South Jersey Off-roading

Discussion in 'Recreation' started by stizkidz, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. stizkidz Piney

    Member Since:
    May 10, 2003
    Location:
    Tuckerton
    I was curious if anyone on here knows of any South Jersey 4x4 clubs? I would like some info and links to these clubs so I may find some people to go 4-wheeling with so I have someone to pull me out if I get stuck...

    Thanks
  2. njvike New Member

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    Location:
    Sparta, NJ
    Here are a few. I know that one of them has a meeting once a year in Wharton:

    http://www.the-jersey-devil.com/

    There's also a Jeep Jamboree that was/is still held in the Pines but you will need to check with Ben on this.
  3. kingofthepines Scout

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2003
    Location:
    the final outpost
    The "meeting" was the first annual Pine Barrens Cleanup. It was attended by more than 130 wheelers from over 10 different clubs from three states. Maybe some of y'all could join us this October. I am an administrator at JD.com
  4. bach2yoga Guest

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    Wasn't Ben a sponsor of that ?
  5. Teegate Administrator

    Member Since:
    Sep 17, 2002
    He gave them 2 hand held radio's I believe.

    Guy
  6. bach2yoga Guest

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    I thought so.
  7. Ben Ruset Administrator

    Member Since:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Location:
    Asbury Park, NJ
    Yup. Didn't even get a mention too. :(
  8. bach2yoga Guest

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    Well we know you did it! :wink:
  9. njvike New Member

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    Location:
    Sparta, NJ
    I may just do that this year. If you can post a reminder about a month prior to the project it will certainly help me remember.

    Also, what are the three most things you wind up finding?

    Can I take a guess?

    1) Liquor bottles
    2) Ammo
    3) Tires

    Was I close?
  10. njvike New Member

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    Location:
    Sparta, NJ
    Sorry, I was kind of close.
  11. bach2yoga Guest

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    I don't think he meant you. I might not be remembering correctly, but I think that his name was not mentioned that day when the prizes where doled out, an oversight. I think KingofthePines realized it later and said something about it on this site.
    I might be confused though.
  12. BEHR655 New Member

    Member Since:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Location:
    Merchantville, NJ
    When you go into the deep pines, hiking off trail, you see very little trash compared to road or trail side. One thing you are almost assured to find though are those dang ballons. :furious:
    Side note: When you do find trash it's usually more interesting.
  13. RednekF350 Piney

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Location:
    Pestletown, N.J.
    This post brings back a lot of good memories of an old 4x4 club that I used to hang with called the Mic-Mob in the Medford Lakes area circa 1982. Mic was short for Michelob which was the official club beer of choice.
    Occasional official meetings were at the Villa D on 206 (now Tabernacle Inn) and unofficial meetings were every Friday and Saturday nights around a roaring fire on the wooden pole line off of Gravelly hollow road in Medford Lakes.
    In '82 there wasn't anything along the pole line and Gravelly Hollow Road was still gravel.
    I met a lot of good people in that club and at the time, I only had a 2 wheel drive Ford truck.Since then I am on my third 4x4 F-350 Ford truck.
    I used to ride motocross bikes through the pines with a few of the members and we would do combination 4x4 runs and moto runs through the woods. We would have girlfriends meet us at half way points with gas and 2 stroke oil.
    We would all get together at the end of the day and camp or just hang out around a fire. I got to know quite a few and a few became life long friends.
    Even though it was only 22 years ago (seems like yesterday) it was a different world in the pines.
    Nobody bothered you unless you really got out of control and the rangers and local PD's were alot more tolerant of redneck behavior back then.
    If I was in my 20's now I'd probably be in jail.
    :lol:
  14. Teegate Administrator

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    Sep 17, 2002
    That pole road on Gravely Hollow road, or more specifically the stump dump near there was my first run in with the law. We had driven back there in the mid 70's and a vehicle approached with a bunch of men in it, and they warned me that their boss in anther vehicle had just called the Medford police on me. I asked why and they said I had ridden under the high tension tower. When the cops came I asked them to look at the tracks under the tower and compare them with mine, which they would not do. They took my info and said that if there was any damage in the future they would first look at me.

    Pole road photo from the 70's.

    http://www.njpinebarrens.com/~teegate/poleroad.jpg

    Guy
  15. Teegate Administrator

    Member Since:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Scott,

    You reply post to me was lost in the change over, but here is is to refresh.

    Was Harry's last name Torney?

    Guy
  16. Teegate Administrator

    Member Since:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Piney,

    Your reply post was also lost, and here is a refresher.

    There is a man who lives right down the street from me who has a Meteor MCC round sticker in his back window of his pickup. I have noticed it for years, and have also noticed him mentioned online. Maybe a founder???

    Guy
  17. RednekF350 Piney

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Location:
    Pestletown, N.J.
    Reply to Guy;
    Yes Guy, that was Harry Torney.
    He moved to Pa. for awhile in the 80's with his parents but he is back in the area now. I saw him at a friends house about two years ago.
    I also was friendly with his brother Mike who was killed in a freak accident in an old Jeep Commando.
    Mike and a friend had welded the spiders inside the diffs, creating a solid spool. They used to run it at Atco Dragway in the Sand Drag events but they also continued driving it on the street too.
    Spooled trucks don't like turning corners and one night they turned a sharp corner and the truck rolled onto him killing him.
    It was very sad and hard on the family.
    Scott
  18. Teegate Administrator

    Member Since:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Scott,

    The sister of a man I work with and grew up next to, is married to Harry Torney (Dad). Actually many years ago Harry Torney (dad) worked for the company I work for. His relatives still live in Cherry Hill on the street where we had our company. The dad is a machinist and had a shop behind the house on GH road, and I was there over 30 years ago with my moms neighbor. He now lives in central PA near NY and built a very large "Barn" for his shop.

    I remember my mom getting the phone call about the accident which I believe was on Hawkins road when it was dirt. As you would expect it really hurt the mom and I believe that may be one of the reasons they moved from the area. Just a guess.

    We borrowed their "blue canoe" a few times to canoe, one time right after it was painted. Nightmare :)

    Guy
  19. JerseyDevil New Member

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Location:
    Jackson, NJ
    Well it took a while but i found this post..

    Although I didn't get any info from MikeT about the radio's last year untill it was too late to publish it I did most certainly anounce where they were from when I pulled the winning number out of the hat, well mayonaise jar :)

    I'll put a few links on my site to make up for it this year ;) last I looked I was at 1.5 million hits a month or so. maybe it'll help you guys out and make up for the hard feelings.

    www.The-Jersey-Devil.com

    Scott aka JD
  20. Ben Ruset Administrator

    Member Since:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Location:
    Asbury Park, NJ
    No hard feelings. Don't worry about it.

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