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The write up for Blazer-Fest 3

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by gokartergo, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. gokartergo

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    Thank you BRBoudreaux for the write up..Everybody let us know what you think...Dan
    BLAZERFEST 3
    HOLLISTER HILLS, CA

    The hollowed hills of Hollister conjure up images of terrain uglier than
    a Tommy Lee marriage. Rocks the size of Geo Metros and mud holes with more
    depth than a eco-nazi's argument; the challenges of Hollister Hills OHVRA
    range from "Yuppie SUV capable" to the "if you ain't running 1-tons, stay
    home."

    BlazerFest 3 kicked off on Thursday, June 27th and ended on Sunday.
    Participants from the NorCal Big Dawgs and SoCal Big Dawgs traveled from far
    away and in the case of organizer Dan Allemand, right down the road in
    Hollister.

    Don't let the name fool you though. Although the event is dominated by
    the original SUV, other makes are welcomed. Case in point, Steve Matthews
    rolled in from Southern California with his big beast Ford pickup and semi.
    Chris Bozish came from Lodi ready to tackle the terrain in his sweet-built
    '70 Bronco. According to event organizer Dan Allemand, the president of the
    NOR-CAL Big Dawgs 4 Wheel Drive Club, approximately 42 rigs; 36 Chevys, 5
    Jeeps and 2 Fords came out for the adventure.

    A New Adventure
    This was the first time ever I had attended a 4x4 event and the only
    person I knew was Chris Brewer from Clovis. I pulled in Friday evening,
    parked my K5 and made my way over to the NorCal campsite.
    I was just in time to watch Greg Blanchette from Milpitas appear on the
    television that was set up. Greg, possessor of a great sense of humor, was
    able to record on film the modifications he had done to his 72 K5. Greg was
    original in approach by putting his truck on the passenger side so he could
    stand up and give the camera a better angle to show off the beef of the 1-ton
    drive train.
    This unfortunate incident had happened earlier in the day before my arrival,
    so Greg related to me the circumstances of his roll. Greg had been running
    the trails of Hollister with some of the SoCal Big Dawgs Club when he went
    into a crevice at slow speed and the truck decided to tip on it's side. The
    only damage done was to the right front fender and Greg had to fill the
    transmission up with fluid. A side note on Greg's incident, Greg stated that
    the Pucker Finder gauge that is sold by Steve Fox of ColoradoK5.com fame has
    a design flaw. Greg feels that the gauge, which was topped out at 45 degrees
    should be more accurate and be able to reflect the 92 degrees of angle that
    was achieved.

    On Saturday morning, drivers began wrenching and testing for the Poker Run
    that started at 1100. Unfortunately for Chris Bozish, he wrecked the ear
    stub and the passenger side axle of his Bronco while preparing for the Poker
    Run. After some heavy repair work and assistance from Chaz Murray and
    others, he finally had to stick a towel in the axle to prevent leakage and
    call it a run. Chris had met breakage misfortune at last year's event also.
    I'm sure he will be back next year to prove there is no "Hollister Curse."

