AUBURN, Indiana – An innovative piece of off-road racing history will be auctioned for a good cause this Friday, August 1: The Class 8 Baja-winning 1976 Ford F-100 campaigned by Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Frank “Scoop” Vessels will go on the block. All proceeds from the truck’s sale will benefit the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, which is housed in the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
ENSENADA BAJA CA MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com has announced SATMODO has joined BAJA RALLY 2.0 as the Official Satellite Communications Provider for Baja CA’s very first and only navigation based rally raid for motorcycles.
“Communication is the cornerstone of any safety plan and we rely on the team at SATMODO to arm our team with equipment to support our plan”, explained rally creator Scotty Breauxman, “And by giving our riders an incredible deal on a sat phone rental, SATMODO is really contributing to the growth of this young new event.”
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – Bell Helmets is proud to announce they are the Official Helmet sponsor and the presenter of the Holeshot Award for this year’s Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship held at Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., July 27 through August 2.
DETROIT – Manchester United will wear its new Chevrolet-branded shirt for the first time during the club’s Chevrolet Cup match against the L.A. Galaxy on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. To celebrate, Chevrolet today said it would offer a free livestream of the match to fans around the world at www.ChevroletFC.com.
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Robby Gordon edged TRAXXAS-driver Sheldon Creed on the final lap of practice Friday to set the fastest lap in qualifying for Saturday’s first of two Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS races at the Honda Indy Toronto.
Although Gordon, driving the SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/TRAXXAS truck, set the quickest time in the session, he will not start on the pole for the 2:20 p.m. race Saturday given that he will draw a number from a hat during tomorrow’s pre-race driver’s meeting to determine how many rows in the eight-truck field will be inverted for the start. It is guaranteed, however, that he and Creed will start alongside each other when they get the green flag, but it is yet to be determined whether it will be row two, three or four.
TORRANCE, Calif. – The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has a new leader. Longtime Toyota veteran and community activist Michael Rouse, who currently serves as vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs is now president of the Foundation. Rouse assumes this new role in addition to his current responsibilities.
Sturgis, SD – Motorsports fans will get more than their fair share of extreme engines, insane speed and colossal crashes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s newly constructed PowerSports Complex this August. The Sturgis Rally entertainment destination has planned a jam-packed week of high-powered competition for guests including TORC: The Off Road Championship, the Nitro National Pro Hill Climb, AMA Extreme Dirt Track ATV Races and Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulls. Guests can look forward to seeing the nation’s top motorsport athletes competing for the title on some unusual and impressive machines including 900-horsepower race trucks, nitro-injected Harleys with steel-bolted paddle tires, and 7,000-horsepower tractors equipped with jet engines.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014 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 fifth 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. 493 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), along with Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK). The Senators are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 493 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports.
Porter, TX – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced its fourth annual Show It Off at SEMA photo contest will launch on Monday, July 14 on the brand’s Facebook fan page. The winner of the contest will have the opportunity to display his or her vehicle at the 2014 SEMA Show – the largest trade-only automotive aftermarket show in the world – as a feature vehicle outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, 2014.
“This is a great way to give one of our enthusiasts the chance to show his or her vehicle to a worldwide audience,” said Marlena Solomon, Marketing Specialist. “The winners we’ve had from previous years have set the standard high for the vehicles we host, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this year brings,” she added.
LOUISVILLE, KY: The first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo fulfilled its tagline ‘East Goes Epic’. It was extremely successful in the eyes of the enthusiasts there to enjoy, exhibitors who were able to show and sell their products, and racers who threw dirt demonstrating their extreme off-road machines capabilities. Offroad and powersports vehicles of all sorts filled the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY Friday through Sunday June 20-22. “We can’t be more excited about the overall feel of the show. As a first time event, we won’t lie and say we weren’t nervous,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator. “The response from everyone has been overwhelming and we look forward to growing into an even bigger event for next year.”