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RMP Bylaws

The Rocky Mountain Pinzgauers is the largest Pinzgauer club in the United States. Officially we’re the “oldest” Pinzgauer club in the country as well (though 17 years isn’t very old.!)

Our club was founded in March, 2000 by Per Eliasen, Al Fink, and Mike Roark. It’s dedicated to the appreciation and enjoyment of the Pinzgauer, which was originally produced by Steyr-Daimler-Puch of Graz, Austria. The 710M is the most common Pinzgauer represented in the club. It is a 10-person Army troop carrier first built in 1970 as a 4,400 lb., soft-top platform powered by a four cylinder, air-cooled, 89 hp, gasoline-powered engine. Shift-on-the-fly into 4-wheel drive and shift-on-the-fly 100% front and rear differential locks are standard as are the ten forward and two reverse gears; the 712M is a 6X6 version. The 710K and the 712K hardtop models are relatively rare in these parts and saw service primarily as radio-command trucks and ambulances.

Our club is family-oriented, love the outdoors, camping and good clean fun in the dirt and accept easy, moderate and the most difficult 4-wheeling challenges gladly. We encourage the enhancement of driving skills and are glad to teach those new to the vehicle and off-highway driving. We extend an open invitation to others to come and ride with us. The club organizes frequent outings and encourages its members to ride with other like-minded groups as well. We’ve participated in many rides/events with the regional Unimog club the Rocky Mountain Moggers.

 

Our largest annual event is the Treffen.  A Treffen is simply a gathering in German. Ours, of course, is a gathering of Pinzgauers.   Members and non-members alike from all over the country (and the world) meet in one of Colorado’s many mountain recreation areas, socialize, test themselves and their vehicles on all types of trails, eat, socialize and more.. You get the idea.   We’ve held Treffen’s in Leadville, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Nathrop, Ouray and Crested Butte.

The Rocky Mountain Pinzgauers are active in land use and off-road advocacy  Our members are urged to observe the Tread Lightly and Stay the Trail guidelines whenever 4-wheeling. Several Pinzers have joined Denver-based F.E.A.T.(Four-Wheel-Drive Emergency Assitance Team) which provides emergency transportation during inclimate weather.  Due to the unique nature of our vehicles, we frequently take part in parades and car shows.

The club maintains this website featuring current club news, events, trail rides and useful links are posted.

Besides the opportunity to become involved in public service work, the club is constantly seeking additional benefits for it’s members. Right now there are several business in the Metro area that offer discounts for RMP members. We have many more “big ticket” discounts in the works.