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Posted on 01.16.10 by Lance

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January 16, 2010 (Orange, Ca) - Jeepspeed, Orange Coast Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge and OC Motorsports are proud to announce their official partnership, making OC Motorsports the exclusive home of Jeepspeed. Through this distinctive partnership, Jeep enthusiastsare able to have all their Jeep needs met in one location - from vehicles, parts and accessories to the full Jeep racing experience.

Offering customers EVERYTHING JEEP.

Clive Skilton, Founder of Jeepspeed, now entering its 10th anniversary year, says, "I'm extremely excited about the partnership because it will give the Jeepspeed Challenge desert racing series expanded visibility and a way for the Jeepspeed Association to grow its membership."

Jeepspeed will continue to develop Jeep performance products for Jeep owners, OC Motorsports, and other aftermarket companies who will be represented by OC Motorsports.

Jon Gray, President of Orange Coast Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge opened OC Motorsports in 2009. Located at 2524 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, California, OC Motorsports incorporates a retail showroom, parts department, wheel and tire bay, plus 20 stalls with 8 lifts andwork bays for both vehicle service and fabrication.

The Skilton and Gray families have had a close relationship for morethan 20 years; both families have owned the #1 California Jeep dealerships.

Jon says, "This partnership is bringing the best of the best together from the Jeep community. We are excited to continue to provide Jeepand off-road race enthusiasts with a place they can look forward to visiting and utilizing to make their Jeep a top performance vehicle."

As of January 1st Rob Forman joined OC Motorsports as President. Arespected member of the industry, Rob previously held an executive management role at Transamerican Auto Parts (4 Wheel Parts). "OC Motorsports is excited about the new relationship with Jeepspeed," states Rob, "as Orange County's premiere location for customized products, OC Motorsports will be a great place for Jeepspeed racers to buy their racing parts and potentially have their Jeeps prepared for each race. Further, we look forward to continuing to expand on the Jeepspeed brand by building top-quality products for Jeep."

The Forman-Skilton-Gray partnership is a powerhouse of Jeep, Dodge, Mopar, automotive accessories, retail and racing talent. Sales Manager, Brandon Priorek; Service Manager, Dan Fresh; and Race Team Director, Darren Skilton bring first hand knowledge inperformance modifications, race car construction and preparation. All have constructed and raced various race, rally and expedition vehicles.

OC Motorsports will continue to modify new and used vehicles for Orange Coast Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge, and other auto dealers in addition to modifying customer Jeeps and trucks. They will also be launching a line of OC Motorsports Jeepspeed Performance Engines developed by Jeepspeed Challenge Sponsor ATK Engines. Look for new innovative performance, exterior and interior enhancements under the Jeepspeed brand name, Jeep Safari Suspension Systems, for the new line of I.F.S. Jeeps, and Rally Ram Suspension for the new I.F.S. Dodge products.

Clive Skilton will continue as President and Race Director of The Jeepspeed Association. Jeepspeed has over 60 registered teams intwo classes for stock 6 cylinder Jeeps and modified Jeep or Dodge vehicles. The 2010 ATK Jeepspeed Challenge will be a 5 race series in California, Nevada and Arizona sanctioned by Best in the Desert, S.N.O.R.E. and M.O.R.E. Full details can be found at www.jeepspeed.com.


Jeepspeed Association
1826 N. Windes Dr.
Orange, CA



OC Motorsports, Inc.
2524 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA



Orange Coast Chrysler/JEEP/Dodge
2929 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA



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