Zombie resurrection time. I just got acquainted with CT4WD from the MOAB trip planning thread for may/june.
This video struck me. Why can't we do that in the USA? I feel that if we do a 4wd club, we should be all inclusive as opposed to being exclusive. Just now, as I was looking for the dood that rage quit on babytruck earlier, I noticed that half the people who respond to these threads don't have/drive tacos but instead own/drive FJs, 4runners, hiluxes, pickups, tundras, or land cruisers. But honestly, why do we have to limit it to norcal?
I feel that it would be good to be THE North America Toyota Adventure Club (NATAC or NATA) or American (meaning all the americas) Toyota 4WD club AT4WD.
Iono, I'm thinking out loud, but there're other possibilities.
We could work w/ the CT4WD guys and create AT4WD for the western hemisphere as an umbrella for everybody and then there could be UST4WD and SAT4WD.
I really like the philosophy that CT4WD is carrying out. Education, Responsibility, and Community Service. I really liked the part where they were conducting 4WD Awareness and outdoor activities AT a dealership! Partnering up with a dealership is a great way to get new members, and perhaps work out a deal for service discounts and discounted parts, or even have dealership carry aftermarket parts like plate bumpers and skids and stuff.
Having membership dues would allow us to advertise. The forums are free, but to join in on events, trips, training classes, we need some help. Dues help pay for things like a website, marketing, fliers, stickers, t-shirts, etc. 20 people at $50 a year could potentially get us liability insurance for events so we can have REAL meets.
I mean think about it, some people have Church on Sundays. The rest of us have Toyotas. We could try to setup monthly meets or eventually bimonthly meets, sometimes community service, classes on how to be spotters, driving over obstacles, learning how to use CBs and HAMs, volunteering. Of course we should start small, but the sky's the limit.
I am absolutely willing to devote a good amount of time towards the organization of this club.