Caloosa Jeepers participated in Go Topless Day 2024

We are once again pleased to support Barricade Go Topless Day® on Saturday May 18th, 2024. The 17th annual event is a worldwide tradition for the Jeep® community to celebrate the start of Spring by taking off their Jeep® tops.

Last year 560 events took place worldwide – events ranged from 4×4 and trail cleanups to Jeep® parades to show and shines. Over the years tens of thousands of Jeepers have participated in the various Barricade Go Topless Day® celebrations, collectively raising over $687,000 for charity.



The Jeep Clubs across Southwest Florida, including Caloosa Jeepers, Prodigy Offroad, CORE, Alpha, and Trail Marco attended the 58th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival in LaBelle, Fl. As part of our attendance at the festival, organizers asked us to block one of the streets to restrict vehicle access.  Those Jeeps that were show ready (including the lone muddy one) entered the show and shine.  Trophies were awarded for first, second and third place along with a peoples’ choice award.

1st Place and Peoples Choice

 Todd King (Swamp Thing)

2nd Place

Tommy Stearns (Squirrel)

3rd Place

 Scott Akers

The weather was beautiful for the event that included a parade, the awarding of a parade queen along with all other offerings of a fair and festival.


Caloosa Jeepers Attend New Years Bash at Ol’ Florida

Saturday started off early with coffee, breakfast and an early repair from the night ride.  After the repair and breakfast the Calossa team headed to the trails to take advantage of the early hours with fewer jeeps. First stop has turned into an trip down roller coaster where you will encounter short BUT steep climbs, some roll and traction requirements.

From there the group ventured to the back of the park to enjoy another annual favorite trail Blue Rhino.


Caloosa Jeepers Honors Veterans With Wreaths Across America

Caloosa Jeepers, a dedicated community of Jeep enthusiasts in Southwest Florida, came together once again this year to honor and remember veterans by participating in the Wreaths Across America event. Held on December 16, 2023, at a local cemetery, this annual event aims to place wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers during the holiday season.

Members of Caloosa Jeepers, along with their families and friends, gathered early in the morning to help distribute and lay wreaths on the gravesites. Despite the chilly weather, spirits were high as participants paid their respects to those who have served and sacrificed for their country.

“Participating in Wreaths Across America is a deeply meaningful experience for all of us,” said a spokesperson for Caloosa Jeepers. “It’s a way for us to show our gratitude and respect for the brave men and women who have served in the military.”

The event also provided an opportunity for members of Caloosa Jeepers to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday season and to teach younger generations about the importance of honoring veterans.

“We want to instill in our children the values of respect, gratitude, and service,” said one member. “Events like these help us do just that.”

Caloosa Jeepers has been participating in Wreaths Across America for several years and plans to continue this tradition for years to come. Their commitment to honoring veterans and giving back to the community is a testament to the spirit of camaraderie and service that defines the Jeep community. As the wreaths were placed on the gravesites, a moment of silence was observed, followed by a salute to the fallen. It was a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by those who have served, and a fitting tribute to their memory.

Caloosa Jeepers looks forward to continuing their participation in Wreaths Across America and other community service initiatives, as they strive to make a positive impact in the lives of others.


Santa Claus rides along with the Caloosa Jeepers Jeeps at Coconut Point Christmas Parade

Caloosa Jeepers Spread Holiday Cheer at Coconut Point Christmas Parade

In a festive display of community spirit, Caloosa Jeepers took part in the first annual Coconut Point Christmas Parade, adding their unique flair to the holiday celebrations. The event, held on December 2, 2023, featured a dazzling array of decorated Jeeps, each one adding to the festive atmosphere of the parade.

One of the highlights of the parade was the participation of Caloosa Jeepers in driving local dignitaries and bringing Santa Claus in for the tree lighting ceremony. Decked out in their holiday best, the Jeeps made quite the impression as they paraded through the streets, spreading holiday cheer to all who lined the parade route.

“We were thrilled to be a part of the Coconut Point Christmas Parade and to have the opportunity to contribute to the festive atmosphere,” said Caloosa Jeepers Board of Directors Secretary Amy Lounds. “It was an honor to drive the local dignitaries and to bring Santa in for the tree lighting ceremony. It truly felt like a special moment for our community.”

