Jim is a Cal4Wheel past president and long-time volunteer
Reno, NV – The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) welcomes inductees Jim Bramham, Johnny Campbell, Mark McMillin, Robbie Pierce, Ed Robinson and Cameron Steele as the Class of 2018.
The six new inductees will join 87 current members of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. The new members will be formally inducted on October 29 at the ORMHOF 2018 Induction & Awards Ceremony presented by Ford at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The event is open to the public and tickets are on sale now. For more information visit the Hall of Fame website at www.ormhof.org. Order tickets by going to this link.
Contributed by Bonnie Steele, Cal4Wheel Office Manager
“A Walking Encyclopedia” and “Historian Supreme” of institutional OHV knowledge is how one of many letters of recommendation for Jim Bramham refers to this Class of 2018 inductee.
Jim was inducted in the Pioneer - Advocate category, in recognition of his more than thirty years of off-road advocacy work, from his early years as a volunteer to the presidency of the California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal 4 Wheel), and many roles in between.
During his decades long relationship with Cal 4 Wheel, that continues to this day, Jim has served the Association as event chair, board of directors’ member, and natural resource consultant. Throughout his long history of event leadership and participation, he has helped the organization earn hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund legislative and land-use outreach at every level. His presidency pushed the organization to the forefront of both state and national recognition and respect.
Jim’s vision for Cal 4 Wheel included a permanent facility that could be used for an office, meeting space, event equipment storage, and association gatherings. To that end, Jim located and negotiated for the building and property that houses the organization and offers meeting space for like-minded groups and functions.
We are proud to introduce our new portal at cal4wheel.org, where you will be able to manage your membership, register for events, make donations, volunteer, order Win-A-Jeep tickets, buy items from our store and more! You may have already received an email from us about the new system, but if you missed it, read on!
To get started, go to the Sign In or My Profile pages. If you have not already logged in to the portal, click the 'Forgot my password' link to begin a password reset. Your user name is the email address that we have on file for you. If you do not get an email from the system, it may be that we have your email address wrong or you are completely new to Cal4Wheel. If you are new, go ahead and set up a new account. Existing members should send us an email address change so that we can set up your log in for you. Do that by filling out the form at this link. We set up accounts for non-members too, so try it out even if you are not currently a Cal4Wheel member.
Working with local 4x4 clubs, the Clean Trail Program helps to protect our favorite trails
ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Initiative Program is ramping up and is looking to improve the trails near you. The Clean Trail Program was founded by ExtremeTerrain in 2015 and setup to fund trail improvement projects that can include anything from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, and more. ExtremeTerrain has worked with numerous Wrangler and 4x4 clubs/groups as well as many privately and publicly owned off-road trails to enact changes for the betterment of trail conditions for the communities being served.
The Eastern Sierra Four Wheel Drive Club has been awarded a grant from Tread Lightly! to participate in the Quadratec Cares Stewardship Program. The program is designed to promote land conservation and responsible outdoor recreation.
The grant will be utilized to reinforce Tread Lightly!’s message to only “RIDE ON DESIGNATED ROUTES”. Tread Lightly decals with this message will be used with carsonite posts and kiosks at important locations within the Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Bureau of Land Management areas. Support from both these agencies was crucial in obtaining this grant. Forest Supervisor, Ed Armenta, said ”I believe that all our combined efforts will help protect resources and provide a quality experience for users of the motorized trail system in this area”. BLM Field Manager, Steve Nelson, stated this “would complement our ongoing efforts to promote responsible riding”. Volunteers from the Four Wheel Drive Club will provide the manpower to get the signs installed.
Our Visalia-based club, Lock and Low 4x4, went to Mirror Lake for our anniversary run. When we got to Sand Flats this is the garbage we encountered that people had left. They had even left a trash can. There is no trash pick up at Sand Flats. We collected all the garbage that critters had scattered everywhere.
On our way out several day later the trash was again scattered about, but in addition, someone had come in and left their McDonald's trash. Again we collected up all the garbage and packed it all out... including the Rubbermaid trash can. People need to be responsible for packing it in and out. Thanks to the club for packing out other people's garbage.