The Chop Top Challenge is a road rally where teams compete to get the most points while traveling in a car that they chopped the top off of.
“According to legend, in 2001, Luke Wilcox bought an ’89 Honda CRX that he called The 600, because that is how much he bought it for. At some point, he sold it to his brother Joe (for $900, that’s a $300 profit on his own brother…) and Joe loved it like it was his own for a few years. But Joe fell on hard times. He had to sell it in order to pay for his ridiculous art degree. A friend of Joe’s purchased the car but promised that if he ever sold it that Joe would get first dibs.
When it inevitably broke down and was about to be towed to the junkyard, Luke and Joe simultaneously had the exact same vision from the Choppy Gods. They had always wanted a CRX convertible, so they fixed it and chopped the top off it. It had a windshield for a while until 28 of their comrades got on top of it at West Michigan Honda Meet and smashed the crap out of the windshield. To them, It made more sense to chop that off too rather than replace the windshield, so that’s what they did.
In honor of the Choppy Gods, a proper road trip in the Chop Top made the most sense. Since they were both teachers, Spring Break occurred to them as the best time to do it. Miami, the holiest of car cities, was chosen due to its warm climate, love of exotic vehicles, and epic parties. So they embarked on this pilgrimage. It was the coldest journey they had ever been on. But it paid off when they got to Atlanta. Then it was awesome.”
The Classic Competition:
The choose your own adventure cross country spring break road trip. This is our classic event and takes place annually in March. Teams will meet at the beginning, middle and end of the event for activities, challenges, and parties. There are sacrifices and rewards. It is a humbling experience. For any price between $149 – $299, you and your friends can compete in the Chop Top Challenge.
A Wet Hot American Chop Top:
Our summer camping series and lovingly referred to as “Wet Hot”. While this event has taken place in different states each year it will now permanently leave from the Chicago area and be a loop around Lake Michigan. This is the lighter alternative to our classic challenge and is celebration of all things summer. Teams will meet up each night at designated locations to camp and share stories of the road. Plan on this event taking place the 2nd weekend in August annually.