    The story making the rounds of camp was that of Bob Knight. Bob made his way
    to Hollister from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Bob arrived in his stock yellow
    71K5. After some observations and questions, Bob returned to his truck, took
    the top and sway bar off. Spectators were amazed at the skill that Bob
    tackled the trails since this was the first time ever Bob had matriculated
    himself into this sort of recreation.
    I took off in my stock '87 K5 following Joe Rollins in his '76K5. The only
    mods that Joe has done so far have included a 14-bolt open rear end and 4
    inch Rancho lift. We hit the station at Bonanza Gulch Road and received
    directions from Dan. Joe took off first to tackle the trail, while I pulled
    up beside him on the flat stuff. Joe went into the holes and at that moment,
    Joe flat out walked the dawg. Joe quickly made up for the lack of lockers
    with an application of rocking and go pedal pressure. It was then my turn to
    be the hero. Whereas Joe made it easy, my 208 wasn't in hero mode. After a
    couple colorful adjectives and several retries at the 4lo range, I was free.
    After this little adventure, I got the feeling my chances at glory were
    somewhere along the lines of a finding an honest Sierra Club member. Joe
    quickly lost me and ended the run with 4 cards. After I picked up my second
    card and some body work and mirror decapitation I quickly realized that with
    a 5 and a deuce, Kenny Rogers was right about knowing when to hold them and
    when to fold them.
    The run was setup so the slightly modified rigs had a chance at 5 cards, but
    it would be the big boys who could pick up 7 cards with the Mini-Rubicon and
    the Mud Pit.
    The Mud Pit was slow. Keith Panza, president of the southern crowd said only
    4 trucks had attempted the pit before my arrival. No one had made it though.
    Brad Burrell (1FNHIK5) from Lodi was the distance winner on his 44-inch
    tires. Unfornately for Brad, he cracked the tranny case. I made my way over
    to the Mini Rubicon to watch Chaz Murray from Lodi was on the rocks.
    Chaz, with his 37-inch beadlocked MTRs and 1-ton driveline was making a
    mockery of the rocks until he found the rear shaft from High Angle Driveline
    on a rock the size of a Metro. After a couple of attempts, the front drive
    shaft twisted up and divorced itself. After some winch repositioning from
    David Renschler and John Clemans from Stockton in his '95 Wrangler, Chaz
    finally rolled off the rocks in 2wd. Asked for any quotes, the only thing
    John said that is fit to print is that he will be rebuilding Chaz's drive
    shaft. After towing Brad Burrell home, Chaz found that he had more damage
    than he thought, but the rig will be fixed in no time.
    The following list is a partial collection of the carnage that occurred in
    the hills.
    Chaz Murray, broken front drive shaft, 2 bent toybox rock sliders, 2 dented
    front and rear diff covers, 1 bent tie rod, 1 bent front bumper, broken
    driver side shackle bolt, and 1 crushed exhaust cross over pipe.
    Steve Burt ripped up his soft top on the way to the event due to the
    "Oklahoma, where the winds come whipping down the plains" weather.
    Mike Fair broke the left side-locking hub.
    Keith Panza is currently in death wobble mode and has a kinked winch cable.
    Dan Barcroft suffered a blown tranny input seal requiring 24 quarts of the
    red stuff to make it home.
    Evan Decourt bent the engine fan and fried his started. Evan wants to thank
    Ken Dodds for giving him another starter.
    Steve Roberts from Camp Pendleton wrecked the front differential of his '89
    K1500 IFS rig.
    Mike Sia fried the oil pump on the transmission of his big block 74 K5.
    David Renschler blew the TruTrac in his front diff.


    THE LOST BOYZ OF LUPINE
    After checking out the carnage on the rocks and Joe Rollins asking, "who
    needs 37's and lockers?" while attempting to conquer the mud, I sauntered
    back into camp for a cool down. Not too long after, the CB radios were abuzz
    with traffic from the Clan of Panza on Lupine. They were in the middle of a
    rescue and needed more help. So I hopped into the co-pilots seat with Chris
    Brewer, (like he'll trust me to read a map again) with Steve Burt falling in
    behind in his rig.
    We arrived not too long after the initial call, pulling in behind the
    Ford of Steve Matthews. What we saw next wasn't a sight for the faint of
    heart. Keith Panza had his rig's winch hooked up to a highly unmodified,
    brand spanking new Chevy ½ ton extended cab with brand new BFG A/Ts and fancy
    aluminum rims that was off the trail. The truck was at such an angle, that
    Greg Blanchette's redesign ideas for the Pucker Factor gauge could have been
    used for measurement. If a roll of duct tape, a couple booster rockets and a
    NASA engineer had been on hand, this thing could have been lost in space with
    the trajectory angle. The scene was complete with a driver in the P/U with a
    look of sheer fear or "I need to get out of here fast so I can clean my
    shorts." There were also several passengers walking around, more than
    willing to tell the tale of that fateful trip.
    The lost boyz were out and about getting their wheel awn when the driver
    decided to have a knee slapping good time on a trail that didn't appear on
    the maps. Keith Panza stated that they came across a group of lost souls
    that looked like they were in shock, but the rig was nowhere to be seen. The
    particular trail the boyz had ventured on was a stocker death trap with loose
    dirt and rock sporting a grade percentage between Laz-E-Boy reclined position
    and vertical. The story continued something along these lines. The driver,
    after having lost forward momentum, shifted the transmission into the "N"
    position; and ladies and gentlemen of the gallery, w'all know what kinds of
    mayhem and chaos ensues. The truck then began a rapid vertical descent
    finally coming to a stop on the other side of Lupine Loop in the brush and
    vegetation right before they reached Grandma's house.
    With Keith's truck as the puller, with an assist from the Ford and anchor
    duty pulled by Chris, the Lost Boyz climbed back into the bent rear bumper
    and side panel P/U and followed us down the hill. Keith suffered a kinked
    winch cable for his efforts. I wonder how the "northern" lost boyz realized
    that a bunch of "southerners" had saved their bacon. But to this day, it
    remains a mystery if the spectator that was parked down on the road in the
    white SUV with fancy lights on top talked to the boyz about "destruction of
    vegetation" and "driving off trail."
    After this round of fun and excitement, it was time to return to camp and
    filled our stomachs with good food and cold liquid refreshments and prepare
    for the final event of the evening, the raffle drawing.

