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Official Events / January Meet & Greet > AM Booth's Lumberyard
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:25:53 AM »
The first annual RCW Meet & Greet of 2018!!!

January 13th from 12 - 4pm at AM Booth's Lumberyard

Come hang out!

Matt is hosting this one.

Here is a link to the facebook event:

Official Events / January Ride > Coppinger Cove, TN
« on: January 01, 2018, 11:20:20 PM »
Kicking off the RCW 2018 Schedule with a ride to Hawk Pride Offroad COPPINGER COVE!

January 27th, 2018

I will update the post with meeting places/times for the event.  If you are on facebook, I have created an event there as well :

The weather that threatened the original location has dissipated, so we are back on for Coppinger Cove!

It's that magical shell game! 

I am working on the meeting place/time and will updated shortly.

Official Events / December > Meet & Greet
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:02:40 AM »
12pm - 4pm

Join us to welcome our newest sponsor for the December meet and greet at Mellow Mushroom in Jones Valley. We will have the outside patio reserved with heaters in case the weather actually feels like winter. Sorry to the folks on the Madison and Athens side of the world like me, looks like we will be traveling for this one.

Mellow will be extending a 15% off discount for all RCW members, for this event, AND EVERY OTHER DAY OF THE WEEK!

This is the location at Cecil Ashburn, NOT the one in Providence!

Official Events / December Ride > Hawk Pride
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:58:32 AM »
The December ride will be at Hawk Pride Offroad out near Florence on Sunday the 10th. We will be meeting at the Mapco on the south corner of 72 and County Line Road at 7:30, leaving AT 8:00. It's about an hour and half ride to the park if anyone wants to meet there around 9:30.

The majority will be riding on Sunday but there are a few that plan on riding Saturday only or going the weekend and camping.

Official Events / RCW Blood Drive with Lifesouth
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:54:59 AM »
We are partnering with Lifesouth on another Blood Drive!

Its has been 90 days since our last blood drive where we exceeded the quota Lifesouth had planned. Help us do it again Friday 12/8 from 2-7 at Providence. Come give some blood, save a life, and then stuff yourself at one of our sponsors. It's Christmas what better present to give than the chance at another day of Life.

Rocket City Wranglers Swag / STICKERS
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:33:08 AM »
Here are the stickers that are available.
We offer the base colors shown here.

How do I get one of these awesome stickers??
We bring the stickers to all meet & greets and most rides (if a mod is present, there will probably be stickers available).
Due to the logistical nightmare involved in delivery, we really can't deliver stickers. PLEASE DO NOT PRE-PAY FOR STICKERS

As I get new stuff out, I will do my best to update this thread. 

(NOTE: Certain colors can increase the price.  Specialty colors can get pricey.  If you would like a custom color, we can chat about that.)
Windshield Banner - $20

Logo Stickers
  • 3 inch - $2
  • 4.5inch - $4
  • 7inch - $5

Small Banner (approximately 18" long) $5








Off Topic / TrackMania - you know you like racing games
« on: October 04, 2017, 09:43:22 PM »
I have re-found a game that I loved playing. It is an online mmo type racing game. And it is highly addictive...
Go to the bottom of the page, there are two links, one for the free version download, another for the paid version. I run the free version.

My name on there is ratyson.

Official Events / TRUNK OR TREAT 2017!!!
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:10:46 PM »
Did someone ask for a Trunk or Treat event?
Why, yes they did!

Rocket City Wranglers is kicking off their first Halloween Trunk or Treat!! on October 31st setup at 5:30, starting at 6:00 pm
We have reserved the park area at the Village of Providence (the same area the First Wednesday car meet happens).
We are asking that everyone who plans to participate as a "Trunk" (you can certainly do both "trunking" and "treating") bring as much candy as you can. We want to make this a huge event!

A HUGE event? "Why?", you may ask. Because we want this event to give back to the community in a HUGE way!

"How?", you may also ask.... We are also collecting donations for the Downtown Rescue Mission!
This organization relies on donations from the community to feed, shelter, and care for those in need. They offer great programs to get folks back on their feet, and on their way to becoming self reliant.

They are going to bring a box truck over to collect donations. LET'S SEE IF WE CAN FILL THAT PUPPY UP!

Their greatest needs are (in priority):

#1 Food - Canned goods in #10 sized cans. These are the large, restaurant size cans. They can be found in Sams, Costco, Wal Mart, and I think several other grocery stores. Regular cans are ok too, but they really need the big ones for their kitchen. Most collections bring the smaller cans, we want to bring them what they really need most of all.

#2 Clothing - Everything, all sizes and age groups, socks, shoes, etc. Also, some of the folks in the programs will need clothes for upcoming job interviews, so things that would be appropriate for that as well (men and women). Winter coats and clothing, hats, gloves, etc., the cold weather will be on us before we know it!

#3 Toiletries - Brushes, combs, tooth paste/brushes, tissue, etc.

