SEMA recently announced that the Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited donated by Omix-ADA to SEMA Cares and displayed at the 2015 SEMA Show will be heading to auction soon through Barrett-Jackson. The auction will take place on Wednesday, January 27. The customized Jeep features a host of Rugged Ridge products, and it was was designed by Arianny Celeste, LFTD & LVLD magazine, Rugged Ridge, SEMA Cares and built by DUB Garage.

ERLANGER, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2016)
– 2015 marked record production for Toyota with 2,035,028 vehicles and 1,933,702 engines produced in North America. Key drivers for increased production include low fuel prices, a healthier economy and strong customer demand for Corolla, Camry, RAV4 and Tacoma.

Over the past summer, after receiving suggestions from OHV users, the Forest Service in Lake Tahoe began a dialogue with local agencies, interest groups and individuals about the quality of OHV experiences and how to maintain our OHV trails within the Tahoe Basin. Improving OHV signing, parking for trailers and involving the OHV community in the planning, management and maintenance of trails were top priorities identified as a result of the dialogue.

Suwanee, GA
– Rugged Ridge just announced its new Magnetic Panel Protectors for the 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler JK, which the company says is designed to provide trail protection for your Jeep’s paint while off of the highway.

Orange, CA
– The General Tire Jeepspeed racing series, presented by KMC Wheels, saw incredible growth in 2015. For 2016, the excitement continues. General Tire is back as Series Sponsor and KMC Wheels has signed a three year commitment as Series Presenting Sponsor in addition to continued sponsorship of the Jeepspeed KMC Wrangler Trophy. As this goes to press, several brand new teams have already committed to joining the KMC Wrangler Trophy series in 2016.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note on the extended comment period for the BSSG. See the details below on how you can comment.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period 30 days on potential changes to the Proposed Plan as set forth in the Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (BSSG) Forest Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement. The United States Forest Service (USFS) was the lead agency for preparing the environmental impact statement (EIS) and land use plan amendment (LUPA). The BLM, a cooperating agency, is proposing to amend the Carson City District Office Consolidated Resource Management Plan (RMP) and the Tonopah Field Office RMP based on the analysis in this EIS. Public comments will now be accepted through January 15, 2016.

Compton, California
– Pro Comp has announced the launch of its Tire Racing Program to offer special pricing to participating drivers on select Xtreme MT2 tires for a variety of off-road racing categories. Pro Comp’s Kevin Adler will helm the new program which caters to many popular off-road racing divisions including Ultra4 Legends, Modified, Stock, and various desert racing classes.

Prolong-5w-30-Quart-Bottle-12-28-15POMONA, Calif. – Prolong Super Lubricants’ engine, fuel and transmission additives have become the products of choice for knowledgeable auto enthusiasts, and a new premium 5W-30 engine oil is now available featuring the same high-quality, leading-edge Prolong technology.

– Premium synthetic lubricant and performance chemical manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced the introduction of its reformulated cooling system optimizer and conditioner, Purple Ice. The revolutionary new formulation is the most advanced product of its kind, reducing engine coolant temperatures by as much as 25 degrees Fahrenheit and providing unmatched protection against harmful build-up and corrosion in the cooling systems of cars, trucks, motorcycles and powersports equipment.

Editor’s Note: The Trail Political Action Committee has offered its suggestion for voting for Ron Johnson to support off-road access. See their complete letter below.

Dear Trail Voter,

The Trail PAC (Trail Political Action Committee) works to elect federal candidates who will support legislation and policy promoting and protecting responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on public and private lands.   Trail PAC is proud to announce its official endorsement and support for Ron Johnson running for re-election to the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.

Jay Vanderloop, a powersports dealer and outdoor recreationist, states, “Senator Ron Johnson understands how the anti-access regulatory agenda of federal agencies can impact OHV-based businesses and user groups.  Senator Johnson has worked hard to support the common sense regulatory reform in the ROV In-Depth Examination Act, S1040.”

S1040, more commonly known as the RIDE Act, would require the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to postpone proposed mandates for off-road, side-by-side vehicles (ROVs) until those proposals have been studied and evaluated by government scientific organizations.  That legislation followed the CPSC’s rejection of a bipartisan Senate request that the CPSC work cooperatively with the ROV industry and other stakeholders.

Senator Johnson states, “It is the job of Congress to exercise its oversight authority when overreaching regulations are proposed that could devastate an important industry that provides high quality recreation products enjoyed by millions of outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country.  I will continue to support efforts to ensure that regulations are both appropriate and science-based.”

TPAC believes this contest is critical to help us retain our pro-trail majority in the U.S. Senate.  TPAC wants to join forces with Jay Vanderloop and other pro-trail voters in Wisconsin in an effort to send Johnson back to Washington D.C. on November 8.

Ron Johnson is TPAC’s 2nd officially endorsed senate race in the 2016 election cycle.

TPAC wants to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you who are supporting our efforts in 2016.

Thanks again for your continued support in the 2016 presidential election.  You are making a difference!

Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC