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Old 01-07-2020, 01:47 PM   #1
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Me and a buddy are going out to watch the Mint 400 in Primm this year and I am looking to rent a Jeep while we are out there so we can get out into the desert to watch from some of those spots.

I know some people on here live out there or have been to the Mint before, so anybody know a good place to rent a Jeep from while we are there? I feel like just blindly searching isn't going to get me the best deal. Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:25 PM   #2
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I went to the Mint a couple of years ago. We stayed in Primm. Nothing like waking up to the sound of dozens of race cars and trucks rolling to the Start line before sunrise. It was good time!

However, I do not think you will need a Jeep. We watched the race from the Buffalo Bill's hotel (where we stayed) and another location a few miles North on I-15. A passenger car could get around anywhere they will let you spectate. I really wanted to camp out in the desert and watch the race. I learned that they do not allow that. (probably why some of the attraction of Baja).

Here's a video I took of Bryce Menzies from the second location we watched. I do strongly suggest getting a hold of UHF/VHF radio to listen to race and pit crew traffic. Makes it a lot more entertaining. You can hear my radio in this video.

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Old 01-07-2020, 08:23 PM   #3
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:25 AM   #4
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You dont need a Jeep to get to spectate. A crossover or whatever is fine. A car will allow you to get to many spots as well. Like mentioned, grab a Baofeng UV5R from Amazon to listen in. I believe all the frequencies for the teams are public...Just dont transmit on them!

If you're actually looking to do some Jeeping, there is a place called Las Vegas Rock Crawlers that is pretty cool. They hand you the keys to a built LJ (one tons and 40s). You convoy as a group out to the location of your choice, they spot you through the obstacles, feed you lunch, and when you are done you drive back to the drop off location. It is not cheap, but it is a great experience. I'd suggest Logandale or Sand Hollow if you do it.
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:38 PM   #5
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I really wanted the Jeep to drive around around and explore, it would just also be our transportation to/from the race.
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