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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. Here is the second half of the Sand Sports Super Show. 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: Weddle Industries
Guest Name: Ron Weddle
Weddle Industries specializes in high performance transaxle and driveline components for race and special application vehicles. Headquartered in Goleta, California, Weddle Industries designs and maintains a large inventory of racing gears, clutches, shifters, torque converters, axles, and other high performance driveline products. Their products are available through an extensive dealer network. Their gears, transaxles and clutches have earned a growing list of impressive results at The Dakar Rally, SCORE Baja 500 and Baja 1000, The BITD Mint 400 and more.
Company Name: Custom Built Motors
Guest Name: Bruce McKillop
CBM Motorsports™ is a chassis dyno tuning, racing and performance engine building, parts and accessories shop located in Rancho Cucamonga California. Specializing in the GM LSX family of engines a CBM LSX engine can deliver more than 1600 hp. Our huge inventory of superchargers, turbochargers, internal and external engine parts will give your LS engine the horsepower it craves. In 2006, Chris Bland and Bruce McKillop joined their over 40 yrs of experience with building engines and knowledge of the GM world to create a company that produces consistently superior & reliable engines for all enthusiast. If you Pilot a Sand Rail, Launch a Drag Car, Navigate a Speed Boat or Cruise a Hot Rod you will find that Custom Built Motors’ performance, knowledge and quality workmanship out weigh all the others.
Company Name: PipeMaster Tools
Guest Name: Steve Helms
In 1995 Steve owned a boat repair yard in Ballard, Washington that specialized in commercial fishing vessels. One day he was attempting to fit a 2-inch pipe from a curved pipe, which was welded to the mast and a steel plate on the deck. Every time that Steve got the joint to the curved pipe to fit, the joint to the steel plate on the deck would open up and vice versa. After a couple hours he threw down my tools and headed to the local welding store. On the drive over he was thinking, there’s got to be some kind of tool to get this job done. Steve told his story to the store manager who produced a box of pipe wraps, an envelope of patterns, and a device with an arm that could draw a line around a pipe. Since none of these tools would help in the least bit, Steve went back to the yard and did it the old fashioned way. Then he wasted more time with the guess and grind method. Finally Steve said good enough and spent extra time making filler welds and trying to make the joints look good. Over the next year Steve tried to make all sorts of tools that would make a pattern (template) that he could transfer to a piece of pipe. What you see on the PipeMaster website is the final product from all of that experimentation. PipeMaster™ eliminates the waste, headaches and guess work involved in mating tube joints.
Tribal Whips specializes in creating lighted whips for high stress applications, and incorporate such features as liquid filling the tubes to prevent damage to the LED circuitry, and environmentally sealing the electronics to protect them from water, mud, sand, dirt, wind, etc. Tribal Whips uses their proprietary quick connect / disconnect mount system that requires no tools, and installs / uninstalls within seconds. Feel free to browse our website and review the products for yourself. They can help you customize at little to no additional cost when necessary.
Company Name: NextLevel Motorsports
Guest Name: Casey Schroeder
NextLevel Motorsports strives to offer its customers a wide variety of endless possiblities. There is no job too big or too small, they will take on any challenge. NextLevel offers; custom tin work, laser cutting, UTV aftermarket products, and ground up builds. So next time you think about doing something different with your ride, step it up to the Next Level and see what it’s all about.
Company Name: Yamaha Motor Company – Travis Hollins
Guest Name: Travis Hollins
A checkered flag. A scenic panorama unfolding around the bend. A trophy catch. A pulse-quickening stretch of road or trail. Heads turning as you pass by. Even coming home at the end of a hard day’s work. Whatever your pursuit, Yamaha is there, too, pursuing its goals. Yamaha Motor Company wants to satisfy its customers and exceed their expectations with products and services of superior quality, unmatched performance, and extraordinary value. With an ever-expanding line that includes motorcycles, outboard motors, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel, and much more, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., strives to contribute to the quality of life. Your life. Life can have many exciting, memorable experiences. Creating opportunities for them is what Yamaha is all about.
Company Name: Trail Armor
Guest Name: Aundre Turner
Trail Armor.com is your source for unique, high quality parts and accessories for Polaris and all major brands of side by side vehicles. Trail Armor.com uses innovative design and state of the art manufacturing to produce doors, skid plates, a-arm guards, coolflo windshields and other parts for the off-road riding enthusiast. In business since 2005, Trail Armor.com‘s products are thoroughly trail tested and customer service is a top priority. Recognized as an industry leader, Trail Armor.com holds the patent on “ATV doors” and all products are proudly made in America. For off-road performance, protection and style, armor up and venture out at Trail Armor.com.
Since 1959, the California Four Wheel Drive Association, non-profit organization has actively promoted the advancement of vehicle oriented outdoor recreation. Today, the association represents over 8,000 members and 160 member clubs. They are the largest organization of this type in California and represent owners of all makes and models of 4WD vehicles, as well as non-owners who support responsible vehicle-oriented recreation.
Company Name: MORE Powder Puff Race Towards a Cure
Guest Name: Madison Dormack
The MORE Powder Puff Race Towards a Cure event is a special, ladies only race that supports research for a cure for Breast Cancer. Proceeds go to Cedars Sinai Breast Cancer Research Center. Along with the race, there is also an annual raffle held to raise funds for the Research Center. Women of all racing levels or with no experience at all, are encouraged to join in and help raise money. Prizes are awarded to 1st through 3rd place and an additional award is given to the last lady to finish the race. It’s not about the win at MORE Powder Puff Race Towards a Cure, it’s about ladies joining together for the cause and to save the tatas! Madison has been raising money and competing in the race for years.
