Off-Road Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

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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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Volunteers needed for Tahoe Adopt-A-Campsites

Miller Lake shoreline

Last year, the Tahoe National Forest (TNF) released their latest Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). These maps are the legal documentation of OHV trails on each national forest. New for the map were five very short trails that are actually used as campsites or just areas to pull over and get out of the way.

The one everyone will know is Observation Point. Yes, prior to the release of the 2014 TNF MVUM, driving out on to Observation Point to take those poser photos was actually driving off trail.

During the last winter, a plan was put into motion to maintain these campsites as, unfortunately, there are forest users who do not properly clean up after themselves. This is typically focused where people camp. Thus, Adopt-A-Campsite (AAC) was created.

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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.

New Cal4Wheel decals now available

We want everyone to have the new California Four Wheel Drive Association decals on their rigs, so we are offering the new 3" decals for only 50 cents, while the 5" ones are a budget-breaking $1.

Order yours online here: ca4wdc-store/california-four-wheel-drive-association-decals

And don't worry, if you are feeling sentimental and want the old decals they are still in the store at their regular price. We will keep them until we run out.

Please note: Our bylaws require that you must be a current Cal4Wheel member in order to purchase and display any of our official decals.

Santa Cruz club raises $2K at Last One Standing event

santa cruz last one standing logoOn a slightly cloudy and almost rain-free Saturday in December of 2014, a group of 21 contestants, a dozen club members and approximately 70 additional spectators gathered together at Hollister Hills SVRA (State Vehicle Recreation Area) for the 6th annual "Last One Standing" event hosted by Santa Cruz 4 Wheel Drive Club. The "LOS" is a competition-style event that pits drivers of modified and stock 4x4 vehicles against each other and the clock to achieve the lowest time in several challenging off-road courses. The event is open to club members and guests and has been one of the favored "runs" of the club's monthly activities for the past five years. The club charges an entry fee to all participants and also sells tickets for a raffle which is held at the end of the day.

Last year the LOS resulted in a generous $1,700 donation to the Cal4Wheel Legal Fund, a national recreation advocacy group. This year we raised $2,000 in raffle ticket and t-shirt sales. This exceeded our goal of raising $1,500 and was a fantastic result!! This money was donated during the Cal4Wheel Convention to the Legal Fund for keeping our public lands open!!

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Corporate donations can make a difference

As avid off-roaders, we are always concerned about how to effectively fight for “OUR” public lands. Many of us donate hundreds of hours and dollars to these efforts to different organizations. Some of us even join in the fight by becoming board members on different boards to help give direction to these organizations.

We are always looking for the corporate dollars to help in these fights, and most of these corporate dollars are hard to find. Many of our members work for corporate giants though, and I am one of those that am lucky enough to work for a billion dollar company — Chevron Corporation to be exact. With that, Chevron has a program called Human Kind that gives the employees the ability to donate time to an organization and Chevron will give grants of $500 per 20 hours donated. To date, I have donated over 120 hours and Chevron has given over $3,000 to BlueRibbon Coalition for my donated hours. The Cal4Wheel Conservation and Education Foundation has received over $1,500 in grants and matching pay check donations. You may say that Chevron is a billion dollar company, and they should do this. They do it because they know that their employees enjoy helping non-profits or 501(c)3’s perform their work.

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