Moab 2019- 10th Annual Willys Rally- official thread

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It's that time of year again, to start getting ready for the Willys Rally in Moab... May 24-27, 2019



Who's planning to go this year?
What's on your to-do list?

This is the 10th annual, and should be a blast. Hard to believe we've been making the trek to Moab all these years, and how much the event has grown.

We have added another day to the event, and since we will be permitting with the BLM this year, we will have access to any of the trails as a group.
If you haven't been, it's a place like no other. And, unlike typical car shows which are lawn chair events, we do what Willys were made for: getting out in incredibly scenic, rugged terrain where a Willys is right at home.

If you are planning attend, and haven't registered yet, visit www.willysrally.com for all the details.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year!

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Cant wait to bring everyone together for this! If you are not signed up for the email blasts I send out, please scroll to my signature below, click the link and get signed up! Below is the last email we sent out today.

2/26/19

Hey everyone!

A quick update on available rooms at Redcliffs. (scroll down for their contact info) Please book today and register today, or you will likely need to find a room in town. If you made friends last year, call them up and split the cost of a 2 room cabin.

Check this link to connect with folks going to this years event. OWF Official Thread

Rooms available from 24-26
Qty 2, 2 queen bed, single room, cost $199.95 per night
Qty 10, 2 room cabin, 1 queen bed per room, separate living room area, kitchenette, couch. $299.95 per night

for those leaving a day early, or saving a few bucks and staying in town on Sunday evening...
Rooms available from 24-25
Qty 7, 2 queen bed, single room, cost $199.95 per night
Qty 2, 1 King bed, single room, cost $199.95 per night

2/25/19

Hey everyone!

Are you ready for some updates on this years HUGE 10th annual Willys Rally?

I have 5 big updates for you, and some fun behind the scenes looks at what we have in store for you. Please get registered NOW and get your room booked NOW. Do not delay...It stresses me out!

1. Bureau of Land Management
This year will be a bit different in a great way. We have partnered with the BLM to allow us take our event onto BLM land and gain access that we were limited from in the past. For you this means park entry for our trail rides will not be an additional cost for you at the entry gate. You also get the piece of mind that your dollars are going back to help manage the land. Yes, there is an additional cost for all of this, but I'm hoping to be able to cover it from our small balance from last year and raffle ticket sales from this coming year. For now we have decided not to increase your buy in cost to attend. (So if I'm really pumping you to buy raffle tickets, this is why :)

2. Fireside Chat Guest
The BLM has agreed to send a speaker for one of our "fireside chat" events. They will be out to raise awareness about the land and its history and to answer any questions about the land we are all so addicted to.

3. Shirt design Sketches
Rock Flores is just starting the design process on our shirt. Below are a few sketches he has sent over so far. Stay tuned for more updates on these soon.


4. Go get your JP magazine. Coverage from the 2018 Willysrally is on news stands now.

5. Current Registrations are at 26 people


Thanks, from the crew at Willys Rally!
Casey
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For the most recent updates to our event, please check yesterdays email.
basic Info from past emails below:

The 10th annual Willys Rally will be held on Memorial Day weekend 2019! May 24-27

Registration is now open! Click here
We already have 15 people signed up before I was able to get this email out!

Printable Event Flyer HERE
Share it with all your friends!

Also get them to sign up for this email blast HERE

Location
Red Cliffs Lodge Wants Us Back! The10th annual Willysrally will be at the Red Cliffs Lodge.
Mile Post 14 Hwy 128, Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-2002
Please contact Redcliffs NOW to reserve your room. Make sure to mention our event.




Schedule
This year will be one day longer. click above for online schedule, or see below.
Friday: Dinner at Redcliffs, event check in, collect your goodie bags and shirts.
Saturday: Show n shine in the AM, with coffee and pastries, Scenic drive with Lunch included, BBQ,Door Prizes and show n shine prizes, Fireside chat. (We hope to have a guest speaker...TBA)
Sunday: Show n shine round 2, with coffee and pastries, Scenic drive with Lunch included, BBQ, Raffle and Fireside chat. (We hope to have a guest speaker...TBA)

Shirt Design
Our shirt design this year will take a departure from what we have done in the past. We have commissioned Roberto "Rock" Flores from Spain! You may recognise his work that was given away at our raffle last year. It will incorporate many fun stories that we have had over the years from gas tanks liberating themselves, to recoveries to locations we have all gone together. Look forward to updates on this soon. Should be fun!!


Some photo's from last year.





See event pics on our website here

Press

Article #1 (2018 event coverage) Ewillys

Article #2 Times
Independent

Article #3 (2018 coverage coming soon) JP Magazine

Article #4 (2017 event coverage) JP Magazine (pics below)


Article #5 (Casey's feature) JP Magazine (thought I'd share)

Article #6 (past events) Moab Sun News










If you have any questions, or want more info, please visit www.willysrally.com, or feel free to email or call me.

