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DuneFest 2013

DuneFest 2013 at Winchester Bay, OR

DuneFest 2013 - RZR XP 900 Jump
Dana Creech airing out his RZR XP at DuneFest

By Jon Crowley, UTVGuide.net

This was my fourth year attending DuneFest and it was better than ever.  More vendors and it was well organized. Plus the weather was incredible for four out of five days! DuneFest is held in theWinchester Bay Dunes which are part of theOregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  DuneFest is organized by the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Sand Camping/Staging facilities which are on National Forest Lands is authorized by a special use permit from the Siuslaw National Forest. The entire dunes at Winchester Bay are set aside for DuneFest from Wednesday to Sunday.  To get into the dunes and the DuneFest event, you need an arm band.

I stayed at the Winchester Bay Inn and staged my trailer behind the main stage.  This worked well for me because I locked my UTVs up in the enclosed trailer at night and drove my truck over the the motel. The Winchester Bay Inn is right near Salmon Harbor.  It is convenient, reasonably priced and clean.

I brought two vehicles to DuneFest. Well, truthfully, I brought my Wildcat and Fullerton Sand Sports hauled up my newly completed Jagged X RZR XP for me.

Arctic Cat Wildcat Buildup

Turbo charged Arctic Cat Wildcat
Turbo charged Arctic Cat Wildcat

Jagged X RZR XP Buildup

Turbo Jagged X RZR XP
Long travel, big bore turbo charged Jagged X RZR XP

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Muzzys Performance Big Bore RZR XP Race Car

Muzzys Performance Big Bore RZR XP Race Car

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Polaris RZR XP 1000

Polaris RZR XP 1000
Polaris RZR XP 1000 in the Last Man Standing race

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Polaris unveiled the RZR XP 1000 on Monday at their dealer show and had 10 units at the Winchester Bay dunes on Tuesday.  They ran demo rides that were over 10 minutes through the dunes and then gave one to DuneFest to auction off for charity on Friday night.

I had the opportunity to be a passenger and driver in the new XP 1000 and I am thoroughly impressed with this vehicle. Read more: First Ride – RZR XP 1000

Last Man Standing UTV Race

K&T Performance turbo RZR XP 900
K&T Performance turbocharged RZR XP 900 won the Last Man Standing UTV Race

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UTV Tractor Pull

DuneFest 2013 Tractor Pull
Can-Am Commander with tracks won the Pro Class in the tractor pull

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Manufacturers and Vendors at DuneFest 2013

RZR XP 1000 at DuneFest 2013
Highlight of the show for many was the public unveiling of the new Polaris RZR XP 1000

Goldspeed Racing ProductsTire BlocksElectric Sand BikeKymco

John Deere Gator RSX 850John Deere Gator 825i S4 on tracksJohn Deere at DuneFestArctic Cat Wildcat

Yamaha VikingYamahaRZR XP 1000PRP Seats

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RZR XP 1000 Charity AuctionRobert HaslamVW Rabbit at DuneFestMonster Truck at DuneFest 2013


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