Jan. 19, 2009 – ORBA cancels off-road show
January 19, 2009
Filed under Features
After presenting successful shows in 2007 and 2008, the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) canceled the 2009 San Diego Off-Road SuperShow that was to be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Feb. 7-8.
Citing the global economic downturn, ORBA has decided 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 might 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,” said Fred Wiley, ORBA’s executive director.
In other ORBA news, BRP/Billet Racing Products and American Motorcyclist Association, District 37 (AMA D37) teamed up recently to put on the “Save Johnson Valley Fun Ride.” The ride was held at Cougar Buttes in the Johnson Valley OHV area in California.
The event’s main goal was to raise awareness about the Marine Corps’ proposal to expand its Twentynine Palms, Calif., base to include the Johnson Valley OHV?area, a site east of Los Angeles that has been a popular area for off-road racing and competitive rock crawling. psb