2016 UTV Takeover Story & Photo Gallery


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UTV enthusiast and business owners Steve McCarthy (DuneStar Racing), Jim McIntire (UTV Riders) and Jayson Wolcott (212th Automotive) have been riding in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for as long as they can remember. Growing up in Washington and Oregon, they have spent hours upon hours riding quads, dirt bikes and side x sides (SxS) with friends and family, often in the Oregon dunes. They have visited every campground, participated in every event and have made many friends along the way. Still, Steve, Jim and Jayson felt like something was missing. With all the Oregon Dunes have to offer –so much great riding and so many great people – where was the event that focused on the riders? From this, UTV Takeover was born – a multi-day, family-friendly event, for the riders, by the riders.

Set in the picturesque Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA) which stretches approximately 40 miles along the Oregon Coast, north from the Coos River in North Bend, to the Siuslaw River, in Florence, UTV Takeover has found a home at the privately-owned Boxcar Hill Campground in Coos Bay, Oregon.

Centrally located, Boxcar Hill is the perfect place to host UTV Takeover with plenty of space for the main Tent and all of the Takeover events and activities. It offers not only a perfect view of Coos Bay but Boxcar Hill’s 105 acres connects directly to the ODNRA with access to 6,000 acres of Oregon’s majestic coastal dunes and sandy beaches. Boxcar Hill Campground offers Takeover participants the option of camping within the event, with 60 large RV sites. 32 spaces offer full hookups and an additional 28 spaces provide water and electric services. Partnering with UTV Takeover, the campground was able to add 50 Sand Camping spaces for the Summerfest 2016 event over Memorial Day weekend.