November 3rd, 2015 Bower Power Hour is presented by
The Off-Road Expo packs in all the latest and greatest from every aspect of the off-road world. This Saturday and Sunday only event is sure to entertain enthusiasts of all ages. The Off-Road Expo featured; Mad TV Proving Grounds, where pro-drivers showed off and proved their talent and the power behind their vehicles, ride alongs on special courses, demos, vendors with all the newest products, a show and shine, a beauty pageant, exhibits, displays, and more. It truly is a show for every aspect of the industry.
Read more on their Bower Power Hour Page: Off-Road Expo and be sure to catch the first part Off-Road Expo Part 1
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Company Name: PSC Motorsports
Guest Name: Tom Allen
The hard workers at PSC Motorsports are your steering experts. They offer everything from stock replacement parts to full hydraulic steering for hardcore rock crawlers and desert racers to Pro Touring Street Car.
Company Name: MetalCloak
Guest Name: Matson Breakey
MetalCloak a Systems-Based Company. Their philosophy is to develop systems that work incredibly well together, designing every individual part to function and improve that system. From Computer Aided Design (CAD) of every part, to CNC manufacturing processes, MetalCloak sets a high standard of quality control to ensure that every product will fit your rig the right way every time! And, of course, MetalCloak is a Certified Made in the USA company.
Company Name: RCV Performance Products
Guest Name: John Cacciapaglia
RCV Performance Products is a division of Aircraft Gear Corp., a family-owned company with divisions that have been manufacturing aerospace and automotive drive train components in the U.S. for more than 60 years. At RCV, they use engineering and manufacturing experience to develop and produce CV axles and other high-performance drive line components for the automotive, truck, and bus industries. RCV’s main focus is on patented CV Axle conversions and replacement IFS axle shafts for the automotive off-road market. RCV provides “off the shelf” solutions as well as caters to custom application projects, and other large and small driveline projects as they come in the door.
Company Name: sPOD
Guest Name: John Angelastro
sPOD is the engineering mastermind behind the original over the windshield switch console that is made with aluminum and not plastic. They are the innovators behind the first power distribution system engineered and designed specifically for offroad vehicles.
Company Name: Brenthel Industries
Guest Name: Jonathan Brenthel
Brenthel Industries provides a diverse range of top quality products and services. Owned and operated by Brothers Jordan and Jonathan Brenthel, the company applies the latest engineering and manufacturing technology with old world craftsmanship to achieve outstanding results. After serving apprenticeships with several top notch constructors, undergoing extensive technical training, and first hand involvement in the heat of competition, the Brothers decided it was time to step it up and create their own championship caliber products and services.In addition to many industrial design projects, they conceive and construct turn-key race vehicles, provide race support on the track and in the desert, maintain race vehicles with their preparation services, and operate an Arrive and Drive program for those without a team who wish to participate in racing.
Company Name: Yoder Racing
Guest Name: Kevin Yoder
He is a force to be reckoned with over rocks or on the track. Kevin is an all around off-roader that gives back to the community on the trail. Kevin Yoder is also the winner of the 2012 VORRA Ultra4 Championship.
Company Name: Currie Enterprises
Guest Name: John Currie
Frank Currie began designing and building differentials for material-handling equipment back in 1959. He worked out of his garage fabricating and assembling rearends for personnel carriers, electric carts, tugs, scissor lifts and other specialty vehicles. By 1964 the Currie manufacturing facility moved to a 5,000-square-foot building in Placentia, California. Frank’s three sons Charlie, John, and Raymond entered the family business full-time in the late 1970’s. They also decided to turn their off-road hobby into a family business and began developing superior aftermarket rearends for Jeeps. Today Currie Enterprises occupies a 40,000 square foot complex in Corona California. The company continues to grow in size and product line. They now have nearly 50 employees and boast a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The Curries design, build, modify, test, sell and install rearend and drive-train products all under one roof. From humble beginnings and a dream of Frank and Evelyn, Currie has become the most recognized name in specialty rearends and components.
Company Name: Dana Spicer Parts
Guest Name: Randall Speir
With genuine Spicer parts you can trust that you are getting the same standards of quality and … The Ultimate Dana 60 axle for the Jeep Wrangler JK. Choosing Dana craftsmanship means you get longer product life and less downtime. All products are manufactured to the same high standards as OE parts
Company Name: Bestop Inc.
Guest Name: Jim Chick
Bestop is the sole supplier of factory soft tops on all Jeep Wranglers since 1986. Bestop has also been the factory supplier of soft tops and accessories for Suzuki, Isuzu, Geo, Toyota and many other small SUVs. Bestop has been in business for over 60 years. Bestop offers a variety of fabric colors and is the factory supplier to Fiat-Chrysler for all factory soft tops on Jeep Wranglers. Their fabrics offer factory original (OEM) quality and color-match to factory original fabrics. Bestop also offers many unique fabrics.
Company Name: Lazer Star Billet Lights
Guest Name: Suzie Scott-Cusimano
Since the introduction of the Lazer Star “Bullet” Billet Light in 1992, Weekend Concepts, Inc. has secured its place as a pioneer in lighting systems. Lazer Star lights are the pinnacle of attractive, functional lighting systems for Harley-Davidson and cruiser motorcycles, UTV’s, ATV’s, Jeeps, Wakeboard Boats, Off-road racers and Trail Blazers. The new LX LED line of LED light bars and utility lights are designed for the automotive and power sports marketplace focusing on ATV’s, sand rails, SxS’s, Jeeps, racers, farm & construction equipment, street rods and even marine use. Lazer Star Lights are manufactured locally and globally, all of our products are proudly engineered, tested and distributed from our facility in Paso Robles, California.
