October 22nd, 2015 Bower Power Hour is presented by
The Arizona Off-Road and Sand Expo is a three-day extravaganza full of vendors and exciting new products. originally just the Arizona Sand Show, Andy has brought back the the Show to include all aspects of the off-road world. Andy has turned the Arizona Off-Road and Sand Expo into a family-friendly weekend event. Not only are there booths galore, but the Expo also has a monster truck ride for the kids, and Andy is also looking at adding a carnival to the roster to make the Expo even more appealing to off-road and sand families.
Read more on their Bower Power Hour Page: Arizona Off-Road and Sand Expo
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Company Name: Sierra Expeditions
Guest Name: Wil Kuhns
Family owned and opperated, Sierra Expeditions is a premier full service off-road shop with an emphasis on overland and vehicle dependent living equipment. This combines products from the 4WD, RV, and Marine markets, where the products used are designed and tested to get you there and back home. From installing fender flares to building an extreme 4×4 of your wildest dreams, Sierra Expeditions does it all. They install what they sell and more; when you purchase from Sierra Expeditions you can count on their support when you need it. Sierra Expeditions prides itself on friendly and knowledgeable customer support from enthuthiasts with an eagerness to assist you.
Company Name: PCI Race Radios
Guest Name: Rhiannon Freiley
PCI Race Radios started in 1972, Bob put communications in the vehicles of Bill Stroppe, Joe MacPherson and Walker Evans. At the 1974 Mint 400, he sent up three weather balloons with five hundred feet of coax attached and the first successful radio relay from a pit was made. It is believed that it was Joe MacPherson who couldn’t remember his name, so he dubbed him “Weatherman” on the radio. The rest is history and Bob’s iconic status has been reached through nearly half a century of work with the communications company he founded, PCI Race Radios.
Company Name: American Sand Association
Guest Name: Bob Mason
The ASA (American Sand Association) is the lead organization fighting to keep the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) open to OHV use. The ASA’s primary objective is to “UNITE, INFORM and MOBILIZE” the sand duning community to protect their right to right! The ASA accomplishes this through the use of volunteers and staff to protect the right to recreate on public lands. The ASA believes in responsible, environmentally balanced management for all public lands. The ASA cooperates with national, regional and local sand sport associations.
Company Name: ADS Racing Shocks
Guest Name: Brian Turner
ADS Racing Shocks manufactures a complete line of off road shock absorbers for a variety of OEM and custom applications. 100% manufactured in the USA at ADS’ machining facility, ADS racing shocks are built to bridge the gap between full race shocks and performance series shocks. ADS products are CNC machined and hand assembled delivering unsurpassed quality. ADS started building shocks to support the off road racing community over 10 years ago. (read the ADS story) Throughout the years ADS has leveraged their experience in shock tuning and racing to deliver the finest quality off road shock absorbers that are ready to bolt in and perform specifically for your application.
The mission at Race for the Wounded is to honor, educate, and empower wounded combat veterans. The groups seeks to help wounded combat veterans integrate and adjust back into society through friendly competition. Race for the Wounded seeks to raise awareness to the challenges wounded veterans face every day, to create and facilitate a support network from their local and national communities, to help wounded combat veterans enjoy competition, and to facilitate competition, education, and employment in motorsports.
Company Name: Local Motors
Guest Name: Buddy Crisp
Local Motors combines co-creation and micro-manufacturing to bring hardware innovations to market at unprecedented speed. Local Motors’ global co-creation community is made up of enthusiasts, hobbyist innovators and professionals. They are designers, engineers, and makers. Local Motors operates a growing global network of microfactories. Each destination is a place where innovators create amazing products and consumers come to marvel and shop. Local Motors offers its unique product development system to select partners who want to innovate at a similar speed. They make the coolest machines together.
Company Name: Weller Racing
Guest Name: Corry Weller
WELLER RACING, LLC started from humble beginnings out of the garage of owner Jason Weller, who had always known that he would own his own business someday. At the young age of 27, Jason has seen his business grow by leaps and bounds since it’s inception in 2006. Originally begun as a part-time venture, Jason quickly found himself inundated with work, and made the decision to quit his successful job as an automotive technician for GM and put his full-time efforts into Weller Racing. Always a great team due to their similar work ethics and drive to do things right the first time, Jason and Jeff continue to keep Weller Racing a the forefront of the UTV performance industry by striving to be ahead of the competition on the track, in the dunes, and on the trails.
Company Name: Fast-Aid
Guest Name: Jarod Tetzlaff
FAST Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial, educational and personal assistance to injured racers, support teams and their families as well as ensures the necessary support is in place to complete a thorough recovery and rehabilitation from motor sports racing incidents.
