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Cheetahs Return to Road America 50th Anniversary for Gathering of Historic Cheetahs

The Cheetah is the creation of California car builder, Bill Thomas II, and was introduced to sports cars racing in 1964. It has a rich history with Elkhart Lake as the Cro-Sal Special Cheetah, named for mechanic Gene Crowe and the original driver, Ralph Salyer, won the June Sprints at Road America in 1964. The distinctive shape and its high, power-to-weight ratio made this unique car very competitive during the 1964 and 1965 race seasons. There were less than 25 original Cheetahs built and only a few of those still exist today. Sam Goings and Jay Stephenson are two original Cheetah owners that have already planned to display their historic racers at this event. Cheetah fans are encouraged to check out the Cheetah Reunion website at www.cheetahreunion.com where registration info is also available.

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Lowrance Off Road GPS Map Area Requests

Rugged Routes is geared towards using Lowrance GPS’s off road and features some in depth how-to articles on various Lowrance off road GPS tech projects and setups including but not limited to interfacing a Lowrance with a ham radio for APRS operation as well as hooking up various other sensors and accessories for off road vehicles.

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San Bernardino National Forest Map Card for Lowrance HDS & Elite HD Available

Big BearThe San Bernardino National Forest Lowrance GPS OHV map including popular areas like Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Silverwood, and Lytle creek, has been completed and is shipping! The mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest is packed with adventure. Loaded with trails from easy graded dirt roads to some of the most well known trails in California, such as the John Bull Trail.

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2015 Public Lands Fee-Free Days Announced

Jan. 19: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and encourages Americans to participate in the MLK Day of Service
Feb. 16: Presidents Day, honoring our nation’s Presidents with particular attention towards commemorating President Washington and President Lincoln.
June 13: National Get Outdoors Day, a day when federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry encourages healthy, outdoor activities.
Sept. 26: National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort in support of public lands
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day, commemorates the end of World War I and pays tribute to all military heroes past and present.

The last fee-free period for 2014 is Nov. 8-11 in honor of Veteran’s Day.

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2015 – Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America

Where do you live?
What vehicle do you drive?
What are the Top 5 Off Road destinations in your area?

The following guide lists the top 5 off roading destinations in and around each state.  States that are not listed were from lack of responses in those particular areas.  The 37 states listed included enough responses for accurate results.

See the complete list of 2015 – Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America

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