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  1. 16 points
    Wow I've been on this forum for almost 15 years I've seen the good the bad and the other... seems like alot of negativity every time I come on here now used to be alot of good information some of my best friends in life I met from this site ....now it's just lots of bitching and complaining and definitely alot of hypocrites.... I personally dont care if you have a 300k sand car or 1600 cc Volkswagen if your my friend I will help you the best I can . There is alot of hate for some reason for people that have nicer things ....talk to them there not all bad ....there are ahole that have a tent and ahole who drive 750k prevost .....that the world we live in . Unfortunately some one can get hurt or worse killed by a 30 mph vehicle or 150 mph vehicle .....let's help each other instead of bash .... I could sit here and talk shit about all the people on here that save spots are on every dune ride they shotgun a couple beers but I dont ....come on people let's work together not against each other do we really want more laws in the dunes ?
  2. 15 points
    Always interested to read the after show comments. Some have value and some are completely ridiculous. Truthfully we rarely build a “SAND SHOW CAR “ we do try to bring a broad range a cars to represent to the public what we offer. Perception is an interesting thing.Did anyone see the G52 in the ally way between the 2 buildings. We had a G52 our entry level car in a very function over frills spec . Literally solid black. All I did was put a red interior instead of black and Grey and people thought it was one of the most expensive cars we had. All perception !! Yes the SXS market is on fire and and we would be foolish to not offer something unique in that market to meet a demand. Making money is not a bad thing and no not all SXS owners are idiots. Robbie’s deal is a cool car and advances the category. BTW I KNOW THAT A GUY OR GAL DOES NOT NEED TO SPEND 300k on a sandcar or 70k on a SXS to enjoy the dunes but some do. Heres the take away GOD BLESS AMERICA , our demographic right now mimics what we saw at the show in that 80 percent of our sales this year will be domestic.
  3. 13 points
    Be safe out there! Are you kidding, the Pont crew is doing a public service letting everyone know (at least the ones that swing from their nuts on instagram) that they might be running 150 mph in an open space and we should all watch out..... if they kill someone its going to be a shit show of law suits. Owners, drivers, builders, tuners, organizers, blm & just about everyone else remotely linked is going to get sued. The video they posted is going to make great evidence that they are fully aware of the danger but continued to do it anyway. The speeds have gotten to the point where extreme caution needs to be taken. At 150 mph no one is safe, not the drivers, spectators, flag men and especially not the people that aren't aware of what they are doing. The idea that this is the wild west and if you show up well you get what you get is insane. If the actions are negligent, and doing 150 mph in an open space in an organized drag race without proper safety measures is negligent, the people responsible will be held accountable. If you can spend $300K+ on a car then spend a few thousand on some cones, don't let people line up on the sidelines so everyone has a clear view of the course and have a safety plan. None of the "cool" factor is worth a human life period.
  4. 13 points
    I can’t keep from staring at her as well! And yes I have been gong to the dunes since 84. So this isn’t just a guy with a big wallet. The car was $150k but could very easily be $100k. I went for the Albin’s and the stroked ls3 with a blower. Had the turbo subi but wanted to try the blower. Probably my last car so I went for it all in. After seeing x3’s for $80k this looks like a bargain to me. Attention to detail is just incredible with this car! Thanks Grant you guys rock!
  5. 13 points
    It gets real tiring reading all of the posts from the sxs haters. This sport continues to evolve and if you haven't figured it out by now your either blind or just a complete idiot. Yes the sxs market has completely taken over and you buggy guys are pissed, but do you care about what all of the quad riders said about you when the desert used to be flooded with sand rails? Or how about quad riders caring what three wheeler riders had to say about them? If it wasn't for the sxs market, what would keep the sport and our desert alive financially? This is OUR sport and EVERYONE is welcome to play.