Company Name: DG Manufacturing
Guest Name: Donald Kopriva
Being an active enthusiast of GNCC, ATV and UTV racing, Glenn experienced a situation while attempting to load his ATV onto the bed of his pickup truck. The tailgate cables snapped, and his ATV fell to the ground. Luckily, Glenn was not injured, but it cost him over $1,200 to replace his truck’s tailgate and repair his ATV. Rather than risk the same thing happening again, Glenn immediately started working on a product that would safely secure his tailgate during the loading / unloading process. Together, Glenn Cauley and Scott Gunn developed the Tailgate EX Support. They designed, fabricated, and tested a prototype that was very simple and easy to install and uninstall, with no tools or modifications to the truck. In 2001, DG Manufacturing received a patent for the Tailgate EX Support and the production process began. In the beginning, most of the awareness of the support system came through exposure by Glenn, Scott, Don and Michelle, while actively attending, racing and riding their ATVs and dirt bikes. Today, thousands of Tailgate EX Support systems have been sold throughout the country.
Company Name: Fly-n-Hi Total Performance Center
Guest Name: Trisha Hammer
At Fly-N-Hi, their misson is to exceed the expectations of our customers through service, honesty, and commitment. They will perform using the principles of integrity and dependability. Fly-n-Hi strives to encompass exceptional working relationships with all of their customers and vendors and to attract a high level of talent in their employees. At Fly-n-Hi they work to maintain a safe working environment that promotes passion, excitement, productivity, and creativity.
Company Name: Lonestar Racing
Guest Name: Dan Fisher
Lonestar Racing is the producer and custom manufacturer of the highest quality racing and recreational products for ATV’s and UTV’s. Having been in the business for over 20 years, they have been producing race winning chassis and suspension components for all types of racing, ranging from the street to off road.
Company Name: Raw Motorsports
Guest Name: Melanie Cote
RAW Motorsports is a licensed manufacturer, dealer and repair facility for specialty vehicles. RAW Motorsports also specializes in technical welding and fabrication on projects of all types. Their master fabricators, welders and engineers are here to help you with the type of projects you may have. From rock buggies and sand buggies, to dirt buggies and UTV’s, to hot rods and show cars, vintage race cars to resto-mods and even specialty vehicles for our military; RAW Motorsports does it all. With over 35 years experience, there really is no other fabrication shop like ours. RAW Motorsports’ facility and services are very well known in the area for being the shop that tackles the jobs no one else wants or knows how to do. Truth is we love the challenge, so keep these projects coming! Their motto is, “It will be done right and done right the first time.”
Company Name: OZ Tents
Guest Name: Justin Dowey
All of OZ Tents products are crafted for the adventures that leave you relaxed, refreshed and fully alive. Whether your adventure involves 4 wheel driving, kayaking, hiking, or just some quality time in the big outdoors, we’ve got you covered with quick, durable, comfortable, and hassle-free gear. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oztent USA Inc is an energetic and innovative company that refuses convention. Their designers are master craftsmen who take great care in their choice of materials and processes. OZ Tents’ customer service staff are good people, committed to exception service. Their products are of premium quality that perfectly blend function with comfort. With OZ Tents, you can rough it up all day, wash out the trail grit and hit the bed without worrying about set up and take down. Feel free to contact us about any of the products listed or questions, and comments regarding this website.
Company Name: SuperATV
Guest Name: Corey Jackson
Super ATV is a privately owned company that got its start back in 2003. Specializing in ATV/UTV parts and accessories, they have grown from a small family business to one of the Industry’s leading companies. SuperATV began selling lift kits back in early 2004. Over the years, they have built a reputation by offering quality products at the best prices found anywhere. At SuperATV, they share your love of the outdoors and off-roading. Come Friday afternoons, they are all itching to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors and their machines. Over the years our company has grown from its humble beginnings in the garage of Harold’s home to our current 232,000 square foot warehouse that is home to our shop, offices, and test facility.
Company Name: Bend Tech
Guest Name: Ron Dabill
Bend Tech is a computer program software designed to take your bender to the next level. The company offers a variety of software packages along with courses on how to properly use the Bend-Tech software to achieve maximum performance from your bender.
Company Name: Artec Industries
Guest Name: Nate Price
Artec’s mission is to provide world class aftermarket automotive parts to off-road enthusiasts. To break the mold on what has been done in the industry, redefine what performance is and add a level of design never before seen. Artec tirelessly exceeds customers’ expectations through every process, and win their trust though exceptional service.
Company Name: VisionX
Guest Name: Joe Biro
Vision Motor Sports, located in Seattle Washington, was established in 1997 with the mission to revolutionize the lighting industry. Today they are doing just that. The Engineering, Product Development and Marketing is conducted from the Vision X USA office located in Algona Washington. Vision X Asia is home to the Manufacturing, Testing, and Inventory Logistics departments of Vision X Global Lighting. Today Vision X has the mission of developing partners around the World to continue developing and marketing the most advanced lighting products in the World. The Key to Vision X’s ongoing success, un-matched quality, valuing customer input, and performance is their team of world class engineers who have taken outlandish concepts from conception and put them into production. Vision X engineers are never afraid of re-examining products to find ways to better serve customers. Since its conception, Vision X has listened to the end user and put their ideas into action to further the quality, performance, and functionality of all vision X products.
