ECXC 2018

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The officers and supporting members of the North East Xterra Club will be hosting the 18th Annual East Coast Xterra Challenge!

Whether you’ve been attending this event since its beginning, for a few years or you’ve never been before – this is an event you don’t want to miss! From the trails, to the people, to the truck itself – ECXC has been a memorable event that many Xterra owners have continued to talk about over the last 17 years!

Please note that The East Coast Xterra Challenge (ECXC) is an Xterra only event.

Exemptions to the Xterra Only Rule are; Supporting Members of The North East Xterra Club (NEXTerra), a supporting member of an ECXC 2018 Sponsors such as GPAX ; invited to attend as a guest of The North East Xterra Club (NEXTerra); no fee, one vehicle plus one associate with vehicle; must register and pay event fee.

All other attendees must abide by the Xterra Only requirement, register and pay the event fee.

 

When: 
Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21

Event Agenda: 
ECXC 2018 Agenda 

Base Camp: 
Twin Grove Campground

Wheeling Location: 
Rausch Creek Off Road Park
453 Molleystown Road Tremont, PA 17981 (click HERE for directions).

Event Fee:
Payment Method: PayPal (ecxc@nexterra.org)
***Please include your Name and Screen name in the comments field with your payment.***
$40 – Event Registration, which includes:

  • Event Shirt
  • Event Decal
  • Saturday night cookout
  • 25 raffle tickets

$20 – per additional guest for food, children 12 and under are free

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The Shocker Run – Chapter 11

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The 2018 Shocker Run is filing for Chapter 11 as the event hits up Rausch Creek Offroad Park on March 9th and Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area on March 10th.

This event is open to all makes and models of 4×4 vehicle, not just Nissans, barring that the vehicle is safe and trail ready. If you own a Jeep, a Toyota, or a Ford and you want to attend, you can!  The same goes for any friends with non Nissans that want to attend, all are welcome!

The event is also open to skill levels of off-roading. Whether this is your 1st time off-road or your 100th, The Shocker Run is tailored for your comfort level. We will have several trail groups designations from basic to advanced with talented trail leaders to get you through the trails safely while having fun and challenging your vehicle. Safety and damage free day(s) is our main goal during the Shocker Run.

 

When: March 9th & 10th, 2018

Where:

March 9th – Rausch Creek Off-Road Park – 453 Molleystown Road Tremont, PA 17981 – (570) 695-3900

March 10th – Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area – 4100 State Route 125, Coal Township, PA 17866 – (570) 648-2626

Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Lodging:

Twin Grove Campground – 1445 Suedberg Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963. (717) 865-4602

Comfort Inn – 433 Suedberg Road Pine Grove, PA 17963 – (570) 345-8031

Hampton Inn – 481 Suedberg Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963 – (570) 345-4505

Dinner: O’Neals Pub – 112 South Tulpehocken Street Pine Grove, PA 17963 – (570) 915-6093

Raffle: AOAA Pavilion after the trail groups finish. General Raffle Tickets are $3 for 1, $5 for 2, and $10 for 4. Specialty Raffle Tickets are $10 each.

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Fight For Aubrey!

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GPAX needs your help to give 2 year old Aubrey and her family a fighting chance to stand up to cancer.  Aubrey was recently diagnosed with Nueroblastoma, which is a rare and dangerous form of cancer.  Aubrey’s father is an employee at Cherry Hill Nissan, and works with long time GPAX member, sponsor and supporter, Brian Cadigan (aka The Parts Pimp).  Aubrey is currently at C.H.O.P in Philadelphia receiving treatment and fighting to kick cancer’s ass.  Please visit the website setup in her honor and contribute to help them out.  Please fight with her!

https://www.fightforaubrey.com/

GPAX will also be helping with an off-road prize raffle to raise money for Aubrey’s cause, so stay tuned for information regarding the raffle.

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Ridin’ Dirty Run 2017

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The 3rd installment of the Ridin’ Dirty Run will take GPAX even farther north in Pennsylvania to the Anthractie Outdoor Adventure Area. The AOAA is a mutli-purpose off-road park in Northumberland County, PA.

GPAX will hold 3 trail level groupings for this run. You can choose from Green (Beginner) Blue (Intermediate) or Black (Advanced) trail groups and will be led around by a seasoned GPAX trail leader.

GPAX will be staying at the Twin Grove camp grounds in Pine Grove, PA on Friday and Saturday nights.

When: October 28, 2017
Where: AOAA (Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area) AOAA FULL THROTTLE EXPERIENCE | AOAA Trails
What Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Lodging: Twin Grove http://twingrove.com/

You can expect beautiful fall weather, great trails, and awesome times with friends on the trails and around the camp fire at the Ridin’ Dirty Run 2017!

*Each driver will receive a complimentary run decal courtesy of GPAX.
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ECXC 2017

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ECXC2017LogoECXC had a new and welcomed change in 2017 thanks to the hosting club, NeXterra.  Supporting clubs with members in good standing position were allowed to bring and wheel their “non Xterra 4×4 vehicles”.  As a 2017 sponsor, GPAX brought Xterras, Frontiers, and a bright Yellow FJ Cruisers.  Opening the event up to other vehicles allowed club members, who were previous shut out of the fun, to enjoy the annual event and test their vehicles on the Rausch Creek Off-Road Park trails.  Even I, the GPAX president, was driving my father’s 2005 Frontier, while my Xterra ring & pinion gears are being replaced.