  6. 12 points
    Ok here we go! Devin, first I was in no way “slamming” Polaris. And in fact I do appreciate that they’re investing in the dunes by purchasing the store. Second, even if I was slamming them I don’t see how that makes me or anyone else “hypocritical.” Third, now that you’ve opened this can of worms. My first trip to Glamis was memorial weekend in 1974. Yes, 1974. I have seen the changes over the years and perhaps I long for the old days when the place was waaay more laid back. No overzealous rangers, smaller crowds and less rude ass campers. So with that being said, I remember watching Crusty Demons of Dirt in 1995 (on a VHS tape no less) and the guys were at the “trendy dunes,” and even THEN I was like oh shit here we go, this place is going to blow up. Then there were the party’s at the pit (competition hill) where assholes were digging trenches so you would wreck or get stuck, burning OHVs to the ground and it was one big effing mess til the law clamped down. So if anyone ever wonders why there’s such a HUGE presence of LEOs and BLM at the dunes this is one of the main reasons. Since you didn’t ask, my opinion on camp rzr? It’s awesome that they display the vehicles and offer test drives and will repair your cart on the spot. But. Live concerts, a big party and a a fireworks display? If I wanted that shit I’d just stay home and go to Disneyland. I go to the dunes to escape that crap and in fact refuse to bring a tv along. This type of event brings in non-duners that makes the CAMPING turn into the shit show as I referenced with that image. Some of those people dgaf and trash the place leaving it to the folks that are truly passionate about the dunes (dare I say LOVE the place) to clean up after them. Many people enjoy the event, it just ain’t for me. There was a day when guys built their own sand cars, and the only thing to finance was ATCs/odysseys/dirt bikes. Now anybody with a few thousand dollars down can get into a cart with amazing long travel suspension and an automatic (gasp!) trans. Easy to drive and easy to wreck. I think they’re awesome and will buy a Textron XX 4 seater when they release them. I’m just not a fan of the commercialization of Glamis, but there’s no stopping it. Now get off my lawn!
  7. 11 points
    Well it was about 8:15-8:30 Saturday Morning we are getting ready to go to the Veterans Ceremony and the the wife and the the other ladies in camp start screaming that someone crashed just outside camp near the road. So a few of us in camp go running over to find a buggy that had overturned landing back on it wheels sitting about 30-50 feet from the kiddy track in wash 16. As we run up to the accident scene there is one camp a little closer to the accident than ours and we see a guy from that camp run over as well. He gets there first and starts CPR on the down Gentleman. We have a Medic, a Nurse and myself a Fireman, the medic and nurse start assisting with CPR and realize that there is no chance for the gentleman and cover him with a blanket. I worked on the driver and put a sling on his arm as he had a broken shoulder, collarbone and broken arm. About 15 mins later BLM Rescue showed up and took over with getting the driver transported. So the buggy was supposably going anywhere between 35-50 miles an hr heading from wash 19 to vendors to get a Sand Jack and did not see the kiddy track and went over kinda like a corkscrew ejecting the passenger. My guess would be if they were wearing seatbelts they would have been fine with maybe a headache. It is a very unfortunate accident that has change the lives of many. So all I can say if we follow the rules and just slow down in the washes and in the Camping areas things will be a lot safer. Also wear your seat belts.
  8. 10 points
    Our group this trip. Went on a sunset ride and Hozay brought the duraflame logs. Hung out and enjoyed the sunset and friends. Backside of olds a few dunes in.
  9. 10 points
    Oh yeah...well...umm.......pretty much
  10. 10 points
    Thanks for all post .....
  11. 10 points
    But...being white... We can say things like "Thanks for the warning officer" and "I talked to my Dad today..."
  12. 9 points
    I shouldn't jump into this fracas......but I will, because I'm a hater. I hate criminals. Especially thieves. Like I.D. thieves, property thieves, shoplifters and the like. Because it's so basic. If it ain't yours, and you didn't pay for it, then leave it the f#ck alone. If you can't even do that, then I don't believe you deserve to be free to roam around in society. Did those two Sea Doos ever turn up? Howabout that enclosed trailer with the sand car in it? Those pukes are probably still free to add another one of us to their victim list. So, yeah..........I'll talk to the police. I'll cooperate with their investigation. I hope it helps them accomplish their mission. It may not be perfect by any means, but I think our government (infrastructure) and our law enforcement standards in this country make the USA better than those countries we refer to as "sh!tholes". So.................."Thank you for your service".
