SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Baja Designs OnX6 light bar systems from “The Scientists of Lighting” offer several levels of high-performance lighting, which establish new standards for off-road lighting.
Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert reported this morning that Director Casey Folks has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Below is the press release sent out this morning.
With a sad heart, Best in the Desert announces the passing of our leader on January 12, 2017. Casey Folks suffered a massive stroke on the morning of January 7th in Parker, Arizona. He was doing what he loved, living his passion for off-road racing, getting ready to drop the flag on the latest UTV race event. He was rushed to a hospital and transported by air to Las Vegas for care. Despite efforts by the best doctors in Las Vegas, Casey succumbed to the effect of a stroke this morning.
January 12, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US is disappointed that the EPA has chosen to issue a notice of violation with respect to the emissions control technology employed in the company’s 2014-16 model year light duty 3.0-liter diesel engines.
FCA US intends to work with the incoming administration to present its case and resolve this matter fairly and equitably and to assure the EPA and FCA US customers that the company’s diesel-powered vehicles meet all applicable regulatory requirements.
Simi Valley, CA – Tony Pellegrino of GenRight Off Road is primed and ready to conquer the 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered By Optima, and this year GenRight will be welcoming Chris Rea to the team as Tony’s navigator. With just a few weeks away, the car is tested and works extremely well in the rocks and desert.
LED Scene lighting by Rigid is now available, offering an easy, plug-in lighting option using AC power.
The 2017 season will be a huge year for the General Tire Jeepspeed racing series presented by KMC Wheels. Established in 2001, it is the longest running Spec Class in desert racing. Its affordability, sensible rules, and strong backing from General Tire, KMC Wheels and many other supporting sponsors, make it very popular with budget minded racers who crave competition. Jeepspeed has big rewards for racers in all 3 divisions of the Jeepspeed Challenge. Over $50,000 in cash and Jeepspeed product awards are up for grabs in 2017.
The 4 Wheel Parts in Compton, California, will be hosting a King of the Hammers Pre-Show event tonight at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. If you want to head over there in person the event is open to the public, but for those who don’t want to tackle the rain and traffic the event will be streamed online.
Jeep has announced a total $1-billion investment in plants in Michigan and Ohio, helping add 2,000 new American jobs.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for aftermarket company Omix Ada. It also announced three recalls for Jeep models, though FCA reports there are no injuries or accidents associated with any of these campaigns. Read the specifics on each from NHTSA below.
Amid all the hand wringing and social media sobbing over the celebrities we’ve lost in 2016, no one thought to mention the Jeep Compass and Patriot — strong-selling, affordable yet archaic vehicles that were loathed by the automotive press.