Company Name: Sand Sports Super Show
Guest Name: Shawn Parker
Sand Sports Super Show 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 Sports Expo! For over 12 years the Sand Sports Super Show has been the largest and most exciting dune and dirt sport show on the West Coast. Every September hundreds of vendors come together at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa to show sand sport enthusiasts the latest and greatest gear. There are even events so the kids can get involved. It is the perfect event for Sand Sport families. You even have a chance to win awesome raffle prizes.
Company Name: Funco Motorsports
Guest Name: Gil George
Welcome to Funco, the “Fun Company”, where employees work, build, eat, and breath sand cars. And best of all, drive sandcars… a lot. They are a family owned and operated business, and have been for 40+ years. On any given day you can find at least 8 George’s working side by side from the creators themselves, to children and grandchildren. If you know anyone that owns a Funco sandcar you have likely heard all about Funco’s exclusive design features and why they work so good in the dunes. But if you haven’t, we’ll do our best to explain. But be aware, words and pictures don’t tell the whole story, you have to ride in a Funco sandcar to really appreciate the difference. The looks and handling of Funco’s are the most unique in the business. Wonder why? Well, there’s a reason for everything in the design of our sandcars. Reading through these web pages will reveal the secrets of what sets Funco Sandrails apart from all others and learn why Funco builds the ultimate duning machine.
Company Name: Jamar Performance Products
Guest Name: Don Gehnert
Jamar is the newest member to the BDL family of products. Jama has been a name synonymous with the sand, dirt, and competition world for over 40 years. Since its inception in 1970, Jamar has continued to manufacture quality products at fair prices with serviceability unsurpassed by anyone in the industry. Only the highest quality parts and materials are used in Jamar products to insure years of trouble-free service. With proper installation, maintenance, and usage, Jamar products are the finest available.
Company Name: Buckshot Racing
Guest Name: Andrew Buck
Andrew Buck’s ability to design, fabricate and lead a team has created one of the most successful, industry known and respected Off-Road/Sand Car Manufacturing Company’s. This same team that is harnessed each day to build innovative $80,000 custom ff-road/Sand Cars, also extends their talents in performing quick wrenches, and reliable assistance for the Buckshot Racing Team. Andrew is widely known for his extreme talents & lifestyle of building some of the most dynamic and performance driven off-road cars in the world, while putting them to the absolute test. Business and Race Operations are housed in the Buckshot Racing 20,000 sq. ft. facility. It is complete with all tools and equipment to build, maintain, and store all race and support vehicles/equipment, including the Buckshot Racing Transporter (All vehicles available for complete paint and your company graphics).
Company Name: Glamis Sand Dunes
Guest Name: Tim Gantz
The Algodones Dunes is a large erg (sand dune field) located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of California, near the border with Arizona and the Mexican state of Baja California. The field is approximately 45 miles long by 6 miles wide and extends along a northwest-southeast line that correlates to the prevailing northerly and westerly wind directions. The name “Algodones Dunes” refers to the entire geographic feature, while the administrative designation for that portion managed by the Bureau of Land Management is theImperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (sometimes called the Glamis Dunes). The Algodones Dunes are split into many different sections. These sections include Glamis, Gordon’s Well, Buttercup, Midway, and Patton’s Valley.
Company Name: American Sand Association
Guest Name: Nicole Nicholas Gilles
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.
At Honda, they built a reputation on quality, value, innovation and performance. It’s clear in every product Honda Powersports builds, but especially in their motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides. Look closely, and you’ll see some of the areas in which Honda leads the way.
Bower Power Hour Part 2 of the Sand Sports Super Show
MESA, ARIZONA OCTOBER 20, 2015: There are so many companies, racers, events, and information that we want to share from the shows, that it mandates that each show recap accounts for two entire Bower Power Hour episodes. This episode is a continuation of the coverage of the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, California that happened on September 18th, 19th, and 20th.
Part 2 of the Sand Sports Super Show guests include Ron Weddle, Weddle Industries; Bruce McKillop, Custom Built Motors; Steve Helms, PipeMaster; Russ Annis, Tribal Whips; Casey Schroeder, NextLevel Motorsports; BFGoodrich Tires; Travis Hollins, Yamaha Motor Company; Aundre Turner, Trail Armor; Steve Garnier, California Four Wheel Drive Association; Madison Dormack, MORE Powder Puff Race Towards a Cure; Shawn Parker, Sand Sports Super Show; Gil George, Funco Motorsports; Don Gehert, Jamar Performance Products; Andrew Buck, Buckshot Racing; Tim Gantz, Glamis Mayor; and Nicole Nicholas Gilles from the American Sand Association. Each guests provides a unique view of the Sand Sports Super Show along with telling viewers a little bit about their company and products. Charlene also added a fun, new “In the Truck” segment at the end of the episode to give guests a look behind the scenes at Bower Power Hour. More guests are featured in the Sand Sports Super Show Part 1 that released on October 15th.
“The Sand Sports Super Show always provides such a unique and well rounded look at the many aspects of the sand industry, something that tends to be overlooked by the more traditional aspects of the off-road industry,” said Charlene Bower, Host and Executive Producer. “I think Part 2 of the Sand Sports Super Show wrapped up the event nicely. There were a lot of big name companies as well as several land use groups and Shawn Parker herself who participated in Part 2. We also added a fun ‘In the Truck’ segment to conclude the show, where we give our viewers a glimpse at the joys of traveling to events over the next few episodes.”
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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 suggestions. www.bowerpowerhour.com/lets-chat
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