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ORBA announces cancelation of the 2009 SuperShow



The Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) announces the cancellation of the 2009 San Diego Off-Road SuperShow

BAKERSFIELD, CA (January 5, 2009) After presenting successful shows in 2007 and 2008 ORBA regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2009 San Diego Off-Road SuperShow that was to be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on February 7 and 8. Citing the unprecedented global economic downturn, ORBA has decided that it is in the best interest of its members and the off-road industry as a whole to cancel the event, and apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause.

“We would like to thank all those involved for their incredibly generous support, from marketing partnerships, media supporters and sponsors, to ORBA members and other off-roading organizations,” notes Fred Wiley, ORBA Executive Director. “Given the extraordinary economic and industry climate, all well-managed organizations have a fiduciary responsibility to review strategies and tactics. Unfortunately, sometimes this leads to difficult decisions such as the cancellation of our event. ORBA will continue to support and protect the off-roading industry while still demonstrating the fiscal responsibility required by these challenging times.”

ORBA’s plans for 2009 include strengthening their current national and local partnerships and increased involvement with land managers across the country. As an organization they are eager to focus on the many land use issues this new year brings to the industry. ORBA looks forward to significant improvements in the economy and the off-highway vehicle (OHV) industry.


ORBA is a national trade association composed of off-road related businesses united to promote common goals that support the prosperity and growth of the off-road industry.

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