Cantina-for-the-Con-2013-9-25-13PLACERVILLE, CA: The Rubicon Trail Foundation would like to thank every person and company across the country that participated in this years 9th Annual Cantina for the Con, which strictly benefits the Rubicon Trail in Northern California.  The event that consisted of a Pre-Sale BBQ and a two-day event at the mouth of the Rubicon Trail had a Raffle that was an amazing mix of products and the best Tacos on the Rubicon.

“So many people think of the Rubicon Trail as a 4×4 only trail, but we see UTV’s, Motorcycles, Trials Bikes, Quads, Horses, Hikers, Bikers and others utilizing the trail,” said Rusty Folena, President of the Rubicon Trail Foundation.  “Our Foundation works every day to keep this trail open for anyone to use, specifically all types of motorized access.  We want to thank everyone that participated in this year’s annual fundraiser; the entire Board of Directors sincerely appreciates it. We hope everyone had fun and will plan on joining us again next year.”

Cantina-for-the-Con-8-22-13PLACERVILLE, CA: The 9th Annual Cantina for the Con, who’s proceeds go entirely towards supporting the future of the Rubicon Trail, has always had the support of the Offroad Community, local and far.  Raceline Wheels and Falken Tires have joined for the second year to be the presenting sponsors.  “We really appreciate everything that the Rubicon Trail Foundation does to keep the Rubicon Trail functional so we can come and enjoy it the couple times a year we make it up here,” said Greg Mulkey Raceline Wheels Offroad Brand Manager.  “We came to this event last year and it was an absolute blast!  Really looking forward to seeing everyone again.”

Join offroad Rubicon Trail users, the board of directors and companies from across the country for a weekend of Tacos, Vendor Midway and Activities for the Whole Family.  Additional event sponsors who will also be at the Loon Lake Spillway include RuffStuff Specialties, 4Wheel Parts, Genright Offroad, Metalcloak, Marlin Crawlers, Jaws Gear & Axle, Pitbull Tires, Cal4Wheel, CORVA and local Sacramento radio sponsors 96.9 the Eagle and 98 Rock.

Jason-Scherer-KOH-4-5-13DANVILLE, CA – Jason Scherer is excited to have this weekend’s MetalCloak Ultra4 Stampede race so close to his home and the home of Rubicon Express at Prairie City SVRA in Rancho Cordova, CA.  Split almost equally between the Bay Area and the Rubicon Trail, Prairie City will be an excellent place for Scherer’s family and friends to come and watch.  “I am really stoked to be able to sleep in my bed the night before the race, and then have all my family and friends that know I race, but have never been able to come out and watch, be able to join in on the fun,” said Jason Scherer, driver of the Rubicon Express #76 car.  “It is also the home track for Rubicon Express and then the Glen Helen race will be the home track for 4 Wheel Parts, so I have some exciting times to look forward to.”

DANVILLE, CA – Industry leading suspension manufacturer, Rubicon Express has announced it will be sponsoring professional off road racer, Jason Scherer.  The new partnership brings together a company that pioneered modern high performance suspension systems for Jeeps with a championship winning driver and race team. Both Rubicon Express and Jason Scherer are based in Northern California with strong roots wheeling on the famous Rubicon Trail. As their newest ambassador, Scherer’s Ultra4 single seat race car will be wrapped with the very recognizable Rubicon Express black and silver logo which will be debuted at next weeks 2013 King of the Hammers and continue its appearances at the three Ultra4 Western Series races.

Rubicon Express brand manager, Adam Trowbridge said, “We are very excited to have Jason Scherer representing Rubicon Express. His professionalism, sportsmanship, and reputation as an exceptional racer are a great match with our company and what we stand for. We are looking forward to kicking off the 2013 race season with Jason at the King of the Hammers.”

Editor’s Note: Del Albright, long-time off-road enthusiast and advocate for land use and trail access, recently published a column regarding concern for the Rubicon Trail. Below is his column as well as information about how to get involved.

WORRIED ABOUT THE RUBICON TRAIL

IS GOVERNMENT LISTENING TO THE USERS?

I left my leadership position in Friends of the Rubicon (FOTR) and the Rubicon Trail Foundation (RTF) a few years back, thinking that we had laid a positive foundation to continue these incredible efforts to keep the Rubicon Trail open to all of us…all year; for all types of rigs; with challenges for us all.

NOT THE CASE!!!

GEORGETOWN, CA  –  The 60th Jeepers Jamboree celebration July 26-30, 2012 on the Rubicon Springs had many high points throughout all five days on the historic trail.  The Movies on the Grass, Historical talks, Diamond in the Rough wine tasting supporting the Rubicon Trail Foundation, Raffle, Vendor Show and a Flatfender Show’N’Shine were just the organized events. The camaraderie, food and helpful nature of the Jeepers Jamboree staff and participants tipped the experience to excellent.  “I would like to publicly thank the crews, cooks, rock rollers, mechanics and all the participants for making this the most amazing anniversary celebration yet,” said Bob Sweeney, Jeepers Jamboree Board of Directors.  “I appreciate everyone working with us on the extended stay, it continues to show how big and whole hearted the entire off road family is!”

GEORGETOWN, CA – The 60th Jeepers Jamboree Jeep will be given away this Saturday night along with thousands of dollars in raffle prizes.  The 60th Annual Jeepers Jamboree will take place on the historic Rubicon Springs Trail July 26 – 30, 2012, the longest running event of this kind marks it as a historic accomplishment in Jeeping History.

There are many special features for this years trip including Movies on the Grass, Historical hikes and talks, Diamond in the Rough wine tasting supporting the Rubicon Trail Foundation, 60th Anniversary feature Jeep Giveaway & Raffle, the largest Vendor Show to date and a Flatfender Show’N’Shine awarding a People’s Choice Plaque.

GEORGETOWN, CA – The 60th Annual Jeepers Jamboree will take place on the historic Rubicon Springs Trail July 26 – 30, 2012.  The longest running event of this kind, it is a historic accomplishment for certain.  There are many special features for this years trip including Movies on the Grass, Historical hikes and talks, Diamond in the Rough wine tasting supporting the Rubicon Trail Foundation, 60th Anniversary feature Jeep Giveaway & Raffle, largest vendor show to date and a Flatfender Show’N’Shine awarding a People’s Choice Plaque.

Everyone on the trip is welcome to show off their Jeep Flat Fender on Saturday morning at the meal area.  The group that was commonly known as Flatville between the years of 1990 and 2002 will be hosting this social gathering.  “The rock trail that was once only used by these ‘ol flat fenders in the 1950’s when Jeepers Jamboree started is now a lot easier to maneuver with the bigger tires and suspension,” said Ben Bower, a founding father of Flatville.  “All the trail hands have been warned to bring old parts for this trip, its going to be a lot of fun to bring this whole group in!”