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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Reno Stampede Offers Exclusive Viewing at Deadwood Canyon

Premier viewing for an awesome obstacle at the Reno Stampede on Sept. 11th is now available for pre-sale tickets to the first 100 vehicles. Part of the proceeds will benefit the BlueRibbon Coalition.  I will be your guide and host. Get on it if you want the BEST seat in the house (and help save trails at the same time).

I will organize our convoy of rigs and landuse folks, and guide you to the top of the viewing area where you will see one amazingly challenging obstacle, with better (and safe) viewing than any other obstacle on the course.  Naturally you'll get a chance to interact with some landuse folks in between race cars if you want as well. :)

Get your ticket early as I'm sure we'll sell out. Read all about it here and say a big thanks to ORI Reno for me while you're there.  Those folks ROCK!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Important America's Great Outdoors Initiative Update 8-30-2010


BRC America's Great Outdoor Initiative Update

Important update on the Obama Administration's ambitious new conservation agenda

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

On April 16, 2010, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum that will radically change the U.S. Government's conservation policy. The Memorandum created the America's Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO Initiative) which, among other things, will take public input on how to conserve public and private lands and how to promote outdoor recreation among young Americans.

Many OHV enthusiasts across the nation have attended the meetings and reported in so we wanted to give our members an update. This information is also available on BRC's Public Lands Department section of under the section AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS INITIATIVE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

There are still many questions about the AGO Initiative and how it relates to its companion, the Treasured Landscape Initiative, and we are learning more every day... so watch your inbox for updates and action alerts..

As always, please call or email if you have any questions,
Brian Hawthorne Ric Foster
Public Lands Policy Director Public Lands Department Manager
208-237-1008 ext 102 208-237-1008 ext 107

READ/DOWNLOAD the entire update and details here.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Article: The Jeep That Saved the Day (and our lives)

The Jeep That Saved the Day

And our lives

By Del & Stacie Albright

The trucker behind us on I-80 near Truckee, CA, said he figured we were goners when the Jeep made the FIRST 360 at 55 MPH on the freeway with the jeep trailer coming disconnected yet upright, held only by the safety chain. Then when he saw me steer out of that for the SECOND spin with the trailer headed sideways and still flopping on the chain, he knew we were going to be statistics. Yet we survived it; no one got hurt, and after a few repairs, we drove home the Jeep with the trailer. It’s a story worth telling.

“Red” the Jeep stayed upright and we must have had the luck of the Big Four-Wheeler in the sky watching out for my driving. I'm still celebrating life even more today. But this story is also about the right gear; the right buildup on your rig; the right training; and the family we call four-wheelers, or better yet, off-road recreationists.

Read the whole story and download for sharing at


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Trail Gear Supports Albright and BlueRibbon Coalition

Trail Gear, famous for rugged off-road parts for Toyota and Samurai rigs, stepped up to the plate big time for landuse to support the Del Albright Land Use War Machine and BlueRibbon Coalition.  THANK you, TG, and thank you for the great stuff you make!

Check out the custom, special logo the Trail Gear folks developed for my Land Use War Machine.  I plan to make these available to my supporters and friends soon.

I've been on customer appreciation runs with the good folks at TG and I can tell you, they are top notch off-roaders and just plain nice people. Their 50,000 SF warehouse is totally stocked with parts and goodies so you don't have to wait if you place an order.  TG is dedicated to delivering top quality parts to your door FAST!  Check them out at

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Del Live on Pirate4x4 TV Tonight (8/17)

I will be on tonights episode of Pirate4x4 TV Live! Be sure to tune in! ~ Thanks!

Join Us LIVE for the July Pirate4x4 TV Live! Webcast
Hosted by Camo & Jessi Combs

Tuesday August 17th
6pm - 8pm PST

Watch LIVE at this link:
(If you can't tune in live, we will have the recorded show along with a podcast on iTunes up next week!)

