For two days each year, off road racing’s elite drivers, builders, sponsors and fans gather at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA for what most view as the one annual go-to event in the off road racing community. This year’s Expo was no exception to that rule, with some of the highlights as follows.
We’ll have a full write up coming soon, but I wanted to go ahead get the photos out there. It was another great event put on by the ECORS staff. These guys really care about the competitors and the series and it shows. I can’t wait for the next one in Silver Valley, NC.
Arctic Cat invited a handful of editors from print and websites within the ATV industry to Texas Motor Speedway for a new model introduction. Octane Media was fortunate enough to represent ATVScene.com at this event. While there in Dallas, we had two full days of riding the new Arctic Cat ATV and UTV lineup (coverage [...]
SEMA 2010 was a great show and we were thrilled to be able to attend this year. We’re already looking forward to attending SEMA 2011. The last day of our show coverage was on Thursday. Below are the photos from our last day there.
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Octane Media was on hand at the 2010 Off Road Expo in Pomona, CA to see the goings-on out on the West Coast. The size of the crowd was absolutely amazing, which was a great sign for the automotive and motorsports market. Hopefully that is a good sign of things to come. Read more to [...]
The 2010 Dixie Run, by the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, was held at Golden Mountain Park last weekend. The turnout was great and the weather was even better. If you weren’t able to make it this year, be sure to mark your schedule for next year’s Dixie Run, which will be known as “Dixie [...]
The 2010 version of the Hot Rod Power Tour rolled through Birmingham, Alabama on June 10th. We were fortunate enough to attend the event and of course snapped some photos and video while we were there. The turnout was rumored to be close to 4000 cars throughout the tour. What economy troubles? Congratulations to Goolsby [...]
Be sure to watch all the way to the end to see a great save and an “unsavable” rollover with fire – all the makings of a great weekend. This video was shot at one of the “bounty hills” called “Cro Wall” at Crusher Ridge. $800 to the first person to successfully get over the [...]
I had the pleasure of meeting the staff at Treetop Family Adventure yesterday while I was there to film the Rick and Bubba go-kart race. I was very impressed with their facility and attention to detail. The service was great and everyone I came into contact was friendly and carried a smile. I can’t wait [...]
I was on hand at the 2010 King of the Hammers race and was very interested in seeing as much of the UTV race as possible since Octane Media is in talks with a few sponsors for a full on UTV race team for 2011. The UTV race was great and I was really wishing [...]
Rock Crawling photos and video were the tasks of the day when I went out to Gray Rock this past weekend for the annual Spring Fling ride. The turnout was great and besides a little dust around the pits, the weekend was perfect. With all of the rain this area has seen lately, dust is [...]
Octane Media was contacted by Tom Crain of Ankle-Savers™ to cover a few of his team riders at the 2010 Atlanta Supercross event. We weren’t able to secure a media pass in time, so the photos and video I was able to shoot were shot from the stands or pits with a DSLR camera, so [...]
King of the Hammers 2010 had 100 entries line up on the starting line. The start of the event was exciting and foreshadowed what was surely to be some of the toughest miles driven in the lifetime of each driver. The video below shows each of the teams launching from the starting line.
The 2010 King of the Hammers race saw a field of 100 pre-qualified teams line up for what is surely the world’s toughest offroad race. Before each vehicle is cleared to compete, they must first go through a thorough tech inspection to ensure safety, for both the driver/co-driver and the other teams around them. The [...]
King of the Hammers video is why I tagged along with the Blue Torch Fab team. I wanted to get the scoop on their race at the 2010 King of the Hammers race. Rob MacCachren was the driver. Unfortunately, the team suffered from a few broken parts along the way and wasn’t able to finish [...]
We were once again invited to go to the Birmingham World of Wheels show this year. The pictures we shot at this great event are below.
The 2010 King of the Hammers results show 43 of the 100 vehicles finishing the race. That’s a massive attrition rate and clearly demonstrates how grueling this race is on equipment and race teams.
The 2010 King of the Hammers race was an absolutely amazing event. I can’t explain how brutal the race was on everyone’s rigs. The desert has a way of humbling even the best prepared teams.
JOHNSON VALLEY, CA, FEBRUARY 5, 2010: The winner of the 2010 4 Wheel Parts Last Chance Qualifier is Ritchie Keller with a time of 12:09. Keller will start in the 5th position in the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers main race.
The 2010 King of the Hammers race currently has 80 drivers slated to compete. It will be interesting to see how many of these teams make it to the finish line in what is sure to be the toughest, most brutal off road race in the world. Stay posted for driver interviews and more. Follow the link below to see all of the driver details.
The 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers has 21 additional spots available for the 42 competitors of the 4 Wheel Parts Last Chance Qualifier on Tuesday February 9th and Wednesday February 10th.