Trip Reports

2008 Off-Road Expo

9th Annual Off-Road Expo

Hart's Rhino Motorsports - Rock Crawling at the Off-Road Expo
Rock Crawling Demonstration – Hart’s Rhino Motorsports

2008 Off-Road Expo Photo Gallery - UTVs

October 3 – 5, 2008
Pomona, CA

Side x Side Vehicles were definitely more popular at the Off-Road Expo in Pomona this year.

UTVs at the 9th Annual Off-Road Expo

Accessory House

Arc Audio

Yamaha Rhino - Alpine Stereo 

Baja Designs

HID and LED Lights HID and LED Lights

Beard / Redart

Long Travel Kawasaki Teryx with custom paint Kawasaki Teryx Kawasaki Teryx Kawasaki Teryx with Custom Paint

Black Fab

Yamaha Rhino with doors Yamaha Rhino with doors


Polaris RZR with Long Travel Suspension 

Kawasaki Teryx with Long Travel Suspension Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kit Kawasaki Teryx with Two Seat Roll Cage and Tire Carrier

Custom Creations

Kawasaki Teryx Long Travel Kawasaki Teryx 4 Seat Kawasaki Teryx


Envy Concepts – Empyre Widebody Plastics

Envy Concepts - Empyre Widebody Plastics Envy Concepts - Empyre Widebody Plastics Envy Concepts - Empyre Widebody Plastics 

Evolution Off-Road

Yamaha Rhino Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Yamaha Rhino

Funco UTV

Kawasaki Teryx - Funco UTV Drifting Demonstration Funco Motorsports - Kawasaki Teryx Kawasaki Teryx

Fusion Off-Road

Kawasaki Teryx Kawasaki Teryx

Gear One

Gear ONe - Rhino Race Clutch Gear One - Long Travel Axles, Super CVs, Cages

Gibson Performance

Polaris Ranger - Gibson Performance

Hart’s Rhino Motorsports

Rock Crawling Exhibition - Hart's Rhino Motorsports Rock Crawling Exhibition - Hart's Rhino Motorsports 



Kawasaki Teryx - HCR Long Travel Suspension Kawasaki Teryx - HCR Long Travel Suspension Kawasaki Teryx - HCR Long Travel Suspension

Hi Dezert Motorsports

Yamaha Rhino with 4 seat roll cage

iTi Performance

Yamaha Rhino "Woody" Yamaha Rhino "Woody" Yamaha Rhino

Kawasaki Teryx Kawasaki Teryx with Sway Bars

K & N



2009 Kawasaki Teryx - Monster Edition
2009 Monster Edition Kawasaki Teryx


Hi Lifter Polaris RZR Hi Lifter Polaris RZR 

Lifter Polaris RZR Polaris RZR with 6" Lift



Polaris RZR with Billet Long Travel Suspension Kawasaki Teryx

No Limitz Motorsports

No Limitz - Polaris RZR Polaris RZR with iTi Sway Bar Polaris RZR - CST Long Travel Kit and iTi Sway Bar


Off-Road Warehouse - 2008 Off-Road Expo

Rancho Suspension

Rancho - Long Travel Rhino  


Redline Riot and Redline Revolt

Side x Side Outfitterz

Side x Side Outfitterz - Kawasaki Teryx Side x Side Outfitterz - Kawasaki Teryx


  So Cal UTV Race Rhino

SSV Works

Yamaha Rhino Polaris RZR

Twisted Stitch

Polaris RZR

UTV Concepts

Yamaha Rhino - Tire Rack and Roof Rack Yamaha Rhino - Tire Rack and Roof Rack

Photos taken by Joey DiGiovanni and Paul Hart.


World Debut of UTV Drifting, Freestyle Motocross, Toyota Off-Road Ride and Drive, Live Music and More

POMONA, CALIF. (September 16, 2008) – The 2008 Off-Road Expo presented by Toyota, the nation’s larger than life off-road consumer products show series, will invade the Pomona Fairplex Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, on-site show deals, freestyle motocross action and more. Exciting new activities including photo shoot opportunities with the Girls, live music and an enhanced Kids Zone will provide jam-packed entertainment for the whole family. New this year, the Expo will open one day early, on Friday, October 3, to allow more time for off-road fans to enjoy all the action in a fun, no-pressure environment!

“This year’s Expo covers more than 20 acres with all the latest off-road vehicles, parts, accessories and more, making it the place to come talk to industry experts, check out new vehicles and demonstrations and take advantage of special on-site show discounts on thousands of parts and accessories,” said Show Director Tom Gattuso. “The Expo is the best place for off-road lovers to share their passion with other enthusiasts, enjoy live entertainment and have fun.”

