October 16th, 2015 Bower Power Hour is presented by
This Episode takes viewers behind the scenes at the Sand Sports Super Show to kick off the start of the 2015 show season. Charlene interviewed many companies for this two-part episode. Here is a little about each one. The rest of the companies interviewed will be released along with Part 2. If you are not familiar with the Sand Sports Super Show, we interviewed the Director, Shawn Parker back in Season 1. It was created in 1999 to support the Off Road industry, specifically for those related to the Sand Dune industry. It was made to help support manufacturers and vendors and to help raise awareness and fight the closing of several riding areas. The Sand Sports Super Show is the world’s biggest Sand Expo and serves as the kick off for the off-road show season!
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Company Name: Trailer Legs
Guest Name: Gordon Brand
TrailerLegs realizes the true value of a “bad tire”. Face it, tires are the last thing on your mind, but how important do they become when they are no longer good? TrailerLegs help to keep your tires round by simply getting them off the ground. As a fellow trailer owner, Gordan Brand realized that the most expensive maintenance costs on a vehicle are the tires and the battery. TrailerLegs can help maintain your tires, but as for batteries, you are on your own. Tires aren’t getting any cheaper but getting to your destination without a tire mishap is priceless.
Company Name: Oceano Dunes SVRA
Guest Name: Danielle Patterson
Formerly Pismo Dunes SVRA, this sand dune complex is geologically unique and also provides an impressive playground for off-highway enthusiasts from throughout the United States. One of several OHV areas administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Oceano Dunes also offers visitors other recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, surf fishing, camping, and hiking. The staff at Oceano Dunes wishes you an enjoyable and safe stay.
Company Name: Sand Limo
Guest Name: Joe “Fab”
Sand Limo is one of the largest sand car manufactures in the country let alone the state of Arizona. Due to the high demand for its cars, Sand Limo has now opened it’s newest location in Dubai, UAE. Every unit from Sand Limos is “hand built” to customer specifications based on their needs, wants, and budget. They offer all of the amenities that make driving a pleasurable experience. Sand Limo is constantly striving to produce the best products on the market. All of their chassis and suspension components are built in fixtures that assure consistent high quality each and every time. That is why they offer a limited lifetime warranty on our T.I.G welded chromoly a-arms and spindles. Even if they are chrome plated or powder coated! If the original purchaser of the vehicle bends or breaks one of their a-arms or spindles under normal conditions, Sand Limo replace it for free.
Company Name: Bad Ass Unlimited
Guest Name: Scott Theriault
Bad Ass Unlimited has set forth a goal to deliver the highest quality parts at the most affordable prices. They take great pride in being part of an industry that has been part of Bad Ass Unlimitied’s lifestyle for over 30 years. With their commitment to quality and customer service, they know you’ll be a customer for life once you join the Bad Ass Family. Their slogan is “If you want a tough part, buy a Bad Ass part”. Bad Ass Unlimited will be designing and testing a multitude of new parts fir the UTV and MX Industries. Their main goal is to deliver high quality after market parts for SXS, UTV, Motorcycles and more at their affordable prices.
Company Name: Gibson Exhaust
Guest Name: Shawn Gibson
Shawn and his wife Julie started Gibson exhaust because of their family motorhome. They wanted power and torque, and A LOT more of it! After relentless searching for the right exhaust system and failing to find anything that met their needs, the pair did their studying and decided to hire some engineers and build their own prototype. They set their goals high: a cost-effective system that delivers more performance for the dollar than any other system. One that not only increased horsepower and fuel economy, it expanded the power bands, the engine ran cooler, engine life was not compromised, and the entire system (including installation) was hassle-free. Gibson Performance is the industry’s #1 leading manufacturer of street legal, high performance exhaust systems for trucks, SUV’s, diesel, offroad, and motorhomes. Every Gibson product is designed for hassle free, bolt-on installation with professional looking results. Applications are available in aluminized or stainless steel and remarkably engineered to ignite the maximum performance of the engine. Gibson Performance exhaust systems exceed the performance advantages of all other systems on the market today. They are the industry’s most cost-effective, reliable, and trouble-free power producing exhaust system!
Company Name: Raceline Wheels
Guest Name: Jason Divis
Founded in 1996, Raceline Wheels® are competition proven wheels with multiple championships in many different racing disciplines. Raceline Wheels® has had great success transferring this knowledge from racing to the street, bringing the same high quality products to a full line of wheels for everyday vehicles. Headquartered in Garden Grove, California (Orange County), Raceline Wheels® is a wheel industry leader in performance, craftsmanship, engineering and innovation. Owned by Allied wheel Components, Inc., Raceline Wheels® distributes its products through an independent distributor system in the United States and through international distributors in more than 30 countries.