Company Name: BFGoodrich Tires
Guest Name: Alisha Schultz
At BFGoodrich, they make tires for people who want more control and more fun from their vehicles. If you have a passion for driving, then you’re one of the BFGoodrich Team. Theirs tires are engineered by people who spend their weekends off-roading, or at track day events. And they’re proven to win in racing competition from Baja to Sebring. So they bring out the performance in high-performance track cars, serious off-road rigs and everything in between. Including the car or truck you drive.
With a long history of delivering greater grip, acceleration and toughness to drivers, BFGoodrich tires promise to make your driving more fun. It’s the easiest upgrade you can make.
Company Name: Four Wheeler Network
Guest Name: Rick Pewe
Each issue of Four Wheeler presents a wide range of informative and authoritative articles including adventure travel in the US and abroad, domestic trail rides and event coverage, comprehensive new-vehicle testing and evaluation, technical articles designed for four-wheelers of all abilities, as well as how-to installation articles, equipment guides and comprehensive product testing.
Company Name: J.E. Reel Driveline
Guest Name: Jim Reel
Company Name: FOX Racing Shox
Guest Name: Wayne Israelsen
For over three decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs. In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven’t stopped racing since. FOX equipped vehicles and racers have stood atop podiums in every sport FOX has competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar.
Company Name: Yukon Gear & Axle
Guest Name: Morgan Anderson
Yukon Gear & Axle invites drivers and teams to connect with us and become a part of Team Yukon. Yukon products continue to prove themselves on the track, the street and the hills providing traction and performance in getting drivers to the podiums. Yukon Gear and Axle is inviting drag, street, circle track, rock climbers and desert racers to participate with them.
Company Name: Southern Crush/ 4×4 Barbie
Guest Name: Pleasant Cook
Southern Crush is a 1/3 scale monster truck driven by 16 year old Pleasant Cook. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, Pleasant has been traveling all over the US performing in monster truck shows with some of her idols, Bigfoot, Heavy Hitter, River Rat, Avenger, Wrecking Crew, and Bounty Hunter and meeting lots more. Her mini monster truck is powered by a Honda Civic 4cyl 1.6 liter engine. Tube chassis just like the full size monster truck. Rear Steer, 4 wheel drive, Four link suspension, 5 point harness system, Remote Ingnition Interrupter (RII) System. Pleasant enjoys meeting her new fans and talking with everyone about her monster truck. She is in training to drive a full size monster truck, so be on the look out for 4×4 Barbie to take over this male dominated sport. Be sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and twitter.
Company Name: Bower Media
Guest Name: Ben Bower
Bower Motorsports Media, established in 2009, is a PR firm that writes the press releases, takes pictures, produces videos, tracks race teams, promotes events, is interactive in social media and is very successful at executing at events. Bower Motorsports Media works for Companies, Event Promoters and Racers to make sure that sponsorship packages are maximized and that as many people as possible know about your successes. The team specializes in the offroad market, but has expanded into many different categories.
Company Name: Offroad Expo
Guest Name: Doc Riley
The Off-Road Expo packs in all the latest and greatest from every aspect of the off-road world. This Saturday and Sunday only event is sure to entertain enthusiasts of all age.The Off-Road Expo features; Mad TV Proving grounds, where pro drivers can show off and prove the power of their vehicles, ride alongs with special courses and demos, vendors with all the newest products, a show and shine, beauty pageant, exhibits and displays, and so much more.Saturday’s big event is the Baja 1000 display where they reveal the next course map alongside the history of the event, older model competition cars on display, and the new technologies to be used in the upcoming Baja 100.
Company Name: Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing
Guest Name: Ken Johnson
The Lucas Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course.
Bower Power Hour Wraps Up Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo
MESA, ARIZONA NOVEMBER 3, 2015: Bower Power Hour closes up show season with Part 2 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo presented by General Tire in California. In another episode packed full with racers, vendors, and more from ever facet of the off-road industry in attendance, Bower Power Hour really allows viewers to attend the expo without ever leaving the comfort of their own computer screen. Live show season vicariously through Bower Power Hour.
The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Part 2 guests are: Tom Allen, PSC Motorsports; Matson Breakey, MetalCloak; John Cacciapaglia, RCV Performance Products; John Angelastro, sPOD; Jonathan Brenthel, Brenthel Industries; Kevin Yoder, Yoder Racing; the SCORE International 2016 Event Announcements; John Currie, Currie Enterprises; Randall Speir, Dana Spicer Parts; Jim Chick, Bestop Inc.; Suzie Scott-Cusimano, Lazer Star Billet Lights; Alisha Schultz, BFGoodrich Tires; Rick Pewe, Four Wheeler Network; Jim Reel, J.E. Reel Driveline; Wayne Israelsen, FOX Racing Shox; Morgan Anderson, Yukon Gear & Axle; Pleasant Cook, Southern Crush Racing; Ben Bower, Bower Media; Doc Riley, Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo; and Ken Johnson from the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. Then Charlene wraps up the last episode of show season with the final, hilarious “In the Truck” installment. More companies were featured in The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Part 1.
“It was amazing to see such an awesome turn out at the show each day! Vendors and enthusiasts packed in the venue to see all the latest and greatest offered by the industry,” said Charlene Bower, Host and Executive Producer. “There was really something for everyone at the show. Companies were showing the newest products for 2016, SCORE International announced the 2016 races, and there was a Lucas Oil Off-Road exhibition to get the fans excited for next season! There was a whole lot going on, and Bower Power Hour brought it’s A-game to show our viewers all that goes on behind the scenes and at the show.”
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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 and guest requests: www.bowerpowerhour.com/lets-chat
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