Dirt-Live-Expo-Logo-6-26-13RENO, Nev. — While the exhibitor’s list continues to grow, final details are being put into place for next month’s salute to desert racing at the second annual Dirt Live Off-Road Expo. Named for the popular new weekly internet desert racing show Dirt LiveHD, the Dirt Live Off-Road Expo will be held July 10-12 on Virginia Street in the heart of Reno, Nev., in the shadow of the world-famous “Biggest Little City in the World” arch that helps illuminate the heart of the Reno’s resort corridor.

Downtown Reno will come alive as HDRA Racetown USA when the Dirt Live Off-Road Expo brings together desert racers, off-road enthusiasts, and exhibitors for three exciting action-packed days.

UNDER THE ARCH
Under the famous Virginia Street arch, the Dirt Live Off-Road Expo in the Northern Nevada gaming city will gather the competitors of the High Desert Racing Association, aficionados of desert racing, and enthusiasts of all kinds, in a summertime festival atmosphere around the Monster Energy Stage and in the BFGoodrich Tires Hospitality area.

Join us in beautiful Ouray, CO for the Sixth Annual FJ Summit on July 18th thru July 22nd, 2012.

The FJ Summit is an annual national gathering of enthusiastic off-road Toyota 4×4 owners and fans. It’s a chance to meet other wheelers, have a great time, and meet many of the vendors that support our passion.

With daily trail runs, off-road clinics, good food, live music, a legendary raffle, and the chance to make lasting friendships, this is a great event for the whole family.  If you have people in your group that want other choices than off-road adventures, Ouray offers hiking, hot springs swimming or soaking, horseback riding, shopping, art galleries, amazing restaurants, and many other ways to enjoy your time.

The first five FJ Summits have brought friends together from all over the continent to enjoy the trails, mountain views, and fun of getting together with great people.

The Best Western Twin Peaks Lodge and Hot Springs will be home base for all of the FJ Summit events again this year. We look forward to seeing the Summit veterans as well as the the newcomers. For more information on this year’s event, visit www.fjsummit.org.

Ocala, FL (Dec. 16, 2011) — Baja-style racing is usually reserved for desert locations in the American Southwest and Mexico.  But Legendary Excursions, the leading off-road experience provider in the US, has recreated the Baja Challenge experience in Ocala, FL and is now providing off-road thrills for those in the Southeast.

Offering a private track, Legendary Excursions allows thrill-seekers to drive the same Baja Challenge Race Cars that compete in the Baja 500 and the Baja 1000.  Or for those who prefer a more relaxed approach to an off road experience they also offer 4X4 experiences and training.

The purpose-built Baja Challenge off-road race cars travel up to 100 MPH and have 18” of suspension travel, allowing them to handle some of the roughest terrain at speed.  They also feature suspended seats, custom Subaru engines, fresh air supply to the driver and passenger, and a custom-built chassis and frame and onboard video and data systems.

To accommodate such a serious off-road vehicle, Legendary Excursions has built several Baja Style off-road tracks with varying degrees of difficulty complete with jumps, banked turns, steep inclines and more.  Participants can opt to simply ride along with a professional driver, embark on a half-day experience, or go all out on an all-day off road experience behind the wheel.

Legendary Excursions adventures begin with an orientation, pre-run in one of the chase vehicles on the Baja course, safety equipment outfitting, and then its time to suit up for the experience.

For more information and to check out Legendary Excursion’s multiple locations throughout the U.S., please visit www.legendaryexcursions.com or call 888.522.9918.

POMONA, CALIF. (October 4, 2011) – The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire continues its commitment to the off-road community, not only with the full schedule of exhibits and events on October 8 and 9, but also with its ongoing support of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Silent Auction and Induction Ceremony, both set to take place at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, adjacent to the expo’s location at the Pomona Fairplex. From autographed helmets and jerseys, to framed team posters, off-road fans are encouraged to stop by and check out the amazing auction items and place a bet. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the silent auction will benefit the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. The auction will be open to the public on Friday, October 7, from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. and again Saturday, October 8, from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Set to take place on Friday, October 7, at 6 p.m., the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Annual Induction Ceremony has been established to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations whose lifelong contributions to off-road motorsports have set a standard for others to follow. Hall of Fame inductees are required to have at least 15 years of experience and involvement in off-road motorsports. The nominees must have built, designed, driven, maintained, owned, prepared, piloted, promoted, ridden or supported an off-road vehicle. They are characterized by their desire to win, the mastery of their field and their courage to innovate. Each of the inductees has made a significant contribution to off-road motorsports in at least one of the following aspects: business, history, design, engineering, prestige of the sport, and/or growth of the sport. (Please note: the induction ceremony is by invitation-only, media interested in attending the event to cover should contact Emily Miller at emilysmiller@yahoo.com or 916/719-9949.)

2011 Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductees include off-road racers Ron D. Bishop and Rob MacCachren:

- Ron Bishop is special kind of off-road racer whose consistent winning record is eclipsed by his dedication to the sport and by his passion for bettering the sport and improving its safety. Bishop is the only motorcycle racer to have entered in every Baja 1000 since the race’s inception in 1967, allowing him to recognize the need for better lighting for motorcycles competing against the larger four-wheeled vehicles with monster lighting systems. In addition to racing in Baja, he also competed and earned medals in the International Six Day Trials qualifiers and was recognized by the American Motorcyclist Association as an inductee to their Hall of Fame.