Adding to their festive spirit, members of Caloosa Jeepers also donated toys which were given to Toys for Tots, a charitable organization that collects toys to distribute to children in need during the holiday season. This act of generosity further underscored Caloosa Jeepers’ commitment to giving back to the community.

“The best part of being in the parade was seeing the smiles on people’s faces as we drove by,” said one member. “It was a great feeling knowing that we were helping to spread holiday cheer.”

The Coconut Point Christmas Parade was a resounding success, thanks in no small part to the participation of Caloosa Jeepers. Their commitment to community involvement and spreading holiday joy is a testament to the spirit of giving that defines the holiday season.

As the parade came to an end and the tree lighting ceremony began, the members of Caloosa Jeepers looked back on the day with fondness, knowing that they had helped make the holiday season a little brighter for their community. They look forward to participating in future parades and continuing to spread joy and goodwill wherever they go.


Caloosa Jeepers Go Topless Day 2023 Event Booth at Lazy Springs

Caloosa Jeepers 2023 Go Topless Day

A Roaring Success for a Worthy Cause

On May 20, 2023, Caloosa Jeepers, a vibrant community of Jeep enthusiasts, hosted their annual Go Topless Day charity event, raising an impressive $8000.00 for three deserving charities: Cancer Alliance Network, X22 Adventures, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Caloosa Jeepers Go Topless Day 2023 Event Booth at Lazy Springs
Caloosa Jeepers Go Topless Day 2023 Event Booth at Lazy Springs

The event, held at Lazy Springs Offroad Park in Lee County, Florida, drew Jeep enthusiasts from all over, showcasing a dazzling array of Jeeps with their tops down in solidarity and support. The day was filled with excitement and camaraderie, as participants enjoyed music, food, and a variety of activities.

One of the highlights of the event was the charity raffle, featuring a range of prizes donated by local businesses and sponsors. Attendees enthusiastically purchased tickets, knowing that their contributions would go directly to supporting the selected charities.

“We are thrilled with the turnout and the amount we were able to raise for these incredible organizations,” said Bobbie-Jo Buckler, Treasurer for Caloosa Jeepers. “It’s amazing to see the Jeep community come together like this to make a positive impact.”

For the members of Caloosa Jeepers, the event was about more than just showcasing their beloved vehicles. It was about coming together as a family and giving back to the community.

“The best part of being a part of Caloosa Jeepers is the extended family it provides to us,” said Caloosa Jeepers member Joel Lounds. “Events like these allow us to not only enjoy our passion for Jeeps but also make a difference in the lives of others.”

The success of the 2023 Go Topless Day charity event is a testament to the generosity and spirit of the Jeep community. Caloosa Jeepers looks forward to continuing their tradition of giving back and making a difference in the years to come.


Second “Annual” Toys for Sheriffs Toy Drive

Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida and Caloosahatchee Jack’s are excited to once again sponsor a toy drive to benefit the Victim Advocates of the Lee and Collier County Sheriff’s Offices. We are asking for donations of NEW, UNWRAPPED toys for children from toddlers to age 13 to be distributed by deputies to child victims in Lee and Collier Counties.

This event will take place on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Types of toys requested are cars, trucks, dolls, sports balls, etc. Due to potential allergies, please do not donate stuffed or plush bears or animals.

Toy donors will receive their first draft, house wine, or well drink FREE courtesy of Caloosahatchee Jacks.

We will also be having a jeep, car, bike and truck show and shine. So shine them up and bring them out to have everybody vote to see if yours is the biggest baddest out there!

There will be bounce houses and video games for the kids and V.O.I.C.E officers will be out to fingerprint any children that come out at no cost to the parents.

And last but not least a 50/50 raffle.

If you can’t make it to the event, but want to participate, you can donate monetarily at so we can purchase toys for you, OR there are collection boxes for the toy donations at the following locations:

  • Tint World: 12931 Metro Parkway, Suite 1, Fort Myers, FL 33966
  • Caloosahatchee Jacks: 1491 S Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907
  • Galeana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram: 14375 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Let’s get the boxes filled up everyone!


