11th Annual CruiserFest 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019    -    8AM-6PM
Land Cruiser Heritage Museum

CruiserFest is the museum's way of connecting the outdoor and off-road community while providing educational and networking opportunities. This event welcomes people of all ages and includes an outdoor car show, tours of the museum, as well as workshops and presentations aimed toward increasing visitors' appreciation of the outdoors and sharpening their skills for getting out to explore the world around them. These opportunities are a great way to learn from others and to connect with new people.

Registration includes lunch, and the first 300 people to register at the $15 level will receive a limited edition CruiserFest 2019 patch. All proceeds support future programs and educational activities at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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CruiserFest 2019 Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Ward

We're so excited to announce that Jonathan Ward of ICON 4x4 Design will be our keynote speaker this year at CruiserFest!

Jonathan Ward is the founder and owner of ICON 4x4, the specialty automotive design company that reimagines and customizes classical cars into a modern context. Ward has established a global presence in the automotive industry, and also knows a thing or two about Land Cruisers.

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Land Cruiser Heritage Museum

470 West 600 South, Salt Lake City

Yellow: Traffic flow – Please be aware 500 S and 600 S are both one way streets.

Blue: Show & Shine Area

Green: Parking – If you’re parking on the street please observe all traffic laws




2019 Trail Rides

Swell to CruiserFest Trail Run - full

Trail Run Leader: Kurt Williams – THIS TRAIL RUN IS CURRENTLY FULL

The Swell to CruiserFest excursion will depart from the Green River, Utah area on the morning of Wednesday, September 4th. Our first day will have us exploring the scenic San Rafael Swell area west of Green River. That evening we will camp at the high elevations of Skyline Drive among the pines and cool weather. Thursday we'll drop into Utah's West Desert where we'll continue our caravan to CruiserFest in Salt Lake City, arriving Friday mid afternoon. Camping is available at the KOA in Salt Lake City, approx 5 minutes from the museum. Route and itinerary may vary due to route and weather conditions. Route and itinerary may vary due to route and weather conditions. Attendees will receive email updates as the event nears. 

Denver to CruiserFest Trail Run

Trail Run Leader: Daniel Markofsky – Daniel@markofsky.com

Looking west from Denver the peaks of the Continental Divide are often snow capped late into summer. Beyond, in our mind’s eye we see passes, lakes, and streams unfolding for miles, covered in forests of aspen and evergreen, meadows heavy with wildflowers. The peaks of Colorado give way to deserts of Utah bearing names of legend, like Moab. The peaks of Utah rise to the Wasatch Front, and the eastern face of Salt Lake City. Among the many attractions of Salt Lake City is the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, and once again, Denver is going to CruiserFest.

Years’ past, participants came from as far as Missouri and British Columbia. We joined as strangers in Denver and became friends by Salt Lake City.

The trip starts work on Wednesday September 4th. We can convoy from Denver or you can use a GPS point (and track available) to be provided and head to camp near the little-known Vermillion Bluffs area west of Craig CO. This will allow us to put down some pavement miles towards distant Salt Lake City and enjoy the remainder of the trip on dirt. We will make camp well after dark and be up with first light.

Your morning surroundings will amaze you as we will embark for two long days of glorious dirt roads, some small bits of pavement, Flaming Gorge dam, and onward through the Ashley National Forest across the north slope of the Uintah mountains, briefly darting in and out of Wyoming. Friday night we will camp close enough to downtown Salt Lake City to be able to arrive at the opening of CruiserFest.

Saturday night, we can go out to dinner together and then return to camp another night about an hour outside of Salt Lake City and on our route home. Some may prefer to camp at the KOA or otherwise, and you are able to choose at that point. If history is a guide, we’ll have a great crew for Saturday night camp. Typically a group convoys back to Denver on I-80.

Limited to the first 12 vehicles to commit. Minimum of 6 registered by August 19th or this may not go. Register above and e-mail me! Look for a thread on www.ih8mud.com

(Route and itinerary may vary due to surprises and conditions. You must be able to be self-sufficient except for a fuel stop Thursday Am and Saturday AM. Attendees will receive email updates as the event nears.)

Women Drivers Trail Run - Duchesne to CruiserFest

Families welcome

Trail Run Leader: Sarah Sherk – buserk@netzero.com

Trail Ride Limit: 10 vehicles

Women Drivers Run will gather Tuesday at Poverty Flats - Sarah’s Cabin - near Duchesne Utah. Families, husbands, and significant others are all welcome. Sometime we come with a lot of “baggage”.  This run is to encourage women off road drivers. Men should be prepared to sit in the passenger seat or bring a second vehicle.

Tuesday is a gathering day. We will spend the 1st night at Poverty Flats. There is running water but it doesn’t taste good. Conversations of the afternoon/evening around the campfire (hopefully) will include trail safety, driving, spotting, edict, basic maintenance, and primitive camping and cooking.

We will depart Wednesday morning for the Ashley National Forest and spend the 2nd night there. Thursday We will go down into 9 Mile Canyon to see some Petroglyphs. Driving out Argyle Canyon and into the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest where will we spend our 3rd night. Friday we will continue thru the Uinta-Wasatch- Cache N. F. over Squaw Peak road down into Provo Canyon and on to CrusierFest in Salt Lake City. Route and itinerary may vary due to route and weather conditions. Attendees will receive email updates as the event nears.

Contact Sarah (email above) to register for this awesome trail ride into CruiserFest 2018.  Trail Ride is limited to 10 vehicles.


2019 Campground Information

Reserved camping for CruiserFest 2019 will be available at the KOA, 1400 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.  Our friend Steve Jackson has volunteered to reserve and administrate the camping arrangements for anyone attending the event.  Space is limited, please respond quickly.

Cost is $70 per RV site (room for two vehicles) plus $3 per additional person or $40 per tent site plus $3 per additional person.

There will be plenty of parking and common space for vehicles and socializing, but camping spots are limited so reserve them early!

Sites are reserved for Friday night September 6th, but you do have the option of adding Saturday night September 7th.  Payments are non-refundable.  Reserving a campsite secures you an option to join one of the incoming trail rides.

Contact Steve Jackson at 801-436-5566 or steve@landcruisersdirect.com

About CruiserFest

CruiserFest is a gathering of off-road enthusiasts with a love for Toyota Land Cruisers. Come and be a part of this fraternal event. It’s fun to see and even more fun to participate. Check out the amazing collection of Cruisers, take a tour of the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, and check out the new additions to the collection. This fun-filled event is loaded with history, large tires, and a good time.



Special Thanks to our sponsors