The “Jurassic Park Motor Pool” is a Dinosaur Fan’s Dream
Sometimes, I impress myself when I stay up past my bedtime and scour social media for something interesting.
I suppose this was bound to surface on my feed sooner or later, what with Jurassic Park Dominion making untold millions at the box office ($429.8 million worldwide and counting as of this writing).
There is a club called the "Jurassic Park Motor Pool," which is made up of owners and enthusiasts of replica Jurassic Park vehicles. These vehicles are built by fans to be enjoyed by the fans.
The Motor Pool boasts quite a few Jeeps, thanks to iconic scene in the 1993 Steven Spielberg classic, but also includes Explorers, Mercedes, and other models.
The club is predicated on four core values: Progress, Inclusion, Excellence, and Influence. Geographic boundaries do not exist. While primarily a car club, the group works to aid other members in the recreation and research necessary for constructing their own vehicles. The idea of a replica is to get it to look as closely to the real thing as possible, which is where the support group of the Motor Pool comes in!
Members' secondary interests, according to their "About" page, revolve around Jurassic Park-centric props and cosplay. Membership is also completely free.
People can join by filling out an application found on the Motor Pool's official website. The Motor Pool is separated into two subgroups: the Workshop Build Help Group, for people who want to help with the construction of their vehicle(s) or that of others, and the Official Members Group, a broader sector of people who already have their vehicle/identifiable wrap.
This car club is impressive, especially when it comes to the vehicle design. They have a handy reference guide available to aid in making one's Jeep as close as possible to the ones seen in the movie. Just to name a few specs, this includes the correct paint, camera mounts, fog lights, console, seats, as well as upgraded air and oil filters. The typical model? The 1992 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition.
Spending 30 minutes on this website makes me wish I had more money and free-time. I often admire these clubs from a distance, knowing full well I likely couldn't commit to making something look half as complete as these folks. Their work and dedication deserves acclaim.
I highly recommend digging into one of the videos linked within this article. They're entertaining and the passion from the folks at the Jurassic Park Motor Pool is evident from the first few seconds of all of them!
You can also find the Motor Pool on Facebook!