2022 Texas Lone Star Jamboree

2022 Texas Lone Star Jamboree

The 16th annual Lone Star Toyota Jamboree set a new attendance record with 670 trucks and over 1,200 people roaming Barnwell Mountain in Gilmer, TX. The event was held Thursday through Sunday, April 28 – May 1.

The well-organized event allowed participants to sign up for guided runs, instructional classes, and compete in the various competitions. With over $72,000 in prizes, raffle ticket sales station always had a line of customers. Another popular activity was the Vendor Meet-n-Greet event, which was dedicated to making sure the vendors had maximum visibility.

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The competition events take place on Saturday afternoon and draw quite an audience:

Lone Star Rock Crawl – objective is to see how fast drivers can travel over the long row of boulders.

Blind Man’s Bluff Competition – the driver is equipped with a blindfold and forced to trust their passenger for driving instructions.

Mike Lemery Stampede – time trial over a curvy and off-camber track with opportunities to go airborne. This year the event was named in memory of the late Mike Lemery, a Toyota employee and an avid Jambo attendee. Sadly, Mike lost his battle to a disease at the end of 2021.

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Jason Demello of Demello Off-road provided engaging entertainment as he performed the role of Stampede commentator and music deejay. This year, the track had more switchbacks than previous years and challenged the drivers’ skills with some off-camber tight turns. The final competitor discovered a rooftop tent atop an 80-Series worked against him during his aggressive run.

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Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area is a 1,200-acre off-road park located in the Piney Woods of East Texas just outside of the town of Gilmer, which is 3 hours east of Dallas. Each year, the Jambo team secures the park exclusively for this event. Each trail has a sign and diamond rating. Plenty of dispersed camping and RV slots are available, as well as lodging in Gilmer.

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Night off-roading concludes at 10:00pm for the safety of attendees and to reduce disturbances for people who reside near the park. Guided trail runs are offered for different skill levels and truck builds, including stock vehicles. This is a great way for people who are new to the sport to learn the capabilities of their Toyota.

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This is the largest Toyota off-road event in the country. Watch for 2023 dates and registration on the official Jambo website:


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