  13. 9 points
    She sang the National Anthem! She did a great job. And then they came in dive bombing the crowd! Awesome!
  14. 9 points
    And going to rip this thing through the dunes
  15. 9 points
  16. 9 points
    After looking at the video I believe a cheap Chinese heim joint was the culprit in that accident!
  17. 9 points
    Well, I’m kind of a softie when it comes to this stuff, but here it goes. I was driving into work and saw a little bunny rabbit scrambling off the road, but having trouble. It must’ve just got hit by a car. She tried to get up the curb, but she was unable to, and I saw her curl up and sit there. I went into work and got my work truck and went around the corner to see you if she had shook it off and hopefully had made it. She was still at the curb, cars racing by. I approached her and she was very scared, but couldn’t run. I could tell her back end wasn’t doing very good. I scooped her up, and brought her back to my truck. She drove around with me for about an hour, and I made her as comfortable as possible, I knew she wasn’t going to make it. She didn’t seem to be in any pain, and her lower half was paralyzed. I pet her on the head as I went about the morning, and she seemed to like that. After about an hour, she raised her head one more time, turned towards me, and then lowered back down, and died. Kinda messed me up a little bit today.
  18. 9 points
  19. 9 points
    Loved the Heartland Northtrail 32BUDS for a travel trailer, a lot of good times over the last 4.5 yrs and going to miss my outdoor kitchen and bar - hated to see it go! ...but tired of taking two vehicles to G and the toys needed a home. Picked up this Attitude 39CRSG today
  20. 9 points
    20 years ago today I married my fantastic wife Jen. She is the finest woman I’ve ever known, and it’s been 20 years of wonderful, and I love her more than anything. I’m looking forward to my next 20 years. She puts up with me, no question the only woman that can. I’ve known her for 40 years; grew up together on the same street. We went to elementary school, and were good friends all the way through high school, and I told her in 6th grade that I was going to marry her. I’m a lucky man. Here’s to 20 years you fine woman.
  21. 8 points
    We try to take a family trip every summer around 2-3 weeks long. Last year we did the National Park tour through Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado that put us on the road ALOT! That trip was 3 weeks long and around 6,000 miles. This year, the wife put a stop to that much traveling and said we needed to be stationary for several days before we had a travel day. Last season was our first back in Glamis in several years and the family has got the riding itch bad again, so we made this trip about riding and a little fishing mixed in where we can be stationary for several days at a time. We left Norco around 6pm on Saturday the 16th of June with our sights set on stopping just north of Vegas for the night. The drive out was the typical Vegas drive. Had our traffic through the IE and the construction in Vegas. We found a nice gravel area off an exit just passed the Vegas speedway around 11:30pm and decided that was our stop for the night. Wasn't a bad little spot. Only other vehicle was a truck that wasn't running his engine or reefer so it was nice and quiet. Also had a little breeze so it wasn't terrible to sleep in. Our makeshift campground for the the night. We were up at 5am to finish our drive to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. Just like the Idaho dunes, I'd never been there before and we wanted to give it a try since we were out to this way. We booked 2 nights at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Our first impression was the campground was very very tight. With a looped campground, you typically get very narrow drive paths cause they're only 1 way. We managed to find our spot at the very end of the loop. I'm 64.5 feet tip to tip and I was able to fit in site #17 with ease. My brother in law is around 54 feet and he got in to site #21 pretty easily too. There are no hook-ups but the State Park offers showers/restrooms. After unloading, we immediately got to riding. I had started a topic a while back when we were planning this trip asking questions about this place and the majority of the people said the sand is very soft. Well, it is. VERY soft. The kids had a little trouble in the smaller quads in the dunes but they were great on the trails. There is a very small area for actual dunes and it's mostly trail riding. This place is great for quads, dirt bikes and SxSs but I would not bring a full size car here at all. You wouldn't even be able to enter in the entrance area to get to the dunes. Here are a few pics of our stay: Towards the end of our 2nd day here, my wife wanted to take the two little ones for a ride in the RZR. We were cruising around the trails with my 4 year old and 18 month old when my wife saw a young girl waving her arm back towards the dunes. She thought nothing of it as there were a ton of people hiking the dunes on foot to take pictures at the top of the dunes. After a few more minutes, my wife saw the same girl and another younger boy doing the same thing. She told me about it and I headed over there immediately. We get to the girl and she is hysterical. I'd say she's about 14-15 and through screams and tears, he was able to tell me that she rolled her RZR and thinks she broke her arm. The little boy comes running up confirms the same thing she just