Views of the Neighborhood

Yesterday I was in the golf cart heading into town to protest my tax appraisal (Whole other story). The reason I had to use the golf cart is my car has been held prisoner in the mechanic shop since last Wednesday. (Another whole other story.) I was going to shoot a pictorial on the High School and Middle School here in Port Aransas since that is where the protest meeting was being held. While motoring along the beach, I decided to take a shot of the crowds here for the weekend.

Go Topless event

Then I came upon something that I didn’t know about.

Go Topless

Well, I canceled the High School Pics and went for these instead.

Yes, by “go topless” they mean to take the top off your Jeep. This event is happening this weekend all over the US.

I didn’t see anyone taking the top off a Jeep that had a hard top, so I think the rules are pretty loose.

Families were participating

Everyone was real friendly

One club had their banner on display

I threw this one in for Charles Yallowitz. He has a thing for squirrels

Here is something you don’t often see. Jeeps parked on one another. This must be like circling the wagons

Here is another look at the same group.

There were a few custom Jeeps as well

Here is a 1976 Jeep which has been converted to a sand machine.

There were many more but time does not permit all. I hope you enjoyed the brief look at the Jeep Go Top Less Day.


  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Love jeeps then here is the mother lode.. courtesy of John Howell.. not sure I could park one of these in the small spaces at Tesco but would love to have a go….

    1. Thank you, Sally. 🙂 I’m sure you could park one anywhere.

  2. Looks like a fun day at the beach, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Yes, it was. Thanks, Suzanne.

  3. I always liked the jeep, a sturdy reliable vehicle, but never knew they had clubs! Looks like they all had a great day – the weather cooperated.

    1. The weather was beautiful. Thanks, GP

  4. Boys and their toys?

  5. What a great distraction from your car and tax problems, John. Looks like a very friendly group, indeed. Happy Sunday!

    1. They were. Thanks, Jill. (No one offed me a beer though.) 😀

  6. Great topless sunny day! Wonderful boys & their big car-toys! 🙂

    1. Yes. They were having fun. Thanks, Maria.

    1. Thank you, Michael.

  7. Thanks for the squirrel shot. Curious how they got the jeeps on each other without damage.

    1. I guess there is a way. I didn’t see them do it. 🙂

  8. Talk about clickbait! – although I did spot some other kinds of ‘topless’ along the way there… 😛

    1. I sure missed em. Thanks, Jan 😀

  9. Hot diggity, that’s one cool beach, Big Daddy John!
    Love this change of pace!

    1. Thanks, Hook. 🙂

  10. Jeeps are so much fun! We had one at one point in our lives. Still miss it.

    1. Me too. They are fun. Thanks, Michelle. 🙂

  11. Errmmm… Oh my goodness — Jeeps Gone Wild! LOL. 😀 That was fun, John.
    Good luck with the tax thing — and the car repair. Ouch and double ouch… Mega hugs.

    1. Yes. Double ouch.Haven’t heard on the car and need to go to the next protest level.(sigh). Hugs, Teagan

  12. Makes me want to trade in my mini-van for a jeep. (did I just type mini-van? ignore that)

    1. I did ignore that. 😀

  13. Gee, no Canadian Jeep enthusiasts passing out free Molsons? A great collection here, John. I hope your car and tax issues get sorted to your satisfaction.

    1. Thanks, John. I don’t think there is a Polar Bear branch of the Jeep clubs. 😀

      1. There are probably a few chapters up here in the Great White North! Our cold spring weather continues – we might see 59 F today.

      2. Wow. My heat comes on at that temp.

  14. Good morning, John,
    I just tried to comment here, using Firefox, and my comment didn’t show up. Maybe it’s in your spam folder. But let me now try using MS IE. Let’s see if this goes through.
    What I wanted to say: nice as these cars look and interested as I am in cars, this is still a weekend I would want to miss in Port A. Way too many cars and people on the beach!
    Have a great weekend,

    1. I have to agree but these folks were a cut above the usual. Very clean and mannerly.

      1. Now that’s good to hear. 🙂

  15. A fun event for sure! Thanks for sharing, John. 🙂

    1. Thank you Natalie . 😀

  16. Gwen Plano · ·

    This looks like so much fun. My brothers each have a jeep (and other toys) and love to head to the mountains or desert (no water where they love). Imagining you in your golf cart, heading to a town meeting and then getting distracted by a jeep club, evokes a big smile. You’ve got your priorities in place! Fun first… protest later 🙂

    1. Yes. Always fun first. Thanks for the comment, Gwen 😀

  17. I learned to drive behind the wheel of a Jeepster. Does anyone remember them?

    1. I sure do. A classmate had a 1959 and it was gorgeous. Bright Yellow with black accents.

  18. Very clever, parking Jeeps on top of one another. I’d have never thought to do that, especially on a sandy surface. Hope the tax protest went well … and that you secure the release of your auto soon. Although riding around in a golf cart isn’t too bad in itself!

    1. The golf cart is a nice ride. It has an uplifted suspension so I don’t get stuck in the sand.

  19. Wow, fun neighborhood John. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Debby. 🙂

  20. Looks like fun rides, John!

    1. I think so. The folks were a happy bunch.

  21. Big crowd and gorgeous day – never knew you could park jeeps like that.

  22. I had no idea. It actually looks like fun.

    1. It is fun. Thanks, Jacqui

  23. Looks like they had a great time. Your images are fun! I like the jeeps propped up on each other. I would like to see them do that.

    1. They were having fun, Thanks. 🙂

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