Gambler 500

Journey’s Men’s Ministry is putting together a team for the OG Gambler 500 this summer! What is the Gambler 500 you ask? It’s a 2 day 500 mile off road navigational rally for fun. Check out this video to see last year’s event. The Idea is to have a Junker 2 wheel drive car/truck where the more impractical the better and fun > Rules.

For us it all started with seeing this video and sharing it with the Guys at the December 2016’s 4 Days of prayer. The idea really took some traction to put a team together. The original idea involved getting an 80’s shorts Bus for about $150 that needed work. Well with the weather and multiple Ice storms we missed out on that one. Then in January a 1992 Nissan Hard body pickup truck was given to us. It is a 2.4L four cylinder 2wd that had not run for almost 2 years. Noah and Matt towed it back and it sat until we were ready to start work on it.
We Named the truck Lazarus after the  miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death and after one of the Trucks in the Movie Sorcerer that was named Lazaro in reference to Lazarus.

We decided to go with a WW2 troop transport truck look. We have been slowly working on this since about March 2017.
Our build Video

Our Short Event Video 

What will the Future Hold for this Event? It’s hard to say right now if we will do this again or look to sell or raffle off Lazarus.