Company Name: Long Travel Industries
Guest Name: Brian Bennett
Company Name: Kicker Audio
Guest Name: Seth Enslow
Kicker Audio began as a two-man operation in 1973, hand-building professional-speaker systems in a narrow one-car garage. With very few resources and an intense love for music, company founder and current President Steve Irby invented the mobile-stereo enclosure market in his northern Oklahoma community, when he developed the Original Kicker. It was the first full frequency-range speaker box designed specifically for cars and trucks. From that historic moment, delivering concert-like audio quality across a wide volume range with renowned bass and accurate sound has always been the Kicker way. As a continually evolving brand, Kicker reached new heights 35 years later with the development of Home and Personal products for digital media devices-Bluetooth speaker systems, high-performance headphones and noise-isolating in-ear headsets.
Company Name: Arctic Cat
Guest Name: Craig Kennedy
Welcome to the new Arctic Cat. Like you, Arctic Cat is enthusiasts who are empowered by the great outdoors. They are motivated by their passion for hard work and the pursuit of adventure. At Arctic Cat employees are committed to building products and providing services that deliver the experience enthusiasts expect. This commitment is engineered into our engines, our chassis, our suspensions, our gear and accessories. Arctic Cat wears their pride on their sleeves and across their chests – a statement to the world that everything we do is done with purpose and precision. That is how Arctic Cat creates the ultimate off-road riding experience for fellow enthusiasts who share their passion.
Company Name: SpeedWerx
Guest Name: Jeremy Houle
Owner, Steve Houle, with his innovative ideas, was designing and building his own race parts and sleds back in the 80’s and 90’s. His products spoke for themselves while he was a dominating force in snowmobile racing winning multiple world championships. Over the past 18 years Speedwerx has now grown into an industry icon setting the standards in performance products and customer service in many industries. Most all of SpeedWerx products are made right here in the USA and they feel that this is as important to customers as it is to them personally. All SpeedWerx products are designed to meet the toughest and most demanding conditions.
Company Name: SPEED RMG
Guest Names: Todd Romano and Robby Gordon
Arctic Cat announced that it has entered into an exclusive, five-year product development and marketing agreement with famed racer Robby Gordon and his newly formed SPEED RMG Partners LLC with Todd Romano, an aftermarket futurist. The agreement reflects Arctic Cat’s commitment to the high-performance off-road vehicle market, and its Wildcat side-by-sides and accessories. Gordon and Romano will provide research and development consulting on new technologies. Arctic Cat, in collaboration with Gordon and Romano’s Speed RMG Partners, plans to create the most innovative technology and products the industry has seen
Company Name: PRP Seats
Guest Name: Aaron Wedeking
The off-road lifestyle is all about getting away from the city, work, and daily stress. PRP Seats’ customers drive hours out of their way, several weekends a year, in pursuit of having fun and relaxing. They understand that pull. PRP Seats knows the end result of a purchase should always translate into a great weekend with the family, stories of “that one place” and unforgettable moments. At PRP Seats, the mission is to manufacture good times. Since starting in the founder’s garage over 17 years ago, PRP Seats has always been made in America. The PRP Seats staff of over 40 individuals works up to 6 days a week producing custom suspension seating and accessories.
Company Name: Reach Air Medical Services
Guest Name: Don Wharton
Dr. John L. McDonald founded REACH Air Medical Services in 1987. Because of his passion for pediatric care, he recognized the need for emergency air ambulance transport Ultimately, REACH services expanded to include neonatal and adult transports as well. It was Dr. McDonald’s belief that if REACH followed the guiding principle of “always do what is right for the patient” the company would succeed, and it did. This success was due to the efforts of a strong, committed group of people who valued the autonomy they experienced, and more importantly, the ability to fulfill the mission.
Company Name: BLM El Centro Field Office
Guest Name: Neil Hamada
You might be surprised to know that many of your favorite movies are inspired by the majesty of the California desert. The desert’s beauty is the perfect setting for film, photography, art, music and other great entertainment. The desert offers a variety of ways to discover nature, adventure and travel. Opportunities are only limited by your imagination. The desert shapes the way people live, from the historic travel routes of California’s first people to our military to the people who call the desert home today. Follow Discover the Desert on the BLM California’s website and through @BLMCalifornia social media to learn about special desert places and so much more.
