Show season is upon us, three shows in three weeks insures something for everyone.
First up on the calendar is the Sand Sports show in Costa Mesa, CA. The SSSS seems to get bigger every year taking up more land around the fair grounds and is always just as packed. This show has turned into a UTV show with all makes and models represented along with some of the best builders in the industry. Check out everything from one off show vehicles to the used and abused race machines. The main hall usually has some of the bigger sand car builders like Tatum and Racer Engineering and they go all out on their displays. Several RV retailers show up and it’s fun to go inside of some of the huge fifth wheel trailers that you see out in the dirt.
The highlight of this show for us, a race website, is the SST races. Robby Gordon brings his stadium trucks out and puts on one heck of a show. The racing and banging on such a small course is always entertaining. Last year Robby invited the 1400 Prerunner racers like Nick Tonelli and Dan Vance. These guys were upstaged by a Ford Bronco owned by Michael Cox that showed up and won over the crowd. Come out for the show, stay for SST. If you already have plans for the daytime, try and make it in the evening for the races.
Sand Sport Super Show
September 18-20, 2016
Costa Mesa Fair Grounds, Costa Mesa, CA
Race-Dezert Booth – OC Promenade – Berts Mega Mall
Race-Dezert is excited to be exhibiting for the first time at the AZ Off Road Expo. We have heard lots of good things about this show and it continues to grow each year. The show looks to be a good mix of builders, retailers, and manufacturers. RDC will have our full booth setup with a piece of off road racing history on display. It’s the perfect opportunity for our readers that live in Arizona who can’t make the Sand Sports Show or Pomona Off Road Expo and haven’t made a BITD race this year to come by, pick up a shirt or a hat, and say hi.
AZ Off Road Expo
September 25-27, 2016
Race-Dezert Booth – Located inside main hall
The last show is the biggest, Off Road Expo in Pomona. This show is similar to the Sand Sports show in that it gets bigger every year and it takes a full day to visit everyone. RDC will be in the same spot as last year with a fully stocked booth. Off Road Expo has something for everyone – desert racers, rock crawlers, and UTV guys. This show has a great turnout every year and it doesn’t matter if you are looking at tires, shocks, seats, lights,electronics or wheels, you will be able to see almost everything made available at this show. The manufacturers all come out and bring their goods for the masses to play with. Seeing stuff in catalogs or in someone else’s vehicle is nice but to touch it yourself, sit on it, or talk to a knowledgable person about your needs is always a nice option. Off Road expo has a lot of different exhibitions to watch and also participate including rock crawling, remote control vehicle track, short course vehicles putting on a show, ATV rides, etc. If you are in California and can only make one show, this would be the show.
Off Road Expo
October 3-4, 2016
Pomona Fair Ground, Pomona, CA
Race-Dezert Booth – #6310
RDC will also be covering all three events so if you can’t make any of them in person, you will be able to see a lot of great photos on the site. Keep checking the front page for updates. We look forward to seeing everyone over the next three weeks.