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- California Four Wheel Drive Association, Inc.
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C4WDA, INC.
Bonnie Steele, Office Manager
8120 36th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95824-2304
(916) 381-8300
Fax (916) 381-8726
[email protected]
cal4wheel.com
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What is the C4WDA?
The California Four Wheel Drive
Association, Inc. (founded in 1959) is a nonprofit organization comprised of member
clubs, individuals and business firms, united
in a common objective — the betterment of
vehicle-oriented outdoor recreation.
We represent four-wheelers, hunters,
fishermen, and other outdoor recreationalists.
Ours is the largest organization of its type in
California.
THROUGH A UNITED EFFORT WE:
I N S I D E
President’s Message
7
C4WDA Contacts
6
District Meetings
5
Club Spotlight
8
Membership Report
8
VP Reports
9
Natural Resource Consultants
10-11
Adventures of replacing a CV joint12
Sierra Trek info13
High Sierra Poker Run info14
Donations
17
Keep firewood local20
Corporate donations can make difference
21
Scholarships available for students
23
Office Manager’s Report
23
Santa Cruz 4WDC raises $2K for Cal424
Fun in the Desert coming in October25
Scout owners converge on Calico26-27
Surrender ye booty at Niagara Rim28
Sweepstakes 201630-31
Poser Pages
32-33
Club Directory
34-35
Calendar
37
Gearbox Directory
37
Associate Members
38-39
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Promote responsible use of public lands.
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Develop programs of conservation,
education and safety.
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Encourage state and federal agencies to
develop new four wheel drive trails and
preserve existing ones.
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Distribute information to vehicle-oriented
recreationalists.
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EXPRESS THOSE OF THE C4WDA. C4WDA DOES NOT ENDORSE ITS ADVERTISERS, NOR IS IT
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ON THE COVER: Sierra Trek 2014 by Barbara Rainey; High Sierra Poker
Run 2014 by Paul and Nancy Anderson.
JUNE-JULY 2015 / VOLUME 56 #2
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in gear
The In Gear is the official publication for the California Four Wheel Drive
Association, Inc. It is published every other month (see schedule below) in a
glossy magazine format. We have a circulation of 10,000 to our members and
off-road businesses in California and adjacent states.
Frequency discounts are available. Please call or email for more details.
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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
I pledge to support the goals and objectives of the CALIFORNIA FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ASSOCIATION, INC., in the
protection, respect and the enjoyment of our public domain lands and towards the betterment of off-highway vehicle
recreation. I am enclosing:
$45.00 for my yearly Individual Membership dues.
($10.00 of your association dues is for a one-year subscription to In
Gear.) Ownership of a four-wheel drive vehicle is not a requirement
for membership.
$675.00 for my Life Membership dues.
Please make check payable to:
California Four Wheel Drive Association
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C4WDA are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
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BOARD MEETINGS*:
• August 15-16, 2015
• November 21-22, 2015
• February 19-21, 2016 - Convention,
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October 24, 2015
January 30, 2016
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• October 10, 2015
• January 9, 2016
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Board and district meetings are held each quarter and are open to all members.
*Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the C4WDA Office at 8120 36th Ave., Sacramento, CA.
**Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at Jeep Chrysler Dodge, 1202 Auto Center Dr., Ontario, CA.
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We
often get asked who we are when we’re representing the association at
events. Our response usually includes that we fight to keep our public
lands open and that we host four-wheeling events. But I think that
answer leaves out the most important part of who we are: We are a community, a
family of caring individuals who love to go outdoors with our vehicles and challenge
ourselves, or just go where regular vehicles can’t. We need each other to enhance the
experience, whether it is through putting on events, attending government meetings,
leading a club run, maintaining trails, or just friendship around the campfire. Every one
of our members brings something special to the table, and every one of our members
helps to bring us closer together.
We need to focus more on helping each other enjoy all of the four-wheeling
experiences that California has to provide. To do that, we need each of you to get
involved. Yes, paying your dues is the first step. But we want to hear from you, we want
to meet you, and we want to wheel with you.
See you on the trail.
— Suzy Johnson, Editor/Web Coordinator
C4WDA CONTACTS
STATE OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Steve Egbert
559-685-1928
559-936-3030 (cell)
[email protected]
PAST PRESIDENT
Mark D. Cave
559-623-5338 (cell)
559-733-4091 (home)
559-625-2000 (work)
[email protected]
TREASURER
Don Spuhler
530-333-2047
[email protected]
ALL BOARD MEMBERS: [email protected]
SECRETARY
Phil Moreno
559-901-2413
[email protected]
NORTH DISTRICT
OFFICERS
VICE PRESIDENT
Jo Snyder
209-331-5753
[email protected]
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN
Troy McClintock
916-508-7907
[email protected]
RECORDING SECRETARY
Sherry Stortroen
209-602-4788 (cell)
[email protected]
SECRETARY
Dennis Atkinson
925-443-6014
Cell 925-518-2552
[email protected]
CENTRAL DISTRICT
OFFICERS
SOUTH DISTRICT
OFFICERS
VICE PRESIDENT
Robert Escalera
559-904-5430
[email protected]
VICE PRESIDENT
Jesse May
562-421-6185
Cell 562-505-0075
[email protected]
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN
Bob Wagers
559-250-5095
[email protected]
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN
Terry Dean
661-917-3296
[email protected]
SECRETARY
Bonnie Ferguson
661-943-9744
[email protected]
NATURAL RESOURCES
CONSULTANT - SOUTH
John Stewart
619-390-8747
[email protected]
NATURAL RESOURCES
CONSULTANT - NORTH
Jeff Blewett
[email protected]
209-210-7880
MARKETING &
PROMOTIONS
COORDINATOR
David Jones
530-367-2443
[email protected]
WEB PAGE
COORDINATOR
Suzy Johnson
222 Rainbow Dr. #12269
Livingston, TX 77399
805-550-2804
Fax 866-888-2465
[email protected]
Send your change of address
to C4WDA, Inc., 8120 36th Ave.,
Sacramento, CA 95824-2304 or
change it online at cal4wheel.com
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MOVING?
Be sure to include your
membership number if it is
available.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT
STEVE EGBERT
PRESIDENT
I
WOULD LIKE TO THANK
EVERYONE WHO MAKES
US A GREAT FAMILY
OF FOUR WHEELERS. IT
MEANS A LOT TO ME
EVERY DAY.
I joined the association in March 2003 at the
Molina Ghost Run and this
year would have been the
12th year that I have been to
the event, but I missed this
year due to a serious health
issue. Bonnie Steele rallied
the troops to fill in for me
at the last minute. I don’t
know everyone who ended
up helping pull off the event
at the last minute, but Jeff
Blewett made a special trip
to my house to pick up the
shirts, raffle prizes and the
registration materials that I
had.
I know that the Santa
Maria Four Wheelers,
4x4InMotion where there
to help, along with Susan
Green from the Diablo 4
Wheelers, Robert Davis and
members Cen Cal Crawlers
and Glyn Zeiler and members of South County
Trail Riders. Bob Wagers
and Phil Moreno, Central
District officers where there
as well. Nancy Rocha of
Kingsburg Four Wheel Drive
Club provided the awards
and arranged the dash
plaques that were donated
by Display Advertising of
Fresno. I know there were
others who helped, but
as I write this I have not
received a report back from
the event. It is just great to
see everyone pull together
to make the 41st Molina
Ghost Run possible.
I would like to thank the
Board of Directors, contractors and Bonnie Steele
for giving up a weekend to
attend the last BOD meeting. We had a very productive meeting and completed
the 2015/2016 budget.
One person can make a
more for land use issues.
Remember, the anti-access
groups do not have a membership problem — please
ask someone to become a
member today — you too
can make a difference.
As this issue comes out
we will have had a great
time at Hi Desert Roundup and I look forward to a
great time at Sierra Trek. The
JEFF BLEWETT
4x4 In Motion prepares the delicious Molina barbecue.
difference: Kurt Schneider
started his own membership campaign for land use
organizations, with very
good results. The right post
on a bulletin board or social
networking can inspire
membership. We continue
to need more members to
increase our voice and do
Sierra Trek committees are
all working hard to make it
another great year for the
event.
Again, I would like to
thank everyone who makes
us a great family of Four
Wheelers. It means a lot to
me every day.
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CLUB SPOTLIGHT
Hemet Jeep Club has rich history
TERRY DEAN
teamed up to find a more direct route
to move citrus from the desert to Los
Angeles. This group was called Hemet
Cavalcaders. In 1962, with help from
Harry Buschert (Cal4Wheel president
twice) the group changed their name
to Hemet Jeep Club and filed paperwork to incorporate.
Over the years, the club has been
active with fighting to keep trails open
in the area. Hemet Jeep club has also
been instrumental with helping other
clubs form in the area. There have also
been a few people who have made
SOUTH DISTRICT
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Hemet
Jeep club was
started way
back in 1948.
At that time,
the Chamber
of Commerce
from Hemet
and Borrego
Springs
names for themselves in the off road
racing world, people like Rod Hall &
Larry Minor just to name a couple.
They area active with Adopt-a-Trail, as
well as local events like Ramona Bowl
outdoor pageant where they volunteer
to push wheelchairs around for the
elderly and Cal4Wheel events like High
Desert Roundup and Panamint Valley
Days. The club has about 70 members and is always willing to meet new
people. If you are ever in the Hemet
area, look up the club and join them
on a run.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT
BOB WAGERS
CENTRAL DISTRICT
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Hello everyone I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is
Bob Wagers. I am the new membership chairman for the Cal4Wheel Central District. I have
been a member of Cal4Wheel for 18 years and have been the delegate for the 4WDC of
Fresno a few times over the years. I have been an off-roader since the mid 1970’s. I have
had three Jeeps over the years and my current «rig” is a 2005 Rubicon Unlimited. Most
of my off-roading has been in the Sierra National Forest. I am a member of the 4WDC of
Fresno and Clovis Independent. There are seven trails that are opened and maintained as
part of the “Adopt-a-trail” program by these clubs. I have spent a lot of time helping to
open and maintain these trails.
I believe very strongly in what Cal4Wheel is doing to keep our recreation areas open to
the public and I feel that increasing membership is one of the best ways to do it. So I will
do my best to be at as many events as I can. If your club is in the Central District and is
having an event, whether it be a poker run, sand races, rock crawl competition or even an
annual swap meet, please let me know. I will do my best to be there to promote Cal4Wheel
and sell Win-A-Jeep tickets.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If I don’t have an answer for you I will
do my best to find one. My phone is (559) 250-5095 (you can also text me) or e-mail me at
[email protected]
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VP REPORTS
Change: is it a dirty word or a mantra?
JO SNYDER
NORTH DISTRICT
VICE PRESIDENT
C
OME UP WITH
SOMETHING YOU’RE
GOING TO DO DIFFERENT,
TEST IT OUT AND THEN
SHARE WITH US...
You know the whole
“can’t live with them,” “can’t
live without them.” Well it
applies to change. While this
may be true of the change
in your pocket that is not
the change I’m referring to!
I referring to the “no more
red M&Ms” kind of change.
Even though we may not
like change, change is
something we cannot live
without!
When I was much
younger I used to wonder
what is was like for my
Grandpa to live in a day
when everyone had cars
and flew on airplanes. He
told stories about driving mule teams in early
California when he was
a young adult. So, in his
lifetime transportation had
been completely transformed! I thought that must
have been amazing for him
to live through such an
enormous change.
But now I’m older and
have lived through some
significant change myself.
The first thing that comes
to mind is how we communicate. Communication
has changed a lot since I
was considered old enough
to answer the rotary dial
phone that sat on Mom’s
desk in the kitchen. But in
just the last ten years it has
changed exponentially! And
you know what, I don’t really think about it that much.
Change is a part of life! I
submit there is only one
way to stop change in your
life… and that’s not a viable
option!
I am of the opinion
that over the last ten years
Cal4Wheel has been a
little stagnant. There have
been several reasons for
this, some of which are
beyond our control, however it is within our control
to embrace change and
freshen the “lake.” Without
change we will not grow
and flourish as an organization and how then can we
accomplish our mission?
Now I am NOT suggesting that we change just to
change. But I do want us to
be open to trying something
different – maybe it won’t
work – maybe it’ll be the
best ever. I would hate to
see us miss out on the best
ever!!!
Now here is the pitch
– I’m really not challeng-
ing you to be open to
change…. I am challenging
you to suggest and make
change!!!! I challenge each
club to calendar change. (If
you do already awesome
keep it up.) Come up with
something you’re going to
do different, test it out and
then share with us, at a district meeting, how it went.
Then say in six months find
something else you’re going
to do different and so on.
Then if we keep sharing
how our “change” is working out, we’ll all benefit!!
We can even benefit from
something that didn’t go
so well. Not just because
it didn’t work. But because
as a group we may come
up with something that
will help make it work.
Remember Red M&Ms…
they’re back.
Now, it is a fact, I’m
being quite selfish about all
this; I’m encouraging this,
expecting to get some great
ideas, from your “change”
experiments, to benefit
Cal4Wheel as an organization.
So my “sermon in a
nut shell” is “go forth and
change.”
District meetings in Ontario until 2016
JESSE MAY
SOUTH DISTRICT
VICE PRESIDENT
Hopefully you are making plans and are enjoying our recreational opportunities! But as
you know, those opportunities are always under fire. So please make sure to read what we
are fighting for to keep our lands open for us to have fun opportunities and get involved!
As a reminder, the South District meetings for the rest of the year are being held at the
Jeep Chrysler Dodge of Ontario dealership (7/25, 10/24, 1/23/16, 4/23/16). Would love to
see more clubs at the meetings! We also need a club to “sponsor” the donuts and coffee in
the morning.
Please contact me, so I can schedule when I can come to your meetings. I want to
make sure that we answer any questions you may have. I am even planning to attend a
club meeting in Bishop (Eastern Sierra 4X4 Club)… so no South District Club is too far!
Hope to see you at the events and helping out the association in some matter!
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NATURAL RESOURCES REPORTS
JOHN STEWART
NATURAL RESOURCES
CONSULTANT
T
HERE HAVE BEEN
SEVERAL BILLS
SUBMITTED IN THIS
CONGRESSIONAL
SESSION THAT WILL
HAVE AN IMPACT ON
RECREATION.
MONUMENTS
There are several monument proposals that will
have an impact on OHV
recreation in California.
Monument proposals are
becoming more important
and the tool of choice for
the environmental community. It is getting harder to
push wilderness proposals
and monument proposals
are more benign and generally, more acceptable.
