How to turn your leftover junk into something golden.
Lost in all the hoopla over King of the Hammers last week was another SoCal event that took place a couple of weeks ago in Simi Valley, California: a Jeep Swap Meet, hosted by GenRight at their corporate HQ, to raise money for the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA). Those of you familiar with CORVA's efforts to keep public lands accessible in California---and their heroic ongoing efforts to keep Truckhaven Hills open in particular---know that this is one grassroots fund-raising event that deserves wider support.
"The idea [for a swap meet] came up during one of our customer runs," said Gen-Right president Tony Pellegrino. "Most guys have a ton of parts in the garage or on the sideyard. I wanted to give them the ability to unload a few things and put a little money in their pocket." Gen-Right supplied a DJ booth along with food and drinks, collecting donations on behalf of CORVA. Even Source Interlink Media got into the act---Pete Trasborg from our sister pub Jp cleared Jeep parts out of his spare bedroom and even had his pet rock collection for sale. (Now that is some kind of devotion to the cause! Now if we can just convince him to stay out of the mud . . . but we digress.)
Another swap meet is planned for May 9, again at GenRight's crib in Simi. Visit GenRight's website for more info---better yet, make a donation to CORVA while you're at it, or even consider becoming a member. Considering what they're fighting for, it's a smart investment.