    THE DRAWING
    The list of winners was long, and for the most part, distinguished; while
    the list of people who went home empty handed was very short; but I refuse to
    divulge their names since they were so kind as to make sure I could find my
    way home on Sunday.
    When the cards were laid on the table, Chaz Murray smiled as he let
    everyone know that a four-of-a-kind was the hand to beat. NOR-CAL BIG DAWG
    members Kevin and Stacy Blevins of Sierra Off-Road donated a set of
    differential guards to Poker Run and Chaz walked away feeling a little better
    after the carnage on the Mini-Rubicon.
    Bob Knight received a Skyjacker steering stabilizer for traveling to the
    event all the way from Ontario, Canada.
    The list of winners and the prizes they won reads like this:
    10 % DISCOUNT FROM PAINLESS WIRING
    TORI MILLER
    $250 DISCOUNT KLUNEV GEARBOX
    TOM PURVIS
    KLUNEV AIRDOWN VALVE
    TORI MILLER
    SIERRA OFFROAD WINDSHIELD STICKER
    KEITH PANZA (2)
    STANLEY HARPER
    J.J. GOMES (2)
    MATT RESTELLI
    ROBB MUMMERT
    CHAZ MURRAY
    STEVE MATTHEWS
    AUTOMETER TRANSMISSION TEMPATURE GUAGE
    TOM PURVIS
    PREMIERE WELDER AND PULL PAL DISCOUNT
    J.J. GOMES
    HOWLIN OFFROAD REAR SHOCK MOUNT KIT
    ANDY FAIR
    $50 DISCOUNT HOWLIN OFFROAD
    RYAN BURKE
    $70 DISCOUNT HUSKY LINER
    DAN BARCROFT
    $200 CERTIFICATE 4X4 POSILOCK
    NATHAN NETHERS
    FIRE EXT.
    RYAN BURKE
    KLUNE T-SHIRT
    BRAD BURRELL
    HOLLISTER HAT
    CHAZ MURRAY
    CHRIS BURGESS
    TYLER BURT
    PRESTON PANZA
    MARSHA ROSE
    BULLDOG TRUCK T-SHIRT
    DAKOTA KEFFER
    ROBB MUMMERT
    CHRIS BURGESS
    TUFF COUNTRY T-SHIRT
    CHAROLOTTE LASSITER
    STEVE MATTHEWS
    STUART POST
    CHERLYE WEATHERLY
    MARSHA ROSE
    CHEVROLET LICENSE PLATE
    BOB KNIGHT
    STEVE MATTHEWS
    ONE GALLON OF HERCULINER
    PRESTON PANZA
    FOUR SKYJACKER SHOCKS
    CHAZ MURRAY
    B.F. GOODRICH STICKER
    TORI MILLER
    ALLEN AUTOMOTIVE FREE OIL CHANGE
    RYAN BURKE
    MATT RESTELLI
    GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR EDLEBROCK T-SHIRT
    DAN ALLEMAND
    KEITH PANZA
    MSD DISTRIBUTOR COIL
    NATHAN NETHERS
    LEATHERMAN MULTI TOOL
    J.J. GOMES
    %50 DISCOUNT WEST COAST DIFF
    KEITH PANZA
    ACME TRUCK CENTER $10 DISCOUNT
    GREG BLANCHETTE
    DAN BARCROFT
    TOM PURVIS
    TUFF COUNTRY WINDSHIELD STICKER
    CHAZ MURRAY
    TORI MILLER
    BOB KNIGHT
    DON THIESSEN
    TYLER BURT
    HERCULINER HAT
    TYLER BURT
    ERIC BAEZ
    EDELBROCK HAT
    J.J. GOMES (2)
    STEPHANIE MATTHEWS
    BOB KNIGHT
    ANDY FAIR
    PRESTON PANZA
    CRANE CAM VALVE TRAIN ORGANIZER
    JOSH ASBURY
    %50 DISCOUNT BORLA EXHAUST
    TAMRA ROBERTS
    UNIDEN CB RADIO WITH ANTANNAE
    STUART POST
    J.J. GOMES
    TODD BAKER
    SKYJACKER BRAKE LINES
    LELAND HYDE
    TUBELESS TIRE REPAIR
    LELAND HYDE
    TIRE GUAGE
    MIKE FAIR
    TIRE DEFLATORS
    JOE ROLLINS
    PRESTON PANZA
    DAN ALLEMAND
    RANCHO T-SHIRT
    CHERYLE WEATHERLY
    PREMIERE WELDER HAT
    CHRIS BURGESS
    TUFFY CUP
    KRIS COENEN
    STACY BLEVINS
    J.J. GOMES
    MIKE FAIR
    TUFFY CAN WRAP
    DAVID RENSCHLER
    GREG BLANCHETTE
    STEPHANIE MATTHEWS
    BRAD BURRELL
    STUART POST
    DON THIESSEN
    RANCHO HAT
    BOB KNIGHT
    HOLLISTER BALADO T-SHIRT
    TOM PURVIS
    DAN BARCROFT
    TODD BAKER
    HOLLISTER 50TH ANNIVERSARY RALLY T-SHIRT
    KEN DODDS
    DAKOTA KEFFER
    ANDY FAIR
    MIKE FAIR
    J.J. GOMES

