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San Juan Capistrano, Calif
— Preserving a significant discovery from one of Hollywood’s most iconic names, the production group behind the new film Baja Social Club today announced their acquisition of previously unseen footage from action sports legend Bruce Brown. The director of such groundbreaking films as “Endless Summer” and and “On Any Sunday,” Brown is credited with influencing generations of surfers and motorcycle riders around the world through these unique theatrical masterpieces.

Toyo-Open-Country-AT-II-7-8-14Osaka, Japan – 08 July, 2014 – Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (Akira Nobuki, president) announces that the company’s OPEN COUNTRY AT II (“OPAT II”) SUV tire produced by U.S. subsidiary Toyo Tire North America Manufaacturing, Inc. (“TNA”; Jim Hawk, president) has
been adopted as an original equipment tire for the Ford F-250 & F-350 pickup trucks. This is the first time a TNA-produced tire has been adopted as OE by an American car maker.

U.S. tire sales subsidiary TOYO TIRE U.S.A. CORP. launched sale of the OPAT II as a replacement tire in August 2012, and in less than one year the tire became a hit product with sales in excess of one million units. Renowned for its significantly improved tread life and bold,
aesthetically pleasing design, the OPAT II continues to enjoy enormous popularity in the replacement tire market.

Read our Toyo Open Country A/T II Review

TNA, which manufactures the OPAT II, was established in 2005 as a tire production base for the North American market and is currently undergoing its fourth production expansion.

TNA is a state-of-the-art plant that delivers high-quality, high added-value products to the marketplace using Toyo’s highly automated and proprietary A.T.O.M. (Advanced Tire Operation Module) tire production system designed for multi-product, small-lot production with reduced lead times.

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CHARLOTTE, NC
– REDLYNER Racing (#4550) places 2nd in the 2014 Ultra4 Badlands 4500 Class race on June 28, 2014, in Attica, IN.  Competing in a two and a half hour endurance race, Ultra-4 racer, Jay Callaway, battled the elements and pushed his daily-driven Jeep through one of its toughest tests to date.

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Rob MacCachren is one of 19 racers still in the hunt for SCORE’s Milestone Award.

RENO, Nev. — Through the third of five races in the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship, 19 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2014 SCORE Milestone Awards. Two of SCORE races to date were both approximately 250 miles each, one in San Felipe, Mexico and one in Plaster City, Calif., USA while last month’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 was nearly 450 miles in Ensenada, Mexico.

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This August 7-10 near Truckee, California, the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WDC) will host the 47th Annual Sierra Trek, one of the West’s premier four-wheel drive events. Sierra Trek offers some of the best four wheeling in the country and has a long-standing reputation for great family fun.

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Signing ceremony in 1990 establishing Tread Lightly! as a non-profit.

Salt Lake City, Utah – July 7, 2014 – Tread Lightly!, the nation’s leader in promoting responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs, is kicking off its 25th year anniversary celebration as a non-profit in conjunction with a historic Land Rover charity auction fundraiser on eBay.com.

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Suwanee, GA
– Rugged Ridge, a leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep accessories today announced the availability of 10 new Jeep restyling packages for ’07-’14 Wrangler’s. Each of these packages groups common sets of accessories into easy to order kits for the dealer, jobber and upfitter; providing everything needed to transform an ordinary, stock Jeep into an attractive, off-road capable, vehicle that stands out among the rest.

Merging style, performance, and convenience into an all-in-one-package, Rugged Ridge’s restyling packages serve as one-stop-shops allowing store owners simple options for their customers looking for something different, or the Jeep dealer looking to pre-load inventory.

Ranging from mild to wild, each of the 10 packages allows owners to create their dream “take-me-anywhere” Jeep outfitted with the most cutting edge parts and accessories available on the market today.

“What’s great about these packages is that they offer so much versatility for the Jeep,” said Henk Van Dongen, Director of Marketing at Omix-ADA. “Whether the owner wants to climb over a rocky landscape, trump through sand dunes, or cruise the boulevard, these packages offer everything they could possibly need to achieve this; instilling confidence that their Jeep can go anywhere and do anything.”

Each of the packages combines a variety of products from the Rugged Ridge catalog ranging from wheels, lift kits, modular snorkels, bumpers and recovery winches, transforming the Jeep into a lean, mean, trailblazing machine.

For more information on each of the exclusive Jeep build packages offered by Rugged Ridge, the company’s complete line of high-quality Jeep and off-road products, or to find an approved retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at (770) 614-6101 or visit its website at www.RuggedRidge.com.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Celebrating the memory of the late great SCORE motorcycle champion Kurt Caselli, the SCORE spotlight on tonight’s broadcast of the SCORE Dirt LiveHD Internet show will be the Kurt Caselli Foundation.

A Southern California desert racing star on motorcycles, Caselli died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident during last year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Las Vegas’ six-time AARWBA All-America motorsports racer Rob MacCachren continues to hold the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after the first three rounds of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship. With tight battles in races on both sides of the border, most classes have at least two racers within 10 points for their class point lead and a total of just 27 points separate the top 10 SCORE Overall point leaders heading into round 4 at the 19th Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge to be held Sept. 25-28 at the Coyne Powersports Motorplex in Imperial Valley, Calif.

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Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series provided the perfect elements for Brian Deegan to showcase his driving skills in the #38 Rockstar Energy Drink/Makita Power Tools Ford. The location of Rounds 7 and 8 was Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. This technical track suited Deegan’s strengths in course handling and it showed.

In Friday’s Race, Deegan took the #38 to an early lead in Pro 2, as good driving helped him fend off Rob MacCachren’s aggressive driving. On lap 7, MacCachren ran into rear suspension failure, ending his challenge, which gave Brian a bit of breathing room. After a caution brought the pack back to a tighter group, Bryce Menzies began making a run for the lead on lap 12. Deegan’s defensive driving kept Menzies at bay, however, and Deegan would take his fourth win of the season in Pro 2.