Rebel Off Rocks Another Open House

Jocelyn Fechner, Staff Writer

On a warm Southern California morning, over one hundred Jeeps dressed up and strutted their stuff, lining both sides of Commerce Center Drive in Laguna Hills as if pointing the way to Rebel Off Road at the end of the cul-de-sac. With the live music, a bounce house for the kids, the In-n-Out truck, and plenty of shiny hardware to ogle, Rebel Off Road hosted their fourth annual Open House.
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                       Rebel Off Road hosts its fourth annual open house, May 20, 2017.

Rebel Off Road is largely recognized as one of Southern California’s premiere off road vehicle outfitters. This customization shop employs a team of highly-skilled craftsmen, affectionately called the Rebel heads, and builds some of the baddest vehicles out on the trail. They perform a wide variety of off road related services that include simple repairs to an old trail rig all the way to full chassis and body modifications on brand new Jeeps and other off road worthy vehicles.  

And their work was on full display today! Jeep owners, many boasting the Rebel makeover, some looking for ideas for their own builds, but all appreciative of what they saw here, came from near and far to have some fun with the Rebel Off Road crowd.

Trail worthy rigs were everywhere and with names like Commander, Crawl of Duty, and Dirty Girl, it’s for sure that these Jeeps know how to rock. One of the fan favorites, though, was one of Rebel’s newest Rebelcons. This rig, a 4-door Jeep JK, is decked out with Rock Jock axles and AntiRock front and rear swaybars by Currie Enterprises, and it rolls on Raceline wheels and 40” Maxxis tires. The car is protected with Poison Spyder bumpers and fenders while driver and passengers are protected by the Rebel Off Road roll cage. This thing will go anywhere and do anything the driver asks it to do!

Rebel Off Road Rebelcon
                       This Rebel Off Road build will make light work of even the nastiest trails with industry leading parts
                       such as Currie Enterprises axles and sway bars, Method wheels and Maxxis tires.

But Rebel Off Road is not a selfish host. They shared their event with several industry leaders, welcoming Genright Off Road, King Shocks, Method Race Wheels, Magnaflow, Poison Spyder, Currie Enterprises, TeraFlex, and Raceline Wheels into the party. Metal Cloak was also there, entertaining the crowds as willing drivers tested their suspensions on the twist trailer. The professionals at Metal Cloak then offered suggestions for improving twist capabilities. And let’s not forget Cal 4-Wheel who was busy all day selling $5 raffle tickets for a gorgeous new Jeep JKU.  All vendors seemed to enjoy a happy crowd that was eager to learn more about their services.

And speaking of happy? Rebel treated all 1,500 or so visitors to Southern California’s favorite: In-n-Out Burgers and Nos Energy Drinks. The double-doubles and fries were flying out the window as fast as off road enthusiasts (and best ever burger fans!) could line up.

But Rebel didn’t stop at just food and drinks—they also entertained their fans and customers with music from Los Rios Rock School! These young rockers owned the stage and delighted us with their talents, covering hits from Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, and more. These budding musicians were every bit as talented and professional as their Rebel hosts!

But, as with all good things, this day, too, had to draw to a close. Rebel Off Road was the perfect place to be today. It’s always good fun hanging out with other off road fans, seeing what’s being built, and soaking up the California sunshine. The only thing better than this?  Getting those Jeeps out to play. Next time you’re on the trail, make sure to look out for the beautiful Rebel builds—when you see one, there’s no doubt it’ll be handling the terrain like a champ!  


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