Tierra Del Sol
4-Wheel Drive Club Raffles Donated New Jeep Wrangler!
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
Raffle tickets available at: www.tds4x4.com/jeep!
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
door - 82210285AB
cap - 68030940AA
keyed to ignition- 82213051
taillight guards – 82210270AC
rails - 82210574AD
rubber floor mats – 82210164AC
hole wheels - P5155978
2” lift kit
front bumper – 82211715AC
rear bumper – 82209744AB
9.5ti – 82209325AD
Other supplier sponsors
Katzkin 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
four-wheel drive club.
The club reaches out each year with the Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari event and fund raiser, the first
event of this type in the United States to hit the 50-year milestone.
Pentastar 3.6L V-6 Makes Ward's "Top Ten
Engine" List for 2012!
24-valves, variable valve timing with chains and sprockets,
hemi-combustion chambers—this Pentastar 3.6L V-6 is 'world class' engineering!
(Photo courtesy of
Chrysler Group, LLC)
2011—Ward's prestigious "10 Best Engines" list for 2012 models includes Chrysler's Pentastar
3.6L V-6. The Ward honor supports Chrysler's sound decision to select this engine for the 2012
Only two engines in the winner's circle
offer traditional multi-point fuel injection (MPI): the Ford Boss Mustang 302 V-8 and the Pentastar
3.6L V-6. The naturally aspirated (non-supercharged) Pentastar competed with several
state-of-the-art, direct-injection (DI)
engines—some equipped with supercharging or turbocharging!
The Pentastar 3.6L V-6 powers up the Chrysler
300S, the Jeep Wrangler, the Chrysler Group minivans and the Dodge Durango SUV. This engine has also found
its way into Ram vans and other models.
Much to its credit, the 3.6L Pentastar V-6
earned this prominent position with MPI injection. WardAuto notes, "Even without direct injection, the multipurpose Pentastar returns
better fuel economy than a similarly sized V-6 with DI in the competition. Editors manage to get better than
25 mpg, while enjoying outstanding refinement and power.
selected these ten elite engines through a real-world testing process. The
"WardsAuto editors chose the
winners after spending October and November driving 36 vehicles with 34 new or significantly upgraded engines in
their routine daily commutes around metro Detroit...Editors scored each engine based on power, technology, observed fuel economy and noise, vibration
and harshness characteristics. There was no instrumented testing...To be eligible, each engine must be available in a regular-production
U.S.-specification model on sale no later than first-quarter 2012, in a vehicle with a base price below
Magazine and other media guests tested the new 2012 JK Wrangler models at Portland, Oregon, last
August. Months before the "Ward's 10-Best Engine" award, 4WD Mechanix Magazine
presented a rave review of the
3.6L Pentastar V-6 and A580 automatic transmission in the newest
Jeep Wrangler 4x4. Tested on-highway and off-pavement at the
Tillamook National Forest, the 24-valve 'VVT' engine responded robustly and efficiently both
on pavement and over trails.
The Pentastar 3.6L
V-6's exceptional torque and flexibility make this engine an optimal choice for Chrysler cars, Jeep 4WDs,
mini-vans and Ram truck models!WardAuto will present Chrysler Group, LLC, with the engine award
on January 11, 2012 at the North American International Auto Show (Detroit).