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Live Stream of 2015 King Of The Hammers!
For those not familiar with the Annual King Of The Hammers Race, check out the video below. Hailed as one of “The Ten Toughest Motor Races In The World“. King of the Hammers is an off-road race that combines desert racing and rock crawling. This race is held in February on Means Dry Lake at Johnson Valley, California USA
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In this episode, we interview a rookie competitor in this year’s King of the Hammers competition. Gina Guccione discovered the world of off-road travel a few years ago after buying her first Jeep. She wasted little time diving in and modifying her Jeep to allow for tackling the tougher trails in her local off-road parks. In March of last year she purchased her second Jeep, a bone stock 97 TJ, and well… we will let her explain the obstacles she has faced thus far to get her Classy Pink Jeep ready to compete in one of the most challenging and technical competitions held in the United States.
Offroad Jeep Girl is running a Crowdfunding Campaign to get up some cash for the trip, it’s 1700 miles 1 Way of travel for her and her crew! She’s going in RV and towing her rig which is in the final stages of build up before the event! Michigan Jeep Girl is going with her for Pit Crew Support, and has agreed to take my GoPro’s to capture footage of the adventure, the race, and behind the scenes of the event!
In support of them and their endeavor I have committed to contributing $5.00 for any DirtyJeepGirls Calendar Contribution to their Campaign from here to the end of my Campaign.
Follow her blog as she updates often on upgrades and final preparations for the race!
Most of all, support these two Real Life Dirty Jeep Girls as they live their dreams and accept the challenge that is King Of The Hammers!
The Video Below is of Michigan Jeep Girl Opening up the Package I sent containing pretty much my entire GoPro Kit for her and crew to document Gina’s First King Of The Hammers run! I’m hoping she will get some footage on the trip out, behind the scenes race prep, starting line and footage of Gina during the race! I included a Hero 2 & Hero 3, WiFi Pack for Hero 2, WiFi Remote, and enough Memory Cards to record 24 Hrs of footage. Since the race is 200 Miles long, we can’t get the whole thing, but maybe the best parts! I think it’s great what these two are doing for the female Jeep community, and I want to prove, that you need to go beyond appearances and not judge a book by it’s cover. If that cover has a hot girl with a Jeep on it, you can bet, it’s a going to be a pretty good book though.
Check out this music video of my favorite song off the new Exes For Eyes Album Tongues Like Figure Eights! You can download the entire album on their website, you can stream their album but support these guys their album is a $1.00 !!!!! Not a song, the album! Maybe next year they will consider shooting with me and #MadMaxJeep in a post-apocalyptic background. Who knows?
More than halfway through my campaign and it is stuck at 8% funded with 11 Days remaining! It stands on the brink of disaster, with Crowdfunding devils calling out to me to send them money to increase my chances, by pushing my Campaign to the top, near guaranteeing success for only $280! I want to believe them, but can’t afford to be wrong!
When I started my Campaign, I also started reading “Do The Work” by Steven Pressfield. It has been an inspiration and a guide for challenges I’ve encountered along the way. I’ve just come across a couple of major concepts that I am currently integrating into the campaign.
During conversations with members of @THEJeepMafia on Twitter, I have been encouraged that my idea is supported by the Jeep off-road community. Also, indications of support from Motocross, Hot-Rodders, and Outdoor Enthusiasts in general. I think largely due to the fact that I have taken the time to explain in 140 Characters or less and documented with photos where I would like to go with this future Jeep that my Campaign is set up to raise the funds for! If I hit my $3,500.00 goal I am going to go about obtaining or building a MadMax Style Jeep, blacked out with full skulls and attache in tribute and anticipation of the upcoming George Miller Mad Max Movie!
When going back to my Campaign and looking at it on Indiegogo, it seems I have skipped over my full intent and simply put that I plan to use the money raised to “get another Jeep to use for shooting”. My failing is that the idea simply isn’t big enough. It may be an okay idea, the photos I have for the Calendar may be hot, but the idea itself, it’s just not big enough to gather support in such a competitive environment. My plan now, and going forward is to illustrate where I want to go with this project, both on this site, and my campaign page. It may be to late, but it’s better late than never, and “good writing is re-writing”, as Mr. Pressfield states in his book.
“Turning Pro” Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work. “You don’t need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind.” –Steven Pressfield TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT’S NOT EASY. When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own. TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT DEMANDS SACRIFICE. The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It’s messy and it’s scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro. WHAT WE GET WHEN WE TURN PRO. What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.
It may or may not be the most awesome Jeep on the Road like the one above, but it will be used for the purpose and creation of original content centered on the Apocalyptic theme! Photos and video of mini scenarios of my vision of female strength and sexiness in a cruel and hostile world! I have done a few themed photo shoots in the past Example : Pirates on the Hill
I am sure that the Apocalyptic Jeep series will launch me to the next phase of my career! I just need some help to get started! So taking all of the above into consideration, take a moment to make a contribution and ensure that I get my dream funded and can begin work immediately! To ensure that by the time the movie comes out in May of 2015 I have some awesome images of a Mad Max’ed Jeep!