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Enjoy a once in a lifetime event featuring: Special exhibits of historic OFF-ROAD LIVE! feature trucks.  Walk through the history of OFF-ROAD LIVE! & Hot Rod Magazine.

Race your OFF-ROAD TRUCK to the iconic Pomona drag strip! Register as a show participant and join the Show-N-Shine with HOT ROD Magazine Editor’s Choice Awards and In-N-Out Picks. Enjoy a Double-Double fresh onsite with In-N-Out Burger’s cookout trucks. Experience a Nostalgia Drag Racing Show, autograph sessions, live music and much more!

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*CABO 500 The Monaco of Off-Road 
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October 7-19

Friday & Saturday October 5 & 6

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San Diego, August 8, '18; 8-8-18

*MONSTER Surf Guitar Show!
August 4, Saturday; Noon To Midnight, Los Angeles, CA

*SuperGirl SurfPro 
July 27-29 Oceanside, CA


*Perry McNeil 150
Rosarito Beach Challenge
July 21 & 22

*OFF-ROAD  El Cajon Cruise
July 18, Wednesday, 4 to 8PM 

*Los Cabos Surf Open
June 11-17 Rip To Zippers!

Caroline Marks is the youngest surfer girl in the history of the world surfing tour, WINS Los Cabos Open of Surf, 2018.

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In 2017 the World Surf League (WSL) witnessed history as Caroline Marks qualified for the Championship Tour (CT) at just 15. Now, at age 16, Marks has two major Qualifying Series (QS) wins under her belt in 2018 and leads the QS rankings with a dominant 16,200 points after taking a Los Cabos Open of Surf victory Sunday.
Caroline Marks (USA) after winning the Los Cabos Open of Surf QS 6,000. The surfing world continues to feel shockwaves from 16-year-old Caroline Marks. WSL / Andrew Nichols
Zippers continued to deliver clean, three-to-four foot conditions for finals day and the CT competitors in attendance dominated. But it was the 16-year-old who took down an all- goofyfooter Final against one of this year's most consistent competitors, Tatiana Weston-Webb.
Caroline Marks (USA) winning the Los Cabos Open of Surf QS 6,000 Final. Marks's backhand was relentless all event and continued into the Final. WSL / Andrew Nichols
"I'm beyond excited to win this one, it's always been one of my favorite events that I've come to for the last few years," Marks said. "We probably had the best waves ever this year, it was nuts and everyone was ripping this whole time. It's amazing to have my mom and brother here, it's Father's Day, I'm just so stoked. It's an incredible feeling and winning is really hard at these events so when you do, you have to enjoy it."

The Melbourne Beach, Florida, native -- and now a San Clemente, California, resident -- showcased a dominant backhand in the Final, earning a near-perfect 9.43 (out of a possible 10) and 17.06 (out of a possible 20) to take the lead from Weston-Webb at the 10-minute mark. Weston-Webb stayed busy, trying to find waves worthy of the 8.74 needed, but Marks held firm with priority and showed patience beyond her years until the final horn sounded.

HOT Women’s competition, is back on today with a NOW call for a Noon local time (12:00 Baja South) start. Hurricane Bud put the webcast on pause but we should be up and running for a big finish on Saturday & Sunday!

The line up at Zippers, at six-to-eight feet, on opening day of the Los Cabos Open of Surf.  
Zippers showed its teeth early and consistently on opening day of the Los Cabos Open of Surf Pro Junior event window. WSL / Andrew Nichols

Each year since 2015, juniors arrive in Mexico for the Los Cabos Open of Surf Men's and Women's Pro Junior events in early June -- a marquee event on the North America schedule. But nothing in previous years had prepared them for the unruly, heavy conditions on hand, with waves sizes at the threshold of what Zippers can maintain.

Waves steamed into the event site at six-to-eight and occasional ten-foot sets, with power and no regard for who entered the water. Some of the men and women who could overcome that power with their own, however, showed their potential in unruly surf.
The men's event powered through Rounds 1 and 2, which tees up some emerging and familiar threats for the top seeds, who will compete starting later in the event.