This year’s Off-Road Expo showcases all the latest off-road toys, technologies, parts, gear and accessories from more than 350 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors. In addition to the line-up of 4X4s, sand rails, ATVs, dirt bikes, rock crawlers, Side X Sides, Jeeps and accessories on display, the Expo will come to life with exciting entertainment features including:

– World Debut of Side X Side Super Jam Drifting Exhibition – The world premiere of this new competition from the founders of CalROCS and W.E.ROCK will feature thrilling Side X Side drifting demonstrations! Set in a figure-8 track, the competition mirrors what is done with full-sized vehicles but in Side X Sides. This heart-pumping, action-packed new series will showcase some of the best racers in the industry performing in multiple disciplines including rock crawling, rally-cross, drifting, sled pulls, boggs and more.

– Dirt Alliance Dirt Lifestyle Showcase – This exciting new outdoor zone is the perfect area for attendees to get together with friends, listen to live music, relax and socialize with other off-road fans. Electrifying live entertainment will rock the Expo with bands playing each day with names like The Pricks, Divide The Day, Inhale, Seenless and more. The area is jam-packed with entertainment including tunes from DJ Souless; tons of vehicles on display; a graffiti wall for attendees to snap photos; autograph signings from names like Kyle Leduc, Dan Vance and Austin Reed; and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

– W.E.ROCK Rock Crawling Demonstrations – Come out and watch an exhibition of professional crawlers, including world-renowned Tracy Jordan and Dean Bulloch, compete in head-to-head trials-type competition in four-wheel drive rock vehicles. W.E.ROCK demonstrations will allow attendees to get up-close and personal to this innovative sport.

– Freestyle Motocross Action – Freestyle motocross fans are sure to be thrilled and amazed by performances from the M.O.B. FMX Freestyle Motocross Team. Professional riders Ben Venya, Hal Strauss and 21-year-old back flip sensation Thomas Alves will launch more than 70 feet through the air while performing an arsenal of jaw-dropping aerial tricks that can only be described as amazing! Riders will dazzle attendees with their one-of-a-kind tricks to a heart pounding soundtrack. After each performance there will be autograph and photo sessions so fans of all ages can get up-close and personal with their favorite riders.

– Toyota Off-Road Ride and Drive – Off-Road Expo is home to a free Toyota FJ Cruiser, Tacoma and Tundra Off-Road Ride and Drive all weekend long. This ride and drive allows attendees 18 and older to get behind the wheel of an FJ Cruiser, Tacoma or Tundra where it belongs – on the dirt! The experience lets drivers discover first-hand the quality and performance of these amazing off-road vehicles in a fun, no-pressure environment. Utilizing 5,000 yards of dirt and taking three days to build, this off-road course was designed to fully demonstrate the ruggedness of the models, as drivers maneuver over side berms, hills, rocks and more.

– BF Goodrich $5,000 Shopping Spree – All attendees can enter to win a BF Goodrich $5,000 shopping spree. BF Goodrich is THE tire for off-roading, with more than 20 consecutive Baja 1000 wins – no other tire even comes close! The lucky winner will get to spend their “BFG Bucks” at 4 Wheel Parts – the nation’s largest distributor of 4×4 parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps and SUVs.

– RC Racing – Cen Racing showcases its dirt track with professional drivers taking their scale models of the vehicles they drive in real life through all the turns on a specially built RC course. Come check out the action and test your reflexes against pro drivers or just take one for a spin in between races to enjoy RC off-roading at its finest.

– Girls – You’ve seen them online at — now you can meet them in person at the Girls Photo Studio. The girls will be signing posters and posing for pictures in a complete photo studio set up on-site at the Expo. Attendees can get their photo taken with the girls and girls can even get photographed themselves! Photos taken during the show will be posted on, making them easy to share with friends.

– Kids Zone – Back by popular demand is a special area just for kids filled with balloon artists, an inflatable obstacle course, prizes and more. This year’s Kids Zone will also feature a coloring area where you can pick up a free copy of “The Coolest Off-Road Coloring Book Ever.” Kids will be given all the tools they need to color a detailed outline of an ATV, monster truck, or dirt bike.

– Special Appearance by Racer Ricky James – Nothing keeps paraplegic rider Ricky James from the track! Although he was injured in a race three and a half years ago, Ricky still performs everything from back flips on a specially adapted two-wheel dirt bike to racing a NASCAR style truck with hand controls! This 20-year-old NASCAR-style truck racer from Murietta, Calif. will be in the SoCal Super Trucks booth all weekend sharing his story, greeting fans and signing autographs. Fresh out of training for this year’s Ironman Triathlon in Kona, HI, James represents the Life Rolls On Foundation, a non-profit organization comprised of inspirational individuals, coming together in the face of extreme adversity and changing the face of spinal cord injury.

With special expanded days, the Off-Road Expo presented by Toyota will take place Friday, October 3, from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 5, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Held at the Pomona Fairplex, located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, Calif., admission to the event is $12 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets are available online $2 off discount coupons are available at AAMCO Transmission Centers, Firestone stores and participating off-road retailers. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, please

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