BERRYESSA-SNOW
MOUNTAIN
This monument proposal has been several
years in the making. BlueRib
bon Coalition has been
involved with the California
Wilderness Coalition to
ensure OHV opportunity is
protected. Under language
in the proposed legislation, OHV routes are cherry
stemmed and OHV use will
continue on the designated
route system. However,
there has been some talk
that this is a candidate for
a Presidential Proclamation
under the Antiquities Act of
1906. Should that happen,
there are no assurances
that OHV activity within the
monument will be retained.
CLEAR CREEK
While not a monument,
it is proposed as a national
recreation area where historic recreation activities
will be retained as the primary focus. There is a small
wilderness component
involved which is a former
grazing allotment. The proposal has been resubmitted
in this congressional session and has yet to receive a
committee hearing.
MOJAVE TRAILS AND
SNOW TO SAND
This is legislation proposed by Senator Feinstein
and involves a rather large
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segment of the southern
California Mojave Desert. As
written, the monument will
remain open to OHV access
to designated trails in the
region. Extensive review of
the proposed route system
has been accomplished.
The Senator has stated she
opposes segmenting this
into small units under a
Presidential Proclamation.
SIERRA NATIONAL
MONUMENT
This is a proposal
floated that would convert
the majority of the Sierra
National Forest into monument status. It has generated a lot of local controversy and not progressed
past a proposal. There
is limited information to
determine how a number of
issues would be addressed,
primarily private property,
within the proposed monument boundaries.
SAN GABRIEL NATIONAL
MONUMENT
Signed as a Presidential
Proclamation, it is a component of a bigger proposal
that has been around for
ten plus years. With the ink
barely dry, there is another
“study” recommending that
a section to the west of the
San Gabriel Monument also
be designated as a monument.
One important point
to remember about these
monument proposals: They
are linked to politics and
may surface as a political
agenda to support a liberal
candidate with their base
voters or to create a controversy where a GOP candidate is in a targeted seat
during re-election. There
will be more about them in
the future.
OCOTILLO WELLS SVRA
There is no update on
the lawsuit status. Public
comment has closed for the
proposed general plan. State
Parks estimates a draft of
the General Plan for public
review will be available in
August/September timeframe.
WEST MOJAVE (WEMO)
TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
The draft WEMO Travel
Management document is
out for public comment. A
review shows the proposed
alternative as favorable to
OHV. However, there are
questions as to overriding
impacts from other desert
planning efforts that need
to be resolved - mainly, the
Desert Renewable Energy
Conservation Plan (DRECP).
The Land Use Plan
Amendment (LUPA) portion has been separated
from the overall DRECP. The
LUPA covers only federal
controlled lands and much
of the area overlaps the
WEMO region. The interaction of these plans is unclear
and the potential for conflict
is great.
This planning effort is
driven by court mandated
time schedules. The Center
for Biological Diversity
has been vocal expressing
displeasure for all of the
proposed alternatives. Best
guess, this will see further
court action.
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
TRAVEL ANALYSIS
PROCESS
The Inyo NF is engaged
in a travel management
analysis. Initial review indicates there are point of
concern with future status
of routes. Initial review of
maps reveals several route
segments noted as “not
needed” and yet, they provide connection to currently
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NATURAL RESOURCES REPORTS
JEFF BLEWETT
NATURAL RESOURCES
CONSULTANT
T
HE ISDRA FIELD TRIP
WAS EXTREMELY
SUCCESSFUL IN BUILDING
A GOOD WORKING
RELATIONSHIP WITH
USFWS AND THE BLM.
42 TRAILS UPDATE
Of the original 42 trails
that were closed in 2012,
only 18 of those trails actually were in violation of S&G
#100 as it pertains to meadows. Over the past summer
the USFS has completed
the necessary work in the
field to reopen the following
routes or portions of routes:
• Lower Richardson
(14N39)
• Barrett, Meadows 5 and 6
(16E21)
• 47 Mile Road (11NY32 )
• Schneider Camp Road
(10N13)
• North Shanty Spur
(16E33)
• Mule Canyon Road
(10N14)
The work on Meadow
1 of Barrett 4wd Trail is
planned for early summer 2015. At that time the
Barrett 4WD Trail will be
reopened for public use.
The work needed at Upper
Richardson, Jim Quinn Spur
and Woods Spur is planned
for the spring/summer of
2015, and it is anticipated
that those routes will be
reopened for the 2015 season. It is also anticipated
that Deer Valley Trail will be
reopened in 2015.
SUSTAINABLE FOREST
ACTION COALITION
(SFAC) SOCIOECONOMIC
ROUNDTABLE
The goal of this event
was to identify the roles
of national forests in local
communities, the social and
economic relationships that
they could and do provide,
and the ways in which we
can promote and enhance
these. The roundtable discussion included five breakout groups for Recreation,
Catastrophic Fire, Water
Quality, Wildlife and
Rangelands. The group was
made of many people rep-
resenting ranchers, farmers,
timber, grazing and OHV
recreation. The discussion
always seemed to come
back to how the USFS needs
to add the human element
back into their project planning and how devastated
some of these rural communities are without timber.
Recreational opportunities
have replaced timber to
some extent, but with more
closures of USFS lands the
economies of these rural
cities are in real jeopardy.
TAHOE HI-LO’S AND
GRASS VALLEY 4
WHEELERS CLUB
MEETINGS
In the beginning of
March I attended the Lake
Tahoe Hi-Lo’s club meeting in South Lake Tahoe and
the Grass Valley 4 Wheelers
club meeting in Grass
Valley. Talked to both clubs
about status of Eldorado
NF 42 trails and that Barrett
Lake and Deer Valley would
re-open this year. With
Grass Valley 4 Wheelers we
also talked about the permit process for next year’s
Winter Fun Festival (WFF).
They have put together all
the maps for the WFF runs
and we will meet with the
Forest Service about acquiring a new five-year permit
for WFF.
IMPERIAL SAND DUNES
FISH AND WILDLIFE FIELD
TRIP
In the beginning of
March Jim Bramham and I
helped with the American
Sand Association (ASA)
sponsored field trip of
the Imperial Sand Dune
Recreation Area (ISDRA).
The main objective for
this tour was to get the
United States Fish and
Wildlife Service (USFWS)
to become more famil-
iar with the Imperial Sand
Dunes Recreation Area and
familiarize new U.S. Fish
& Wildlife Carlsbad Field
Supervisor Mendel Stewart
with the ISDRA, particularly
the newly closed sections
in the South Dunes. We
also planned to visit former
Patton Valley Travel Corridor
and areas where the current
boundary markers are difficult to navigate and reconfirm our desire to work with
USFWS & BLM. In attendance were five members
of USFWS and four members of the BLM, who were
paired with drivers from
ASA and Cal4Wheel. USFWS
Carlsbad Assistant Field
Supervisor Scott Sobiech
rode with ASA Board
Member/ Past Cal4Wheel
President Jim Bramham and
Jason Moore Director of
Case Work/Military Liaison
for Congressman Vargas
rode with me. The ISDRA
field trip was extremely successful in building a good
working relationship with
USFWS and the BLM.
RUBICON OVERSIGHT
COMMITTEE MEETING
The Rubicon Oversight
Committee (ROC) was
formed to plan and manage
the future of the Rubicon
Trail. All interested parties
are involved, members of
the public, users, private
land owners, agency folks,
local, state and federal
government, and commercial operators. The ROC
is part of the Eldorado
County department of
Transportation and meets
monthly in Placerville. At
the March meeting much of
the discussion was focused
on law enforcement on
the Rubicon Trail. When it
comes to law enforcement
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ADVENTURES OF REPLACING A CV JOINT
TERRY DEAN
Let me share a repair I recently performed on my 1998 Ford Ranger 4x4.
I noticed one day that I had a noise
coming from my truck as I drove it.
This lasted for about a month, kept
getting louder and started to pick up
a small vibration. I quickly found the
source of the noise, the CV joint on
the front driveshaft was failing.
Upon looking at the driveshaft I
was somewhat perplexed. I had never
seen a driveshaft with a CV joint in it. I
have replaced many a driveshaft with
the traditional cross type universal
joint. I mean, how hard can this be?
I’ve replaced front half shafts on front
wheel drive cars and torn the shafts
apart to “see how they work.”
I mean, after all I am a competent
mechanic! Can’t be that hard, right?
So, I prepared myself for the quick
task to rebuild the shaft on Saturday.
I ordered the rebuild kit along with a
couple of other parts I want to replace
on the truck. So Saturday rolls around
and I decide to sleep in a little, just
to make sure I’m fully rested for the
planned tasks. I finally get up, eat
breakfast (more like brunch, but don’t
tell anyone) and grab the trusty do it
yourself repair manual out of the truck.
Hum, looks like it’s going to rain.
Back into the house to read how
the experts did this job. Read through
the entire section on type of driveshaft
used in the Ford Rangers. Single cardan, double cardan, slip yoke & center
carrier bearing types. Tells me how to
remove them, what to look for, what
tools to use to remove them. It tells
me how to press the universal joints
out and reinstall them. Really good
information, all of it I already know,
NEW LIFE MEMBERS
Jeff Buck
Jeff Davis
Chris & Kelly Perrin
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but can’t hurt to review this. OK, now
to read about the CV driveshaft. “Ford
used a CV type driveshaft on the front
axle of 1998 and later trucks…”, nothing on how to remove it or how to
rebuild it. How do I remove the driveshaft? Does it have a slip yoke in the
transfer case? Is this driveshaft mounted to a flange? OK, it must be in here
and I’m just missing it.
Nothing! So I’m on my own. No
problem, remember what I said, I’m a
competent mechanic.
Are you kidding me, it’s raining
now!
Grab some tools, and crawl under
the truck. Start to remove the bolt
off the front of the driveshaft. 3/8” &
7/16” combination wrenches, none
of my wrenches will fit the bolts. My
pants are wet now, water is inching
its way up my back. Stupid wrenches,
bolts must be metric. Crawl out and
get more wrenches, I’m wetter now.
Crawl under, it’s tight, I’m old and out
of shape, now water is pooling under
my back. OK, 8mm, 9mm & 10mm,
nothing will fit. I can’t see the bolts
because water spots are on the inside
of my glasses. Then I notice there are
Allen sockets in the bolt head. Crawl
out and get the Allen wrenches and
remove the bolts.
Stopped raining now, really doesn’t
matter. I’m wet anyway.
Now just slide the slip yolk out and
to the garage. I pulled and nothing,
not even a little. It must be stuck. OK,
so pull harder. Nearly pulled the CV
joint apart! Wow, it’s really stuck. Crawl
out again and get the small pry bar. A
couple of light tugs and I realize it’s
not coming. Small epiphany, maybe
the bolts holding the CV joint together
is stopping it from coming out.
Ok, I know those bolts are 10mm.
Grab the ¼” drive metric sockets and
start to remove the bolts. I struggle
to remove one and start on the second of six. OK stupid, this would be
much easier if you would remove the
skip plate. Four bolts later and I have
clear access. I remove the last of the
bolts and the driveshaft falls out nearly
hitting me in the head. Wow, flange
mounted! Sun is poking out, should
have waited a couple of hours to do
this.
The rebuild is way less eventful
as well as the installation. Get everything done and the sun comes out.
Of course it does, I’m done with the
driveshaft. Oh well, remember, I’m a
competent mechanic.
Until the next adventure, keep your
axles in the shade!
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
All vehicles must be maintained to conform to highway safety standards,
as well as meet the minimum requirements listed below:
1. Roll bar or full cage or factory installed hard top.
2. Emergency brake, parking brake, line-lock or other redundant braking system.
3. Tow strap or rope (recommend rated at 2 times the vehicle weight).
4. First aid kit.
5. Jack capable of lifting the vehicle and a tool capable of removing lug nuts.
6. Spare tire within 3” diameter of other tires, or, for tires 37” or larger, run-flats
or tools to repair/reinflate tire.
7. Fire extinguisher with gauge indicating good/full, appropriately stored.
8. Seat belts for all passengers.
9. Antennas must be rigid or restrained in a manner to prevent injuries.
10. Adequate attachment points front and rear, i.e., tow hooks, receiver, etc. Tow
balls are not generally recommended.
11. Battery hold downs (no bungie cords).
Summer means it’s time for
SIERRA Trek
AUGUST 6-9, 2015 MEADOW LAKE NEAR TRUCKEE, CA
AMY SAGRAVES
PHOTOS BY BARBARA RAINEY
T
he 48th annual Sierra Trek is a Cal4Wheel event that is
located in California’s beautiful Tahoe National Forest. This
family oriented event is geared toward stock 4x4s on guided
historic and slightly challenging tours, toward mildly modified
vehicles on the Saturday Outer Limits run and off-road enthusiast
on the extremely challenging Fordyce Trail.
Stock vehicles should consider signing
up for the Wednesday/Thursday Overnight,
the Saturday Historic Run and the Saturday
Outer Limits Run.
Moderately modified vehicles will love the beauty and the challenge
of the Bear Valley Loop on the Saturday
Outer Limits Run.
We welcome the ATV/UTV
community for a day run out of
Meadow Lake on Saturday morning.
Fordyce Trail is an extremely
technical and challenging trail, therefore
is offered to the more modified vehicles requiring
at least 35” tires and a minimum of one locker. Larger tires, two
lockers and crawler gearing are all recommended to improve
the overall participant experience on the Fordyce Trail runs. The
surrounding area trails allow Sierra Trek to offer runs for SUV, ATV,
and less modified 4x4 vehicles.
N
5 SUZY JOHNSO
BEAR VALLEY 200
MORE INFO
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regonline.com/sierratrek
cal4wheel.com/sierra-trek-driving-directions
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High Sierra coming up
on Labor Day weekend
ALAN SPIRES
PHOTOS BY PAUL & NANCY ANDERSON
Have you ever thought of running the Dusy Ershim Trail, but never had enough time
to do it? We have the answer. The scenic Swamp Lake Trail offers the same beautiful
scenery but can be run in one day, or you can enjoy it over a two-day period with the
return of our overnight run. If you think the Swamp Lake Trail is too difficult, we have
the scenic beauty of the Bald Mountain Trail with spectacular views of Shaver Lake.
In addition to the mentioned runs, we will have side-by-side/quad runs on Bald
Mountain. Last year’s run was extremely successful, being
sponsored and led by Fresno’s Sidewayz Motor Sports www.
sidewayzmotorsports.com. Our only requirement is that
your side-by-side or quad is four-wheel drive.