- Rob MacCachren has raced in and won virtually every kind of off-road racing series during his career that has spanned the past three decades. Whether it is desert racing in the U.S. or Baja, stadium racing, or short course racing, MacCachren has raced it and won in it. No other racer has ever enjoyed the level of success he has had in so many different vehicles and so many different series. It was MacCachren’s role as an ambassador to the sport that convinced the committee he was truly worthy of the induction. His media savvy and availability have gotten him named to the All American Writers and Broadcasting Association’s first and second teams on multiple occasions. He has also been named as Dirt Sports Magazine Driver of the Year (2007), BF Goodrich’s Motorsports Person of the Year (2007) and SCORE Person of the Year twice (1987, 2008).

Te Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 1978, is a 3,500 square foot exhibit within Gallery Four of the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) in Reno, Nevada. Plans are underway to expand the footprint of the OFMHOF within the Museum. For more information, visit www.ormhof.org.

The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, ATV test rides, freestyle motocross action, movie premieres, RC Racing and more. This year’s expo is bigger than ever with more exhibitors showcasing all the latest off-road toys, technologies, parts, gear and accessories from more than 350 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors.

The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will take place Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 9, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Held at the Pomona Fairplex, located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, Calif. Tickets purchased on-site will be $12 for adults, $5 for children (6-12) and free for children under six. A Family Four Pack is available for $20 and includes admission for two adults, and two children (available online only). For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.offroadexpo.com. Follow Off-Road Expo at www.facebook.com/OffRoadExpo and at www.twitter.com/OffRoadExpo.

(INDIANAPOLIS) General Tire is now the presenting sponsor of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo coming to the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California on October 8 and 9, 2011.  The event is the premiere exhibition for off-road enthusiasts, manufacturers, and dealers.  The Pomona Fairplex comes alive with over 10 acres of displays and demonstration areas full of off-road parts, equipment, gear and experts.  For anyone into off-road racing, rock crawling, trail riding, sand sports, ATV’s, motorcycles, camping, or adventure travel; the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Powered by General Tire is a must-attend weekend.

General Tire will unveil a new interactive display at the Expo where many of the stars of the General Tire sponsored off-road race teams will meet fans and sign autographs. “We are very excited to return to Off-Road Expo for 2011,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. “Lucas is such a powerful brand and the combination of Lucas and Family Events has brought the Off-Road Expo venue to a whole new level.  The GT booth will definitely bring attention with our beautiful GT model, Ms. Mint 400 and some of the hottest race car drivers in off-road in attendance signing autographs.”

Mike Moore, president of Family Events, producers of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Powered by General Tire said, “General Tire has long been a proud member of the Team Lucas brands that sponsor marquee events in motorsports.  We have been privileged to have General Tire sponsor our key series of General Tire Monster Truck Thunder Drag events in the Midwest and East. We’ve totally enjoyed our association with the people and products of General Tire and we’re especially proud that General Tire has agreed to become presenting sponsor of our primary Western event.”

General Tire’s “Team GT” of race teams includes over a dozen top teams in desert off-road racing and seven teams competing in short course off-road racing.  Excitement is the key ingredient in General Tire sponsored events, teams and competitors. From B.J. “Ballistic” Baldwin to the high-flying Team Scream monster truck “The General”; fans will find the General Tire logo wherever aggressive competitors put their tires to extreme performance tests.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Motorcyclists know that there are few things cooler than a sweet vintage ride — except for a sweet vintage ride that you pick up for a sweet deal. The hunt for those bargains brings enthusiasts back to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) vintage swap meet in droves every summer during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

The July 22-24 extravaganza is expected to be one of the biggest swap meets ever, as hundreds of vendors and thousands of buyers converge at the largest celebration of motorcycle heritage in the country.

“Covering nearly 20 acres of landscape around the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course complex, the swap meet is an impressive site to behold,” said AMA Director of Operations and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jack Penton. “There are new-old-stock pistons, crank seals, fork boots, wheels, complete running bikes, not-so-complete and not-so-running bikes, shocks, fenders — the list goes on and on.

“This is the place to find that one elusive part you need to finish your prized project, or get started on your first one,” said Penton. “With 2011 shaping up to be one of the biggest swap meets in the history of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the opportunities for great deals and great finds will be considerable.”

Penton added that, as a premier attraction for many attendees at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the AMA seeks to make enhancements every year.

“Last year, we introduced a number of improvements that helped the flow of traffic and better utilized the space for individual vendor displays,” Penton said. “We will continue to evolve those improvements for 2011 to ensure this the best vintage motorcycle swap meet in the country.”

Vendors can pre-register for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days through Thursday, June 30, for the best available locations. (Vendors who miss the preregistration deadline can still purchase space at the event.) To register, call AMA Member Services at (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646). For additional registration information, see AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com.

Kawasaki will be honored as the 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Marque of the Year. There will be a number of Kawasaki-themed activities, from displays to demo rides to seminars to autograph signings. Attendees will also have an opportunity to win a new Kawasaki Z1000 and a classic Z1, given away in a single raffle that benefits the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Held at the world-class Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features vintage and post-vintage competition in motocross, trials, hare scrambles, roadracing and dirt track. In addition to the swap meet and demo rides of current production bikes, the event includes educational seminars, bike shows, motorcycling seminars, the new product Manufacturers’ Midway, and club corrals featuring marque and regional clubs.

Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which is located on the campus of the AMA in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to “celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America.” Its exhibits honor the distinguished men and women whose competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship have played a vital role in shaping the sport, lifestyle and business of motorcycling. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at MotorcycleMuseum.org.

Tickets to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days can be purchased online at MidOhio.com. For more information about the event, visit AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com.