Godfrey Clan
In the rare chance that you get the opportunity to spend some time with the Godfrey Clan, consider yourself warned. Don’t get us wrong, they are a stand up bunch of folks. They just have a tendency to push things to the limit… and then some. Take their new video for example, Chaos in Caineville.  The title pretty much sums it up.

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Mad Media and UTVUnderground.com just unveiled the latest installment of the Polaris RZR-branded side-by-side video in the XP1K video series. Although the full-length movie will be unveiled next year, we have a cool new teaser for the fourth installment of video series, XP1K4. The teaser blends together highlights from the first three XP1K and ends with some early teaser shots from the upcoming fourth video.

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The Forza racing video games series has a new addition that was just released at the end of last month, as Forza Horizon 3 is now available for the Xbox One console, and the good news for off-road enthusiasts is there is quite four-wheeling action in the new game.

Polaris-12-2-11Polaris Industries Inc. just announced this morning that it has agreed to purchase  Transamerican Auto Parts Company (“TAP”), a privately held, vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, retailer and installer of off-road Jeep and truck accessories, for $665 million. In a press release sent out this morning, Polaris notes the purchase price implies “a multiple of approximately 9.0 times TAP’s EBITDA for the 12 months ended September 30, 2016.”

TAP sells and installs an extensive line of accessories for Jeep and truck enthusiasts, including products manufactured under its seven aftermarket brands that include Pro Comp, Rubicon Express, Smittybilt, Poison Spyder, G2, LRG and Trail Master. Transamerican Auto Parts is the largest retailer and installer in the North American market, selling through its own retail and on-line network while also supporting numerous independent accessory retailers/installers. In the last year, ending September 30, 2016, TAP has generated approximately $740 million in sales.

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Polaris employees and Polaris riders worldwide are celebrating the life and mourning the passing of one of the company’s co-founders, David Johnson. He passed away yesterday in Roseau, Minn., after an extended illness. He was 93 years old.

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READING, Pa.,
– EnerSys recently announced that action sports legend Brian Deegan and daughter Hailie Deegan both will drive an ODYSSEY battery sponsored Polaris RZR UTV, in their respective classes, during the 50th anniversary of Haydays Grass Drags.

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Polaris just recently announced the details regarding the recall it previously announced regarding its RZR XP Turbo models. Polaris says it has approved a corrective-action plan for its RZR XP Turbo vehicles, following the stop-sale/stop-ride advisory in late July.

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Minneapolis
– Polaris RZR continues to show sheer dominance in the Best in the Desert Racing Series (BITD), winning 11 of the top 12 Pro UTV finishes and the top two overall in the General Tire “Vegas to Reno” The Long Way presented by FOX.

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CRANDON, WISC.
— Living up to its “Big House” nickname, Crandon International Raceway today announced the largest single-day cash and prize purse in short-course off-road racing history as it prepares to host its Labor Day weekend Off-Road World Championships and new Crandon World Cup.

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MINNEAPOLIS
– Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) is issuing a stop-ride/stop-sale advisory, pending a formal recall, for MY2016 RZR Turbo off-road vehicles, due to a potential fire hazard.