Again we will offer our ladies only run on Sunday.
All runs stage at Bald Mountain base camp, which is
reached by a paved road accessible by motorhomes and
fifth wheels and offers plenty of camping. Sunday night
will feature a raffle and dinner.
Saturday morning up to fifty rigs will head to Swamp
Lake, a challenging trail that climbs to over 9,000 feet
and offers awe-inspiring views of the Sierras, including
Mount Whitney, Grouse
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Lake and old mining
MORE INFO
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cal4wheel.com/high-sierra-poker-run
cal4wheel.com/ca4wdc-store/event-registrations/high-sierra-poker-run
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SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
•
•
•
•
•
Hosted by the Central District
Oversized vehicles not
recommended
on Swamp Lake Trail
•
Traction aiding differentials in
either front or rear will be required
for Swamp Lake Trail
•
High Sierra Poker Run on Swamp
Lake Trail under special use permit
granted by U.S. Forest Service
High Sierra Ranger District
•
•
Overnight run is back!
•
•
•
•
•
UTV run on Saturday
and Sunday
Sierra National Forest
•
•
•
•
•
Ladies Bald Mountain Run
on Sunday
Tow rope or strap
Seatbelts for all passengers
Fire extinguisher
Roll bar or hard top
Emergency brake, parking brake,
line-lock or other redundant
braking system.
Muffler (not open)
First aid kit
Jack capable of lifting vehicle
Spare tire within 3 inches
diameter of other tires, or, for tires
37” or larger, run-flats or tools to
repair/reinflate tire.
Tires with reasonable tread life
and of off-road design
33” minimum tire size for Swamp
Lake Trail
All loose items including battery
secured
Antenna properly restrained
Air pressure lowered to 15 psi
maximum before inspection
Tow hooks or attachment points
One locker required on Swamp
Lake Trail
Proof of registration
All vehicles must pass safety
inspection prior to entering trail
All deviations from run
requirements will be at the trail
leader’s discretion
REGISTRATION FORM
Name _____________________________________________________
High Sierra Poker Run Options:
Phone _____________________________________________________
Saturday one-day run Swamp Lake Trail
[___]
Email ______________________________________________________
Saturday or Sunday run on Bald Mountain
[___]
Overnight Saturday/Sunday Swamp Lake Trail
[___]
Saturday or Sunday UTV run
[___]
Sunday Bald Mountain Ladies run
[___]
Address ____________________________________________________
City, State, Zip _______________________________________________
C4WDA Member? o Yes o No Individual? o
Club Name __________________________________________________
COMPLETE AND MAIL BEFORE AUGUST 29, 2015 TO:
High Sierra c/o Steve Egbert
1465 North “M” St.
Tulare, CA 93274
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Robert Escalera
(559) 904-5430
[email protected]
Register o
nline at
cal4whee
l.com
Check Here
Registration Information
Registration includes poker run, one dinner, one dash plaque, one raffle ticket
C4WDA members
$45/vehicle $ ___________
Non-member
$55/vehicle $ ___________
OPTIONAL
T-shirt/Sweatshirt presale will be closed on August 19, 2015. Limited T-shirt/Sweatshirt
sales will be available onsite. On site T-shirts $18, On site Sweatshirt $30.
T-shirt S__M__L__XL__2XL__3XL__
$15/each $ ___________
Hooded sweatshirts M__L__XL__2XL__3XL__
$25/each $ ___________
C4WDA annual membership
$45/family $ ___________
Extra poker hands
#[email protected] $ 5/each $ ___________
Extra adult dinners
#[email protected] $15/each $ ___________
Child’s Dinner (under 12 years)
#[email protected] $ 8/each $ ___________
Contribution to Jack Edwards Legal Fund (voluntary)
Total Fee Enclosed (payable to C4WDA/High Sierra)
$ 5 $ ___________
$ ___________
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designated routes and do not appear
to be duplicate routes. This comment
period ends May 18.
FEDERAL LEGISLATION
There have been several bills submitted in this Congressional Session
that will have an impact on recreation. The House Natural Resources
Committee is reviewing legislation
proposals. However, the Senate committees have been slow to review proposed legislation under their purview.
ESA, EPA and wildfire funding are
core issues involving much of the
proposed legislation. The National
Defense Authorization Act is being
used to delay listing of the sage grouse
for at least ten years. On the surface,
this is a good thing. But, the sage
grouse has been proposed for listing
and the agencies will be crafting management plans as if the formal listing
has been accomplished. The delay of
listing a mere technicality with little
impact to on-the-ground actions. It
does underscore the bigger issue of
regulatory overreach by the agencies.
FIRE AND DROUGHT
California is in year four of a
drought that is a cyclic condition
linked to air currents and ocean water
temperatures.
Fire officials with the Sierra NF estimate that fuel loading in the forest
has increased from 60 to 600 tons per
acre over the past three years creat-
ing a serious risk for wildfire. The dry
conditions are evident throughout
the western states. Lack of water and
overgrown forests are common on
public lands and lead to an increased
risk for fire. BLM and Forest Service
have begun to issue warnings about
fire danger and pending restrictions.
It is rare to restrict all access because
of fire danger. Generally, they start
with Stage 1, no campfires, followed
by Stage 2, which puts restrictions
on OHV Use and chainsaw use (only
before 1 pm). The various Stages
are regular (annual) occurrences in
California forests.
The upshot is forests and rangelands are in poor condition and given
the right conditions, one spark away
from another Rim Fire or worse.
HIGH SIERRA POKER RUN
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operations. Squeeze Rock, Rooster
Rock, the rock garden and Blast Rock
are just some of the problems that
drivers and spotters must negotiate
over the fifteen-mile loop trail. Full
size rigs can negotiate the trail if the
driver is skilled and can accept body
damage. A locker, 33-inch tires, front
and rear tow points, and other usual
Cal4Wheel safety items are required.
A winch is strongly recommended.
There will be a one-day (complete
trail) and an overnight run.
The overnight run will feature
camping at Swamp Lake or Grouse
Lake on Saturday night, which is halfway on the trail. Be sure to bring your
own food and camping gear for that.
Sunday we will drive out and return
early to base camp for games, dinner,
and the raffle.
Participants at Bald Mountain
Lookout during High Sierra Poker Run
2011.If you have a new rig, are a new
driver, or you just want to try off-roading for the first time, Bald mountain
trail offers challenges and scenery that
are still fun, but less stressful than the
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Swamp Lake trail. The Bald Mountain
Lookout offers breathtaking views of
Shaver Lake and the Central Valley.
Hollywood Hill, Vee Rock, and Shale
Hill are thrilling, but less likely to result
in scratched body panels. There are
other nearby trails that individuals
can run on their own on Saturday or
Sunday. Bald Mountain will be run on
Saturday and Sunday as well if there is
enough interest for a second run.
The Central District is pleased to
sponsor this Cal4Wheel fund raiser
and we hope that more wheelers
will make this part of their Labor Day
plans. We are experiencing growth in
the number of participants and volunteers. Since the Swamp Lake Run
is limited to fifty rigs, be sure to sign
up early if you are interested in this
run. We will have on-site registration,
but our hosts, the High Sierra Ranger
District of the Sierra National Forest,
is very committed to protecting these
trails for all to enjoy in the future.
DONATIONS
Thank you to the following clubs and individuals for
donating to the association!
If you would like to donate go to:
http://cal4wheel.com/ca4wdc-store/donations
Scouts West
$3,530 General Fund
Joaquin Jeepers
$681
State Equipment Fund
Esprit De Four
$660
State Equipment Fund
Riverside 4 Wheelers
$500
General Fund
Diablo 4 Wheelers
$500
State Equipment Fund
Mendocino 4x4’s
$288
C4WDA Foundation
Diablo 4 Wheelers
$181
State Equipment Fund
Jeffrey & Gina
Stubbert
$100
C4WDA Foundation
Dean L. & Brenda
Harmon
$100
General Fund
Ron & Sue Parkinson
$100
General Fund
Mike & Pat Bashore
$100
State Equipment Fund
Bonnie Steele
$100
State Equipment Fund
Phil & Patty Bender
$60
C4WDA Foundation
Bonnie Ferguson
$50
C4WDA Foundation
Bonnie Ferguson
$50
C4WDA Foundation
Scholarship Fund
Bonnie Ferguson
$50
General Fund
Bonnie Ferguson
$50
Jack Edwards Legal Fund
Richard Clark
$25
General Fund
Sam Nelson
$25
Jack Edwards Legal Fund
Evan Anderson
$10
C4WDA Foundation
Brian & Michelle
Davidson
$10
C4WDA Foundation
Mike Nebozuk
$10
C4WDA Foundation
Chris Corley
$10
General Fund
Grant & Lena
Williamson
$5
C4WDA Foundation
David & Terri Gould
$5
Clear Creek Legal Fund
Pat Reyes
$5
Clear Creek Legal Fund
Jason Stevens
$5
Clear Creek Legal Fund
Daniel & Anita
Calvillo Sr.
$5
General Fund
Christopher &
Monika Corpus
$5
General Fund
Kyle McKiernan
$5
General Fund
Justin Phipps
$5
General Fund
Andrew & Nicole
Weber
$5
General Fund
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on the Rubicon Trail sometimes jurisdiction becomes confusing depending
on the trail location. Eldorado County,
Placer County, OHV Division and the
USFS all patrol parts of the trail and
to make things more complicated
the Rubicon Trail also covers parts of
Eldorado NF, Tahoe NF and the Lake
Tahoe Basin Management unit. We
also discussed the adopt-a-trail clubs
on the trail and how this summer they
need to take a closer look at their trail
sections and get their trail work done
in a timelier manner.
AMADOR/ CALAVARAS CONSENSUS
GROUP (ACCG)
The Amador-Calaveras Consensus
Group mission statement is that they
are a community-based organization
that works to create fire-safe communities, healthy forests and watersheds,
and sustainable local economies. The
attendees of these meeting are FS
personnel, local stakeholders, timber industry, environmental groups
and I was the only one representing
OHV recreation. Like many of these
groups the major concern today is
catastrophic wildfires and how best
to reduce the fuel loads in our forests
either by the use of herbicides, hand
teams, prescriptive fire or mechanical
thinning. Each group has its preference but it’s probably going to take all
of those to effectively reduce the fuel
loads that have built up in our forests
over the past 20 years.
NORTHWEST FOREST PLAN
MEETING
The Northwest region of the Forest
Service is evaluating different alternatives to update the Forest Plans in the
Pacific Northwest Region, forests that
are all currently under the umbrella
of the Northwest Forest Plan. These
Forest Plans guide management of
the forest for timber, fish and wildlife
conservation, recreation, and all other
uses of our National Forests.
The goals of the listening sessions
include sharing information about
plan revision, the 2012 planning rule,
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and the role of science; outlining current thinking about the plan revision
strategy and gathering ideas from
stakeholders and the public on the
revision process.
The land management plan revisions will be completed under the
2012 planning rule, which places a
strong emphasis on public engagement and collaboration throughout
the process.
The Northwest Forest Plan was
created in 1994 with the intent of
protecting the critical habitat of the
northern spotted owl while maintaining a viable forest products industry
in the Pacific Northwest. The plan
amended 26 land use plans, spanning 24 million acres of Forest Service,
Bureau of Land Management and
National Park Service-managed
lands in Northern California, Western
Washington, and Oregon. In California,
the plan amended land and resource
management plans for the Klamath,
Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, ShastaTrinity and Six Rivers National Forests.
LAKE BASIN MANAGEMENT UNIT
OHV GRANTS MEETING
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe
Basin Management Unit (LTBMU)
hosted an open house to discuss
Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use on
designated routes within the Lake
Tahoe Basin on April 2, 2015 at the
Forest Supervisor’s office in South
Lake Tahoe. The open house provides an opportunity for the public to
meet Forest Service OHV, engineering, trails and recreation staff and ask
questions regarding the LTBMU Motor
Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) and the
California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle
Recreational (OHMVR) Grant application. The meeting was well attended
by local dirt bike clubs, Tahoe Hi-Lo’s
and the North Tahoe Traildusters. The
local OHV club members were on
hand to discuss membership and volunteer opportunities sponsored by the
Forest Service.
RIM FIRE TECHNICAL REVIEW
MEETING /OPEN HOUSE
Attended the Rim Fire Technical
Review meeting in Sonora. It was a
very interesting meeting that dove into
the technical side of reforestation and
fire management. The primary subject
was how they plan to replant the area
hit the hardest during the Rim Fire. The
Rim Fire burned 250,000 acres and
cost over a $125 million to suppress.
The use of prescriptive fire, mechanical thinning, tree grouping and tree
density has made this project immense
and a project of this type has never
been tried before on this scale. The
USFS has been working on this project
since the fire and to complete it, they
are working to solve a few budget
and staffing issues as well as more Air
Resources Board limitations on any
type of prescriptive burning. I was the
only person there representing OHV
recreation or any other type of recreational activity in the meeting. They
will be planning more meetings in the
near future to get the public involved.
After the meeting I was approached
by the FS and asked if our association
would be interested in planting some
trees in February 2016. I told them
that we could probably get quite a few
clubs to come out and help with the
tree planting.
OCEANO DUNES SVRA
The Friends of Oceano Dunes
won their lawsuit against the San Luis
Obispo County Air Pollution Control
District. After three years of litigation challenging the Oceano Dunes
“dust rule,” the 2nd Appellate Court in
Ventura ruled that the San Luis Obispo
County Air Pollution Control District
(APCD) does not have the power to
regulate air emissions at state parks
through the permit process.
The Friends of Oceano Dunes filed
a suit against the San Luis Obispo
County Air Pollution Control District
(APCD) in 2012 saying it used flawed
scientific practices in its report and
that it failed to prove that off-road
vehicle activity has caused an increase
in pollution on the Nipomo Mesa.
The dust rule requires the California
Department of Parks and Recreation
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to reduce the particulate matter blowing from the Oceano Dunes State
Vehicular Recreation Area or face
fines of $1,000 per day. The rule is
based on a study that concludes offroad vehicle activity on the dunes has
caused an increase in particulate matter blowing to the Nipomo Mesa. It’s a
good win for the OHV community, but
it’s only one battle — the war for our
public lands is far from over.
