I guess you could say that I'm a Jeep fan since I'm on my third one new. My first Jeep was a beat up, rusted out 1979 AMC CJ-5 that I bought for $1000 in 1990. I loved that piece of junk and took it wheeling every chance I could get. I finally had to sell it when I left for college.

After an almost ten year interlude I picked up a silver 2000 TJ soft top with the 2.5l I-4 engine. I did a few mods to it, like adding 31x10.5's, tow hooks, lights, and some HAM Radio gear. I didn't get a chance to take it off road much, but had a blast when I did.

And in July of 2003 I get a sweet deal on my current Wrangler, a black 2003 Sahara hard top. This one is exactly what I've been looking for because the hard top is quiet enough to take Reese along with me and talk on the radios. It also has a D44 rear end and the 4.0l I-6 engine. As much as I liked the 4 banger, the six cylinder is much more driveable on the highway and gets about the same mileage.

It's undergone some modifications to make it a little more trail worthy. In February 2005, Diamond Off-Road installed a TeraFlex 3" short-arm lift kit and 285/75R16 Nitto Terra Grappler tires. I've also got an 8000 lb. Black Mountain winch from Collins Brothers. I'm planning on putting in a CV driveshaft and doing a tummy tuck some time soon.

I'm a member of The Lone Star Jeep Club and am trying to get out to more wheeling events with them. There are some shots of the Sahara's innaugural run at The AGR Wheelin Ranch in the photo gallery along with other runs and mods.