Press Release: Caloosa Jeepers to Host Go Topless Day Event for Local Charity

Caloosa Jeepers to Host Go Topless Day Event for Local Charity

Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida Presents Their Sixth Annual Go Topless Day, Sponsored by Galeana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Lazy Springs Recreational Park to Benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care

FORT MYERS, Florida, May 10, 2017 – Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida announces their sixth annual Go Topless Day event to raise money for Partners for Breast Cancer Care, a Lee County charity. Go Topless Day is an annual event where Jeep owners around the world remove the tops from their Jeep vehicles and enjoy the spring weather. The Caloosa Jeepers Jeep Club has participated as the Southwest Florida host of this worldwide event since 2012 and profits from merchandise sales are donated to Partners for Breast Cancer Care.

Go Topless Day takes place on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. The event begins with a 9:00 AM breakfast buffet at Mission BBQ (12984 S Cleveland Ave in Fort Myers) and continues with a convoy beginning at 10:15 AM to Lazy Springs Recreational Park (9591 Florida 82 in Felda) where the main event will begin at 11:00 AM. Admission to Lazy Springs is a discounted rate of $40 per Jeep, which includes all passengers if you mention that you are attending Go Topless Day. A portion of the gate proceeds will be donated to Partners for Breast Cancer Care.

Since 2014, the Caloosa Jeepers have used Go Topless Day as a venue to promote and raise funds for Partners for Breast Cancer Care, a Lee County based charity that is dedicated to funding breast screening, diagnostic testing and treatment for underserved Lee County women and men at no cost to them. “It was a way to take the tongue-in-cheek name of the event and make it relevant to giving back to our community,” said Caloosa Jeepers Treasurer Bobbie-Jo Buckler.

“This event has grown every year since we first participated in 2012,” said Caloosa Jeepers President Joel Lounds. “We started with a couple dozen Jeeps riding around Fort Myers Beach, and have expanded to include a day of raffles, off-road riding, food, and fun. We appreciate Lazy Springs Recreational Park hosting the main event for several years now, and are happy to welcome back Mission BBQ as our breakfast provider and staging area for our convoy for the second year in a row.”

Additionally, Galeana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Fort Myers is co-sponsoring the event this year for the first time. Galeana will provide raffle prizes and will have several new vehicles on site for inspection by potential customers.

For additional information and to pre-order Go Topless Day 2017 merchandise, visit:

About Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida

Caloosa Jeepers is Southwest Florida’s largest Jeep owners club and has been in existence since 1998. We are a family-friendly and community-oriented organization with nearly 200 active members. Caloosa Jeepers organizes several annual charity events, including Go Topless Day to benefit breast cancer charities and Toys for Sheriffs to benefit Victim Advocates of the LCSO. Members range from beginning off-road drivers to those with decades of experience, and span the area from Polk County to Miami-Dade, with the majority of members living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.

About Partners for Breast Cancer Care

Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc. is the only non-profit organization in Lee County that provides no-cost breast screening, diagnostic testing and treatment to low-income, uninsured women and men of any age. Since 2006 we have helped 9,179 residents and provided nearly 14,000 breast care procedures at no cost to our clients. Our services fund mammograms, ultrasounds, stereotactic, ultrasound-guided, MRI guided biopsies, surgical consultations, breast MRI, excisional breast biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. In the past 11 years we have diagnosed 1 man and 134 women with breast cancer.


Amy Lounds
Secretary, Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida

Bobbie-Jo Buckler
Treasurer, Caloosa Jeepers of Southwest Florida


Go Topless Day 2017

Come join us for our 6th annual Go Topless Day on May 20, 2017 with proceeds to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care Inc., a local organization that provides mammograms and treatment to Lee County residents that may otherwise not be able to afford it.

Our day starts at Mission BBQ on US41 in South Fort Myers at 9:00 AM with registration and a breakfast buffet available for purchase. We continue on at 10:15 AM with a Jeep convoy to through town to Lazy Springs Off Road Park on SR82 where there will be a fun-filled afternoon of music, food, raffle prizes, and family-friendly off-road fun.

Entrance into Lazy Springs for the day is $40 per Jeep + its passengers, non-Jeep spectators only $10 per person. Come on out and enjoy this fun-filled day all to raise money for a good cause!

Preregistration this year is closed. Swag bags will be available to non-preregistered guests on a first-come-first-served basis. Pre-registration does not include admission to Lazy Springs. Admission will be at the gate only. Official Event T-Shirts can be ordered below for $20 each and will be available for pickup at Mission BBQ from 9AM-10:15 AM or at Lazy Springs after 11AM.

Order Go Topless Day T-Shirts and Ladies Tank Tops

Select your size and style – $20 each