SIERRA NATIONAL MONUMENT
The internet and Facebook have
been on fire about the proposal to
designate the Sierra NF into the Sierra
National Monument. A small group
is pushing this initiative that does not
have any backing from the USFS or
even large environmental groups. The
proposed monument would have
stretched from the southern boundary
of Yosemite National Park down to the
San Joaquin River Gorge and beyond
to protect more than 500,000 acres
and four major habitat zones. The goal
was to preserve giant sequoias and
safeguard two pristine Sierra Nevada
watersheds: the South Fork of the
Merced and the San Joaquin River. If
we get more information we will pass
it on.
BUTTE COUNTY (FAC) FOREST
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
I attended the Butte County (FAC)
Forest Advisory Committee meeting
in Paradise. Reports were given on
the Plumas NF forest conditions. Fuel
loading in the forest is at very dangerous level with the current drought
conditions and all the surface and ladder fuels that have built up over the
years. They are expecting a very long
and difficult fire season this summer. A
presentation was given by the Friends
of the High Lakes (FOTHL) that gave
us a quick history of the group and
their accomplishments. The Forest
Service has been surveying the High
Lakes region since last summer and
they have determined what trail work
needs to be done. The FOTHL is in the
process of planning work parties for all
the trails that need maintenance later
this summer.
BLM CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
RESOURCE ADVISORY COUNCIL
I attended the BLM RAC meeting in
El Dorado Hills and these are the presentations that were discussed:
Santa Cruz Redwoods National
Monument proposal - Local area
environmental groups are lobbying
hard for the President to declare this
area a monument. The area is about
5,800 acres near the city of Davenport.
These parcels have been locked up
since the 1970’s and been managed by
BLM. Little or no hiking/ bike trails. No
OHV AT ALL.
BLM shooting regulations - The
BLM will be adopting new shooting
regulations on BLM lands that include
a 60 caliber maximum. Don’t bring
garbage (TV, frig, etc.) out to the areas
to shoot. If you are caught shooting at
these items you will be ticketed EVEN
if you didn’t bring those items out.
Clear Creek Area – 1,500 permits
were issued for people to enter the
Clear Creek area, mostly hunters and
rock hounds.
Marijuana plantations - The BLM
recommends that everyone using
federal lands in Northern California be
very careful when using the backcountry due to the possible presence of
marijuana plantations. Many are run by
the heavily armed Mexican drug cartels. Other Russian and Laotian cartels
also use the area.
CARNEGIE SVRA EXPANSION PLAN
DRAFT EIR
The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle
Recreation (OHMVR) has prepared
a Preliminary General Plan and draft
environmental impact report (Draft
EIR) for Carnegie State Vehicular
Recreation Area (SVRA). Carnegie SVRA
is an off-highway vehicle (OHV) park
operated by the OHMVR Division that
comprises 1,575 acres currently open
to the public and an adjacent 3,100acre expansion area. The Preliminary
General Plan and associated Draft EIR
are being circulated for public review
and comment for a period of 45 days,
beginning April 23, 2015.
During the month of April I
attended the club meetings for 4x4 In
Motion, NorCal 4 Wheelers, Diablo 4
Wheelers, Capitol City Mountain Goats
and the HiLanders. Jo Snyder accompanied me on most of these meetings.
I would talk about land use issues and
Sierra Trek and Jo spoke about WFF
and what’s going on in Cal4Wheel. It
was great to get out and visit these
clubs and it’s something that the Cal4
needs to do more often.
CURRENT LEGISLATION
ROV In-Depth Examination Act,
H. R. 999 - Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) have
introduced legislation that would
defer further action by the Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on
its proposed rule that would impose
a mandatory product safety standard
for recreational off-highway vehicles
(ROVs).
National Forest System Trails
Maintenance Act, H.R. 845 - Last June,
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo), introduced legislation that would encourage the U.S. Forest System to utilize
volunteers to maintain the thousands
of miles of recreational trails in our
National Forests.
California Desert Conservation
and Recreation Act of 2015, S. 414 Senator Dianne Feinstein has been
working for years to bring together
a divergent set of groups to support
legislation to preserve and manage the
California desert.
Clear Creek National Recreation
Area and Conservation Act of 2015,
H.R. 1838 - Congressman Sam
Farr (D-Salinas) and Congressman
David Valadao (R-Coalinga), and
Congressman Jeff Denham (RModesto) will be reintroducing the
Clear Creek National Recreation Area
and Conservation Act of 2015 (H.R.
1838). The bill would reopen the
75,000 acre Clear Creek Management
Area to OHV recreation and other
multiple-uses.
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KEEP FIREWOOD LOCAL -- USE FIREWOOD SCOUT
KATIE HARRELL
When camping this
summer, Californians can
do their part to protect
California’s urban and wildland trees by buying and
burning firewood locally and
not moving it from location
to location. Invasive species such as the goldspotted oak borer, polyphagous
shot hole borer, sudden oak
death, and pitch canker are
killing millions of trees in
California and can be transported long distances to
new areas on firewood.
The new national
Firewood Scout website will
be available this Memorial
Day weekend to assist consumers looking for local
firewood
providers in
California.
Available
online,
Firewood
Scout will
be especially
helpful to
smartphone
users, as onthe-go travelers will be able to
use their phones to
identify where local
firewood distributors
are in a given area.
The site will also
offer information on
invasive species of concern
in California as well as a set
of questions consumers
can ask to help assure the
wood being
purchased
is low risk
for spreading invasive
insects and
diseases.
“Firewood
Scout is an
excellent
outreach
tool that
raises awareness
of invasive species
issues while also
empowering people
with the necessary
information to be a
part of the solution.
That is a recipe for success,”
said Katie Harrell, California
Firewood Task Force Vice
Chair.
Buying local firewood
is one way everyone
can do their part to protect California’s forests.
Remember to “Buy It Where
You Burn It,” and don’t
move firewood.
For more information on
Firewood Scout, the risks
of moving firewood, or the
California Firewood Task
Force, go to http://www.
firewood.ca.gov or contact
Katie Harrell at (510) 8475482.
_____
The California Firewood
Task Force is a non-profit
subcommittee of the California
Forest Pest Council. It is
a coalition of agencies,
organizations, and other
stakeholders working to protect
the state’s urban and wildland
forests as well as natural
environment from invasive
pests that can be moved on
firewood.
California forests are threatened by nonnative insects and
diseases. These invasive species can be trasported on firewood
to new areas where they can become established and kill
devastatingly large numbers of trees.
• Leave firewood at home – buy or collect firewood where you camp.
• Use firewood in the same county or region where it was cut.
• Bring only what you’ll need, and burn responsibly.
REGISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE ON CAL4WHEEL.COM
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.org
CORPORATE DONATIONS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
TODD OCKERT
donated. To date, I have donated over
120 hours and Chevron has given over
$3,000 to BlueRibbon Coalition for
my donated hours. The Cal4Wheel
Conservation and Education
Foundation has received over $1,500
in grants and matching pay check
donations. You may say that Chevron
is a billion dollar company, and they
should do this. They do it because
they know that their employees enjoy
helping non-profits or 501(c)3’s perform their work.
Along with this program is their
Humankind program that matches
cash donations that employees make
to 501(c)3’s. Chevron has matched
the cash donations and paycheck
donations that I have given to the
Cal4Wheel Foundation to the tune
of over $600 a year. Now that is not
much, but we also donate to other
land use and access organizations, and
Chevron has matched dollars and time
As avid off-roaders, we are always
concerned about how to effectively
fight for “OUR” public lands. Many of
us donate hundreds of hours and dollars to these efforts to different organizations. Some of us even join in the
fight by becoming board members on
different boards to help give direction
to these organizations.
We are always looking for the corporate dollars to help in these fights,
and most of these corporate dollars
are hard to find. Many of our members work for corporate giants though,
and I am one of those that am lucky
enough to work for a billion dollar
company — Chevron Corporation to
be exact. With that, Chevron has a
program called Human Kind that gives
the employees the ability to donate
time to an organization and Chevron
will give grants of $500 per 20 hours
for them also.
Chevron is a giving company, and
think of that as you go looking for
gas. If you work for a large corporation, please take a little time to see
if they have a program like this that
will donate money for your time,
and match your cash donations to
501(c)3’s. Every little bit helps in the
fight to keep “OUR” trails and public
lands open for “OUR” enjoyment and
our kid’s future use.
All organizations need our help to
keep the fight on for access, as the
anti-recreational groups are very well
funded and have large bank accounts
to fund their fights to close or restrict
our OHV access!
Todd is a Cal4Wheel Life Member
and the president of the BlueRibbon
Coalition. Read more about Chevron’s
donations here: http://tinyurl.com/
novd2op
Cal4Wheel
Donation Form
Your donations are needed to help keep our public lands open
and fund other Cal4Wheel programs.
Please make checks payable
to C4WDA and enclose this
form.
Type of Fund
Donation
Legal Funds
Jack Edwards General Legal Fund
$
Clear Creek
$
Desert
$
Eldorado National Forest
$
Johnson Valley
$
Oceano SVRA
$
Legal Funds
Stanislaus National Forest
$
Will be used to fight on-going lawsuits,
appeal closures and other legal
expenses.
Other
$
Mail to:
C4WDA
8120 36th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95824-2304
General
CA4WDC General Fund
$
Building Fund
Maintenance/Improvement
Donate online
cal4wheel.com
$
C4WDA Foundation [501(c)(3)]
C4WDA Foundation
$
Life Member Scholarship
$
TOTAL
$
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NEW LIFE ASSOCIATE: SIERRA LED, LLC
Sacramento based Sierra LED, LLC
is launching the Dual AmberWhite™
LED revolution in forward projection
lighting devices for the aftermarket
off road, marine and work lighting
segments. Dual AmberWhite™ LED
is a dual chip diode technology that
embeds a 6000K bright white chipset
with a 590 nanometer (nm) amber/
orange chipset behind a single lens
to provide both light types from each
diode making it a unique offering to
the forward projection off road lighting
market.
“Sierra LED is excited to launch our
Dual AmberWhite line of forward projection LED lighting devices for the off
road marketplace,” said Grant Grable,
President of Sierra LED, LLC. “Our
management team at Sierra LED has
been in the lighting industry for over
100 combined years and we personally have a passion for the off-road
and boating. Living and working in the
foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, we are surrounded by the natural
beauty and opportunity to explore on
land and in water and we saw a unique
niche to apply through our lighting
expertise with the dual diode offering.”
Why would someone use 590nm
amber light versus just a bright 6000K
white light when hitting the off road at
dusk, dawn or dark of night? At night,
your vision uses mainly the rods of
your eyes, which function better in
lower light levels. Even high projection
LED is considered a lower light level
at night compared to the illumination
of the sun during the day. The human
eye better utilizes visual contrast from
light projected in the 590nm visible
light scale at night, making it easier for
your eyes to identify uneven and rocky
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surfaces just as well as it cuts through
dust and fog better than bright white
projection light. “Dual AmberWhite
gives the driver the ability to switch
between high projection bright white
light on a clear, smooth path and at
the flip of a two position rocker switch,
turn the entire light to 590nm Amber
for rocky, rough, dirty, dusty or foggy
conditions. Dual AmberWhite gives
you the right light on any night, no
matter what Mother Nature throws
at you,” stated Grable. “Sierra LED
is excited to join the California Four
Wheel Drive Association as a Life
Associate Member. Cal4Wheel is the
premier organization for protecting
our rights and trails for four-wheel
enthusiasts across the great State of
California
and we are proud to be associated
with such a prestigious organization.”
Sierra LED provides LED straight
and curved light bars of all different
sizes as well as a full line pod lights
and work lights and accessories. For
more information on Sierra LED and
their full line of off road and marine
LED lighting devices, please visit their
website at www.sierraledlights.com or
contact them toll free at (877) 8770773.
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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR CAL4WHEEL STUDENTS
C4WDA CONSERVATION &
EDUCATION FOUNDATION
members in participation. 2. Desired images of vehicles
should have a visible C4WDA or club
decal and identify the area where
taken.
3. Audio/soundtrack is not required.
4. Videos and photo slide shows
should convey a message of family
activity enjoying the outdoors.
The California 4 Wheel Drive
Association Conservation and
Education Foundation, in conjunction with the California 4 Wheel Drive
Association, awards scholarships to
assist in the funding of advanced education to C4WDA members or their
immediate family (spouses and children of members). Scholarship awards
are announced at the C4WDA Annual
Convention.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 1. Must be a C4WDA member or
immediate family (children of members).
2. GPA of 2.5
3. 20 hours of documented public
service work from any or a combination of:
a. C4WDA event as a committee volunteer
b. C4WDA club conservation
run doing trail cleanup or
repair.
c. Political activism in support
of OHV issues.
4. One page essay on stated topic
5. Copies of transcripts from most
recent semester.
Application for scholarship must be
received in the C4WDA office no later
than December 31. Mail, fax or e-mail
may be used to send the application.
ESSAY TOPIC EXAMPLES:
1. Irresponsible OHV use on social
media and TV, and the impact it has on
responsible users
2. Describe a recreation or environmental issue and identify a proposed
solution.
Note: The 20 hours of public service work can be met with the production of a short video or photo slide
show to be published on the C4WDA
YouTube Channel.
1. Appropriate video or photo slide
shows must contain images of a four
wheel drive activity such as trail ride,
trail cleanup, event participation, or
other trail conservation project with
OTHER FOUNDATION NEWS
In other Foundation news, we have
received numerous donations and the
Foundation benefits from the generosity of Cal4 members. Thank-you for
your contributions. The Foundation
is a non-profit 501c(3) organization
and your contributions may be taxdeductible.
More information about the
scholarships and the application form
is available at http://cal4wheel.com/
ca4wdc-foundation/scholarship-fund
OFFICE MANAGER’S REPORT
Club renewals due back soon
BONNIE STEELE
OFFICE MANAGER
The annual club billings went out during the first week of April. Please look
them over and communicate with the office early if you have questions. If you
did not receive your club billing by the end of April please contact the office.
Please keep us current on any club officer, meeting information and
address changes to ensure that your listings in the In Gear and on the website
are current. There are club and address change forms online.
And please make sure all contact information addresses and emails are
legible.
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SANTA CRUZ RAISES $2K FOR CAL4 AT EVENT
ROBIN DOWN
On a slightly cloudy and almost
rain-free Saturday in December of
2014, a group of 21 contestants, a
dozen club members and approximately 70 additional spectators gathered together at Hollister Hills SVRA
(State Vehicle Recreation Area) for the
6th annual “Last One Standing” event
hosted by Santa Cruz 4 Wheel Drive
Club. The “LOS” is a competition-style
event that pits drivers of modified and
stock 4x4 vehicles against each other
and the clock to achieve the lowest
time in several challenging off-road
courses. The event is open to club
members and guests and has been
one of the favored “runs” of the club’s
monthly activities for the past five
years. The club charges an entry fee
to all participants and also sells tickets
for a raffle which is held at the end of
the day.
