Extreme Motorsports Expo 2009

2009 Extreme Motorsports Expo 2009 Extreme Motorsports Expo

It was another beautiful day in the OC for the opener of the 2009 Extreme Motorsports Expo. We covered this event in 2007 and was surprised at the quality of the vendors and attraction. Well this year we saw even more vendors dedicated to Side x Sides and Prerunners.

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Just as we entered we were greeted by two race trucks both sponsored by Giant Motorsports.

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Across the way we came upon SMP Fabworks. They had this nice Ranger prerunner, still in the building stage and an LS1 powered VW Thing.

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This white RZR caught my eye so we headed over to the Longtravel Industries booth to check it out. This thing was sikk, long-travel suspension, custom cage, custom seats, new white carbon fiber looking plastics, and a rockin’ system by SSV Works.

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Speaking of SSV Works they were right next door, and their booth was definitely making some noise. SSV Works makes custom pods to hold speakers for various Side x Sides. We got some shots of their RZR then headed over to their Teryx to get a few shots of it.

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We then headed over to the Baja Shop booth to check out the Ranger prerunner they had on hand. Very clean fab work, F-150 one-piece front clip, very nice.

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Then for all you Prerunner Maniac parents out there looking for something unique to carry around the kids, check out these Baja Wagons. Each one features a small cooler rack to hold “sodas” while you are at an event or race.

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You could not help but notice the Rastafarian inspired paint job on this race Rhino built by Fineline Suspensions.

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If you are looking for an "inexpensive" way to go desert racing then you have to check out this tiny buggy by Predator Motor Company, the X-10 Intimidator. There are classes in Best in the Desert and SCORE, so for just under $30k you can hit the desert, or simply use it as a prerunner for your race vehicle.

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We met the owners of Cognito Motorsports at SEMA last year and they showed up with a bright orange dune Rhino built to kick up some sand.

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Heading into one of the indoor exhibit halls we found the gang at Mafia Industries. They build long-travel kits for various Side x Sides and we got some pics of a RZR they did.

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SDR Motorsports had a few Rhinos they built and this one was one of the nicest Rhinos we have seen built.

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Then it was on to the Acro Lights booth. We met with the owner and mentioned the guys that build our prerunners Woolworth Motorsports are dealers for them in Las Vegas. So we have seen what their lights can do. You will get to see first hand just how well Acro lights perform next month with our first episode of Pump My Prerunner.

Outside the Light Force booth was this 7200 Toyota race truck. I am sure with 6 Light Force HIDs on this thing the driver will have no problems when racing at night.

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King Shocks was there featuring their new bolt-on coilover kits for popular new trucks and SUVs. With their unique adaptor you can bolt-on King performance in a very short time.

This screaming yellow sandrail caught our eye, so we headed over for a better look. Now I don’t know if I could even get this thing dirty. The paint job was unreal. The belly of this beast featured one of the Transformers on it as you can see from pictures. Sandrail Fabricators Inc gets the credit for this build.

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We knew our friends with Dirt Alliance were going to be at the show, but looking around we could find them. We met the owners of Dirt Alliance at this show in 2007. They had a huge outdoor booth with tons of juicy prerunners on display. We poked out heads into another indoor exhibit hall and there they were, tucked into the back. So we talked to them for a while and got more details about their Dirt Tour that is coming to Las Vegas August 15th. We can't wait, and what a perfect venue, who needs an excuse to come to Vegas?


Then is was time to see the Truck Show.

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That pretty much ended our day. We were impressed and shocked that with this economy, there was still a lot to see at the 2009 Extreme Motorsports Expo. I hope by next year that we will get to see even more. Obama how ‘bout a Stimulus Package for Off-roaders?

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