Cantina-for-the-Con-2013-9-25-13PLACERVILLE, CA: The Rubicon Trail Foundation would like to thank every person and company across the country that participated in this years 9th Annual Cantina for the Con, which strictly benefits the Rubicon Trail in Northern California.  The event that consisted of a Pre-Sale BBQ and a two-day event at the mouth of the Rubicon Trail had a Raffle that was an amazing mix of products and the best Tacos on the Rubicon.

“So many people think of the Rubicon Trail as a 4×4 only trail, but we see UTV’s, Motorcycles, Trials Bikes, Quads, Horses, Hikers, Bikers and others utilizing the trail,” said Rusty Folena, President of the Rubicon Trail Foundation.  “Our Foundation works every day to keep this trail open for anyone to use, specifically all types of motorized access.  We want to thank everyone that participated in this year’s annual fundraiser; the entire Board of Directors sincerely appreciates it. We hope everyone had fun and will plan on joining us again next year.”

The weekend was crammed with activities from a Taco line that was open from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, to a vendor midway that had over 30 vendors showing products for all types of vehicles, a Log Sawing Contest, areas for RC Rock Crawlers, Ice Cream and giveaways everywhere including a Coupon Book compliments of the Cantina for the Con sponsors.  Saturday the Recon G6’ers had a huge event with the RC Rock Crawlers, Saturday night Raceline Wheels hosted the first Movie Night featuring multiple off-road movies and Sunday the Raffle took place at 3pm where all those in the Spillway got to see and leave with many awesome products.  Of course, this was just a stop for many that were enjoying the holiday weekend on the Rubicon Trail.

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Raceline Wheels and Falken Tire joined for the second year as presenting sponsors.  Additional cash sponsors who helped meet the goals included Genright Offroad, Metal Cloak, 4Wheel Parts, Jaws Gear & Axle, Advance Adapters, OffRoad Jerkey and Varozza 4×4 Outfitters.  Programs including the RAGE Foundation, the Rubicon Rockheads Offroad Ice Cream Truck and the CORVA Log Sawing Competition also added to these goals.  An anonymous donor matched $15,000, and the users of the Rubicon Trail via raffle tickets, tacos or BBQ, donated the remainder.

Key marketing partners included 96.9 the Eagle and 98 Rock, RuffStuff Specialties, Marlin Crawlers, Pitbull Tires, Cal4Wheel, CORVA and Sierra Smokehouse BBQ. The list of Raffle Prize donators is amazing.  These companies help us reward those who donate and participate in the Cantina for the Con event.  The list is long, but please read and thank those companies that you purchase from for supporting your favorite trail. 4 Wheel Parts, ADCO Drivelines & Custom Exhuast Systems, Advance Gases & Equipment of Placerville, Inc., Al’s Liner, All-Pro Off Road, ARB USA, Auburn Jeep Club, Auburn Power Sports, Barlow Jeep Rentals, Bower Media, C&H Autoparts, Crown Automotive, Dougherty Racing Camshafts, Elrod’s Performance, Entercom, Factory UTV, Falken Tire, Frank Funk, G6 Racing, Golden State Motorsports, Hall Racing, Inchworm Rock Walkin’ Gear, J&W Auto Wreckers, Jaws Gear & Axle, Jeepers Jamboree, Jeff Ismail, John & Barb Arenz, K&B Enterprises, Keith’s Alignment & Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Marlin Crawler, Metal Cloak, Mike’s Cycle, Napier Outdoors, Newtown Firearms, NorCal Rock Racing, O’Reilly’s, OffRoad Jerky, Pit Bull Tire Company, Pro Builders Supply, Raceline Wheels, Racer Jack, Reid Racing, Riebes, RuffStuff Specialties, Sidetracked Offroad, Snevey’s Offroad, Talking Threads, The Ridge Golf Course, Tom Taylor’s Differentials, Trail Gear, Two Guys Trail Gear, Varozza 4×4 Outfitters, West Coast Differentials, WFO and Works Connection.

In addition for this year, a Toyota Truck, compliments of Dave’z Off Road Performance and Trail-Gear, was raffled off at the Cantina for the Con.  Congratulations to Mike Fisher of California who is the lucky winner.

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