MrJimMember Since 29 Nov 2003
Offline Last Active Nov 17 2016 02:35 AM
My name is Jim Bennett, AKA MRJIM and I am proud to say that I am the founder of NPORA. I started NPORA after building and running a webpage dedicated to offroading with my 1994 XE Gold Pathfinder. I bought the 94 Pathfinder (MrJim) in 1999 and it was lost in a divorce in 2007. In 2009, the members of NPORA raised the money to buy it back and refurbish it, then they presented it to me on the first annual MrJim run in 2009. In 2013, it was stolen and to this date it has not yet resurfaced anywhere. In May of 2015, I purchased a 1988 2dr Pathfinder (MrJim2) and began building it as my new offroad Pathfinder. The project is nearing completion soon. Current date is Oct. 2015.
Original NPORA Story
It all started with me buying my 1994 4 door XE back in 1999 and at that time was very much into Web Design and graphics. So naturally, I created a web site called "MrJim.net" where I spotlighted my Pathfinder and posted many photos of my playing in the mud, snow, and mountains of the NW.
Eventually I had people starting to ask if they could put their Pathfinders on my site too and so my first unofficial members rigs section was created. Next I started experimenting with forums and I created a very basic forum where we could all start to meet up and talk everyday. These forums populated quickly and talks began about taking things to the next level. We should start an official Pathfinder Club. We collectively kicked ideas around for a name of the club for a few days and eventually settled on NPORA (Nissan Pathfinder Off Road Association).
Fast forward nearly 10 years and here we are with over 4300 members in over 66 countries. We have members in every corner of the world and with great administrators and moderators, the site has come to be known as the place to go if you have a Pathfinder where you will find friendly people and help when you need it. It certainly has a momentum of its own no days and I am proud to be a part of this organization called NPORA.
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- Member Title NPORA Founder
- Age 50 years old
- Birthday February 16, 1966
Making new friends, seeing new places, and photography...
Your Pathfinder Info
Current Pathfinder is a 1988 2 door XE. It has 3" body lift, 3" Superlift Suspension lift, Superwinch Locking Hubs, Moroso Chrome Air Intake, 10,0000 lb Winch, 35" Mudders, 1994 Interior, 120psi onboard air compressor, air horn, aftermarket power window additions, 3" shifter extensions on transmission and transfer case, Rancho steering stabilizer, long travel Superlift shocks, rooftop custom lighting system, aftermarket roof rack, custom hood light bar and lights, and much more to be listed soon.
My original Pathfinder was a 1994 XE. It has K&N Intake, Bored Over .060 rebuilt engine, Power Chip upgrade, Pacesetter Headers, FlowMaster Muffler, Dual Exhaust, Calmini Torsion bars, Rancho Steering Stabilzer, Air Shocks on the rear, Gabriel Mono Tube shocks on the front, 3" Body Lift, M8000 Warn winch, 12.50x15x33 MT Tires, 15x8 Ultra Wheels, Class III Tow Package, and a ARB Front Bumper.
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What do you consider yourself?
Serious Off Road Enthusiast
- Website URL http://www.jpgmag.com/people/anacortesjim