    CAMPFIRE NEWS AND RUMORS
    When not out on the wilds of Hollister Hills, the clubs made their on
    entertainment back at camp during the night, with a little assistance from
    the local pig population.
    One of the more interesting participants I met was the "Unofficial Armorer of
    BlazerFest." Due to the classified nature of his work, I am not able to
    divulge his name in this article. He was test firing the dreaded potato gun.
    Being the soldier of misfortune that I was in my younger days, I was allowed
    by UAB to give the gun a spin. All I got to say is that the potato gun is
    the cat's meow.
    The pigs of Hollister were well fed during our stay with such scrumptious
    offerings as chips, cookies and donuts. They may need Jenny Craig after all
    the food they got.
    Tales were spun about the Phantom Blazer, the Lost Boyz, and of the dreaded
    Mud Pit.
    Now one thing I noticed was the separation between the southerners and
    northerners. For heat, the SoCal was testing a new government satellite,
    using their fire to not only calibrate the photography equipment on the
    satellite, but due to the size, the NorCal group didn't have to keep theirs
    as big due to the heat output. For audio/visual stimulation, the NorCal
    group had a TV on tap with the latest videos of rock crawling, while the
    SoCal group had the likes of Willie, C.W. and Bocephus belting out the tunes.

    EPILOGUE
    All had a great time and event organizer Dan Allemand, not to mention a lot
    of the previous attendees were impressed and gratified with the large
    turnout. Blazerfest is a place for not only the hardcore, extreme wheelers
    to wheel around, but also stockers and all rigs in between are welcome.
    Last, but not least, Dan and the participants would thank the following
    vendors who donated to the event; Skyjacker Suspension, Rancho Suspension,
    Sierra Off-Road, Borla Exhaust Systems, KC Hilites, West Coast Differentials,
    Herculiner, Painless Wiring, Crane Cams, Dakota Digital, MSD Ignition, Tuff
    Country Suspension, 4x4 Posilock, Husky Liners, Bulldog Trucks, Premiere
    Power, Radio Shack, Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Howlin Offroad, Tuffy,
    Edlebrock, Jegs, KluneV, Acme Trucks, B & M Transmission, and to the SoCal
    Big Dawgs for the RTI ramp.
     
  2. Chaz88K5

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    OMG that is a great write up...but i see one little problem...i dont have a drive shaft from high angle..thats the only thing i see thats not correct /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif well anyway i am off to san luis for the night then off to arizona for the rest of the weekend...see ya all when i get back
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    That's cool. The write-up hasn't been sent in yet so I can edit it. Or maybe I was trying to do that subliminal stuff again so the next winner announced for the driveline will be you.
     
  4. tmanofcali

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    very entertaining!!!

    i give it a 10!! 10!!! a fawking 10!!! (if youve seen varsity blues you know what thats all about...lol) /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    later, todd
     
  5. shewheeler

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    Very good! I like it... I also give it a fawking 10/forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Made me wished that I borrowed a K5 to get there and enjoy the activities! well there is next time!
    Bill C
     
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    That's fawkin great! Way to go Bubba Ray!
     
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    Looks great!

