For football fans, there is the Super Bowl. For movie fans, there is the Oscars. And for Jeep fans, there is the Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari. That is the nine-day event where Jeep enthusiasts test their 4-wheel vehicles across the tough terrain in Moab, Utah. The festival of Jeeps lasts through Easter Sunday.
The off-road adventure event is also when Jeep unveils some tremendous concept vehicles and the 52nd Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari was no exception. Jeep revealed seven new cool concept and custom-built vehicles to tackle the trails of Utah. This year’s crop of concepts are versions of two and four-door Jeep Wranglers, a Jeep Renegade and an updated 1965 Jeep Wagoneer.
As seen above is the Jeep Sandstorm, a Baja racer that has a vented carbon fiber hood, vented front and rear fenders, modified front axle, 39.5-inch BFGoodrich Krawler tires, longarm four-link suspension, track bar, front auxiliary lights, and onboard air compressor. The Sandstorm is powered by a 6.4-liter V8 with a six-speed manual transmission.
The Jeep 4Speed is lightweight thanks to the hood, fenders, and rear tub being constructed out of carbon fiber and other body panels are aluminum. They also lost the pounds by shortening the Jeep by 22 inches. Because the Jeep 4Speed is so much lighter it rides two inches higher than a stock Wrangler. The engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. It sits on 35-inch mud-terrain tires.
The Nacho Jeep is bright yellow much like the cheese. This is Nacho Jeep, but you’re gonna wish it was. Sitting on 37-inch tires wrapped in 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, this Jeep is a highly customized two-door Rubicon. The bright yellow Jeep boasts a Warn winch kit, 2.5-inch body shocks, and LED lights.
The Jeepster looks like a regular Wrangler with an old school paint job. This current-day Wrangler has the styling of a 1960s Jeepster. The Jeepster is elevated by a 2-inch suspension lift, 2.5-inch body shocks, and 37-inch tires on 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, plus has LED lights.
The Easter Safari concept J-Wagon is a Wrangler Sahara is ready to cross any stream with a snorkel. The four-door J-Wagon features exterior lighting, body protection, blacked-out grille, 17-inch custom wheels, JPP roof rack, and concept rock sliders.
The Renegade B-Ute concept has a modern military look with vented hood, roof rack, and rock rails. The B-Ute is lifted 1.5-inches and sports 17-inch wheels accompanied by BFGoodrich T/A Baja Champion tires.
Finally, we get a blast from the past with the Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip. This strong-looking vehicle from 1965, is meant to rekindle “nostalgic memories of going to Yellowstone National Park on a summer family vacation.” Jeep stretched this custom Wagoneer out five inches so you can fit everything on your trip, even Aunt Edna and her dog. Under the hood of this family truckster is a 5.7-liter V-8 engine and a four-speed automatic. The 17-inch wheels with 33-inch mud tires mean the Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip is ready for any cross-country National Lampoon-esque vacation.