Company Name: DragonFire Racing
Guest Name: Chris Moore
The name says it all! DragonFire continues to crank up the heat when it comes to the best products in the Side-X-Side industry. DragonFire has everything from performance and suspension components to HardParts, bolt-on accessories and the RacePace, RockSolid and ReadyForce signature product lines! DragonFire feels your passion, so when you think of Side-X-Side parts and accessories, think of the Dragon… and FEEL THE HEAT! After years of researching and developing the best products in the industry, DragonFire has taken UTV’s to the next level. Superior technology and innovation are incorporated into all products. The DragonFire team consists of industry experts in multiple disciplines, which leads to unsurpassed quality, performance and usability. DragonFire’s passion and enthusiasm keeps DragonFire at the front of the pack while their creative drive continues to fuel their pursuit of perfection. From product development, fabrication, customer support and delivery; the DragonFire team strives to exceed all expectations in order to deliver the best products to you and your ride!
Company Name: Stadium Super Truck Series
Guest Name: Robby Gordon
SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS features identically prepared high-horsepower trucks made to resemble their scaled-down Traxxas radio-control-car counterparts. The versatile off-road trucks race on virtually any surface, and in 2014 will be featured at IndyCar venues, X Games Austin and other large events that will expose the great sport of off-road racing to the masses. Like their Traxxas namesake the trucks are designed to take flight. However, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour. Races feature man-made ramps set up in strategic locations throughout each course which allow the trucks to fly through the air nearly 20 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down course.
Company Name: PJ’s Performance Products
Guest Name: PJ Jones
PJ manifested his dream of building a place where off-roading enthusiasts of all familiarity and skill levels could find a quality experience in his company PJ’s Performance. Through his exclusive connections in the racing and automobile world PJ’s Performance can offer the best prices on the market for the highest quality products. PJ’s Performance only provides its customers with the best merchandise for their vehicle. PJ is an expert in any wheeled beast and works with the best brands from AIRAID® to Pro Armor to ensure that the selection of parts will enhance your vehicle’s ride, look, and a longer, safer lifetime. PJ’s original parts like performance suspensions that will take your ride to the next level are all designed with PJ’s years of experience in racing and trail riding. PJ’s Performance is the destination for any brand of enthusiast. Whether you’re searching to build a killer ride from the ground up, parts custom made for you, or parts from the best manufacturers to enhance your vehicle place your trust in PJ Jones and just enjoy the ride!
Company Name: Rugged Radios
Guest Name: Greg Cottrell
With over 20 years experience in manufacturing high noise environment communications, Rugged Radios boasts a full line of communication products. From headsets to intercoms and diverse cabling options, Rugged has the ability to configure almost any communication application – an option not available with other manufacturers. Rugged Radios is dedicated to providing customers with high quality communications at a competitive price. Rugged Radios is well known for providing excellent tech support for race teams at races or even at their race shop. When it comes to building a reliable race vehicle with communications, Rugged Radios has it all.
Bower Power Hour on the Road for Show Season
MESA, ARIZONA OCTOBER 15, 2015: Bower Power Hour is starting off Season 3 by loading up the truck and heading on the road to cover the off-road show season. Charlene will be at the shows, walking the aisles, talking to vendors and attendees. These upcoming shows will take our viewers down the aisles and in the booths with brands from all over the industry.
Part 1 of the Sand Sports Super Show guests are Trailer Legs, Gordon Brand; Oceano Dunes SVRA, Danielle Patterson; Sand Limo, Joe Fab; Bad Ass Unlimited, Scott Theriault; Gibson Exhaust, Shawn Gibson; Raceline Wheels, Jason Divis; Long Travel Industries, Brian Bennett; Kicker Audio, Seth Enslow; Arctic Cat, Robby Gordon; SpeedWerx, Jeremy Houle; SPEED RMG, Todd Romano and Robby Gordon; PRP Seats, Aaron Wedeking; Reach Air Medical Services, Don Wharton; BLM El Centro Field Office, Neil Hamada; DragonFire Racing, Chris Moore; Stadium Super Trucks, Robby Gordon; PJ Performance Products, PJ Jones; and Rugged Radios, Greg Cottrell. Each guests provides a unique view of the Sand Sports Super Show along with telling viewers a little bit about their company and products. More companies will be featured in the Sand Sports Super Show Part 2, which releases on October 20th.
“Show season has always been an integral part of the off-road industry. I’ve started going to the Sand Sports Super Show 15 years ago, and I haven’t missed one yet! It’s where companies get to display their latest and greatest projects, and enthusiasts can see what will work best for their rigs. It was so great to see the Sand Sports Super Show still going strong after all these years, “ said Charlene Bower, Host and Executive Producer. “We really jam-packed this episode full of guests, interviewing 19 guests for Part 1, covering everything from land use to Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Truck series. It is a diverse group of guests and each one add an interesting part to this week’s show.”
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