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  • Operation Desert Fun October 16-17, 2015
    Superstition Mountain OHV Area
  • Panamint Valley Days November 13-15, 2015
    Near Trona
  • Winter Fun Festival January 15-17, 2016
    Grass Valley
  • Convention February 19-21, 2016
    Rancho Cordova
  • Molina Ghost Run May 8-10
    Hollister SVRA
  • Hi Desert Round-Up May 27-30, 2016
    Near Barstow
  • Sierra Trek August 6-9, 2016
    Meadow Lake near Truckee
  • High Sierra Poker Run September 2-5, 2016
    Near Shaver Lake

BF Goodrich Tires announces the 2015 Outstanding Trails winners

BFGoodrich® Tires, in collaboration with Four Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition and Off Road Business Association, today announced the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Trails program. Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following, the trails selected and the associated clubs for this year’s program are:

  • Applegate-Lassen Wagon Trail, Nev., High Rock Trekkers
  • Bald Mountain OHV Trails, Sierra National Forest, Calif., Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers
  • Barrett Lake Trail, El Dorado National Forest, Calif., Hi-Landers 4WDC
  • Black Bear Pass, Silverton, Colo., Creeper Jeepers Gang of Durango

BFGoodrich® Tires builds tires for any adventure, including those that take drivers off their daily roadways. Through its Outstanding Trails program that promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving, BFGoodrich Tires once again will award grants of $4,000 each to these qualified and passionate off-road clubs in North America. These clubs will use their grants to continue their efforts that preserve and protect their hometown trails.

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Longtime member and volunteer June Dunkley passes away


July 2, 1927—September 11, 2015

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the passing of June Siepert Dunkley. June was a Life Member of CA4WDA and her membership dates back to the earliest days of the association. She was also a Life Member of the Sacramento Jeepers, Life Member of the High Rock Trekkers and for many years the Editor of In Gear, and ran the association office as a volunteer. During her lifetime she married two Jeeping Legends, Lew Siepert and Ed Dunkley, who both preceded her in death along with Ed’s son, Jeff. She is survived by her two sons, Dusty and Mitch Siepert, her caring daughter-in-law, Cindy Hicks Siepert, and Ed’s children, Randy, Karen and Bruce, plus many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Hi-Landers 4WD Club recognized for exemplary public service

Approximately, 50 people gathered last Saturday at the entrance to the Barrett Lake 4-wheel Drive Trail in the Eldorado National forest to celebrate the re-opening of the trail and to recognize exceptional public service by the Hi-Landers 4WD Club, a Sacramento-based organization. "It's hard to imagine how we would have completed all the work needed to re-open the route as soon as we did without the hard work and dedication of the Hi-Landers," noted Richard Thornburgh, Pacific District Ranger. "The partnership between the Forest Service and the Hi-Landers is a model for responsible stewardship of our public lands."

Project Manager Diana Erickson added, "I have records of over 1,700 volunteer hours by the Hi-Landers in the last two years on the Barrett Trail. The group has also contributed countless hours of work on other trails and the South Fork Campground as well."

Speaking on behalf of the Hi-Landers, Mike Gephart said, "We love this trail, and will keep taking care of it. We even got to use our jeeps to help with this project. Most of all, we want to keep public lands open to the public." 

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Event kitchen trailer update

In early 2015 a group of volunteers, board members, event leaders and North District leadership held a conference call to discuss the yellow kitchen trailer that has been used by Sierra Trek and Winter Fun for over 30 years. There was concern that it had started showing its age and it was decided to repair the trailer to ensure it is safe to use and transport. The group put together a list of proposed repairs, improvements and equipment purchases that were needed. Then they reached out to ask for the finances to make it happen. Many clubs and individuals stepped up in a big way with either financial donations or contributions of time and elbow grease. We would like to thank all of those listed below who have helped out so far.

  •  Joaquin Jeepers
  • 4x4 In Motion
  • Sierra Treasure Hunters
  • Diablo 4 Wheelers
  • NorCal4Wheelers
  • Madhatters
  • Foresthill 4 Wheelers
  • Espirit de Four
  • Capitol City Mountain Goats
  • Bonnie Steele
  • Mike and Pat Bashore
  • Jason Winkel
  • Daryl Warden
  • Tom Allgaier
  • Dave Constancio

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Off-Road Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame logo

Cal4Wheel Life Member Chris Collard among the inductees

The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Announces the 2015 Class of Inductees Reno, Nev. (June 29, 2015) – The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) announced today the 2015 Class of Inductees. Shannon Campbell, Chris Collard, Michael Gaughan, Curt LeDuc and Jerry Penhall will have their names added to the venerable list of those who have committed their lives to the off-road community.

The five Inductees’ widespread accomplishments cover a number of arenas in the sport of off-road racing, and include a member for the first time ever in rock crawling; all have been pioneers in the industry, journalism and advocacy. Their legacies will be celebrated and displayed for the public, in Gallery Four within the famed National Automobile Museum – the Harrah Collection – located in Reno, Nev. They join names synonymous with the sport including Parnelli Jones, Malcolm Smith, Rob MacCachren, Larry Roeseler, Walker Evans, and Rod Hall, as well as many others who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the sport prosper and grow.

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Winners of the CalStar Winter Fun giveaway announced

Ron and Ethel Tuttle, from the Grass Valley 4 Wheelers, won the flight on CalStar during this year's Winter Fun Festival. This special raffle was for all how turned in their Winter Fun registrations early.

Special thanks to CalStar for making this generous donation.

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    JUNE SIEPERT DUNKLEY July 2, 1927—September 11, 2015 It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of Read More
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