Last year the LOS resulted in a
generous $1,700 donation to the
Cal4Wheel Legal Fund, a national recreation advocacy group. This year we
raised $2,000 in raffle ticket and t-shirt
sales. This exceeded our goal of raising $1,500 and was a fantastic result!!
This money was donated during the
Cal4Wheel Convention to the Legal
Fund for keeping our public lands
open!!
Here are some stats from the event:
• We had 21 participants in the
challenge, 10 in the Sportsman
class and 11 in the Unlimited class.
• Winner in Sportsman class was
Scott Price in a modified Toyota
truck.
• Winner in Unlimited class was Keith
Ratzburg in an Ibex competition
buggy.
• We had 12 LOS event staff, and a
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TOP: The Blindfold Challenge.
WINNERS: (above left) Keith Ratzburg
in the Unlimited Class; Scott Price in
the Sportsman Class. RIGHT: Rick, one
of the Sportsman Class competitors.
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•
few more club members who lent a
hand during the event.
Overall the spectator crowd was
probably close to 70+ people.
So the total was around a hundred
people including everyone.
FourWheel Parts in San Jose
donated a Smittybilt 9.5 winch with
synthetic line.
Read more: http://cal4wheel.com/latest-news/620-santa-cruz-club-raises2k-at-last-one-standing-event
FUN IN THE DESERT COMING IN OCTOBER
DAVE HENRY
Writing articles promoting events
like Fun in the Desert (FITD) used to be
easy and fun, not so much any longer.
How many ways can you say the same
things? And what can you say that
most people don’t already know? FITD
is the longest running hardcore event
in Southern California! As I sat down to
start writing this article it dawned on
me these articles aren’t for all the participants that keep coming back year
after year, but for the people that are
new to our sport or are thinking about
coming for the first time.
Fun In The Desert, held this
October 9-11, 2015, pretty much says
it all. This is the one in So. Cal. that
offers everything a rock crawler could
ask for: Rocks, even bigger rocks, and
none of those pesky trees to get in
your way like they have up north. Fun
in the Desert not only offers the challenges that the Hammers Trail System
can offer, it provides you the opportunity to face them in a friendly environment.
This will be the 24th year for FITD
and the event committee, club members and friends who work their a*%es
off to put on this annual event are
committed to providing an enjoyable
weekend for all our registered guests
and their families.
Chef Eddie will once again be preparing the BBQ dinner this year. Eddie
and his kitchen crew start their day at
4:00 am, to make sure that the coffee
is hot and the breakfasts are ready for
those of you who sleep in. Eddie wants
to make sure no one goes out on the
trail hungry and you all have enough
energy to finish out the day on these
demanding trails; like Sledgehammer,
our first trail, and still one of the most
popular. As difficult as Sledgehammer
is, we have others for the most avid
rock crawlers. These trails are said to
be where the men are separated from
the boys. Only the best built and well
maintained vehicles are capable of
measuring up to the challenges that
these trails provide... like the Hammers,
Outer Limits, Sun Bonnet, and the
always impressive Wrecking Ball.
FITD is not just about the Hammer
trails. There is much more to do at
FITD. We will also be offering Mottino
Wash, Bullfrog/Cakewalk, and other
moderate and easy trails this year.
There’s even a rumor that the Hemet
Jeep Club will come out and lead a
run for us this year. We may even have
a run over to Calico this year if we
have enough interest.
Saturday afternoon after all the runs
are back, dinner will be served. I can’t
say what’s on the menu as of now,
because Eddie is keeping it a secret.
However, you can rest assured it will
be tasty. After dinner we will hand
out this year’s hard luck award. This
is awarded to the person that breaks
and has the most expensive repair.
Then we will once again have the
famous children’s quarter dig, where
$100 worth of quarters is buried in
a large pile of sand. Each age group
gets a certain amount of time to dig
for riches. After that, we begin the kids
raffle and then it’s time for the big kid’s
raffle.
You can start looking for an entry
form on our web site victorvalley4wheelers.com by the first of June. Be
sure to be an early bird at registering,
and you may receive a gift.
For more information you can call
Dave and Val Henry at 909-880-9030,
or email [email protected], or [email protected]
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SCOUT OWNERS
CONVERGE AT 19TH
ANNUAL EVENT
SHANNON TREICHEL
DAVE HENRY
This past April 17-19, 2015 marked the
19th Annual International Harvester Western
Regionals, held once again at the Calico KOA.
Scout owners from as far away as Oregon, along
with a good showing from the Sonora Desert
Scouts of Arizona, came
out to enjoy the festivities. Over $3,500
The Sonora Desert Scouts
raised for
fit right with our group,
even the grumpy guy.
Cal4Wheel
Thanks to all that attended
and especially those that
drove the long distances just to see a great display of scouts that actually get used.
This year Val and I did registration and the
neat thing about this is you get to meet everyone that comes to the event. Registration
remained busy until we closed for the event
potluck on Friday evening, which was awesome.
The great thing about potlucks is there are so
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many different things to choose from. I walked
away stuffed. After the dinner, we reopened registration for the late comers.
This year we had an old yellow international
truck on a tan shirt that I thought really looked
nice. I wasn’t the only one because we sold
almost 100 of them.
Saturday morning, registration was opened
up 6 am for any late comers. We did things a
little different this year as safety was right across
from registration which made check-ins much
faster. Things were pretty slow at registration
and raffle while the runs were out.
About 10 am Past President, Tim Potter came
into camp. We hadn’t seen Tim since last year’s
HDR; good to see you again Tim. About an hour
later a guy in white YJ showed up; Cal4Wheel
President Steve Egbert, came all the way down
from the Central District, which I know is a lot
farther than Long Beach or the Antelope Valley.
We were all sitting in the shade when we got
a call over the ham radio that there were two
BACKGROUND: 2011 EVENT BY ERIC SCHREINER
broken Scouts on the Doran/Odessa
Loop. I asked Steve if he wanted to
go try out all the new mods that he
had recently had done to the YJ…
“why not” was the answer. Aired down,
we headed up Ghost Town Road for
Odessa/Doran to see what damage
was done to the Scouts. After going
about a mile, we got a call on the Ham
radio telling us to wait for Toni as he
had an on board welder. Heading up
Odessa we got into the rocky section
when we heard the sound of leaking
air. Our first thought was a tire but after
backing up we noticed a few drops
of oil and the unmistakable smell of
gear oil. So we turned around headed
back out while Toni
proceeded on ahead.
After we were out and
back to the road, we
again got a call on the
radio telling us that
they thought they had
the drive line banded
together enough to get
it out. Hearing this, we
ran up on the top of
the Gate Keeper and
tried to contact Toni on
the CB, which is mostly
useless under these
circumstances. From
what we found, the canyon was really
packed with vehicles. Vegas Valley 4
Wheelers had a large group, as did
another club, and I think I even saw a
Hemet Jeep Plaque. One of the first
guys out said he had been trying to get
out of the canyon for over four hours….
But that’s four-wheelin.
With all back to camp and mostly in
one piece, you could smell BBQ cooking. That made you even hungrier.
Just before dinner was ready, the band
started playing — that’s right we had
live music all through dinner.
With dinner over, we started the
kids raffle and then handed out awards
for the show and shine. I have come
to the conclusion that the Scout with
the most paint still on it, wins. It was
then time for the raffle to begin. There
was a lot of cool stuff that went to
new homes including a new Smittybilt
Gen2 9500 winch. I guess that someone worked for Camping World or
they donated two cases of koozies
which Jason began throwing out by
the handfulls. There were so many
koozies flying out into the crowd, they
began throwing them back at Jason,
who had to duck for cover until the
barrage was over. After the raffle, the
band began playing for us again. One
of the donations from Val and I was a
half-gallon of Fire Ball that was found
empty sitting on one of the tables the
next morning, along with the empty
bottle of Beam Honey we donated.
There were a few people that had
$450; Scouts West donated the entire
profits from the raffle, which was
$3,080, for a total donation of $3,530
this year. Scouts West would like to
thank Steve Egbert for coming all the
way down from the Central District to
our event just to break his Jeep.
IHWR is a family 4 wheeling event
that is open to all types of vehicles.
To view some pictures and video clips
go our website scoutswest.com and
scroll down to IH Western Regionals
and scroll down to pictures and videos
— enjoy. So be sure to put this on your
calendar for next year in April.
MARCO ANA
trouble finding
their campsites
(Little John)… but
I don’t want to
embarrass anyone, even if he did
wake (Little John)
me up in the middle of the night.
Again this year,
Scouts West has
chosen to donate
proceeds from
the event raffle
to the California
Four Wheel Drive
Association. The
Friday morning
pancake breakfast
by Rock Tech raised $225 which was
matched by Rock Tech for a total of
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Surrender ye booty at Niagara Rim
STEVE ALLEN, 4X4 IN MOTION
Ahoy ye land lubbers. Once again
it’s time to check the rigging, batten
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down the hatches, and make shipshape. The season is upon us to pillage
and plunder. The letters of Marque
have been issued; pieces of eight await
those that are savvy to set sail and
plow the bounty main.
Blimey, July 11 is not far off; mark
ye calendars for the 24th Niagara Rim
poker run. Last year’s Hawaiian theme
was such a great hit; pirate antics will
be the order of the day for this year’s
event. Hosted by 4x4inMotion; July
11th in the year of our Lord 2015 will
be the weekend to blow the man
down. So; don your garb and join us
for a weekend of Yo Ho Ho. As per
past rituals;
Friday night
will start the
event with
the pirate
social; grub
and grog.
Those buckos attending in pirate
garb might
win a prize.
Meet and
greet fellow
buccaneers; spin tall tales but watch
the sails. No three sheets to the wind;
ye old sea dogs.
Saturday morning you need to be
shipshape, as we haul anchor and set
sails for fame and fortune. Saturday
before twilight; a feast awaits after a
long day of hornswaggle and plunder.
Those who make their mark early (sign
up for the run); before June 15; will
have a chance to sup at the Captain’s
table. After the feast, the days treasure chest, filled with plunder, will be
divided by numbered lots to those
lucky scallywags present. There will be
at least 5 or 6 major booty items with
a host of lesser, but worthy pieces of
loot. All the items will be useful to you
scurvy land lubbers.
Surprises await you salty dogs, go
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WIN-A-JEEP 2016: IT’S EASY TO GET TICKETS
STEVE GARDINER
WIN-A-JEEP 2016 CHAIR
We’re trying to make it easy on you
and your friends!
You can request tickets by using our
website: cal4wheel.com/win. Send an
email to: [email protected] Or
even call the office: 800-4x4-FUNN
(800 494-3866). Just let us know how
many books* of tickets you need.
Better yet, come find us at an event
or show and get your tickets in person!
Check the webpage and Facebook
page (Winajeep) for upcoming events
and shows.
Keep checking the progress of
the Genright MiniMoto build at our
Facebook WinAJeep page. We’ll be
adding pictures and Sponsor Profiles
as we go.
PRIZES:
1st Prize is the Cal4Wheel/Genright
Mini Moto Jeep
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2nd Prize is an ARB Fridge/Freezer
3rd Prize is a Viair Air Pump
Did you know that the 1st Prize
Jeep also comes with an ARB Fridge/
Freezer? AND it has a Viair On-Board
Air System installed already.
*One “book of tickets” is 4 tickets
for the Raffle Jeep and 1 bonus ticket
for a separate raffle for a set of BF
Goodrich tires!
APPEARANCE SCHEDULE
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June 13-14, 2015 – 4 Wheel Parts
Truckfest – Ontario Convention Center
June 19-21, 2015 – Inland Empire’s
Forest Fest – Base Camp at Snow Valley
Ski Resort
July 23, 2015 – Jeepers Jamboree –
Georgetown
August 6-9, 2015 – Sierra Trek –
Meadow Lake
August 30-31, 2015 - Cantina on the
Con – Rubicon Trail
September 19-21, 2015 – Sand Sport
Super Show – Costa Mesa, CA
October 4-5, 2015 – Off Road Expo –
Pomona
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October 11-12, 2015 – Victor Valley Rocktoberfest
October 18-19, 2015 – Operation Desert
Fun - Ocotillo Wells OHV
November 4-7, 2015 – SEMA – Las
Vegas
November 13-15, 2015 – Panamint
Valley Days – Panamint Valley
January 15-17, 2016 – Winter Fun Fest
January 21-24 2016, International
Sportmen’s Expo, Sacramento
February, 2016 – King of the Hammers
Drawing February 20, 2016 –
Convention, Rancho Cordova, CA
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Rough & Ready Jeep Club of
Gary Houseman, president of the
Trail.
“Gas Can Rock” on the Rubicon
Sacramento in the “Old Sluice” at
Craig Lemon, a member of the
Madhatters since
1978, enjoys the Rubicon in his
1976 Ford Bronco.
RIGHT: The Misfits 4WD Club at Cougar Buttes
in Johnson Valley.
Joe Rodriguez with his Rubicon in St. George, Utah.
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Patrick Harrison
enjoys the trails
at Tierra Del Sol’s
Desert Safari.
POSERS
Craig Olson on the Wrecking Ball in Johnson Valley.
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Ron Frey in
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Joe Cavazos with his 1995 Toyotal Land Cruiser FZJ80 at Panamint
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C L U B S
Check the list below to see if there is a club in your area. Visit www.cal4wheel.com to find out more or
contact your district membership chair (see listing on page 6). Most clubs meet monthly and schedule
regular trail outings.
NORTH
our website at fourdice4x4.com
4X4 CLIFFHANGERS of Vacaville meet the second Tuesday
of each month (except December) at the fire station located
on Vine St. off of Gibson Canyon Rd. at 7 p.m. Contact Eron
at 707-410-7820 ([email protected]) or Dan at 707-4466905 ([email protected]). Like us on Facebook at
facebook.com/4wdCliffhangers
GOLD HILLS POSSE 4x4 Club of Folsom/EDH, a very
active family-oriented club, meets at 7:30 p.m., the second
Thursday of each month at Round Table Pizza, 8755 Sierra
College Blvd., Suite B, Roseville CA 95661, (916) 791-7288.
Please call Brad at 916-933-0731 or email [email protected]
sbcglobal.net, or check our website at posse4x4.org for
additional information.
