Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Landuse at King of the Hammers; 4405 Buggy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kurt Schneider
Tel. 925-202-9246
E-mail: kurt@kurtuleas.com
October 25th, 2010


4405 Land Use Team awarded Merit Entry into the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers
Driver Travis Carpenter will "Race for Access" once again with fundraiser for the Blue Ribbon Coalition

Driver Travis Carpenter and the Ultra4 4405 Land Use rig have been awarded a "Merit Entry" by Hammerking Productions into the famed 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers race.  The merit entry is based on the team's ongoing efforts to promote responsible land use, raise awareness of land use issues, and to generate funds, volunteers and memberships for various land use organizations.


 Billed as the "Land Use" buggy, its land use outreach program has had the 4405 on near constant display since its inception in 2008. The vehicle has been seen in many magazines, on trails all over the West Coast, in parades, on trail work parties, and at many schools and businesses. It is used as a centerpiece to talk about responsible OHV use and to promote the sport as a whole.


In the 2010 King of the Hammers, the 4405 team held a Race-A-Thon to raise badly needed funds for land use organizations. Despite only completing 98 miles of the race, the team managed to raise nearly $20,000, the majority of which was pledged by members of the Pirate4x4.com website. Additional substantial pledges came from the Tin Benders 4x4 club and 4 Wheel Parts.


Sadly, three months after the 2010 King of the Hammers, the 4405 burned to the ground in a structure fire. There has been an overwhelming positive response to hearing this news. Many companies along with members of Pirate4x4.com have begun donating parts and cash in order to rebuild the vehicle so it can continue its mission. Master fabricator and co-driver Dan Trout of Fishmouth Fabworks has been bending tube and feverishly building the new 4405.


According to Manager/Promoter Kurt Schneider, "Our original plan was to run the 4405 in the entire Ultra4 Grand Slam series in 2010. We wanted to earn our spot outright for the 2011 King of the Hammers. Points-wise, all we would have to do is attend each race and we would have qualified, but with the 4405 burning down, that could not be accomplished."


For the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers, the team will once again hold a Race-A-Thon for land use. Driver Travis Carpenter states, "We learned a lot from last year, and with the help of Del Albright, Pirate4x4.com and CRAWL Magazine, the 4405 team is planning on making this Race-A-Thon massive. It is our goal to make this the largest single-day fundraiser for land use ever. We are hoping that companies and OHV enthusiasts help donate to keep our public lands open to the public."


 According to Jeff Knoll, co-founder of KOH, “the Griffin King of the Hammers is  the toughest one day off road race on the planet, and we want to set new records for landuse awareness and fund-raising in 2011 with the 4405 buggy.   Del Albright, BlueRibbon Ambassador added, “King of the Hammers (www.kingofthehammers.com) has quickly become one of the biggest events in off-roading and a major outlet for helping to save our trails and support organizations like BlueRibbon Coalition.” With a mix of go-fast desert racing and hard-core rock crawling, the endurance race has attracted 100 of the most accomplished drivers in Rock-sports competitions, and literally tens of thousands of spectators.


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If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kurt Schneider, please call 925-202-9246 or e-mail Kurt at kurt@kurtuleas.com

Monday, October 25, 2010

4405 Land Use Team awarded Merit Entry into the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers

4405 Land Use Team awarded Merit Entry into the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers

National Round Table Meeting in Vegas (NAMRC)

I am honored to be the official Facilitator on behalf of BlueRibbon Coalition for the annual meeting of the North American Motorized Recreation Council (NAMRC) in Las Vegas next week in conjunction with the famous SEMA convention.  NAMRC is like a Knights of the Roundtable for off-road motorized recreation, sharing ideas, and formulating solutions to national problems facing our sport and our access.

The Calif. Assoc. of 4Wheel Drive Clubs hosts our website and you can learn more at http://www.namrc.com/

Visitors and guests are welcome if you're in Vegas Monday Nov. 1st.   Drop me an email for more info at del@delalbright.com

thanks, Del

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Del Albright's Blog: Ultra4 Stampede Gate Info at Exit 28 Motorsports

Del Albright's Blog: Ultra4 Stampede Gate Info at Exit 28 Motorsports: "QUICK LINK with High Res Pictures: http://bowermedia.com/2010/09/exit-28-motorsports-park-opens-gates-for-ultra4-stampede-race/ Exit 28 M..."

Del Albright's Blog: Access Army Times October Newsletter

Del Albright's Blog: Access Army Times October Newsletter: "Go here to see/read/download and share the Access Army Times (October newsletter) with landuse and access info from coast to coast. Thanks ..."

Del Albright's Blog: The Trail Party formed to help Voters for Access

Del Albright's Blog: The Trail Party formed to help Voters for Access: "TRAIL PARTY Formed to Help Off Road Voters Be an 'ORV' -- Off Road Voter. The current election can seem a little overwhelming, time consum..."

Del Albright's Additional Blog to Jeepndel

Figuring I need to move my blogs over to here DelAlbright.blogspot.com rather than jeepndel.blogspot.com
Del

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Trail Party formed to help Voters for Access

TRAIL PARTY Formed to Help Off Road Voters

Be an "ORV" -- Off Road Voter.

The current election can seem a little overwhelming, time consuming and maybe even a little confusing to sit down and read up on all the candidates and propositions. Don Amador, noted Recreation Advocate has made it easy and has done all the reading and put together an easy to use "Trail Party Voters Guide". Essentially it is comprised of the candidates that are OHV friendly and made the propositions a piece of cake to decide on.  The Trail Party is already taking on national importance in helping to de


Go here to take a peek: Trail Party Voters Guide

Monday, October 11, 2010

Roger Norman with Lance Clifford in Pole Starter at Baja 1000

Roger

Roger Norman drew the pole (starting) position for the Baja 1000 with Lance Clifford, my pal and owner of Pirate4x4.com, as his co-driver. Wow.
Lance

This should be a wild race as they plan to Ironman the whole thing.  Whew....GET IT!!!  Read more at http://rogernormanracing.com/roger-norman-draws-first-position-and-plans-to-ironman-2010-tecate-score-baja-1000
Del

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Access Army Times October Newsletter

Go here to see/read/download and share the Access Army Times (October newsletter) with landuse and access info from coast to coast. Thanks to our main man, Todd Ockert. Air Warrior King, for putting this together.

http://www.delalbright.com/Access/Access-Army-Oct-2010-Newsletter.pdf