We hold our monthly dinner meeting at 4:00 PM the first Sunday of every month (holidays and events may take priority) at the IHOP in Rancho Bernardo, CA. (Email EarlyBroncoRegistry@gmail.com to confirm a meeting for any particular month.)
This meeting is your chance to meet other Bronco folks and swap stories, tips or lies. Sit with us and chat until everyone has exhausted their woes or dreams, then we will conduct some exciting (ha!) business activities for the Early Broncos Ltd (our local club) or the Early Bronco Registry (our national association).
Anyone owning a Ford Early Bronco, or just interested in them, is always welcome. Bring your Bronco if you can, but it isn’t required. Plenty of parking.
Everything is free except the food you order – and your Bronco addiction. Join us in the back room.
HERE IS A BRONCO DAZE 2017 OVERVIEW TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (10-12 November): • Friday all day – Free play runs. Select guided runs during the day. • Friday all day – Swap meet. See RV Space 80 for details and to post items. • Friday 4 PM – Potluck dinner. Everyone welcome. Bring a dish to share if possible. Details at RV Spaces 59/61. • Saturday all day – Swap meet. See RV Space 80 for details and to post items. • Saturday 8-9 AM – Group Photo Shoot. • Saturday 9-10 AM – Most runs leave • Saturday 7 PM (or after folks finish dinner) – Campfire. • Sunday – No formal events. RUNS: Go to RV Space 70 for a list and a map display for suggested runs. Folks that know the area may free play as they wish. For those not as familiar with the area, some runs will be guided. • 4X4 Training Area • Badlands • Calcite Mine • Coyote Canyon • Drop-off/Slot • Fonts Point/Palms • Grapevine Canyon • Metal Art • Mud Caves • Night Run (Who knows where?) • Pumpkin Patch/Palms • Squeeze • Truckhaven Hills COMMUNICATIONS (Please bring a radio if you can!): • Cellular coverage is decent, but not everywhere. • CB Channel 8 for Bronco Daze activities, even in camp. • Ham Radio 145.660 MHz Simplex for in-convoy talking. • Ham Radio 146.670 repeater (103.5 PL) for coverage of most of our 4WD area. DASH PLAQUES & REPLACEMENT 50th GRILL BADGES: RV Spaces 59/61 to buy plaques ($5) or replace defective Grill Badges (trade in your bad one). See you soon at the Palm Canyon Hotel and Resort. highwaywestvacations.com/properties/palmcanyon...
BRONCO DAZE INFO! 1. As soon as you arrive in Borrego Springs, we recommend you go to the Anza-Borrego State Park visitors center (very near our HQ) and buy the Anza-Borrego Desert Region Recreation Map. It is the best overall summary of the trails you can run in the area. 2. If you got a 50th Bronco Grill Badge at our 50th Celebration in Big Bear last year, we have found some of them loose their enamel paint when hot. If yours is damaged, bring it to us at Bronco Daze and we will do a one-for-one replacement free. 3. Our official group photo shoot with take place from 8 AM - 9 AM Saturday morning. You can all take as many photos as you want. ...
BRONCO DAZE WARNING. One week from now some of us will already be in camp. One week from tomorrow we hope to see a flood of you showing up. What can you do there? 4WD in a wide variety of challenges, and much more! Some folks have asked if there are safe novice runs. Always! Really hard stuff too? You bet! A 4WD training area? Absolutely! Runs to up 4,000' instead of down to the low desert? Yup. Night run? If you can see your way to do it! Swap Meet? Pack everything you think needs a new home. Doesn't need to be Bronco stuff. Food? Restaurants all around! Gas? Restaurants all around! Dash Plaques? Custom for this event for sale there. Event shirts? Available on line now, per a prior post. Swimming? Two pools on site. And the days are in the low 80's. Perfect. Gambling? You take your Bronco off-road don't you?
There is room for you even at the last minute at the Palm Canyon RV Resort (Bronco Daze HQ). Call them anytime to get a room or RV space at (760) 767-5341. (And if you already booked under our Early Bronco Registry group rates, you need to pay now, not at arrival.)