ALL SEASON (Somerset). Email [email protected]
net for meeting info.
GOLDEN GATE JEEPERS (Belmont). Bernard 650-593-4456.
BEDROCK 4 Wheelers, Sacramento. Contact Perry at 916967-4858 for info.
BLACK SHEEP 4X4 CLUB of Redding meets the first Tuesday
of every month at 7 p.m., Players Pizza, 2305 Balls Ferry
Rd., Anderson, CA. For info contact Mario at [email protected]
reddingblacksheep.com or 530-227-1973, Tony at 530-3977755 ([email protected]).
BOONIE BOUNCERS 4X4 CLUB (Sacramento). A fun and
active club for families and singles that enjoy the great
off-road. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of
each month at 7:30 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, located at
4010 Foothills Blvd., Roseville, CA. Find us on Facebook or
contact Bob at 916-783-0233 or [email protected]
for details.
BUTTE COUNTY TRAIL HOGS, Chico. Contact Chris at
[email protected] or 530-570-3810.
CAL-SIERRA ATV CLUB (Sacramento) meets the second
Thursday of the month at CA4WDC office. Contact Felton at
[email protected] or visit calsierraatvclub.com
CALIFORNIA TRAIL RUNNERS. Family and community
service oriented 4WD club. Open to 4x4s and SUVs of all
makes.
CAPITAL CITY MOUNTAIN GOATS meet at 7:30 p.m. the first
Friday each month. Contact Dennis Bartholomew at 916421-7788 or Tex Texiera at 916-423-1369 for info or visit our
website at ccmg4wd.org.
CONTRA COSTA JEEPERS, Walnut Creek area. Meetings
are the first Tuesday of each month. Family-oriented club.
Short wheelbase, difficult to extreme trails. Contact Jeff at
925-837-6015.
CRUZEN CRAZY’S 4WHEELERS, Grass Valley. Contact
Joseph at 530-263-1189 or Tony at 530-205-8399 or
[email protected]
DIABLO 4 WHEELERS (Concord). Family four-wheeling.
Established since 1964. All makes of 4x4 welcome. Activities
range from conservation projects, community involvement,
Adopt-A-Trail, social runs, easy and hard rock wheeling.
Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., Meets
every first Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., Fuddruckers
Concord, Willow Shopping Center, 1975 Diamond Blvd,
E-260 Concord, CA 94520. Contact Steve Mallo at [email protected]
comcast.net or visit diablo4wheelers.com.
DIRTY DOZEN (Somerset). Call for meeting info,
530-620-1637.
DIXON 4 WHEELERS, families and singles, all types of 4x4’s
welcome. First Monday of each month at 7 p.m., call for
location. Contact Jim at 530-979-1596 or Bill at 707-3447010 for info.
ELDORADO JEEP HERDERS, Granite Bay. Contact Sean at
916-215-2613.
ESPRIT DE FOUR (San Jose), second Tuesday each month,
7 p.m. Please consult club’s website for location. Activities
range from community services, Adopt-a-Trail and safety
clinics. We welcome newcomers to our meetings and
events. For more info visit www.espritdefour.com or contact
Ellen at [email protected] (650-964-4705).
EZ JEEPERS (Northern CA). Call 209-604-5194 for meeting
info.
FORESTHILL FOUR WHEELERS. A family oriented 4WD
club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in
Foresthill. For location and other information please
contact Russ Watkins at [email protected] or 530-367 2897.
FOUR DICE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB (San Jose/South
Bay Area) meets the first Monday of each month, 6:45 p.m.,
Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA. Contact
Keith at 415-309-2658 ([email protected]) or Alan at
408-218-6774 ([email protected]) for info, or check
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GRASS VALLEY 4-WHEELERS meet on the first Tuesday of
the month at Alta Sierra Pizza and Grill, 15690 Johnson
Place, Hwy. 49 and Alta Sierra Dr., Grass Valley, 7PM. Guests
welcome. Visit gv4w.com or contact Homer at 530-6322789 ([email protected]) or Jeff at 916-320-7180
([email protected]).
GRIMM CREEPERS 4WDC, Vacaville. Contact Dylan at
707-685-6681 or [email protected]; Randy
707-249-8326.
HI-LANDERS 4WD CLUB (Sacramento), meet on second
Monday of month at 7:30 p.m., Orangevale Community
Center, 6826 Hazel Ave. For more info contact Jerry Hicks
at 916-988-2070 or visit our website at www.hi-landers.
com.
HIGH LAKE TREKKERS, Paradise. Contact Norm at 530-8777025 or [email protected]
HIGH ROCK TREKKERS (Silver Springs, NV) meet annually
in July to host the Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail event.
Contact Dennis at 775-577-9157, [email protected];
Warner at 775-629-9232, [email protected], or visit
highrocktrekkers.com for info.
HILLHOPPERS JEEP CLUB (Dublin). Email [email protected]
com for meeting info.
JEFFERSON STATE 4WD ASSOCIATION (Central Point, OR).
Meetings to be announced. Contact Pat, 541-883-2044, or
Dick at 541-891-4537 ([email protected])
JOAQUIN JEEPERS meet every second Tuesday of
each month at 7 p.m. at 4 Wheel Parts in Salida. For
Need to change your listing?
Contact Suzy at [email protected]
or online at cal4wheel.com
more information call Glen at 209-324-4774 or Todd at
209-847-2238.
JUST FOUR FUN (Sacramento). Contact Craig at
[email protected] or Jason at [email protected]
gmail.com for info.
LAKE TAHOE HI-LO’S 4WD Club meets the fourth Tuesday
of each month, in S. Lake Tahoe, CA. Contact Rod at 530543-0320 for info.
MADHATTERS 4x4 Club, est. 1978, participates in a variety
of family-oriented OHV activities. The club meets on the
fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s
Pizza, 1304 First St., Livermore, CA. Everyone welcome!
Contact John at [email protected] or Art at
[email protected] or visit madhatters4x4.
com for more info.
MENDOCINO 4X4 CLUB (Ukiah) meets every second
Monday, 6 p.m., Jensen’s Truck Stop, Redroom Room,
Ukiah. Frank 707-972-0233, ([email protected]).
MOTHERLODE ROCKCRAWLERS (Amador County). Family
oriented, established in 1987, all types of rigs are welcome,
responsible four wheeling and Adopt-A-Trail clean ups,
easy and hard 4wheeling. Meetings are the first Thursday
of the month at 7 p.m. at the Gold Country Driving School
242 French Bar Rd., Jackson CA 95642. Contact Ron at
209-920-3150 or Jack & Kitten at c-209-304-0510 h-209274-4508. Email us at [email protected] Or look us up on the web at www.motherloderockcrawlers.
com Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/
Motherlode-Rockcrawlers/140315172796414 We welcome
all newcomers.
MOUNTAIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (MTA) (San Jose) meets
on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m., Luigi’s Pizza
and Pasta, 2495 Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA. Family and
single members, guests are welcome. Host of the annual
Mud-n-Yer-Eye Frolic event held at Hollister Hills, CA.
Contact Debbie at [email protected] or visit mta4x4.
com
MUDSUCKERS 4 WHEEL DRIVE CLUB (Sacramento) meet
first Tuesday each month, Mark & Monica’s Family Pizza,
4751 Manzanita Ave in Carmichael at 7:00 p.m. Guests are
welcome. Feel free to check our website at mudsuckers4wd.
com or contact Brian at 916-871-3458 or [email protected]
sbcglobal.net for details.
NAPA B.E.T.S. 4-WHEEL DRIVE CLUB, an active club and
member of CA4WDC. We have one run per month in the
summer, one of which is our annual Rubicon Trek. We are
open to all 4x4 owners, families and singles alike. For more
club information, call Dave Toboni, 707-257-1709.
NAPA VALLEY JEEPERS meet the second Tuesday of each
month. Families and singles are welcome, as well as all
makes of 4x4s. For further info contact Jim MacLellan at
707-432-1479 or email [email protected]
NORCAL 4 WHEELERS, Sacramento. Contact Amy at 916803-3699. Check website for meeting info and location at
nc4w.net.
NORCAL CRAWLERS meet the first Thursday of the month
at 6 p.m. For more info contact Tim at 530-518-4785 or
Jason at 805-612-7700 for info.
NORTH COAST CLIFFHANGERS meets first Wednesday of
every month at 6 p.m. For more info contact Jim Pofahl at
707-464-3961.
NORTH TAHOE TRAIL DUSTERS meet the first Wednesday
of every month. For info contact John at 530-546-3642.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LAND ROVER CLUB. Visit
norcalrovers.org or contact Brenton at [email protected]
norcalrovers.org or [email protected] for more
info.
OPHIR GOPHER JEEP CLUB meet first Friday of the month
at varying locations. Call David at 530-589-1434 or Judy
530-533-8443 for more information.
PAIR-O-DICE 4 WHEELERS meets on the second Tuesday of
each month at 6:30 p.m., Round Table Pizza (near Safeway)
on Clark Road in Paradise. Family club with single members.
Runs monthly, Adopt-A-Trail, lots of fun, etc. Contact Jim
Earl 530-872-8218, or Doug Poppelreiter 530-872-9287 or
[email protected]
RAILTOWN OFFROAD CLUB meets the second Wednesday
of the month at 7 p.m. Call for locations. For more
information contact Stevean at 209-833-6244 or Brad at
408-472-2131, or visit railtownoffroad.org.
RAT PACK (Shasta County) meets on the fourth Tuesday of
each month except December at Players Pizza, 2305 Balls
Ferry Rd., Anderson at 6:30 p.m. (come at 6 if you want
dinner). All types of 4x4s welcome. Alden at 530-604-9848
or Herb/Mary at 530-357-3768 ([email protected]
com).
ROUGH & READY JEEP CLUB (Sacramento) meets the first
Tuesday of each month. For more info contact Jack at
916-991-5756.
SACRAMENTO FLAT FENDERS. Contact Jason at 916-4296553 for meeting info.
SACRAMENTO JEEPERS, INC., family Jeeping since 1957.
Meets the second Tuesday each month at 7:30 p.m.,
CA4WDC office, 8120 36th Ave., Sacramento. Please visit
our web site at www.sacramentojeepers.org for more
information, or contact Jami at 916-806-6121.
SACRAMENTO VALLEY TOP GUN. Contact Glen
([email protected]) or 916-685-5215.
SAN FRANCISCO JEEPERS, meet only as necessary. Contact
Michael at [email protected] (650-504-0703).
SANTA CRUZ 4X4 CLUB. Third Thursday of each month,
Bruno’s BBQ, 230 Mount Hermon Suite G (upstairs dining
room), Scotts Valley, CA. Contact Robin at [email protected]
com or 831-239-3350 or see our website at http://www.
sc4wdc.com.
SANTA ROSA 4X4’s meet on the first Monday of each month
at 7:30 p.m. at the Boy Scout Clubhouse on Schurman
Drive. Our club accepts singles and families with all levels of
four-wheeling experience and all types of four-wheel drive
vehicles. We welcome you as a guest at our next meeting!
Visit our club website at www.sr4x4s.com or call David at
707-575-4160 for more info.
SIERRA TREASURE HUNTERS, a family oriented 4WD
club, meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday each month in
Sacramento. Email [email protected] or visit our website
at http://www.sth4x4.com.
SOUTH COUNTY TRAIL RIDERS 4X4 CLUB meets at 5 p.m.
the first Sunday of the month at Monarch Solid Surfaces,
1910 Camden Ave., San Jose. For more info call Glyn Zeiler
at 408-224-6549 or James at [email protected]
or 408-410-6100.
TRAILBUSTERS 4X4 CLUB (Solano County) meet on the
second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. in Vacaville at the
Round Table Pizza, Alamo and Merchant. For more info
contact James at 707-685-0653 or [email protected]
TRI VALLEY ROCK KNOCKERS, Livermore. Contact Richard
at [email protected]
WANDERING WHEELERS JEEP CLUB (Hayward):
Meetings first Tuesday, 7 p.m., Round Table Pizza, 20920
Redwood Rd., Castro Valley (map at club web page at
wanderingwheelers.com). Call Al Paiva 925-634-4472 or
Paul Tavres 510-783-0263 for info. Guests always welcome.
WINE COUNTRY ROCK CRAWLERS (Santa Rosa). Meet
every third Monday night of the month, Round Table Pizza,
2065 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa. For info contact Ron at
[email protected] or visit winecountryrockcrawlers.org
WOMEN OUT WHEELING (Sacramento). Contact Shirley
Bramham at 916-383-7128 or Claudia Smith at 530-6200914 for meeting times and locations.
CENTRAL
4X4HIM CHRISTIAN WHEELERS (Fresno/Clovis). Meetings
on 15th day of every month at rotating location. Check
website at 4x4him.com or contact Cecil at 559-2504419 ([email protected]) or Don at 559-972-2200
([email protected]) for info.
4X4 IN MOTION (Modesto/Turlock) meets the first
Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Families and
individuals welcome. Contact Mary at 209-605-7993
([email protected]) for details.
BAKERSFIELD TRAILBLAZERS meet the first Wednesday
of each month. Guests welcome. Contact Richard at
661-706-1600 or James at 661-873-5487 for info or visit
bakersfieldtrailblazers.org
BRONCOS UNANIMOUS, Laton, CA. Contact Bobby at
[email protected] (559-867-2128) or David at
[email protected] (559-923-9563) for info.
CEN CAL CRAWLERS, Visalia. Meetings second Tuesday,
6:30PM. Jeep vehicles only, open to new members. For info
contact Craig at 559-972-7978 ([email protected])
or visit website at centralcalcrawlers.com.
CLOVIS INDEPENDENT 4 WHEELERS meet first Sunday each
month 5:30PM, come at 5:00PM if ordering dinner. Meetings
at El Pueblito Restaurant, 1437 Tollhouse Rd., Clovis. Call
Mike at 559-352-9780 ([email protected]); Sarah at
559-301-9709 ([email protected]); or visit our website at
clovis4x4.com
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB OF FRESNO meets second
Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., at Yosemite Falls Café,
4020 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno. Visit our web site at http://
www.4WDCFresno.net for a map. Contact Bryan at
559-907-9542 or [email protected] for more
information.
HILLHOPPERS (Fresno). Open to new members, families and
individuals. Contact Dennis at 559-430-9649.
KINGSBURG 4WD CLUB meets the first Tuesday of each
month at 7:30 p.m., 21253 S. Locan, Laton. Call David at
559-923-9563 ([email protected]) for info.