    Only a couple of clarifications:

    1. As much as I would like to take credit for already having 1-Ton running gear installed on my K5, alas it is only 3/4 Ton (8-Lug Dana 44 up front)....by BlazerFest 4 this should be corrected! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    2. Those damn pigs ate a LOT better than what was listed here....I hear they also got Brad's (1FNHIK5) Tri-Tip Steak, some Hamburger and Eggs from Ryan B (or what it UYB?), and at least one other report of some "premium food products" being demolished. Luckily for KidJethro, the pigs were only able to scatter his Dr. Pepper cans....but could not figure out how to open them! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif


    I think a link in the report to some video clips and photos would be awesome if there's a way to work that out.

    Nice job BRBoudreaux!!!
     
  9. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    1. As much as I would like to take credit for already having 1-Ton running gear installed on my K5, alas it is only 3/4 Ton (8-Lug Dana 44 up front)....by BlazerFest 4 this should be corrected!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Now I may need to replay again, you did say 1 ton in the video. Now due to conditions out of my control, I could of swore I saw a 14 bolt rear, but I wasn't that close or you were just being hopeful /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    That's why I'm glad Dan posted here first, so any and all corrections that are needed before the whole world sees it. By the way, did you see the bit about the Phantom Blazer?
     
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    Hey don't forget my license plate that the pit swallowed, and i found out today that my rear brakes were destroyed by the mudpit, snd don't forget the ramp, i didn't tow that silly thing all teh way up there for nothing, other than that, great write up, especially the part about the lost boys, cause damn when Steve and i rolled up on that, we were like, Wheres the truck???......wow, i'd like to buy a vowel, cause O my god!!! what jackasses those guys were. Hope you can make the safari, it looks like either 11-13 or the following weekend in October. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  11. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Don't worry, y'all got a thank you for the ramp. It's at the end. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    Also, losing a plate is carnage? Come on now, I may of been the biggest poser wheeler out there graciously reminding people I was running A/C, but I didn't say anything about the mirror I demolished or my hurt feelings for my transfer case popping out of gear or for my windshield washer pump freaking out like it did. There's got be a limit on the level of carnage. I mean heck, if the level dropped, then I would of put in the story about me and the toilet. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    By the way, where is the Safari? I saw the tape, but had a little blood alcohol content problem. By the way, you guys do have the coolest music going. C.W. McCall rocks!!!!! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Fawkin-a dude. Color me impressed Mr Bubba Ray. NICE work. One thing to add to the damage list though...My mangled front drivers side fender and drivers side rear quarter panel. Rock sliders saved the door though. Hmmm, also don't forget Yellowmoons busted steering rag joint..My buddy Chris actually ended up doin alittle welding and grinding for him to get'em back up and runnin. Anyways........Once again I must say Very nice work dude, Very articulate and well written. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Didn't read the other posts but Bob from Ontario has a 350 TPI engine in his rig.





    David
     
  14. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not telling if you don't tell. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  15. Greg72

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    BRB,

    Ok, let me say that again....the rear axle IS a 14BFF, which is the same axle in both 3/4 Ton and 1 Ton trucks. The front axle is an 8-Lug D44....so it's only 3/4 Ton on THAT end. The driveshaft I had built is all 1-Ton U-Joints....and actually 1.5 Ton on the pinion end....and I have a D60 front in my "man space" at home, so I'm definitely "on my way" to a 1-Ton K5. Just a few little steps to go.

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  16. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Ok, let me say that again....the rear axle IS a 14BFF, which is the same axle in both 3/4 Ton and 1 Ton trucks. The front axle is an 8-Lug D44....so it's only 3/4 Ton on THAT end. The driveshaft I had built is all 1-Ton U-Joints....and actually 1.5 Ton on the pinion end....and I have a D60 front in my "man space" at home, so I'm definitely "on my way" to a 1-Ton K5. Just a few little steps to go.

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    So using the numbers you just supplied, and my highly scientific calculating device that is provided with Win98, and using my highly advanced thinking to come up with the formula, I have deduced that in actuality, you are currently running a 1.06 ton driveline.

    I'll go back and use your description in the article. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif /forums/images/icons/smile.gif /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  17. 1979Jimmy

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    Just two things.
    1. Slight mispelling on my name it is DeCorte
    2. Dont forget our sponsors Toyota that was in atendance.
     
  18. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    2. Dont forget our sponsors Toyota that was in atendance.

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    Never saw it. The only Toy I saw was the jerkwad in the prerunner doing donuts and talking to the ranger.
     
  19. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    2. Dont forget our sponsors Toyota that was in atendance.

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    What toyota???
     
  20. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Good job!

    I will have some video clips posted in a week or two...
    I will post em, and i can send the links to whoever if they want to use the clips as a hyperlink in the write up or whatever.

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