told me. I look around for the RZR and there is nothing in sight. This place isn't that large so I've got no idea. I'll take care of her and come back to find the RZR. I manage to get 6 people in a 4 seat RZR w/ 2 car seats with some strategic seating arrangements and drive her back to her camp. I drop her off with her family and a few of us go back looking for the RZR. We came across the top of the larger dunes and found it resting on it's lid at the bottom of the bowl. It was really smart of that girl to realize that nobody was going to see her on the backside of the large dunes at the bottom of a bowl so she decided to climb to the stop and start walking towards the heavy traffic areas. We get it back on it's wheels and the only damage was about a quart of lost oil. The get it towed back to camp and we start packing up to head out early in the morning. Later that night ,the camp host came up to us and she she had broken her arm/wrist. The next morning (the 19th) we headed out around 6am for our long haul to St. Anthony. We had reservations for the next 5 nights at the Sand Hills Resort. Traveling in a motorhome is both a blessing and a curse w/ children. I've got 4 kids ranging from 13 years old to 18 months old and occupying there time on long hauls can be difficult for my wife. My 18 month old is obsessed with the steering wheels and controls of the motorhome so we had to put up this baby gate to prevent him from walking up and messing with them. So, She spent most the trip like this staring at me or eating. The weather was looking pretty bad as we approached St. Anthony and by the looks of it when we got there, it had just stopped raining. We get checked in and get to our spots. I think we were in 16 and 17 for the first 2 days and then we had to move to 37 and 38 for the final 3 days. The campground is pretty nice. Some spots are better than others and we scoped out some spots for the future that we would like to have. We talked to our neighbor a bit and he said the weather has been crappy for most of his stay so I guess we lucked out. The weather was pretty good for most of our trip. Very little rain/wind. St. Anthony is an absolute blast. We had a great time. We spent a lot of time riding the next 4 days. In order for my brother in law and I to cover as much ground as we possibly we could, we came up with a strategy for the smaller kids when their thumbs got tired. My brother in law and my 13 year old son would ride their own quads. I would drive the RZR w/ my 4 year old daughter and we had a Polaris 90 for the other 3 kids. When one would get tired of the 90, we'd swap them for a fresh kid that was riding in the RZR. Then Rinse and repeat when that one got tired. It worked great and allowed us to go on 2-3 hour rides without a problem. Here are a few pics from our stay at St. Anthony. We were scheduled to leave the morning of the 24th so we wanted to get as much riding as possible on the 23rd and of course the weather was garbage. We got a morning ride in and that was about it. We were cooped up in the motorhome the rest of the day. With the second part of our trip being pretty flexible, we thought we'd try to stay another day. We went up to the office hoping 2 spots in the entire park were open so we could stay another night. Not only was there spots available, there were 2 right next to each other. We had to move for the 3rd time this stay but there were no complaints from us. We got to stay an extra day and do some riding. The next morning I'm Sorry stopped by and we talked for a bit about the campground and the dunes. I can't thank your wife enough for being accommodating and putting up with us!! We headed out on the 25th for the second part of our trip. I won't give you a run down on everything as this is a Glamis website but we headed to Mackay Reservoir in Idaho, Twin Falls, ID and eventually Great Basin National Park. Here are a bunch of pictures from the second part of our trip but first I'll leave you with probably my favorite picture of the whole trip. You know how I said my son is obsessed with the steering wheel and controls of the motorhome and we had to put up a baby gate to prevent him from getting to me. He spent so many hours sitting in that same position that he managed to put himself to sleep and was knocked out for a few hours. Then, he got back up and continued watching! Thanks for reading. Andrew
  22. 8 points
    It is simply the location in which they are hitting the speeds that they are reaching. It's not about speed limits, I am not calling for that at all nor for them to enjoy what they do. ISDRA BLM Page SPEED LAWS. 1. Basic speed law: Don't operate an off-highway vehicle faster than it is safe for conditions (VC 38305). 2. Prima Facie Speed Limit: The prima facie speed limit within 50 feet of any campground, campsite, or concentration of people or animals shall be under 15 m.p.h. unless changed as authorized by the code (VC 38310). CA OHV VC Book DIVISION 16.5. OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES [38000 - 38604] ( Division 16.5 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1816. ) CHAPTER 5. Off-Highway Vehicle Operating Rules [38280 - 38321] ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093. ) ARTICLE 3. Speed Laws [38305 - 38310] ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093. ) 38305. No person shall drive an off-highway motor vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of other persons or property. (Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093.)
