One of the largest off-road trade show around was this past weekend in Pomona, CA. BDS made the trip westward to setup and show off some of our latest kit offerings and pair of cool show trucks. Each year the show continues to grow as new truck and off-raod enthusiasts make it to the Pomona Fairplex for this festival of the four wheeler (and 2-wheelers). BDS Reps, Mike Maloney and Jason Shellhaas hung out in the booth talking to customers and answering questions. For booth vehicles, BDS had a 4th Gen Ram 2500 running the BDS 8” Long Arm with all the bells and whistles along with a standard cab/short bed GMC 1500 running the BDS 6” Performance Coilover Series Suspension. Thanks to everyone that stopped by the booth, this year was once again a great Off-Road Expo for us. We’ll see you next year…
To check out all out photos from Off-Road Expo 2012, checkout Facebook and Picasa.
BDS Suspension hit the road this morning in route to Butler, PA for the 2nd Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. The festival takes over the town of Butler, PA as thousands gather to celebrate all that is Jeep; the people, the lifestyle, and most importantly the heritage. Back in 1940 the US Army requested auto manufacturers design a light weight 4wd reconnaissance vehicle. The Bantam Reconnaissance Car (BRC) was built and originally chosen, but due to unattainable production demands, the contract was given to Ford and Willys who produced over 600,000 Jeeps during WWII.
The event is sure to be a great time for the whole family. Events start Friday night with the invasion of downtown Butler and continue Saturday and Sunday out at the Butler Fairgrounds. BDS Suspension will be out in the vendor area next to Meridian Offroad Center so stop by to see us and take advantage of special offers. For more info, direction, event schedule and more, check out the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival website. To see photos from last year’s festival check out 1st Annual Bantam Jeep Festival.
BDS Suspension’s Mike Maloney cruised down to Bristol, TN over the weekend to hang out at our distributor RPM Offroad’s Open House event. Whether you’re in to lifted trucks or off-road racing, this event had a something for you. Mike came back with great stories from the weekend and had this to say about the event:
Passion! This is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of RPM Offroad in Bristol, TN. The ability to assemble a team of great guys to manage a thriving off-road shop at the same time running an extremely successful off-road racing program takes more than just time and money. It also takes passion! Like everything Justin and his crew put their minds to, the RPM Open House on July 21st this year was a great hit! From the R/C car track and black smoke spewing from the Dyno to Robbie Gordon himself spending the day showing off the new Stadium Super Trucks there was no shortage of excitement! RPM’s showroom is always loaded with the newest high quality off-road products as well as fab parts and even a load of Traxxas R/C cars! Just down the road from the famous Bristol Speedway, put this shop on your “must see” list! – Mike Maloney
BDS hit the open road this morning in route to Bristol, TN for RPM Offroad’s Open House event this Saturday, July 21st. The event runs 9-5 at the company’s shop and a huge turnout is expected. Stop by the shop for giveaways throughout the day, food and drinks, show and race trucks and for show specials. Sign up to Dyno your ride on the in-house Dyno machine. BDS will be out to show off some prototype products. The one and only Robby Gordon will be making an appearance so stop by for what is expected to be one hell of an open house event. For more info on the event give the crew over at RPM a call or check out their Facebook page for the latest updates.
This past weekend BDS Suspension hit the road in route to a pair of Pennsylvania 4wheel events, the Bloomsburg 4Wheel Jamboree and the Outback Offroad Adventure. BDS Reps Dave DeVormer and Ryan Snyders took the company’s TJ out for the weekend of wheeling and camping out at the park. The ORV park is owned and operated by the crew of Meridian Offroad in Butler, PA and Rob, Terry, and Jeff continue to be a great BDS distributor offering top notch customer service and installs. Their passion for the sport get them out to the park on the weekends and organize big events from time to time like this past weekend’s outing. The park has a variety of terrains and numerous obstacles to challenge every level of offroader. Dave and Ryan made it back with tons of stories from the wheeling and hanging out with the staff and other wheelers. Here’s what Dave had to say,
We arrived in Six Points about 9:30 Friday night where we were greeted by Rob, Terry, and Jeff from Meridian Offroad with some delicious sausage and corn on the cob. After getting our tents setup, we played some washers and ended up staying up until 3AM. We woke up to Jeff jumping on the trailer right next to my tent at about 7 am for early breakfast before the drivers meeting at 9:30. First we ran the snake trail with no problems then we started over to the new side to hit the extreme ravine trails on the newer property. The trails wind up a creek bed full of boulders and ledges, where we did had to winch a few times. Everyone in our group made it through the trail without any casualties except for Skinny, a buggy on Rockwells with rear steer. His tie rod broke, but that didn’t stop him, he was able to drag the buggy out of the woods with the rear tires pointing whatever direction they pleased. We ended the day with some of Jeff’s amazing cheesy, bacon burgers. The next trail day we covered porcupine trail, pinion trail, rockslide, extreme mud and climbed House Rock just before it started to rain. Our group’s casualties were Alex’s front u-joint caps popping out and an XJ with bent steering linkage. The day ended with a large raffle of prizes including a winch and BDS t-shirts. The weekend had a good variety of rigs from extreme buggies to nearly stock jeeps. The guys at Meridian Offroad have put together a great park and the BDS Outback Adventures never fails to be a great time to meet up with old friends and meet new ones at camp and on the trail.
Check out some of the pictures from the event and make sure to head on over to the BDS Facebook page to see more.
Want to go wheeling with the engineers from BDS Suspension? Then head to the Outback Offroad Adventure Park in Eau Claire, PA for a weekend of wheeling. Hosted by Meridian Offroad, this park boasts trails from mild to wild with obstacles to challenge 4wheelers of all levels. Camp on the park grounds and and meet the staff of Meridian as well as BDS. For info, photos, rules, directions, and to get in contact with the park, check out Outback Offroad Adventure Park‘s website. To see photos and video from last year, head on over to the BDS Facebook album and see below. We’ll see you out there!!!!