Newcomers Flourish

Sebastian Williams (ZAF) winning his Round 2 heat at the Los Cabos Open of Surf Men's Pro Junior.  
Sebastian Williams felt right at home in the bigger conditions.  
WSL / Andrew Nichols  

Sebastian Williams made his Los Cabos debut one to remember with brilliant performances in both Rounds 1 and 2. The South African spent his childhood on waves similar those at Zippers today, with testing, powerful conditions. Williams went to work on his forehand with the day's top heat total in Round 1, a 14.50 (out of a possible 20), and backed it up in Round 2 with a 14.33, earning an excellent 8.50 (out of a possible 10). 2017 marks Williams' real return to competition as he looks to put together a full year after sustaining a knee injury.
"The waves are so incredible, I just had so much fun out there," he said. "This is my first time to this event and I heard it was flat a few different years, so this is crazy. I grew up on perfect right pointbreaks and to finally have a competition at one is a dream come true. After an injury, I took almost a year off, and to get back into it I was super nervous before the first horn. But, as soon as I got that first wave it was right back into the flow."
Nicholas Coli (USA) winning his Round 2 heat at the Los Cabos Open of Surf Men's Pro Junior.  
Nicholas Coli made his presence known on his deadly backhand. WSL / Andrew Nichols  

But, it was San Clemente, California's, Nicholas Coli who tied Williams for highest heat total, and earned the top score of opening day, an 8.67, in his Pro Junior debut. Coli's powerful backhand was hard to match among his fellow contingent as he raced his way through both Round 1 and 2 -- earning a runner-up finish in his Round 2 heat. While the 15-year-old may be a newcomer to the WSL jersey, he's certainly a recognizable face at his homebreak.
"It's my first event so I was just trying to make my heats and didn't want to fall on that section because it was insane," Coli said. "I was just stoked to land that and didn't care what the score was, it just felt so good. There was so much anxiety this morning going through my head. I've just been practicing at Lowers which is perfect because it's the same kind of wave when it's big like this." This event is a fun one, especially just being down here with some of my friends from home, and I'm really looking forward to the rest of it."

Bo Raynor Builds His Foundation

Bo Raynor (USA) winning his Round 2 heat at the Los Cabos Open of Surf Men's Pro Junior.  
Raynor returned to Zippers with his confidence intact. WSL / Andrew Nichols  

Current North America No. 4 Bo Raynor is starting his last year as a Pro Junior and is set on making the Top 4 by season's end. While the other top contenders await their start, Raynor's seeding from last season takes effect here at Zippers and had to get started early. But, the North Carolina native began his Los Cabos Open of Surf in solid form, but has a lot more work in front him. Raynor finished with an equal ninth last year, though he's built a foundation to build on moving forward this year.
"I didn't get the best scores, but I never want to peak early and it built some confidence to come out of that heat with a win," Raynor said. "I know I have more in me after having some fun heats last year. It's a totally different wave this year, it's actually a little intimidating out there. You just look down the line and see this big, long wall, but you just have to go and some of them stay open for a few turns. I'm really focused on the Junior Tour this year so I'm stoked to be back here."




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**Roger Norman Fined! Mexico Goes After the Gringo $$$!

SCORE-International Reamed For Environmental Federal Crimes


Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Federal Interrior Department, Donald J. Trump Officer, Shoots Female Nurse, Off-Roading Citizen

Off-Roading Adventure Turns Into A Nightmare
KMIR Reporting: "What was supposed to be a fun day off-roading, turning into a complete nightmare when a officer with the Bureau of Land Management shot at a pair of riders.  Mulitiple shots were fired after officers claim the off-roaders failed to stop, but the riders are telling a much different story and are demanding answers.“What I remember the most was the blood, the blood…she had blood everywhere,” said Pedro Mejia, the driver of the Razor. Blood dripped down his wife’s face after she was shot by an officer who allegedly felt threatened.“The first thing my husband did was say we’re stopping, we’re stopping. And I immediately put my hands up too, and right after I raised my hand in the air is when he fire the shot,” said Denise Mejia, who was grazed by the bullet in the head and was shot in the hand. Denise and Pedro Mejia were only planning on ;going off-roading during the day, but their off-roading adventure took a dark turn when they got a flat tire. “My razor got no rear tire, I mean completely broken and all of a sudden these two vehicles turn on their lights and zoomed in,” said Pedro.They came to a stop, put their hands up, and shots were fired.“I remember my wife just screaming I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die,” he said with a quiver in his voice.The Bureau of Land Management claims the victims didn’t stop and were actually off-roading in a restricted area. “They didn’t say anything. They didn’t tell us to stop. In fact, we were the only once that were talking,” said Denise.Pedro also said there was no warning or signs up signs up in that area. He did pass by a sign that said “four-wheel-drive recommended.” He also adds, that he and his wife, in no way threatened the officers.“All we had was an ice chest cooler,no alcohol, we had a metal detector, we had a gun in the vehicle, it’s for coyotes, but it was tucked awayWhich is why the couple is so confused and demand answers.“It’s really an emotional rollercoaster. We are happy to be alive and can say that we are still with our family but at the same time we are confused about why everything happened,” said Denise.Denise is now recovering from hand surgery and 15 staples on her head. The couple has yet to get their personal belongings back, including their driver’s license and bank cards. However, no charges have been filed. KMIR reached out to the Riverside County Sheriff’s office and they refuse to share additional details on the ongoing investigation."