  23. 8 points
    As much as Everyone Hates the Kiddy Tracks we need to simply remember that the speed in the camping are is 15 miles per hour. How can we take the things we have all had away from the kids that we bring out to the desert. My kids are 14 and 17 and they no longer build or use the kiddy tracks. I still don't believe that the kiddy tracks are to blame for the accidents. We need to be the ones that police our own actions and just slow down in the camping areas.
  24. 8 points
    Read the entire thread, and found myself nodding and saying WTF to myself more than once, LOL. Sand Mountain,, Nevada has been our, "home dunes" for...crap 35 years. We built our first sand toys to run in an old hydraulic diggins area near here, then discovered "the Mountain, and all was lost. I remember being just as pissed at the release of Quads as some guys seem to be as the proliferation of the SXS today. We felt and said may of the same things being said here....too much easy money, too many idiots. And...it is a universal truth that BLM is completely worthless. They are so focused on the stuff that don''t matter that they can't deal with the stuff that does. Worthless. Ghost camping is even here now. They can't seem to find their ass with both hands and a mirror when it comes to this problem. It isn't that hard...(And this is coming from a guy who wore a badge and gun for 26 years) We spent a small fortune building what were, for the time, some of the fastest hillshooters around. Drug them clear to Glamis a couple of times, wound up coming back to camp once to find Larry Minor had camped next to us. Hearing our uncorked V-8's idle into camp he stuck his head out of the NHRA hauler he was using and said to his friends, """looks like we parked in the right place". We had a great weekend with him, he signed Tee shirts for my sons and had his drivers do the same and sent them to us in the mail. A great great guy. But...times change everywhere, folks. Everywhere. The big Weekend at Sand Mountain has always been Halloween. I won't even go anymore. We were there for the weekend before and it is crazy the people rolling in. Which brings me to my point. It ain't the machines, boys. It never has been . It is the people. Yes easy money has made it easier for people to get toys they ain't ready for, but idiots will be idiots, at home, on your freeways, and yes...in your sandbox. People. It is a reflection of what we as a society have come to tolerate. I am sure none of us here tolerate any ahole behavior from our group, and we demand our kids respect the land we ride on and each other, and pick up after ourselves. It doesn't take a lot of looking around to see that not everyone is following that lead. I think the best thing we can do when our teenage kids ask to bring a friend along...perhaps a friend who has no Dad or has no one to teach them about the outdoors is to make damn sure we do what we can to get the fundamentals drilled into their heads on that first trip...because odds are when we take that kid along we are creating another future duner. I am blessed to see my now grown sons teaching my grandchildren now. This is where the core is...this is how we keep the flow going....our children and grandchildren, and those we can have some influence on....taking it down the trail with them.
  25. 8 points
    Here's a quote from Kevin to me a while back. " Keep the positive up man, it helps. I have never bitched about our shit ass disease one time to anybody, and I never will. Its not who I am. Instead I'm living my live to best of my ability now, and having as much fun with my GF and daughters as I can. I love them like there is no tomorrow, and make sure they feel it. " Till we meet again.

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