Bantam-Ladies-Meet-and-Greet-6-9-16MESA, AZ: Ladies attending Bantam Jeep Festival in Pennsylvania are invited to join the GEM Offroad Ladies Meet & Greet at the BFGoodrich Tires display on Saturday June 11th from 4:30-6:00pm. Bower Media’s Charlene Bower is excited to be co-hosting this event with Chantelle Kern, Director of Topless for Tatas.  The Meet and Greet is casual with a raffle, giveaways, snacks, water and plenty of time to get to know other ladies that enjoy offroading too. Charlene Bower will be going Facebook LIVE at 5pm EST from the event to announce the Top 3 Ladies as part of the 2016 Ladies Co-Driver Challenge in partnership with BFGoodrich Tires.

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Suwanee, GA
– Omix-ADA today announced it will hold its inaugural Jeep Heritage Expo, celebrating 75 years of Jeep, at its company headquarters in Suwanee, Georgia on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

During the event, Omix-ADA will open up its doors to the public for the first time ever, offering a rare, behind-the-scenes look at its 230,000 square feet facility where more than 20,000 Omix-ADA, Rugged Ridge and Alloy USA Jeep parts and accessories are developed and housed. Furthermore, Omix-ADA’s complete vintage and historic Jeep Collection, featuring more than 30 of the world’s rarest Jeeps spanning seven decades, will be on view to the public.

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Turbos, turbos and more turbos. Lots of turbos mounted in all sorts of ways to six-cylinder engines are featured in this lengthy but worthwhile video of SUVs partaking in an organized off-road drag race filmed at the Emirates Motorplex in the United Arab Emirates.

Bi-State-Sage-Grouse-Decision-Off-Road-6-1-16BOISE, ID — Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, recently slammed the decisions that would severely restrict off-highway vehicle (OHV) events and trail improvements in many areas in eastern California and Nevada.  The changes, in the name of sage grouse management, were demanded by a handful of preservationist special interest groups.

Some of the many historic OHV routes in the Pine Nut Mountains BRC’s concerns focus on final decisions announced late last week related to the Greater Sage-grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS), involving public lands in Nevada and eastern California.  The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Plan amendment includes approximately 426,809 acres of bi-state DPS habitat managed by the Forest Service.  The BLM’s Nevada California Greater Sage-Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA)/Record of Decision (ROD) includes about 280,000 acres of public land located in Douglas, Esmeralda, Lyon, and Mineral counties in Nevada and Alpine and Mono Counties in California.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13DIAMOND BAR, CA – Results of the 2016 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Chris Douglas from COMP Performance Group, Kyle Fickler of Aeromotive Inc. and Les Rudd from Bob Cook Sales elected to serve on the board. While Fickler is a current SEMA Board member who was re-elected onto the group, Douglas and Rudd will join as the newest members of the group.

The complete list of 2016–2017 SEMA Board of Directors are:

2016-2017 SEMA Board of Directors

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– To raise awareness for proper tire care and maintenance, Nissan is celebrating National Tire Safety Week from May 29 to June 4 by reminding vehicle owners of the significant role tires play in keeping them safe on the road.

Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration1 indicates a tire that is 25 percent below its recommended pressure is almost three times more likely to be involved in a tire-related crash than a properly inflated tire. Low tire inflation also costs vehicle owners money over the long term in reduced fuel economy and premature tire wear.

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If you weren’t aware that National Tire Safety Week then you’re not alone. Fortunately Toyo Tires is in the business of knowing all things tire safety, and so they’ve produced a new video series highlighting important safety reminders and tire tips to check out before hitting the road this holiday weekend.

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SANTA ANA, CA. – (May 25, 2016)
– As the official shirt partner of Chelsea FC, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) wants to give away a trip to the ultimate Chelsea FC fan. Through its latest contest, the Yokohama True Blue Fan Challenge, YTC will award one super fan and a guest a trip to see a match between the 2015 English Premier League champion and Liverpool FC at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on July 27. Included in the grand prize are: $1,000 in spending money, tickets, hotel and airfare. Also included is a 2016-2017 Chelsea FC jersey signed by the first team squad.

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Chino Valley, AZ
– OR-Fab’s HD Crossmember for Jeep JK Wranglers are built to withstand the hard punishment that can occur on extreme trail rides. Made from 3/16-inch steel plate, and designed with a full box welded construction, OR-Fab’s HD Crossmember is a direct bolt-on replacement for the factory unit, and is 50 percent stronger.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio – The proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the mandated amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply chain, despite a low demand for higher ethanol blends and an inadequate distribution and sales network, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

The EPA’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations call for 18.8 billion gallons of biofuel for 2017, up from 18.11 billion gallons this year. The obligations for 2015 were 16.93 gallons.

The AMA opposes any increase in the Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.