In order to become a member of the San Diego 4 Wheelers, prospective members must own a suitable 4x4, attend 3 meetings and participate in 6 events within a 1 year period, and be voted in by the membership.
A suitable 4x4 is just about any 4wd vehicle with a 2 speed transfer case. Full size rigs have problems on some of the trails we do. Those in the larger vehicles stand an excellent chance of experiencing severe body damage.
While modifications allow one to participate in the more difficult runs, stock vehicles are perfectly acceptable. Any brand is ok, although about 75% of our members own Jeeps. The vehicle will be required to pass a safety inspection.
Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Automotive Museum in Balboa Park. It is located near the Aerospace museum. Head south on Hwy 163 to the Interstate 5/Park Blvd exit, and exit on Park Blvd. Turn left (north), go to the first entrance to Balboa Park, and turn left again. Look for a bunch of Jeeps. A map of the park is located here.
Events are usually runs (we do at least one run a month), but also may be promotions (usually done in conjunction with local off road shops), fund raisers (such as yard sales), or other events (picnics). There is never a charge at events, unless the facility we are using charges a fee (campground, etc.).
A qualifying event for membership must be attended by at least 3 club members. Although we post many events on our event list, some events may not qualify for membership. Please inquire if you have any questions as to whether or not a listed event is qualified for membership.
Dues are $20.00 per year and include a vehicle plaque and flag. Additional plaques, t-shirts, jackets, etc. may be purchased by members.
You can download a Membership Application Form to start your application. Once you have fulfilled all the requirements, please bring the application and your vehicle to the next general meeting to be safety inspected.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact anyone on the Board of Directors.