Thanks, from the crew at Willys Rally!
Casey
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For those looking to split lodging costs, please reach out to our friend Karl Jackman. He is looking for someone to split one of the 2 room cabins. He can be reached at this number

435757oneeightsevenzero

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I am also planning on going to this ...at least once to say i been there ....and have talked friend into begrudgingly going with me ......looking at lodging options last few nights.....Red Cliff is sold out so trying to find somthing reasonable less then $100 per person/night......yeah i know ....Good freaking luck.!!..middle of summer on biggest holiday weekend of the year......he asked bout camping in tent i says sure i dont mind it if i was going alone ...but the room is mainly for you ...and yes i would not mind having some small degree of comfort ......but i could very easily sleep on my fold up cot in my 7 ft tall 4 person tent ...as i do that 3 time a year already.
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i am also doing my Damndest to try and talk him into taking his truck....(see avatar) yeah thats right the 52 White Beast Extended Cab ...as i know for damn sure there will be lot of interest in it ...and i told him that ....Buut....No..!! he dont want to drive all that way alone ....with no one to talk to .... no radio...... just monotunous engine drone......he says would take it if he found another person to go with him.....but then have to pay another $170 for them.. ? told him this may be only chance you get to take it up there.... as i know next year or year after,... if we decide to go again he will be in the 54 Dodge Power Wagon with me in my 51 truck. ...this is also to see what it will be like and what to expect when he brings the 54 Dodge up there.

So right now it stands with the two of us in my 51 truck .......i have to fix the front leaf spring suspension as i have 3 leaves one side only two and the other so truck sits funny ...something i never noticed till now ....also truck leans to the right in the back even with equal spring packs..?
that along with driverside mirror ....and going over front/rear diff T/case fluid levels......might look at some better tires as what is on there now is 7 years old and showing little dry rot in the tread i ran 280 miles to Flagstaff and back ......not real sure bout 1000 mile round trip.....

so will see whati can do tween now and then providing i find a room someplace that is not gold gilded.


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....looking at lodging options last few nights.....Red Cliff is sold out so trying to find somthing reasonable less then $100 per person/night......yeah i know ....Good freaking luck.!!..
There are still a handful of rooms reserved for the Rally at Redcliffs... they need to be booked today before they are released to the public.

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Hey Pete....

Ok i called Redcliffs Lodge directly on the phone a few days ago...told them i was with the Rally.....they told me they were completely booked out ....all rooms ...all times blocked out rooms and rest of lodge?... ....why would they tell me that,... if rooms are still available to us ..??
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Hey Pete....

Ok i called Redcliffs Lodge directly on the phone a few days ago...told them i was with the Rally.....they told me they were completely booked out ....all rooms ...all times blocked out rooms and rest of lodge?... ....why would they tell me that,... if rooms are still available to us ..??
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Larry, this is from Casey on 3-11-19:

Rooms available from 24-26
Qty 0, 2 queen bed, single room, cost $199.95 per night
Qty 1, 2 room cabin, 1 queen bed per room, separate living room area, kitchenette, couch. $299.95 per night

for those leaving a day early, or saving a few bucks and staying in town on Sunday evening...
Rooms available from 24-25
Qty 6, 2 queen bed, single room, cost $199.95 per night
Qty 2, 1 King bed, single room, cost $199.95 per night
Looks like the queen rooms aren't available for all three nights. Rooms can be cheaper in town, but probably not by much and availability is always an issue in Moab, no matter the date. There is always something going on with big groups there during the season, and getting a room is hard, and the reason we always recommend getting a room booked as early as possible.

You might be able to connect with someone else to share a 2 room cabin. They are nice, rooms are private and share a bath, and a common living room with kitchen.

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Hey Pete....

Ok i called Redcliffs Lodge directly on the phone a few days ago...told them i was with the Rally.....they told me they were completely booked out ....all rooms ...all times blocked out rooms and rest of lodge?... ....why would they tell me that,... if rooms are still available to us ..??
Larry
Hey Larry-

I have a River King Suite reserved for all 3 nights of the rally. Should be a nice room on the river. The total room rate was 668.37 . I Was planning to attend but something has come up and I won’t be able to go :( if you would like this room I’m sure Red Cliffs would be able to work with us to have it moved to you . Or if anybody else would like the room send me a PM . I’ll hold off on canceling the reservation for a couple of weeks .

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just called them again, this is whats available

Rooms available from 24-26
Qty 0, 2 queen bed, single room, cost $199.95 per night
Qty 1, 2 room cabin, 1 queen bed per room, separate living room area, kitchenette, couch. $299.95 per night

for those leaving a day early, or saving a few bucks and staying in town on Sunday evening...
Rooms available from 24-25
Qty 6, 2 queen bed, single room, cost $199.95 per night
Qty 2, 1 King bed, single room, cost $199.95 per night
 

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Also, I did a quick search for available rooms on Expedia and found dozens of available rooms.

Lets stay positive folks. There are still plenty of places to stay. Get registered, and book your room. See you at the 10th annual Willysrally!

Registration closes April 1st 2019.
 
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