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Desert Safari 2010 Date Set

Tierra del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego is proud to announce the 48th Annual Desert Safari to be held March 5-6, 2010 in the Truckhaven Hills area of the North Ocotillo Wells SVRA.  This area was selected for the 2010 event due to the overwhelming positive feedback from last year’s participants.

The family focused 48th Annual Desert Safari will again present an awesome trail for all skill levels within the 4x4 community and the famous “TDS Raffle” with more than $100K in prizes.

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2010 King of the Hammers Date Set

Hammerking Productions Inc Announces Date For 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA,  (Sept 10, 2009):  The 2010 running of the Griffin King of the Hammers race will take place on Friday February 12, 2010 in Johnson Valley, California at the legendary Hammers Trails.  King of the Hammers has grown into a weeklong event in 2010 which will offer even more opportunities for drivers and spectators alike. Plans are in the works to build on last years theme of off-road industry related workshops, meet and greets, vendor area and more.  To completely experience the King of the Hammers this year plan on being in Johnson Valley from Monday February 8th through Saturday Night February 13th. A formal schedule of events will be released soon.

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LA - Barstow to Vegas Ride Signup Opens


SEAL BEACH, CA (August 16, 2009) – The American Motorcyclist Association, District 37, Dual Sport is pleased to announce the 2009 LA-Barstow to Vegas Dual Sport Ride. This year’s event will be held on November 27th & 28th. This is your chance to be a part of the nation’s premier dual sport ride. In its 26th year, this two-day, 450 mile adventure provides its attendees with some of the most beautiful vistas of the desert southwest. Suited to all types of riders, from novice to expert, it offers routes with dirt roads and challenging single track trails. Because this ride is part of both the AMA/KTM National Dual Sport Trail Ride Series and the AMA/BMW Adventure Bike Ride Series, it can accommodate the traditional dual sport rider and also the adventure bike rider.

With an average annual attendance of 300-400 riders, this event has consistently been one of the most popular rides of the year. Since this event happens at the beginning of the holiday season, every rider is asked to bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots. The toys will go to help needy kids in the Barstow area. This event is a win-win for everyone involved as the needy kids get toys and you get to go on an exciting ride, meet new friends, and make great memories.

If you are interested in attending this event go to www.labarstowvegas.com and click on “Entry Form” to download an entry form and other useful information. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. If your company would like information on becoming a sponsor for this event please contact Kieth Huff at 562-244-0244 or Paul Flanders at 626-792-7384.



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Vision X Lights Up 2010 King of the Hammers

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA,   (July 29, 2009):  Vision X Lights and Hammerking Productions, Inc. may have let the cat out of the bag with the announcement July 29th 2009 of a partnership naming Vision X Lights as the official light of the King of the Hammers.  Vision X Lights, a leader in off-road light technology, and its distributor, Motorsports Squared LLC, have signed on as the Official Light of the 2010 King of the Hammers.

Speculation of the mileage, length, and severity of the continuously brutal off-road race in Johnson Valley, California has been building.  Hammerking Productions own Jeff Knoll responded to course questions with, “We are not yet ready to make our plans known concerning the course layout and mileage. However, it’s safe to say teams should consider a quality light package from Vision X as part of their overall race effort for 2010.”  Knoll continued, “We are working closely with the BLM to exceed all requirements of our event permits.”

In addition, Vision X Lights and Motorsports Squared LLC will partner with Hammerking Productions, Inc. for the first running of the Ultra4 Vegas to Reno Qualifier, hosted by Best in the Desert Racing, August 19-24, 2009.  Hammerking will field two cars in the newly created 4400 class. “It’s important for Jeff and me to partner with companies with proven products for support of King of the Hammers. There was little choice in our eyes when it comes to lights, and we are happy Vision X feels the same way,” said Dave Cole, partner in Hammerking Productions.  Until now there has been little need for quality light products on rock crawlers, but with the creation of the BITD Ultra4 class, and rumors swirling about the 2010 King of the Hammers, teams will need to once again race into the future.


Hammerking Productions, Inc. created the “King of the Hammers” off-road race in 2007 (www.kingofthehammers.com) and released its first full-length film in 2008.  The 2009 running of the King of the Hammers was featured on Spike TV and in the film “Second Crusade.”  In 2009, Hammerking expanded race action to include three additional regional qualifiers for the 2010 race.  Over 15,000 drivers and fans from around the globe will descend on the desert of Johnson Valley for over a week of off-road related activities in 2010.