It is possible that this list may change a little. If it does, I will announce it.

The event has a start time of 6pm. However, for those participaing as a "trunk", it would be best to show up at 5:30 so we can get everyone parked and ready to go.

Also, everyone who is a trunk, please bring a trash bag, and have it ready and available for our guests... We aboslutely MUST leave the area clean. We can make that very easy by taking responsibility for our immediate area and keeping the wrappers picked up. And we must protect the grass... It goes without saying (although I'm going to say it) don't tear up the grass. Tread lightly.

Dress up! But don't scare the youngins'! We don't want to create too much work for the counselors in the area.

Member Events / Wheeling in the Country > Summertown, TN > Monday, Sept 4th
« on: September 02, 2017, 09:40:45 PM »

Wheeling in the Country in Summertown, TN. -> 128 Anderson Creek Road, Summertown, TN 38483

Folks coming out of Madison, Harvest, etc are going to meet in Ardmore at the Exxon at 8am : ARDMORE VICTORY, 24315 Main St, Ardmore, TN 38449

Off Topic / My recent absence, and a public service announcement.
« on: July 31, 2017, 10:13:48 AM »
Many of you may have not noticed, but I was out of touch with the RCW for the last week.

On Saturday, July 22nd, my nephew, Zachary Grap, took his own life.  He was 25 years old.
My sister Patti, her husband Mike, and Zach's father, also named Mike, are devastated and shattered as are the rest of us.  Zach was always the joker, the knucklehead, the life of the party.  He liked his trucks, burnouts, crappy beer, and country music.  He was loved by everyone he met.

Zach left no note, not one single indication of why he did what he did.  He only left us with memories, and a hole in our hearts that will never be filled.

There were about 400 people at his funeral.  150 cars in the funeral procession that stretched about 5 miles.  He had a full police escort on his journey to his final resting place.  His dad is a Sergeant with the Lawrenceville police Motors department in Georgia.  The brotherhood that he is a part of came to his side.  They loved Zach as one of their own as well.

There were many get-togethers through the week leading up to Zach's funeral.  Every event was full of family and friends who loved Zach and his family.  I met a lot of Zach's friends, and learned about him in ways that I didn't know him before.  I saw nothing but love and support.  I only wish that Zach could have fully understood this love that surrounded him.  I wish that he could have reached out before making this permanent and painful decision.  But most of all, I am sorry that Zach held so much pain in his heart that he felt killing himself was the only way out.

To anyone out there that has ever thought that someone won't understand, or that you are the only one feeling the pain, or if that thought of permanent release is an option.... You are worth help!  You are worthy of a life.  There IS a way to get through.  There ARE people who deeply care for you.  There IS a path to a better life.  You WILL leave a hole that cannot be filled if you leave.
I am one of those people who care, even if we have never met.

There are resources outside of family and friends as well
National Suicide
800 273 8255
It's Ok Not To Be Ok

This picture was taken just a couple months ago.. I think it sums Zach up fairly well.  Yes, he is in a pool, in a pool, paddling with a wiffle ball bat, smoking a Marlboro red.  There is probably a Miller High Life can within reach.

Lucky Dog Offroad / Yukon Summer Bundle
« on: July 05, 2017, 03:21:42 PM »

Due to the weather affecting the venue, and the parking being restricted to pavement only, they are expecting a very low turnout.

So, we are going to cancel the "Official" event.  Doesn't mean no one can go obviously, but we are not going to do the usual pre-meet, organized ride-in at the theater.

It's almost time again.

Same setup:  Meet at the movie theater on Old Monrovia at 5:30 and ride in as a group.

The official June Ride!
JUNE 9 - 11

VENUE CHANGED TO Adventure Off Road Park!
1040 Ellis Cove Rd, South Pittsburg, TN 37380-6457, United States

Busted Knuckle Offroad, the newest park around.  Luckily they have a trail riding event that weekend!
Camping is optional - $40 for the weekend.  Day passes are $25/day.  Kids under 12 are free.

I have not been there, but it looks nice!

17376 AL HIGHWAY 117, Stevenson, Alabama 35772

Facebook event:

List of people going:

1. FlawedXJ - Paul
2. Pokey - Mike - Saturday morning
3. Russ - Saturday Morning
4. Marine660
5. Nick
6. austin160
7. Clint
8. patriotjk
9. 24jeepn
10. Jared

Jeep Talk / Probable cost of a 6cyl motor to replace a 4.
« on: May 11, 2017, 04:26:53 PM »
Asking for my Mandolin instructor.

He has a friend that has a 4cyl Wrangler that has some piston issues.  He was wondering what a ball-park figure would be on throwing a 6cyl in there.

I figured I would make this an official, repeating event, since we had a great turnout last time!

Same plan, meet at the theater on Old Monrovia at 5:30 to ride in as a group.

Here is a link to the FB event page :

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