LOCK & LOW 4 WHEEL DRIVE CLUB of Visalia. Active family
oriented club interested in responsible four-wheeling. Meet
first Thursday each month. Call Larry at 559-597-2008 or
Dan at 559-733-2723 for info or visit our website at http://
www.lockandlow.com.
LOCKED AND LOADED 4X4, Ripon. Meet first Tuesday, 7
PM at KMD Garage, 775 E. Roth Rd., French Camp. Contact
Robert at 209-661-3266 ([email protected]) or Nick at
209-834-7649 ([email protected]) for info.
MID VALLEY 4 WHEELERS (Merced) meet the first
Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., 2220 E. Childs Ave.,
Merced. Contact Rick at [email protected] or
209-725-8531.
MUD, SWEAT & GEARS (Sonora) meet the first Tuesday of
each month at 7 p.m. at the Pine Tree Restaurant, 19601
Hess Ave., Sonora. Runs are third Saturday of the month.
Contact Jo at [email protected] or 209-928-1337.
types and experience levels. Check us out at http://www.
rockeaters.com.
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY 4WD CLUB. The SLO
4-Wheelers invite you to come join us on the first
Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., Round Table Pizza,
Atascadero. Contact Mark at [email protected] or George
805-466-7659 ([email protected]) or visit our web
page at slo4wheelers.org.
Contact Terry at 661-917-3296 ([email protected]) or
Bonnie at 661-943-9744 ([email protected]) for
info or visit www.hd4w.com.
HILL & GULLY RIDERS, Jason 562-824-0367 or Robert
951-443-3809.
SANTA BARBARA 4WD CLUB, first Tuesday of every month,
7:00 p.m., call for location. Call Dick at 805-968-2437
([email protected]) or visit santabarbara4wdclub.com.
INLAND JEEP FREEKS (Temecula area). First Sunday of each
month, Pizza Factory, 31725 Temecula Pkwy., Temecula.
Contact Dave at 909-841-5086 ([email protected]) or
John Maciel at 951-679-8231 ([email protected]) or visit
inlandjeepfreeks.org
SANTA MARIA 4-WHEELERS meet on the fourth Tuesday of
each month at 7:30 p.m., Giavanni’s Pizza, 1108 E. Clark Ave
in Orcutt. Contact Duane at 805-925-2626 or Misty at 805937-5712 for more info.
JEEPING JEEPERS JEEP CLUB (Orange County), meet the
first Wednesday of every month at 7:30, Polly’s Restaurant,
18132 Imperial Hwy., Yorba Linda. Contact Don at 714-7791673 ([email protected]) or visit jeepingjeepers.org
SEQUOIA SIDEWINDERS, Porterville. Meet the third Tuesday
of each month at Round Table Pizza on Henderson Ave. For
info contact Marvin at [email protected] or Gary at 559781-0151 or [email protected]
MISFITS 4WD (Highland), meetings first Sunday of the month
at Galaxy Hamburgers, 2150 S. Archibald Ave., Ontario.
Contact Abe at 909-210-4961.
SIERRA CRAWLERS (Clovis), meetings TBA. Contact Mike at
[email protected] or 559-647-1181.
ON THE ROCKS meets the fourth Tuesday of each month
at The Junkyard Café, 2585 Cochran St., Simi Valley, at 7:00
p.m. Contact Bob at 805-807-2284 ([email protected]
com) or Gary at 805-746-1889 ([email protected]
yahoo.com). Or visit website at ontherocks4x4.org
TRAIL BUSTERS (Kings County) 4WD CLUB in Hanford meets
on the first Thursday at 7 p.m., Kings Co. Bowl, 1050 E.
Lacey Blvd., Hanford. Call Paul at 559-924-5875. Families
and singles are welcome.
SOUTH
ANTELOPE VALLEY FOUR WHEELERS meet the third
Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the Round Table
Pizza, 44204 N. 10th St. West, Lancaster. For additional
info, contact Don at 661-947-7082, Brian at 661-9031659 ([email protected]) or visit
antelopevalleyfourwheelers.com.
BABES OF THE DESERT, contact Ginger at [email protected]
verizon.net.
CAPO VALLEY 4 WHEELERS (S. Orange Co.) meet on the first
Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Wind & Sea Restaurant
in Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point. Family-oriented. Contact
Bruce at 949-361-3411 or visit http://www.cv4w.org.
DESERT DAWGS (Riverside) meet the second Tuesday of
each month. Call John Snell for meeting info at 951-6818608 or [email protected] Visit our website at
desertdawgs.org
DIRT DEVILS offer family-oriented four-wheeling of all
calibers, from mild to wild! Join us on the first Tuesday of
each month. 7 p.m., Marie Callender’s, 5711 E. La Palma
Ave., Anaheim. Contact information is on our website at
http://www.dirtdevils.org or contact Ray at [email protected]
yahoo (714-579-7504) or Emi at [email protected]
(714-649-9836).
DRIFTERS JEEP CLUB meets first Thursday of month,
Michael Angelo’s Pizzaria, 2467 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario, CA
91761. For more info contact Mark Phelps, [email protected]
yahoo.com, (909) 938-8713 or David Meyer, [email protected]
verizon.net, (951) 487-6693 or visit our blog at http://
driftersddd.blogspot.com/
EARLY BRONCOS LTD. (1966-77 Broncos) meet second
Sunday of month near Ramona, CA. Contact Steve at 858740-7149 or visit earlybronco.com.
EASTERN SIERRA 4X4 CLUB, Inc. meets the second
Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meet at the Bishop
Pizza Factory and come at 6 p.m. if you want to eat. Please
check club website for the most current information
at www.easternsierra4wdclub.com or contact Mike at
760-937-6663 or Sherrie at 760-920-0424 or email at
[email protected]
GAD-ZUKS! SUZUKI CLUB meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first
Sunday of every month. All vehicles are welcome. For
meeting place info contact Guy 909-466-1513 ([email protected]
yahoo.com). Check our website at www.gad-zuks.com.
GEAR GRINDERS 4WD CLUB meets the fourth Wednesday
of each month (except Nov. when Thanksgiving is the
day after and Dec.). Meet at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, 7:00
p.m. for meeting, Casey’s Steak N. Barbecue, 1337 N.
China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Contact Scott at
619-665-3961 ([email protected]), Ciegi at 760428-8927 ([email protected]) or visit
geargrinders4wdclub.org
GEARED 4 FUN 4WD CLUB (north San Diego county) meets
the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call for
more information, contact Angela Cook at 760-505-3579 or
Chris Chase at 760-723-3661 or visit our website at www.
geared4fun.com.
ORANGE COUNTY 4-PLAY, second Wednesday of the
month, Carrows, 16931 Magnolia St., Fountain Valley. Check
their website at oc4play.org for info or contact George at
[email protected]yahoo.com (714-376-3377).
OUT FOUR FUN 4WD CLUB (Inland Empire area) meets
the second Monday of each month. For location and club
info contact Gary at [email protected] or Paul at
[email protected]
PACIFIC OFF ROADERS, Long Beach. Contact Bob at 562422-9640 or Charles at 310-450-4163.
THE ROUGHWHEELERS IV CLUB (L.A.-South Bay) meet
every second Friday at 8 p.m., Redondo Rod & Gun, 2023
Vanderbilt, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. See roughwheelers.
com for map and details. Guests welcome. Contact Tuvia
at 310-404-3232 ([email protected]) or
Montego at 310-751-0828 ([email protected]
com).
SAN DIEGO 4 WHEELERS meet the first Thursday each
month (except February), at the Automotive Museum in
Balboa Park, located at 2080 Pan American Plaza, Suite
12, Park Boulevard, San Diego. See the website for info at
sd4wheel.com or contact Joe at [email protected] or Rod at
619-445-5310.
SAN DIEGO OUTBACKS 4X4 CLUB meets the second
Wednesday at the Santa Maria Masonic Lodge, located at
the corner of Main and 9th Streets in beautiful downtown
Ramona. For info call Marc at [email protected]
SCOUTS WEST meets the second Thursday each month,
7:30 p.m., at Marie Callender’s, 5711 E. La Palma, Anaheim.
Call Paul at 714-313-3303 or visit our website at www.
scoutswest.com for info.
SPINNIN’ FOURS (L.A.-O.C.) meets on the first Thursday of
each month at 7:30 p.m. Call Art Hastings at 562-693-2303
for location and information.
TIERRA DEL SOL (San Diego) meets the third Wednesday
each month at Al Bahr Shrine, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San
Diego, 7:30 p.m. Contact Tim at 760-765-0772 or Sue at
619-562-1225, or visit tds4x4.com
TRAIL CREW (Santa Clarita). Meets the first Tuesday of every
month at the Lulu’s Restaurant, 16900 Roscoe Blvd, Van
Nuys at 7:00pm. Come join us and hang out. We adopted
and maintain the Look Out trail at Rowher Flats. Our website
is www.thetrailcrew.com. For additional info contact Ron at
[email protected] or 323-646-3090.
VICTOR VALLEY 4 WHEELERS meet first Tuesday at 7:00
p.m. at Victorville Motors, 14617 Civic Dr., Victorville. Safari
night (family night) is the third Tuesday of every month at
5:30-7PM at Pasco’s Pizza, 17348 Main St., Hesperia. Club
run the following weekend. For info call Dave at 909-8809030 ([email protected]) or John at
[email protected] or visit www.
victorvalley4wheelers.com.
OUT OF STATE
GENERAL 4 WHEELERS. Contact Donna at [email protected]
sbcglobal.net or call 928-237-9190.
KOMSTOCK KRAWLERZ, Dayton, NV. Call for meeting
location. Larry, [email protected], 775-246-3212.
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND, Fresno. Meetings TBA. Contact Joel
559-333-2629 or [email protected] for info.
HEMET JEEP CLUB meets second Wednesday of each
month. Call Mike at 951-929-6492 or [email protected]
verizon.net or Mike Hardy at 951-929-5337. You can also
visit our website at www.hemetjeepclub.com
NEVADA NOMADS. We hold meetings infrequently by
consent of the members. Open to all types of 4WD vehicles.
Contact Larry at 775-246-3212.
ROCKEATERS 4WD (Modesto) meet the second Saturday
of each month at 2 p.m. Check our website for location.
We are a family-oriented club open to new members of all
HIGH DESERT FOUR WHEELERS meet first Tuesday of
each month, 6:00 p.m. for dinner, 6:30 p.m. for meeting.
Greenhouse Café, 1169 Commerce Center Dr., Lancaster.
SIN CITY OUTLAWS 4WD CLUBS (Las Vegas, NV). Meetings
to be announced. Contact Gary 702-242-9400, [email protected]
yahoo.com
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GENRIGHT RELEASES JK CORNER GUARDS
GENRIGHT OFF ROAD
By popular demand, we are excited
to introduce the new steel full corner
guards for the Jeep JK from GenRight
Off Road! These corners are a direct
fit, designed using original files from
Jeep, and a perfect upgrade to better protect your Jeep’s tub! This is the
perfect way to customize and upgrade
your Jeep and “armor up” your rig or
cover previous damage. Additionally,
these corner guards can accommodate any size wheel and tire, and feature a Frenched in LED tail light opening for a truly custom look.
FEATURES:
• Full side and rear coverage.
• Frenched in LED tail light opening
(fits LEDMBTAIL).
• Tough 1/8” thick steel.
• The shape is formed into the steel
to assure this product matches the
shape of your Jeeps tub.
• Stock wheel opening “shape” is
retained (same) to still fit the factory
wheel opening and can be cut to
make bigger tires fit.
• Can be used with any aftermarket
tube flare or the factory flare.
• Each set of panels has
the factory mounting holes laser
cut in for the tailgate hinges
and gas filler to make installation
quicker.
• The mounting holes are pre-drilled
to secure the corner to the tub.
• Includes hardware to securely
mount our corners to protect your
Jeeps tub and look clean!
NOTES:
• The stock license plate mounting
holes have been REMOVED from
the driver’s side panel. Because
the stock location is much too
vulnerable. We recommend using
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FOUR-DOOR
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This product requires drilling of the
body/tub to properly mount them.
We offer a flush mounted LED taillight as an option (LEDMBTAIL)
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These Corner Guards are sold
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EVENTCALENDAR
CHECK FOR MORE EVENTS AT CAL4WHEEL.COM/CALENDAR
JUNE 2015
TO ALL CALENDAR CONTRIBUTORS:
13-14
JEEP BEACH WEST, Oceano Dunes SVRA.
Wheel, camp and have fun. Register at
jeepbeachwest.com.
19-21
HI-LANDERS 44TH POKER RUN, Rubicon Trail.
Check in on 6/19, poker run and BBQ dinner
on 6/20. Wheel, camp, BBQ dinner!! Please
register at hi-landers.com
26-28
MOONLIGHT MADNESS, sponsored by the
Clovis Independents on Bald Mountain above
Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest
California. Poker run, mountain style dinner
and huge raffle. For more information visit our
website at http://clovis4x4.com or contact Mike
at 559-352-9780 ([email protected]),
Sarah at 559-301-9709 ([email protected]).
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KIDS ON THE ROCKS at the Niagara Rim Trail.
Mud Sweat and Gears of Sonora is inviting
everyone to the Stanislaus National Forest for
the 25th 4-wheel drive run with the disabled.
Take Hwy 108 13.7 miles past the Pinecrest/
Summit Ranger Station to the Eagle Meadows
turnoff and follow the signs. Check in by 9 AM
Drivers meeting at 9:15. The event starts at the
Niagara OHV Campground. Free BBQ lunch
with a raffle immediately following. For further
information call co- chairman Terry Easley at
209-768-2437.
Putting an event here is FREE to member
clubs and associate members. Please try to
narrow your event location down to a city,
if possible, or an easily located region of the
state. This helps our members and guests who
are unfamiliar with our events.
See information in this issue or contact Warner
Anderson at 775-629-9232 or [email protected]
sbcglobal.net, or Ron Vance at 775-2464099 or [email protected] Registration is
available online at highrocktrekkers.com
6-9
CA4WDC
SIERRA TREK, in the northern Sierras near
Truckee, CA. Several runs for all levels,
meals, camping, entertainment, raffle and
camp activities. See ad in this issue or visit
cal4wheel.com/sierra-trek for info.
