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Ram Truck today announced it will support Arizona businesswomen Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures and Kande Jacobsen of Adventure Driven in this inaugural Rebelle Rally later this year. Ram Trucks will provide a 2016 Ram Rebel truck for the two women to drive in the Rebelle Rally, which is an all-female navigation and four-wheel-drive event crossing portions of the southwestern United States this October.

Sierra Trek’s Summit City basecamp, which rests along the alpine shores of Meadow Lake, is a hub of activity. During the 4-day event participants canoe or fish on the lake, relax along its shores, or hike in the local mountains. Each night after the bonfire is lit, the Wild West chuckwagon crew serves up country-style meals, a band takes the stage, and night owls kick up their heels on the dance floor.

The Fordyce Creek Trail is the original Sierra Trek route and traces the old Summit City Road from Cisco Grove to Meadow Lake. Although it was once traversed by ox-drawn wagons, it is now highly challenging and reserved for experienced drivers with modified four-wheel drives. There are a total of five “winch hills,” each of which is staffed by a team of skilled guides to help participants along.

Back in 1964, a small group of Jeepers got the idea of creating a fundraising event for the newly formed California Association of 4WD Clubs (CA4WDC). It would need to be a first-rate event similar to the then-famous Jeepers Jamboree on the Rubicon. Sacramento Jeepers member Ed Dunkley, an encyclopedia of knowledge on Sierra Nevada history and old mining routes, gathered a few folks and began searching for a suitable trail. The chosen route was a long-abandoned wagon road from Cisco Grove, California (near Truckee), to the shores of Meadow Lake and the 1860’s mining camp of Summit City. It had been decades since the “road” had been used, and Mother Nature had played her hand at reclaiming the land.

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Temecula, Calif. – June 27, 2016
– The 3rd Annual MotoDoffo Event to Benefit the Kurt Caselli Foundation, presented by SCORE International, is in the books. Thanks to contributions from event sponsors and attendees more than $32,000 was raised for the Foundation and their mission to improve off-road safety.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 507 (S. Res. 507) designating July 8, 2016 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils.  The date marks the seventh commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

S. Res. 507 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT).  The Senators are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C.  The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports.

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With its mountainous red-rock backdrop, Moab, Utah, draws in adventure seekers of all sorts every year its scenery and wide variety of outdoor activities. Off-roaders flock to the trails of Moab throughout the year, many of which were at one time uranium mining roads.

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.

Although results are unofficial at this point, it appears Colton Udall and Mark Samuels have earned another Baja 500 victory. Photo: Scott Rousseau

Although results are unofficial at this point, it appears Colton Udall and Mark Samuels have earned another Baja 500 victory. Photo: Scott Rousseau

Colton Udall and Mark Samuels appear to be well on their way toward celebrating a win at the 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 in Baja California, Mexico.

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

4-Wheel-Parts-Ultra4-Glen-helen-5-26-16More than 100 ULTRA4 cars are expected to return to Glen Helen Raceway for the 6th Annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. This will be the second race of the 2016 ULTRA4 Trail-gear Western Regional Series. Many of the cars expected to compete also raced in the 2016 Nitto King of The Hammers presented by 4 Wheel Parts. ULTRA4 drivers are competing for a $10,000 purse.

Top drivers are expected to be in attendance including former Kings of The Hammers. Drivers are not only racing for podium positions but also points towards the Nitto National Championship.

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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.