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The first WCXC Meet & Greet started off with a bit of a hitch. I’d scouted the the first location, the half-abandoned Navy shipyard, Mare Island, by Google Maps, instead of with tires on the ground. When we rolled up to the vacant bit of land I’d picked as a meeting point, we were confronted with signs everywhere threatening arrest for trespassing and a security guard, hot on our tail, telling us to move on. So we went and found a better spot with trees and benches; I updated our location; and everyone found us.

After that it was off to the Warehouse Cafe in Port Costa, on the other side of the Delta for beers, and posing next to the huge, taxidermy polar bear. It was so great to meet everyone, to share stories, and, of course, check out each others vehicles. It was a lot of fun.

Below, are a few photos of the trucks people brought to the event.

Thank you all for coming out!

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David’s Tacoma with a seriously nice Icon suspension system and clever Hi-Lift and axe storage.

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Greg’s Gen1 Montero with its tough-as-nails, Durabak finish.

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Jay’s LR3, complete with snorkel. That’s overlanding in style.

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Ismael’s Jeep Gran Cherokee with muscular fender flairs.

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My Gen2 Montero, kitted out and ready for action.

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If you missed this one, come out to the next one. It’s a great place to meet people to hit the trail with.