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JOHNSON VALLEY, CA – FEBRUARY 28th, 2013: With just under a week until federal sequestration cuts are set to go into effect, the Secretary of the Navy is curiously seeking Congressional approval to move forward with base expansion at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California[1]. Spanning nearly 600,000 acres[2], the combat center is the largest Marine base in the world with a comparable land mass to Rhode Island. Despite strong public opposition and a potential sequester that will cut tens of billions from the Pentagon budget this year, the Marines are asking Congress to approve an acquisition of 168,151 additional acres[3]; roughly the land equivalent of the country of Singapore.

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ORBA is reviewing the FEIS and working with the California Motorized Recreation Council, and Ecologic Partners on comments.

save the hammers.org  220x71 Johnson Valley OHV Area Final Environmental Impact Statement has been released.The Long awaited Johnson Valley OHV area Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was released last Friday in Washington, D.C.

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The nearly 1200 page document will be reviewed by ORBA legal council at Ecologic Partners over the next few weeks and comments submitted. In addition, ORBA is working with the Livingston Group in Washington, D.C. through its CMRC relationship to lobby Congress to stop the expansion. We have successfully educated bipartisan Congressional membership in both the House and the Senate on this tremendous loss of OHV recreational opportunity.  To date, ORBA has invested over $70,000 into the approximately $300,000 effort to save Johnson Valley. Read More→

The California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), an umbrella group of the eight largest Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) associations in California, has organized a national effort to help save the world-renowned Johnson Valley OHV area in California. Mobilizing enthusiasts from across the country, and utilizing its relationship with the Livingston Group of Washington DC, CMRC has succeeded in its efforts to educate Congress about the unbelievable loss of public lands it has experienced since 1978 in the California Desert. The latest loss of opportunity stems from the 29 Palms Marine base expansion into the 160,000 acre Johnson Valley OHV area, which was created as part of the 1980 California Desert Protection Act. Read More→

43 Torchmate Racing helps keep Moab beautifulFollowing the 2005 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah Jeff Knoll and his family read an article in the Moab newspaper about an environmentalists named Sara Melnicoff who was cleaning up the amazing mess left by off roaders who chose to party at Potato Salad hill.  Knoll and family presented a challenge to keep the area clean the following year which the online 4 wheeling community has spun into a yearly cleanup and proactive approach to management of the area during safari. Read More→

April 18, 2012 - Washington, DC –  The California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), an umbrella group of the eight largest OHV access groups in California, has agreed to contract terms with the Livingston Group, LLC in Washington, DC to help stave off the expansion of the 29 Palms Marine Base. The move comes on the heels of the expected April 27th, 2012 release of a Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) by the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps wishes to annex approximately 160,000 acres of the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle area, which is the largest open OHV area in the United States and contributes over $70 million dollars into the economy of the surrounding High Desert communities annually. Read More→

Simi Valley, CA – March 26, 2012 – Fortunate enough to have one of the most extreme testing grounds in their backyard, GenRight Off-Road felt it was necessary to do their part to protect the Johnson Valley OHV area from the 29 Palms Marine Base Expansion.  To help fund the cause GenRight Off-Road is donating $1500 to Savethehammers.org. Read More→

Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo ~ Reno Outdoor Recreation Expo 
Spring Home & Garden Show ~ Reno Pet Show and Pug Parade

BlueRibbon 220x68 Silent Auction to Benefit BlueRibbon Coalition  March 23 25, 2012 at Reno Sparks Convention CenterRENO, NV    MARCH 6, 2012:  One of the featured activities at this years Reno Expo at the Reno Sparks Convention Center is a Silent Auction to benefit the BlueRibbon Coalition.  The show will run for three days March 23, 24 and 25, 2012 with the ability to bid on auction items every day.  Bidding will close on Sunday March 25th at 1pm and winners will be announced at 2pm.  “We are excited to add this new feature to our shows this year,” said event producer Al Lockett.  “We always look for a way to support the local and national community and by supporting the BlueRibbon Coalition we feel it truly supports both.” Read More→

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Traditionally, the Griffin King of the Hammers has been limited to a field of 100 racers; twenty of whom gain entry into the race by competing in a Last Chance Qualifying (LCQ) race that happens in the days prior to the King of the Hammers. More than 70 drivers competed for one of the 20 remaining spots. After the completion of today’s qualifying rounds, both drivers and spectators waited anxiously for news of which teams would move on to the main race and which teams would be packing up their vehicles to start their long journey home. Read More→

Proceeds of sales from “Land-use” winch line will go to the CMRC JV defense fund. 

cpage 1484 4434 220x87 Master Pull debuts green winch rope to help save Johnson Valley OHV areaMaster-Pull, the leader in synthetic ropes, once again commits to keeping public lands open to the public by donating a portion of the proceeds of its new, limited edition, green winch rope to the Johnson Valley defense fund which has been set up by the California Motorized Recreation Council. This campaign is in addition to the Master-Pull 4405 Race-A-Thon for land use which is excepting pledges for Master-Pull driver Travis Carpenter in the Master-Pull 4405 during the famed King of the Hammers. Read More→

29 Torchmate Racing announces unique campaign at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers to benefit OHV access issuesTorchmate CNC Cutting systems, and its parent company Lincoln Electric will continue Torchmate‘s history of involvement in the King of the Hammers with the introduction of “The Lincoln Experience”. The partnership of Lincoln electric welders and the Torchmate CNC cutting system presents a opportunity to explore the equipment’s full potential by offering attendees of the event a chance to participate in building a hands on interactive art project tailored to The King of the Hammers event. Demonstrations of the Torchmate machines will take place the entire week of the event with Torchmate CNC machines and technicians available to assist race teams who need specialized parts replicated. The weeklong event will build up to Thursday’s contingency show with Lincoln/Torchmate branded athletes and celebrities appearances in the V20 vendor booth location. Read More→

The Master-Pull 4405 Team will continue to “Race for Access”

Master-Pull, the leader in synthetic ropes and recovery equipment, has partnered with Travis Carpenter’s 4405 Land-Use Team for the 2012 King of the Hammers. The 2012 King of the Hammers will be the third running of the race for Travis Carpenter, who has qualified through the 2011 Ultra4 series.

The team’s mission of “racing for access” will not only continue, but will be further enhanced by several future projects and campaigns through this new partnership. One example of this is the upcoming “4405 Master-Pull Race-A-Thon” which will once again be held by the team at the King of the Hammers race. In 2012 the 4405 Master-Pull Race-A-Thon will have a focus on saving Johnson Valley and the Hammers trail system. Read More→

- Fans can support their favorite off-road trail and club by voting online for first time ever at bfgoodrichtrails2011.outdoorhub.com -

MOAB, Utah (April 21, 2011) – The off-road power is in the hands of the people with BFGoodrich® Tires’ 2011 Outstanding Trails program. Three trails will be selected in 2011 –BFGoodrich Tires, in conjunction with Tread Lightly! ® and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), have chosen the Interlake Trail 19 located in Lynnville, Ind., and Morrison Jeep Trail in Shoshone National Forest, Wyo., to be 2011 Outstanding Trails — and now, for the first time ever, off-road enthusiasts will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite BFGoodrich-nominated off-road trail to be the third. Read More→