The launch took us up the slopes of Ruapehu, entering through Karioi Forest. It's one of the most spectacular vehicle launches and 4WD trips I've ever been on and showed off the TJ Wrangler's abilities. At the time, the New Zealand Jeep operation was headed by David John, who went on to found Team Kiwi Racing.
|Coca Cola was one of the first corporates to buy Wranglers as 'image' vehicles and one was on the launch programme.|
|UR4890, a Wrangler Sport manual is now on its sixth number plate.|
|UR5287, a Renegade automatic, in some amazing country. It's now on its second plate.|
|UR5290, now on its third plate, is a Sport Auto. What a great trip it was.|