Company Name: Addictive Desert Designs, ADD
Guest Name: Jared Hare
Addictive Desert Designs was born from an Addiction to push the limits of Design, plus a strong desire for the Desert. This has driven us to pursue our goals of engineering the world’s toughest and visually appealing products for Trucks, SUV’s and Jeeps. Started in a garage outside of Phoenix, AZ in 2007 as R & H Longtravel, ADD is now occupying a 40,000 square foot production facility and corporate office. This new facility is a big leap from the days in that tiny garage, but they continue to lead the way with product development. From their Industry leading Ford Raptor SVT Bumpers and Suspensions, to their ever growing product line-up for nearly every modern Truck on the market, we are raising the bar on style, ruggedness and performance.
Company Name: Tab Zone by DTProducts
Guest Name: David Turbyfill
DT Products, Inc. home of DTPROFAB.COM and TABZONE.COM was started in 1990 by Prescott, AZ local, David Turbyfill as a fabrication and welding repair shop. Its humble beginnings were located in 800 sq ft of a sublet portion in the back of a local towing company. Over the years as growth warranted, DT purchased its current facilities of approximately 10,000 sq ft which was constructed for DT Products needs. Housing all the equipment necessary to manufacture, fabricate and distribute the various products produced. Additionally, supporting DTs interests in off-road trophy truck and car racing, DT has its own line of do-it-yourself race car builder parts and fabrication tabs, operating under the name of TABZONE.COM
Company Name: SXS Performance
Guest Name: Mike Lasher
SXSPerformance quickly developed a position in the side-by-side industry back in 2011, and ever since has been focused on assisting enthusiasts all over the world to build their ride by partnering with quality suppliers that stand behind some of the best parts and accessories available. As enthusiasts themselves, SXS entire staff takes pride in their expertise and passion to be able to deliver you the right parts from SXS Performance’s extensive online store at SXSPerformance.com. Every step is taken to ensure you the best customer experience, superior service and thorough technical support combined with amazing prices on spectacular products! There’s just nothing better!
Bower Power Hour Heads to Arizona Off-Road and Sand Expo
MESA, ARIZONA OCTOBER 22, 2015: Bower Power Hour is in its home-state of Arizona this week, this time to cover the Arizona Off-Road and Sand Show and the Arizona RV Expo. Like the Sand Sports Super Show, there were just too many awesome guests to fit in one episode, so the show was once again divided in to two jam-packed episodes.
Part 1 of the Arizona Off-Road and Sand Expo guests feature Wil Kuhns, Sierra Expeditions; Rhiannon Freily, PCI Race Radios; Bob Mason, American Sand Association; Brian Turner, ADS Racing Shocks; Brett Robinson, Race for the Wounded; Buddy Crisp, Local Motors; Corry Weller, Weller Racing; Jarod Tetzlaff, Fast-Aid; Donald Kopriva, DG Manufacturing; Trisha Hammer, Fly-n-Hi Total Performance Centers; Dan Fisher, Lonestar Racing; Melanie Cote, RAW Motorsports; Justin Dowey, OZ Tents; Corey Jackson, SuperATV; Ron Dabill, Bend-Tech Software; Nate Price, Artec Industries; Joe Biro, VisionX; Jared Hare, Addictive Desert Designs; David Turbyfill, Tab Zone by DTProducts; and Mike Lasher from SXS Performance. Each and every one of the guests offers viewers a unique look at the chaos behind the show booths, as well as a look at the awesome products they are producing. More companies will be featured in the Arizona Off-Road and Sand Expo Part 2 releasing on October 27th.
“It was so great to see such a massive turn-out for the return of the Arizona Off-Road and Sand Expo especially since it had been on a hiatus since 2008,” said Charlene Bower, Host and Executive Producer. “I think Part 1 of the Arizona Off-Road and Sand Show portrays the diversity of the show to our viewers at home. Every aspect of the industry is represented. It’s really impressive to see all the companies that are so close to home!”
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Bower Power Hour gives you an in depth look at racers, events, businesses, land issues, tech and other aspects to bring you the nitty-gritty news of the entire off-road lifestyle that we all love. Hosted by Charlene Bower, owner of Bower Motorsports Media, the guest list is extensive and energetic from all aspect of the off-road industry. The stories are fun and filled, with in-depth conversations about technology and innovation. Our national partners include BFGoodrich Tires, Discount Tire, Kicker and Pennzoil who have made the Bower Power Hour possible. Please utilize the Let’s Chat page to reach out to us with questions or guest requests: www.bowerpowerhour.com/lets-chat
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