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4th Annual UTV Industry Ride – Glamis

4th Annual UTV Industry Ride – Glamis

UTV Industry Ride
Group Ride during the 4th Annual UTV Industry Ride

Large UTV events are becoming more and more common, with jamborees and Polaris’ Camp RZR events garnishing thousands of participants every time one rolls out. Behind the scenes, we have our own industry-specific event that serves as a summit for networking, photoshoots, testing, and more- it’s called the UTV Industry ride. UTVGuide.net and Fullerton Sand Sports host the event once a year in late February, inviting all UTV-related companies to bring their hottest new builds and products out to Glamis to share in a bit of work and play.

4th Annualy UTV Industry Ride
Taking a Break during a group Ride

This year, a record number of attendees parked their rigs near the Glamis Beach Store for the event, bringing nearly 80 custom UTVs to the Southern California sand haven. For us, the event started late on a Wednesday night, when we rolled in and set up camp. We were quickly joined by a few eager participants, and headed out to “Hot Rods and Beer” in nearby Holtville for a fantastic steak dinner.

KC HiLItes
KC HiLites

The next day, as more and more rigs began to appear, we began our process of cataloging information on each build, and heading out into the sand to catch some early morning light. The entire event revolves around photoshoots, with many of them happening on some spectacular group rides. The Platinum level sponsors of the event received more photo attention, with the focus on gathering enough photography to highlight a build article on their machine(s).

Bert's UTV
Bert’s UTV

Some of the rigs that rolled into Glamis were as elaborate as the UTVs they carried. Bert’s Mega Mall brought out couches and a projector, turning the side of their coach into an outdoor movie theater. KC HiLites rolled in with a full-sized semi, and SDR Motorsports brought a total of four different RZR builds to play with. Camp tunes were provided by SSV Works and their plethora of stereo systems, adding a little groove to the campfire gatherings. By Saturday, we had photographed over 50 vehicles, a record for the event.

SDR Motorsports
SDR Motorsports

On Friday, everyone came out to play. Rugged Radios brought a RZR XP4 1000 all decked out in communications gear, as well as the event’s only Polaris ACE 570. The Ace featured a full build that would make many UTV owners jealous, including a custom cage, doors, seat, fresh air system, radio communications,  and specially-tuned Walker Evans shocks.

Rugged Radios
Rugged Radios

On one of the group rides, everyone stopped near Osborne Lookout to hit the massive tabletop jump. Ronnie Renner and the TMW boys were launching the farthest, with TMW’s “El Diablo” ZX14R- powered RZR taking the over-the-top award with a massive 140+ foot launch over that table that ended in a broken wheel. Besides the rim casualty, the car and driver drove off unscathed, becoming the hot topic of the day.

TMW Offroad
TMW Offroad

Towards the end of Friday’s run, the weather turned a little windy, so all of the event participants headed over to the Glamis Beach Store for a pizza dinner sponsored by Acorn Woods Communications. The event served its purpose well, allowing companies spanning many states to meet up and network, as well as get their products into the media’s view. For more information on attending next year’s event, please contact Jon Crowley at UTV Guide or Dave Kuskie at Fullerton Sand Sports.

SSV Works
SSV Works had their tunes bumping everywhere they went

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Berts UTV

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KC HiLites

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Rugged Radios

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Assault Industries UTV

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Pro Armor

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DragonFire Racing

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Vision X

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Walker Evans Racing

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Factory UTV

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Fuel Customs

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GBC Motorsports

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Gibson Performance Exhaust

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Idaho Dunes RV Park

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ProLine Wraps

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Pro Shop

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PRP Seats

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Race Proven Motors

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RideNow Powersports

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SouthSide Logistics

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Triple X Seats

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UpFront Motosports

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Wolf Designs


Acorn Woods

Event Sponsors:

  • UTVGuide.net
  • Fullerton Sand Sports
  • KC HiLites
  • TMW Off-Road
  • SDR Motorsports
  • SSV Works
  • Bert’s Mega Mall
  • Rugged Radios
  • Pro Armor
  • Race Proven Motors
  • ProLine Wraps
  • Triple X Seats
  • The Pro Shop
  • Gibson Exhaust
  • SSV Works
  • Wolf Designs
  • Desert Works
  • Alternative Offroad
  • GBC Motorsports
  • Factory UTV
  • Idaho Dunes RV Park
  • Acorn Woods
  • UTV Tech
  • Duner Tunes
  • SinFab
  • API
  • PRP
  • UpFront Motorsports
  • Renegade Race Depot
  • RideNow Powersports
  • Assault UTV
  • DG Offroad
  • Boondocker
  • DragonFire Racing
  • SouthSide Logistics
  • Fuel Customs
  • Factory UTV
  • Powder King
  • Walker Evans Racing
  • Vision X

Platinum Sponsor Features:

SDR Motorsports RZR XP4 1000 Delilah
SDR Motorsports “Delilah”

Bert's UTV
Bert’s UTV Company Profile

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Photos by Jon Crowley, Cody Hooper, Doug Hill and Danny Adair

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