In addition to their success in the off-road industry, Vision X has expanded their products for use in more industrial and commercial applications, including agencies such as NASA, US Border Patrol, and all Homeland Security Divisions.  Go to www.visionxusa.com for all the latest news on Vision X products.

Motorsports Squared (a division of M Squared Marketing) was established in 2007 as a Master Warehouse Distributor, exclusively selling for Vision Motor Sports in California.  Quickly becoming one of the largest warehouse distributors for Vision X USA.  See www.motorsportsquared.com or www.visionxstore.com for more information.

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Dune Tour hits Pismo Beach

August 7-8, 2009

With the overwhelming success of the “Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour” in Glamis, Calif. this past March, we are excited to announce the Dune Tour’s next stop will be at the Pismo Beach State Recreation Area.  The famed Dune Tour promises to live up to its claim as the largest event in the western United States! Open to the public and any vehicle, this family-friendly event is packed full of activity.  Mark your calendars and pre register now at www.thedunetour.com

Participant Activities

• Dunes Clean-up
It’s important that we preserve and protect the environment that we are allowed to play in. With the ever growing challenges of anti-access groups, we as users need to do our part. It’s important that we teach our kids that we need to clean up after ourselves before we leave. Sand Addiction Magazine will offer a three (3) issue complimentary subscription to every family who brings a minimum of two (2) bags of trash back to the hospitality area.

• Movie / Bonfire
A Family Friendly Box Office Hit. We take our huge inflatable movie screen and project a family friendly just released Off Road movie. Just like the old drive in days…participants are encouraged to drive their Side x Side, Sand Car or Quad and hang out while watching a movie under the stars.

• Kid Zone
This is a place where kids can be kids and do what they do best; use their imagination by designing their own sand cars or quads in the Kids coloring corner and bouncing around in the jumper for a great time.

• Scavenger Hunt
This is a poker run type event where everyone wins. There is only 5 stop that is manned by participating sponsors. This is not a race, participants are encouraged to take their time and look at all of the great products at each of the stops. When finished, they return their stamped card to the registration area entry into the opportunity drawing. This event is free to participate.

• Show & Shine
Classes available for registration:
-Yamaha Rhino
-Long travel sand car
-Beam cars
-Dirt bikes
-Side X Side
-Best Random, because you never know what somebody is going to create!

Awards will be given to:
• Best in Show
• Best in each class

To register your ride visit the registration table. Winners will be announced at the end of the afternoon raffle. The Grand prize for each class in the Show & Shine contest is a two page feature of the vehicle in Sand Addiction Magazine.

• Lunch
Lunch will be available to all participants that have purchased an event Package for $12.00. The Event package consists of an event T-shirt, event goodie bag, a meal ticket, and a wrist band. Family packs are available for $35.00. On the menu will be hot dogs, hamburgers, potato chips and a soft drink. During lunch, participants will be returning from the Scavenger Hunt and the Show & Shine will be begin.

• Opportunity Drawing
The Dune Tour hosts the largest opportunity drawing of FREE products you will find in the dunes. We offer this drawing at 3 different times. Friday Night after the movie Saturday during lunch and Saturday night during the karaoke party.  There are multiple ways to enter the drawing…for free! Participants can register at the main table to get a wristband that offers an entry ticket. Participants in the scavenger hunt will receive a second entry when they come back with their card fully stamped. If two isn’t good enough, they can purchase more at the main table. Winners must be present to win.

• Karaoke Party/ Bonfire
We have added some spice to Saturday night. How about a Karaoke Party with a grand prize. We will have registration for participants throughout the day and will pull a family crowd for a great show!

• Demo Rides
The Dune Tour has partnered with Yamaha and Kawasaki to be on-site with their demo crew; come ride the latest machines for FREE.

• ATV Safety Training
Being a family friendly event we feel it’s important to teach the little ones correct riding habits from the beginning. That’s why at the Dune Tour we coordinate efforts with the ATV Safety Institute to offer Safety Certification Courses to our participants. Space is limited, so don’t hesitate to RSVP with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 909-794-4601

Visit www.thedunetour.com for updates, schedules and directions!


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