The 3 day event is a staple of the Nissan off-roading calendar and draws drivers from all across the east coast and interior states.  The event featured 3 days of trail riding in specific trail groups, a NeXterra night dinner, a BBQ catered dinner, and a sponsor supported raffle for all attendees.  GPAX had an excellent showing this year, as the event is held in our home state.  GPAX members from PA, NJ, MD, VA, and NY hit the trails in various groups to explore the 4 properties of Rausch Creek.

 

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The Shocker Run – Big Ten

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The 10th Anniversary is upon us!  It has been ten years since 5 Xterra owners decided to wheel when no one else wanted to.  That first cold weekend back in 2008 started a tradition that has lasted the test of time and attracted more and more off-roaders each year!

The 10th Annual Shocker Run hosted by GPAX. March 3rd & 4th, 2017 GPAX will once again invade a cold and unforgiving Rausch Creek Off-Road Park and hit the icy, rocks and dirt of the 3,000 off-road acres. Details will increase over the following weeks.

This is run open to all makes and models of 4×4, not just Nissans.
   The event will end with a top class raffle featuring GPAX’s amazing sponsors and some amazing raffle prizes.  Don’t miss GPAX’s best event of the year and the largest winter wheeling event on the east coast for Nissans off-roaders.

Sign up here:  

TheNewX.org

http://www.thenewx.org/forum/84-greater-pennsylvania-area-xterras-gpax/225849-shocker-run-big-ten-march-3rd-4th-2017-a.html

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The Shocker Run # 9: Another Year in the Books!

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The 9th Annual Shocker Run was an odd day in GPAX history, but in a good way.  It was a dry, mild day with no snow, ice, or fog anywhere in sight.  The normal question of what would winter bring to this Shocker was met with bits of sunshine and a slight breeze.  The only thing that slowed the morning down was the long lines to register and pay in the office!  6 groups set out across various sections of the park to enjoy their day.  The park tends to morph and change from year to year as the weather, trucks, logging, and time wear away the rocks and dirt.  Many green trails are now blues and many deep mud holes are now shallow.  With less time spent on recovery, the groups were able to cover much more ground then in previous years and really explore all ends of the park.  Ultimately, it was a great day, with minimal carnage and maximum fun.  Thank you to all who attended and get ready for the 10th anniversary next year!

A special thanks to our platinum sponsor, NissTec, for making this Shocker Run extra special for everyone who attended and the lucky attendee who walked away with a new set of coilovers!

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GPAX in the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show

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GPAX was represented in the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show held in the Philadelphia Convention Center held January 31 to February 7, 2016.  Stephen Breslin’s 2005 Xterra and Sean Valentine’s 2010 Xterra were showcased in the DUB Show Tour section behind the Finish Line Auto Salon booth.  The DUB room hosted unique & exotic custom cars, bikes, trucks, and SUVs from around the country.  The GPAX trucks were the only “tried and true” off-road vehicles in the entire show, and were not afraid to show off the trail rash, dents, dings, and the proof that they can go almost anywhere they want!  We can guarantee that these two Xterras were turning heads all week and having people ask, “Is that really a Nissan?!?”

Thank you to Brian Cadigan for making this happen and getting everyone in contact with each other.

Check out Finish Line Auto Salon in Maple Shade, NJ:  www.finishlineshop.com

 

 

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The Shocker Run #9

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The 9th Annual Shocker Run hosted by GPAX. March 19, 2015 GPAX will once again invade a cold and unforgiving Rausch Creek Off-Road Park and hit the icy, rocks and dirt of the 3,000 off-road acres. Details will increase over the following weeks.

This is run open to all makes and models of 4×4, not just Nissans.

The event will end with a top class raffle featuring GPAX’s amazing sponsors and some amazing raffle prizes.

Don’t miss GPAX’s best event of the year and the largest winter wheeling event on the east coast for Nissans off-roaders.

  • When: March 19th, 2016
  • Where: Rausch Creek Off-Road Park – 453 Molleystown Road Tremont, PA 17981 – (570) 695-3900 Rausch Creek Off-Road Park
  • Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Lodging: Twin Grove KOA – 1445 Suedberg Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963. (717) 865-4602 RV Resorts in Pennsylvania – Twin Grove RV Resort & Cottages
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  • Dinner: O’Neals Pub – 112 South Tulpehocken Street Pine Grove, PA 17963 – (570) 915-6093
  • Raffle: R.C. Pavilion after the trail groups finish. General Raffle Tickets are $3 for 1, $5 for 2, and $10 for 4. Specialty Raffle Tickets are $10 each.
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WENT Windrock 2015

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Quite a few GPAX members made the trek down south to Tennessee for the 5th annual WENT Windrock event held in Oliver Springs, TN.  The is the largest gathering of II Gen Xterras & Frontiers in the entire country.  The event was held over 4 days from September 16-20, 2015.  WENT featured several day run trail groups, a live Nissan Nation Podcast, a Night Run sponsored by Gorilla Offroad, a Ladies Run sponsored by Xterra Performance, and a huge raffle from all of the event sponsors, especially Xterra Nation.

 

 

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