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I am attending one of these events this weekend in Bridgeport Texas. I saw one post here about it. What can we expect as far as bronco examples? Also, why no kids under 16, seems like it would be great way for the whole family to get excited about the Bronco that may or may not show up this year. Looking forward to a fun day, hope is doesn't backfire with the wife who regularly points out how much she likes the new GMC Yukon, lol
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I attended the event in Washington State a few weeks back. Your event is the same crew and vehicles. They have six or seven Broncos for the driving and a couple to look at and poke around in while you wait to drive. I drove #8, which was a lovely 4 door Badlands with a manual transmission. The others were automatics and it looked like they had a mix of 2 door and 4 door rigs in all of the packages except First Edition and Wild Trak. As for the passengers, I assume it's a liability issue. Truth be told, the drive is pretty short and there isn't time for other people to drive, so I enjoyed going alone and learning some new things about the vehicle and its capabilities. You also get a free hat, so there's that!
 

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I am attending one of these events this weekend in Bridgeport Texas. I saw one post here about it. What can we expect as far as bronco examples? Also, why no kids under 16, seems like it would be great way for the whole family to get excited about the Bronco that may or may not show up this year. Looking forward to a fun day, hope is doesn't backfire with the wife who regularly points out how much she likes the new GMC Yukon, lol
I am attending the Bridgeport one this Friday. I'll try to post what to expect when I finish.
 

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Also, why no kids under 16
Dang, did I not read the fine print? The 10yo boy and I are scheduled for Bridgeport on the 29th. While he hasn't driven a Bronco yet he probably has more seat time in our Jeep and off-roading experience than most other attendees. Oh well, we were planning on bringing our Bronco anyhow and if they deem he can't ride along we will venture off on our own.
 
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I'm going next week. Did they have anything for sale (clothing, coffee mugs...)?
 

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Thank you
Just got back. It was OK. Glad to be behind the wheel and actually drive one off road again but I think I was spoiled with the off-roadeo. I had about 30 minutes behind the wheel and got to go up and down a few rocky hills, try out the trail turn assist, and traverse some water but nothing major. They do give you a free hat though.
 

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Just got back. It was OK. Glad to be behind the wheel and actually drive one off road again but I think I was spoiled with the off-roadeo. I had about 30 minutes behind the wheel and got to go up and down a few rocky hills, try out the trail turn assist, and traverse some water but nothing major. They do give you a free hat though.
Glad to hear. I’m scheduled for Feb 2. How many units do they have available? Any manuals?
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Glad to hear. I’m scheduled for Feb 2. How many units do they have available? Any manuals?
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I saw about a half dozen. I personally had a big bend 4 door MIC auto. Only saw one sasquatch. When I got there, it was a quick 5 min orientation before the drive so I didn't think to ask about the manual's. I saw on another post that they did have them.
 
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Just got back. It was OK. Glad to be behind the wheel and actually drive one off road again but I think I was spoiled with the off-roadeo. I had about 30 minutes behind the wheel and got to go up and down a few rocky hills, try out the trail turn assist, and traverse some water but nothing major. They do give you a free hat though.
Thank you, we are scheduled for 11 tomorrow.
 

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When they were in AZ they had a manual, but you either had to have a manual on order, or the car you arrive in is a manual. I think they’re trying protect clutches.
 

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I attended one at the RAM Off-Road Park in Colorado Springs a week ago. It was short and technical, but if you had already spent ten hours at an off-roadeo event (like I did in Moab) you would be very comfortable driving it without guidance.

The main difference was that they tried to fit people with a Bronco closest to whatever they have on order. For me, that was a stock 2-door Outer Banks. Other than the color and lack of Advanced 4x4, it was my exact build down to the 2.7 liter engine and the cloth seats.

The other difference was that, unlike the Off-Roadeo, the cameras were on so I could use the dashboard display to see where my tires were and the trail ahead.

My guide was Courtney, a stunt driver from Florida. It was a fun half hour and worth the drive across town.
 
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Well it was a good day. We got to spend about 40 minuets out with our guide in a 2 door Wildtrak, our build is a 4 door Wildtrak. He was very informative and let us take our time. Even after the drive, he sat inside with the wife showing her things on the infotainment center. Other members of the crew were nice as well, gave us their experiences driving these Broncos around the country. Also the infamous painted Jerry can really affirmed that eruption green is our color. My son got a hat, and the wife posted she can't wait for her new Bronco, win win.
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