free?

Answer: Always wanting something for free, eh? Sure you can! You tell us what you are doing and how many Jeep owners are showing up and we'll send you some bumper stickers, maybe a t-shirt, etc. In return, you gotta post a link on your website back to our Go Topless Day, okay? (contact email info @ allthingsjeep.com )

Question: Is there any contest or anything I can win?

Answer: Again with the free stuff? The answer is YES. We are having a Go Topless Day Photo Contest for GTD 2010 and you can win Gift Certificates to AllThingsJeep.com. And get your photos added to our historical record of Go Topless Days. Whoo-hoo.

Wanna check out some photos of our prior Go Topless Days? They are all right here in our glorious All Things Jeep Photo Album. Gotta say, some of those photos are priceless!

Question: Anything I can get for free just for reading this blog?

Answer: Absolutely. Would we let you down? Get a business sized envelope. Put a stamp on it. Address it to yourself. Fold it up and put it in another stamped envelope addressed to us at:

All Things Jeep
GTD Decal
2 Shaker Road, Unit F01
Shirley, MA 0464

We'll send you a beautiful GTD Bumper Sticker. Free.

Go Topless Day Bumper Sticker

Question: What if I want to spend my hard earned money on Go Topless Day Shirts?

Answer: Ok, that'd be great. Get yourself a Go Topless Day 2010 Limited Edition T-Shirt Here for just $10.  Buy 10+ and they go down to $8 each. Buy 25+ and they go down to $7 each.

Go Topless Day Shirts

Finally, The main page on our website that shares all the news about GTD is http://www.allthingsjeep.com/go-topless-day.html

We hope you'll join us on May 8th 2010 in celebrating the Jeep spirit. Whether you are topless on a beach, fully clothed at work, in a Jeep CJ5 at the ice cream stand, in a Jeep Liberty doing carpool, or crawling the local mountains in your XJ, take a moment to stand proud and remember, You are a JEEP OWNER. Ain't it great?