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!
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
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
Comfort Inn Pine Grove – Pine Grove, PA 433 Suedeberg Road Pine Grove, PA 17963 Comfort Inn Pine Grove
- 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.
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.
ECXC 2015 was the 15th installment of the country’s longest running Xterra only annual event. The one change to the start of this year’s ECXC was the weather. Thursday & Friday had unseasonably cool conditions with low humidity and it made for great trail conditions and great nights at the campground. The heat and humidity did return on Friday, but that didn’t stop 40+ trucks from showing up at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park. Trucks and driver’s from convened from PA, NJ, MD, VA, NY, MA, VT, NH, CT, RI, OH, and Canada! Sorry, Delaware you were not represented. This year saw the return of the female drivers in full force! The ladies were out on the trails and kicking ass from green trail groups to the advanced rock crawlers. Many old, reliable drivers were MIA, but quite a few first timers got their tires dirty and saw first hand what makes up come back after year to put our trucks through some of the east coast’s toughest terrain.
A huge thank you to NeXterra’s officers for their planning and dedication and all the sponsors for their donations and support and putting together another successful ECXC!
I highly recommend you get out to one of the 3 days that ECXC is held at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park. It is the longest running Xterra only event in the entire country. ECXC is run by NeXterra, which is one of the oldest Xterra clubs in the country and a brother club to GPAX. Every day has organized trail runs, Friday is NeXterra night at Mooses LZ, Saturday night is the huge BBQ & Raffle! Meet fellow enthusiasts from up and down the east coast and even Canada!
All details are at www.ECXC.com
The Shocker Run # 8
The Shocker Run # 8 began on a crisp and sunny morning on March the 7, 2015. The trucks arrived from all across the middle Atlantic coast, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia. With a tough winter still upon the region, Rausch Creek was coated in anywhere from 8″-24″s of snow, ice, and more snow. The park had a few areas closed due to snow drifts and unsafe ice conditions, but the Northeast section of the park was open for no additional charge because of said closures. Like years past, this Shocker was another opportunity to test out everyone’s recovery skills. Tow straps, shackles, tree savers, and many winches came in handy and proved a necessity to deal with the deep snow and hidden ruts that existed all over the white covered trails. After many “stucks, slides, and digs”, the event ended with a typical, surprise snow storm as the trucks headed off the trails and into the Rausch Creek Pavillion for the raffle. We have many great winners walk away with some amazing prizes. A special thanks to Off-Road Gorilla for their generous sponsorship and also attending this year’s run with their SASed Xterra on 37″s! See you at the 9th Annual Shocker in 2016!
2015-2015 Supporting Memberships Are On Sale Now!
The 2014-2015 GPAX Supporting Membership Renewal is on sale now! Much like last year, this year’s membership package includes more than just a decal. This year will include your choice of an exclusive new GPAX bandana, or a GPAX laser engraved bottle opener. This membership will also include a 2014-2015 Supporting Member’s Decal. Lastly, the membership will include your choice of the 2014 GPAX Member T-Shirt or the newest 2015 GPAX Member T-Shirt with brand new graphics.
The membership cost will be $30 again and payable via PayPal or in person via cash. The dues collected from supporting memberships help finance the club and sponsor Xterra & Off-Roading events across the country. GPAX is again sponsoring 2 of the biggest annual Xterra events, ECXC here in PA, and GONE Moab in Moab, UT. The dues collected help finance our website, our legal dues, and the amazing raffles at our official events.
GPAX is the largest member supported Xterra club in the country. We appreciate your support year after year!
The GPAX website store is fully functional and ready to accept your orders via PayPal.
Please include shipping for all order that are not expected to be picked up in person. Shipping is a small cost, but helps get you the supporting member package faster.