I’m about to sell my $700 Chevy Tracker, but not before off-roading it. Luckily, some awesome car enginerds have invited me to a local off-road park and agreed to let me extend my invite to you, dear Autopian readers. So here are the details.
What do you think about the Chevy Tracker? How good will it be off-road? I’ve been anxiously waiting months to find that out, because I suspect that it may be the best off-road bargain in America. It’s body-on-frame, it’s got skid-plates, it’s got low-range, it’s got a manual transmission and great gearing in the differentials — it has what it takes. I am a little concerned about geometry, as the bottoms of the bumpers and the rocker panels hang a bit low, but they’re not bad.
I think, especially with my nice Goodyear Wrangler Radial junkyard tires, that geometry is what will limit the Tracker’s off-road capabilities, but it should still be decent. I’m excited to find out. More than that, though: I’m excited to hang out with you [points into screen], dear Autopians.
Here are the details:
Where: Holly Oaks ORV Park, 14551 Shields Road, Holly, MI 48442
When: Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:30 A.M. meetup
How: You need a flag that stands at least 10 feet above the ground. It must be a rectangular, orange flag. My plan is to snag a cheap, lightweight fiberglass pole from Home Depot and ziptie that pole to my grille. The orange flag will just be some orange fabric or plastic I find. Apparently you can purchase $30 tickets online to guarantee entry, so that’s not a bad idea. Email me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
This is just some friends and me going off-roading about an hour northwest of Detroit, and if you want to tag along, “send me a note,” as they say in corporate America.