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GAMBLER’S POKER RUN, sponsored by the
Lake Tahoe Hi-Lo’s. This is a guided, slow
moving four-wheel drive trip through the
beautiful Toiyabe National Forest, in the heart
of the Sierra. Enjoy a free evening of camping
after our barbecue and raffle. Register online
at http://laketahoehilos.com/#!gamblerspoker-run/c13kb
JULY 2015
4-7
17-20
HIGH SIERRA POKER RUN in the Sierras near
Shaver Lake, CA. Several runs to choose
from, including Ladies Run and UTV run, and
an overnight run on Swamp Lake. See ad in
this issue or visit cal4wheel.com/high-sierrapoker-run
DIRECTORY
4X4 HOW TO CLINIC, hosted by Esprit de
Four. The one-day clinic consists of classroom
instruction, two guided trail tours, and oneon-one guidance through several exercises.
Virtually all four-wheel drive vehicles and all
levels of driver skills are welcome. Students
must provide their own lunch. A barbecue
dinner will be provided on Saturday for a
nominal fee. For more information contact
Rick at [email protected] or at http://
espritdefour.com
OCTOBER 2015
16-17
AUGUST 2015
SEPTEMBER 2015
LASSEN-APPLEGATE TRAIL RIDE. Starts at
Winnemucca, NV and ends at Cedarville, CA.
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CA4WDC
OPERATION DESERT FUN, held at the
Truckhaven 4x4 Facility in the Ocotillo
Wells SVRA. Runs for all levels, including
4x4’s, motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-sides.
Proceeds benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of
America Cal-Diego Chapter and CA4WDC.
Visit cal4wheel.com/operation-desert-fun for
info.
NOVEMBER 2015
13-15
CA4WDC
PANAMINT VALLEY DAYS, near Trona,
CA. Runs, camping, raffle and more. See
cal4wheel.com/panamint-valley-days for info.
ONGOING
RUBICON OHV AND IRON MOUNTAIN Road
Patrols. Volunteers needed to patrol the
Rubicon and Iron Mountain trails on Saturdays
and Sundays. Contact Dana Holland for more
information at 916-457-7272.
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ASSOCIATEMEMBERS
VIEW/SEARCH ONLINE DIRECTORY: HTTP://WWW.CAL4WHEEL.COM/ASSOCIATE-DIRECTORY
NORTH DISTRICT
ALAN YORDY EQUIPMENT CO....................................209-462-1495
3412 E. Miner Ave., Stockton, CA 95205;
Laundry & dry cleaning sales, services, parts; welding, fitting,
bending, etc.
ARNOLDS FOR AWARDS.......530-677-0623/arnoldsawards.com
3971A Durock Rd., Shingle Springs, CA 95682;
Awards, trophies & ad specialties
BIG CEDAR MINI STORAGE........................................ 209-295-6600
P.O. Box 1464; Pioneer, CA 95666;
Repair, rebuilding & services
COLLEGE OAK TOWING...............................................916-648-2580
4125 Winters St., Sacramento, CA 95838; Towing
CORNERSTONE COPY & PRING PROJECT MGMT.916-393-9700
3132 Dwight Rd., #700, Elk Grove, CA 95758; ccppm.com;
Printing
ENTERPRISE PUBLICATIONS....................................... 916-684-7348
3437 Point Pleasant Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95758-9719
EVERYTHING RADIOS................................................... 916-248-8748
3380 Industrial Blvd., #105, W. Sacramento, CA 95691;
everythingradios.com
Sell, service, install every kind of two-way radio
EXTREME GEAR OFF-ROAD PRODUCTS.................916-635-4900
11389 Trade Center Dr., Ste. C, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742;
extremegearoffroad.com
4 wheel drive repair/specialty shop/product sales
FHP AUTOMOTIVE...........................................................530-721-1441
2907 Lake Forest Rd #1, Tahoe City, CA 96145;
4x4 parts, repair, diagnostics
FREEDOM HOME LOANS............................................... 530-277-1111
1784 E. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945; Home loans
GM SPECIALIST............................530-755-9700/gmspecialist.com
232 Garden Hwy., Yuba City, CA 95991;
Repair, service, tires, installation
HOOFERS WELDING......................................................916-348-0662
5729 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608;
Vehicular racks and welding
HUNTERS 4X4................................ 916-704-8867/hunters4x4.com
7521 Cook Ave., Citrus Heights, CA 95610;
Parts, accessories, installation, fabrication
J&M OFFROAD.................................................................530-273-7627
125 Spring Hill Dr., Suite 6, Grass Valley, CA 95945;
4-wheel drive fabrication
ASSOCIATE SPONSORS
FHP AUTOMOTIVE
530-721-1441
fhpautomotive.com
2907 Lake Forest Rd. #1
Tahoe City, CA 96145
4x4 parts/repair, automotive repair
and diagnostics
RUGGED ROCKS
909-547-4651
ruggedrocksoffroad.com
Nissan offroad parts
877-795-JEEP (5337)
jeeperformanceinc.com
Full service Jeep performance shop
JEEP JAMBOREE USA.....................................................530-333-4777
2776 Sourdough Flat, Georgetown, CA 95634; Jeep trips
JEEPERS JAMBOREE, Inc..............................................530-333-4771
P.O. Box 900, Georgetown, CA 95634,
jeepersjamboree.com; Jeep trips
METALCLOAK.COM.........................916-631-8071/metalcloak.com
3290 Monier Cir., Rancho Cordova, CA 95742;
Tube racks, tube fenders
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PULSKAMP........................................................................916-802-5896
2715 Curran Rd., Ione, CA 95640; Signs & screenprinting
RACKWORKS................................... rackwork-s.com/408-712-3770
1719 Grant St., #7, Santa Clara, CA 95050;
RackWorks cargo rack
RICHARDSON PERFORMANCE................................ 916-936-9790
richardsonperformance.com
Off road, Jeep, UTV/ATV, marine parts & accessories
SIERRA LED, LLC....................... 916-800-7776/sierraledlights.com
1921 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834;
Off-road and marine LED lighting
SNEVEY’S OFF ROAD.............530-410-1653/sneveysoffroad.com
4302 Bowyer Blvd., Redding, CA 96002;
Off-road parts & accessories
WARN INDUSTRIES................................... 916-984-2122/warn.com
104 Emigrant Ct., Folsom, CA 95630; Winch manufacturer
WEST COAST DIFFERENTIALS.....................................916-635-8696
2429 Mercantile #A, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742;
Differential parts
916-248-8748
everythingradios.com
Every kind of two-way radios
719-536-0722
funtreks.com
4WD guidebooks, GPS data cards
CENTRAL DISTRICT
ADVANCE ADAPTERS....................................................805-238-7000
4320 Aerotech Center Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446;
Engine & transmission components
BRIDGEPORT INN.......................................................... 760-932-7380
P.O. Box 128, Bridgeport, CA 93517-0128; Motel
COASTAL FABRICATION................................................ 831-394-7315
PO Box 222278, Carmel, CA 93922; Fabrication
EXTREME OFF ROAD..................................................... 559-323-8222
1320 Brookhaven, Clovis, CA 93612; 4WD repair
sneveysoffroad.com 530-255-4302
Custom and aftermarket parts
& accessories
714-963-1897 fountainvalleytirepros.com
18302 Ward St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Tires, alignments, auto repair, lifts
J&S TRUCKING...............................................................916-424-5800
117 Otto Cir., Sacramento, CA 95822; Truck brokerage
J&W AUTO WRECKERS.................................................800-924-9732
8626 Antelope Rd., Antelope, CA 95843;
New and used Jeep parts
OFF-ROAD ENTERPRISES.............................................209-931-1170
2953 Cherryland Ave., #B, Stockton, CA 95215
HARDCORE 4X4..............................................................559-733-3278
2433 E. Main St., Visalia, CA 93277; Off-road parts & service
HELLWIG PRODUCTS CO., INC................................... 559-734-7451
16237 Avenue 296, Visalia, CA 93292; hellwigproducts.com
Manufacturing
SANDERS OFF ROAD......................................................661-319-9252
1904 Marcilynn Ct., Bakersfield, CA 93312;
LED offroad lights, LED work lights, LED bulbs for RVs
WILD HORSES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE......................... 209-400-7200
1045 S. Cherokee Ln, Lodi CA 95240; wildhorses4x4.com;
4WD parts
SOUTH DISTRICT
richardsonperformance.com 916-936-9790
Off road, Jeep, UTV/ATV, Marine Parts and accessories
BAS OFFROAD
760-963-9933
basoffroad.com
Aftermarket parts and accessories;
installation and fabrication
BAS OFFROAD.................................760-963-9933/basoffroad.com
8380 Fairlane Rd., Lucerne Valley, CA 92356;
Aftermarket accessories and installs
JOE BRADLEY AUCTIONEERS......................................619-297-7653
San Diego, CA; www.joebradleyauctioneers.com;
Auctioneer services, autos, fundraising, real estate & business
liquidations
CALIFORNIA CASUALS SPORTSWEAR.....................909-880-0860
P.O. Box 9462, San Bernardino, CA 92427;
Silkscreen/screenprinting
ASSOCIATEMEMBERS
VIEW/SEARCH ONLINE DIRECTORY: HTTP://WWW.CAL4WHEEL.COM/ASSOCIATE-DIRECTORY
COYOTE ENTERPRISES LLC.........coyoteents.com/949-645-7733
P.O. Box 12137, Costa Mesa, CA 92627;
Manufacturer, importer/exporter offroad aftermarket
accessories
CRAIG’S BIG GARAGE....................................................951-271-0780
13486 Pheasant Way, Corona CA 92880;
Off-road parts & sales
CRAWLER CONCEPTZ........ 951-654-0136/crawlerconceptz.com
1231 S Buena Vista St., Unit E, San Jacinto, CA 92583;
Aftermarket Jeep body armor and accessories
DIRTY PARTS....................................................................310-390-9086
12012 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066-5802;
dirtyparts.com; 4WD parts/accessories/installs
EARLY BRONCO REGISTRY........ 858-740-7149/earlybronco.com
PO Box 1354, Ramona, CA 92065;
National Early Bronco association
PREMIER DIGITAL PRINTING....................................... 714-293-8790
735 W. Taft Ave., Orange, CA 92865; Printing
RUGGED ROCKS............909-547-4651/ruggedrocksoffroad.com
13525 Sutter Ct., Fontana, CA 92336; Nissan off-road parts
sPOD.................................................... 661-755-8139/4x4s-POD.com
27804 Zion Ct., Castaic, CA 91384;
Switch and power components
OUT-OF-STATE
ARB-USA............................................................................425-264-1391
720 SW 34th St., Renton, WA 98055; Air locker distributors
B.F. GOODRICH TIRES..................................................800-458-5000
One Parkway South, Greenville, SC 29615; Tire manufacturer
CB TILE & STONE............................................................ 208-284-5710
546 Knox Ave., Star, ID 83669; cbtilestone.com;
Custom tile work
FOUNTAIN VALLEY TIRE & AUTO................................714-963-1897
6852 Manhattan Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92647;
fountainvalleytirepros.com; Auto repair, tires & lifts
CRAWL MAGAZINE...........................crawlmag.com/775-393-9056
PO Box 61091, Reno, NV 89506; CRAWL magazine
FOUR WHEEL PARTS WHOLESALERS........................310-900-5570
801 W. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90220;
Off-road parts & accessories
CRAZY SUZY PUBLISHING & DESIGN....................... 805-550-2804
222 Rainbow Dr., #12269; Livingston, TX 77399;
Graphic & web design; crazysuzy.net
GENRIGHT OFF ROAD..................................................805-584-8635
4535 Runway St., Simi Valley, CA 93063;
Gas tanks, body armor, and more
FUNTREKS GUIDEBOOKS, INC.........719-536-0722/funtreks.com
PO Box 3127, Monument, CO 80132;
4WD guidebooks, GPS data cards
HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS..............................818-497-6920
26111 Bouquet Cyn Rd., Ste. A3, Saugus, CA 91350;
heartlandpaymentsystems.com;
Payroll & credit card processing
TOM WOODS CUSTOM DRIVE SHAFTS....4xshaft.com/801-393-4538
2533 W 1800 N, Far West, UT 84404; Custom driveshafts
JEEPERFORMANCE INC................................................ 877-795-JEEP
32215 Dunlap Blvd., Suite B, Yucaipa, CA 92399;
jeeperformanceinc.com
Full service Jeep performance shop
MILLER OFF-ROAD PRODUCTS..............................888-90-4MORP
330 Elm, Ramona, CA 92065; Manuf. accessories for Jeeps
POISON SPYDER CUSTOMS....951-849-5911/poisonspyder.com
1177 W. Lincoln St. Ste. 100A, Banning, CA 92220; Hard core
Jeep accessories & parts
TUFFY SECURITY PRODUCTS............................. tuffyproducts.com
25733 Road H, Cortez, CO 81321;
Storage boxes & accessories
ASSOCIATE LIFE MEMBERS
COYOTE ENTERPRISES LLC.........coyoteents.com/949-645-7733
P.O. Box 12137, Costa Mesa, CA 92627;
Manufacturer, importer/exporter offroad aftermarket
accessories
ENTERPRISE PUBLICATIONS....................................... 916-684-7348
3437 Point Pleasant Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95758-9719
EXTREME GEAR OFF-ROAD PRODUCTS.................916-635-4900
11389 Trade Center Dr., Ste. C, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742;
extremegearoffroad.com
4 wheel drive repair/specialty shop/product sales
J&M OFFROAD.................................................................530-273-7627
125 Spring Hill Dr., Suite 6, Grass Valley, CA 95945;
4-wheel drive fabrication
J&S TRUCKING...............................................................916-424-5800
117 Otto Cir., Sacramento, CA 95822; Truck brokerage
J&W AUTO WRECKERS.................................................800-924-9732
8626 Antelope Rd., Antelope, CA 95843;
New and used Jeep parts
OFF-ROAD ENTERPRISES.............................................209-931-1170
2953 Cherryland Ave., #B, Stockton, CA 95215
PULSKAMP........................................................................916-802-5896
2715 Curran Rd., Ione, CA 95640; Signs & screenprinting
RACKWORKS................................... rackwork-s.com/408-712-3770
1719 Grant St., #7, Santa Clara, CA 95050;
RackWorks cargo rack
SIERRA LED, LLC....................... 916-800-7776/sierraledlights.com
1921 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834;
Off-road and marine LED lighting
sPOD.................................................... 661-755-8139/4x4s-POD.com
27804 Zion Ct., Castaic, CA 91384;
Switch and power components
JOE BRADLEY AUCTIONEERS......................................619-297-7653
San Diego, CA; www.joebradleyauctioneers.com;
Auctioneer services, autos, fundraising, real estate & business
liquidations
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