Guests Include:

• Erik Miller the International Endurance Series Winner

• Kevin Carey with Wheelin for the Wounded

• Del Albright from Blue Ribbon Coalition

• Jessi Combs gives a Welding 101 Lesson


• Warn Winch Shop Tour

• Jeepers Jamboree

• Lands End Hill Climb

• Disabled Sports Run on the Rubicon

• Bikini Car Wash

• Review on the ATL Fuel Cell

• FAST-Aid for the California 200

• Giving away Trail-Gear Rock Assault™ Axle Housing Giveaway

Don't miss it!


We will pick a favorite question submission for each of our 4 guests. The 4 winners will receive the Pirate4x4 t-shirt of your choice from the Pirate4x4 Store

Just post your questions on the live chat during the show (don't PM or email them to me), we will ask them, and pick the favorite out of the group...

Need Questions for the following guests :

1. Erik Miller (Winner Ultra4 International Endurance Champion)

2. Kevin Carey (Wheelin for the Wounded, Pirate4x4 TV Live! Camera Guy)

3. Del Albright (Land Use Extraordinaire, Blue Ribbon Coalition)

4. Jessi Combs (Welding 101)

Please help us spread the word by posting on your Facebook, Twitter and Myspace pages!

Bower Motorsports Media
Charlene Bower

Friday, August 13, 2010

Reno Stampede Club Challenge Competitors Announced

The five (5) clubs drawn to compete in the live Club Challenge on Friday Sept. 10 at the Grand Sierra Resort as part of the Ultra4 Reno Stampede are: (Reno, NV)
Mother Lode Rockcrawlers (Jackson, CA)
Arkansas Crawlers (Sherwood, AR)
Trailbusters 4x4 Club of Solano County (Suisun City, CA)
Friends of the High Lakes (Paradise, CA)

Each club will be allowed one well prepared trail ride rig (4x4 vehicle) and a team of up to four (4) folks. It's like a live reality TV show where the key is to find stuff FAST. Yea, all those little hidey holes where you store stuff you forgot you had.

The Challenge will be held right after the Bikini Car Wash at the GSR, starting from 7 to 8pm.

The lucky winning club wins the awesome exclusive weekend of camping and wheeling on 100,000 acres of private land on the Exit 28 Motorsports property just outside Reno, sponsored by Off Road Innovations (ORI), Reno, NV. I've seen and wheeled the land; it's amazing and totally fun, with everything from bad-azz to crazy to moderate to sight-seeing.  Also saw dozens of wild horses while cruising the property.  Sweet!

Don't miss it the Challenge and the Reno Stampede.
See/download the entire press release about the Reno Stampede, Sept. 7 - 12, 2010 right here with this .pdf file:


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cantina for the 'Con Rubicon Fund Raiser

6th Annual Cantina for the 'Con Rubicon Trail Fund-Raiser
Labor Day Weekend at the Spillway (Sept. 4th and 5th)

Taco Feed and Raffle to Benefit the Rubicon Trail

Loon Lake Spillway.  Buy tickets in advnace or puchase them at the spillway.
More info contact email:
Raffle begins Sunday, Sept. 5th at 4pm.

More info and details at

Off-Road Hall of Fame 2010 Ceremony

The 2010 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Postponed

Originally scheduled to take place on August 21, 2010, at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada, due to unforeseen circumstances, this date is cancelled. We will announce a new date and venue as soon as we have solid arrangements in place. We regret the inconvenience this change in dates may cause.

The 2010 ceremony will mark the seventh consecutive year of inductions since the re-birth of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2004.

The Class of 2010 includes five new inductees:
Peter K. Brown; industry pioneer.
Eugene A. (Gene) Chappie: Pioneer: Advocate
Chris Haines: Pioneed: Industry
Johnny Johnson: Competition: Off Road Racing
Rick Pewe: Recreational: Four Wheeling
The new time and location will be announced soon.  What a great crop of Hall of Fame folks.  Congrats to all.
For more on the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame visit:
or email Bob Bower