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.


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


No Jeeper Left Behind 2017

Join the Caloosa Jeepers as we embark on our second trip to Windrock Park outside of Knoxville, TN. The park has trails from stock to double diamond extreme trails. The club was there in 2014 and had a great time. If you are interested in this excursion, here are a few details and information regarding the trip:

Trip Leader:

Phil Godbold

Trip Dates:

July 8 – 15, 2017

Required equipment:

  • A working, well maintained, Jeep that can be hauled or driven to Windrock, and BACK.
  • CB Radio
  • We ask that you participate in all the training leading up to the event to prepare for the trip
  • Demonstrate to the group going that you are serious about the trip…more on this later.
  • Tool kit & first aid kit, and knowledge on how to use both


We will stay on-site at the park, which provides the following lodging options:

  • Cabin Rental: $175 – $300 a night. You are responsible for booking your cabins as soon as possible. Many options are available to share cabins with other families. They range from 2 bedrooms and up.
  • RV Sites: $38 and up a night
  • Tent Camping: $16 and up a night
  • Small 4 bed cabins: $100 a night


The club will provide details for rides closer to the event. We will do a group ride one day for all Jeeps, and will also have rides for different level Jeeps throughout the week. You also have the option to ride into the Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg, or Sevierville if you wish. Trip Preparation: This trip is not a Joy Ride, Mud Bog, “Hold my beer and watch this” trip. This is a serious trip into the mountains where things can get nasty real quick, not to mention it is 14 hours of driving so if you tear your rig up, we have to figure out how to get you home. Therefore, we will be having 2 driver meetings prior to the trip out at Lazy Springs. Those dates will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 and Sunday May 7th. We will also have a trip to Hard Rock Offroad Park in Ocala as prep for the trip, date TBD. Depending on the outcome of these, we
may have another meeting in June as a final prep. These meetings will cover the following:

  • Safety
  • Communication
  • Driving Skills
  • First Aid
  • Spotting
  • General knowledge of the people going on the trip.

Windrock Park is one of the best off-road parks in the southeastern United States. It will test your driving skills and the capability of your rig, should you choose to push the limits. We will always exercise safety first and follow the rules of the park. We will also be setting up a Facebook group for people committed to going on trip. Get the family and your rig ready!!! We are going to have a blast!!!!

We may decide to break the trip up into 2 days driving to Windrock if the members wish to do so. More to come on that.


2017 Sponsors Announcement

Caloosa Jeepers is proud to welcome our new club sponsors for 2017.

Platinum Sponsor

Galeana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Galeana is the Fort Myers area’s premiere Jeep dealership and will host several events for us this year, including Show and Shines and new Jeep owner information sessions presented by Caloosa Jeepers. Galeana will also be the title sponsor to this year’s Go Topless Day event on May 20th. Additionally, all card carrying Caloosa Jeepers will receive Friends and Family pricing when purchasing an eligible vehicle from Galeana. We look forward to a great year with our new Platinum sponsor and hopefully many more to come.

Gold Sponsors

Micky Franklin’s Tires Wheels & Auto Repair

Micky Franklin’s Tires Wheels & Auto Repair is your source for tires, wheels, truck accessories, and auto repair services and will host several events for us this year, including Show and Shines. Micky Franklin’s will also be a Gold sponsor to this year’s Go Topless Day event on May 20th.

EBS Arms

EBS arms is your source for ammo, firearms, accessories, and CCW training. EBS arms will also be a Gold Sponsor to this year’s Go Topless Day event on May 20th.
We look forward to a great year with our new Gold Sponsors and hopefully many more to come.

Silver Sponsors

Dr. Misty Green at Alabar Chiropractic

Dr. Misty Green, or “Dr. Misty” as many people know her, has been providing chiropractic care to the Cape Coral/North Fort Myers area since 1999. Dr. Misty will also be a Silver sponsor to this year’s Go Topless Day event on May 20th.

Melanson Law

Noelle Melanson is the founder and sole shareholder of Melanson Law PA and a member of Caloosa Jeepers. Melanson Law will also be a Silver sponsor to this year’s Go Topless Day event on May 20th.

Bronze Sponsors

Caloosahatchee Jacks Bar and Grill

Caloosahatchee Jacks Bar and Grill is owned by longtime Caloosa Jeepers members Phil and Lorie VanWinkle. They will be hosting many events including monthly business meetings and meet n greets. All jeepers are welcome and receive a 10% discount with your jeep key. Caloosahatchee Jacks will also be a Bronze sponsor to this year’s Go Topless Day Event on May 20th


For more information about becoming a sponsor of Caloosa Jeepers or Go Topless Day, send us an email.


Second Annual Jeep Night at the Ballpark

Caloosa Jeepers and the Fort Myers Miracle present:
The Second Annual
Jeep Night at the Ballpark!

Join us for a special night of Jeeps and baseball at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers on Friday, July 29th, 2016. Drive your Jeep in a parade on the field before the game, and watch the Fort Myers Miracle take on the Clearwater Thrashers. We will also be presenting our proceeds from Go Topless Day 2016 to Partners for Breast Cancer Care, so please come out to support our favorite charity with Wurx Four Wheel Drive and Lazy Springs.

Line up for the parade starts @ 6:00 pm
The game starts @ 7:05 pm

Tickets are $7.50. You can buy them online in the Caloosa Jeepers Store.

RSVP for the parade here (you will need to purchase tickets separately to attend the game).