One of the most disturbing details of this case is the assertion by the investigating BLM officer that (knowingly or unknowingly) going outside of designated off-roading boundaries is sufficient justification for shooting an unarmed citizen.

Conservative leaders in Congress have been trying for years to pass legislation that would demilitarize federal agencies and properly give law enforcement powers back to local agencies such as sheriff’s departments and state patrol agencies. In 2017, former Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R. UT) unsuccessfully attempted to pass legislation that would strip all law enforcement powers from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service. Most recently, Senator Mike Lee (R. UT) held a hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources addressing the ongoing abysmal record of abuse, aggression, overreach and coverups by law enforcement within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and sister agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service and Fish & Wildlife Service. The hearing highlighted particularly egregious acts which have occurred at the hands of BLM law enforcement manager Dan Love, and under the direction of William Woody (current BLM OLES Director) and Salvatore Lauro (former BLM OLES Director). Since Senator Lee’s meeting there have been at least two incidents in which BLM officers have used deadly force against citizens. 

Since just the first of this year, federal law enforcement agents have been involved in a series of deadly encounters which include:January 5: Forest Service officer kills unarmed man found on highway following car crash in Kansas. May 27: BLM officer kills man in Colorado desert during shootout. June 10: BLM officer shoots off-roader in California for “failure to submit to investigation”. This most recent incident resulted when some off-roaders in California simply strayed outside of designated boundaries on BLM-managed lands. 

It is alarming not just because there was no clear crime, but because the BLM agent resorted so quickly to deadly force against an unarmed citizen who posed no threat to him. KMIR reports: An officer with BLM or the Bureau of Land Management officer shot a woman who was off roading on Berdoo Canyon off of Dillon Road. Riverside County Sheriff’s investigators responded Sunday at 11 p.m. but were in the remote canyon most of the day Monday. “The preliminary investigation revealed at this time that the Bureau of Land Management officers responded to assist the Joshua Tree National Park Service ranger … with an illegal off roading failure to yield investigation,” said RSO Investigator Armado Muñoz. He says they were trying to get the off roaders to stop, “A Bureau of Land Management officer attempted to stop the off road vehicle and an officer involved shooting occurred at that time,” he said that adding the female hurt was a passenger, “adult female that was in the off road vehicle was injured as a result of the shooting and transported to a local hospital for treatment of the non life threatening injuries that she suffered and a male adult was also detained at the scene.” A friend of the victim who did not want to be identified tells KMIR the couple was riding a side by side off road vehicle and the woman shot is a nurse and would never threaten an officer. 

One of the most disturbing details of this case is the assertion by the investigating BLM officer that (knowingly or unknowingly) going outside of designated off-roading boundaries is sufficient justification for shooting an unarmed citizen. The KMIR report quotes the BLM Range Safety Officer (RSO) investigating the shooting: Muñoz says armed officers patrol the federal lands and it’s important before you go off roading to know where you’re going, “Before you go out and use those vehicles to make sure that you are driving them in a place where it’s allowed … sometimes people go out and assume that it’s okay so we just encourage you to do some homework.” Muñoz says the officer is on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. We reached out to the Bureau of Land Management who deferred us to RSO who is charged with investigating this shooting but did send us helpful links to off-roading and maps.
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The California case reveals a breathtaking level of arrogance within the BLM and its investigative apparatus. It appears that many federal officers feel entitled to use deadly force against citizens who may bend minor rules and regulations completely unrelated to public safety. This poses a threat to all Americans who seek to use public lands for recreation or other multiuses. The January and June incidents both involved victims who were unarmed. Tragic and inexplicable, these events are powerful evidence that Congress needs to join Senator Lee in defanging what appear to be trigger-happy federal agents."

Land Management Officer Shoots Woman Off-Roading in Berdoo Canyon
Kitty Alvarado Connect. June 11, 2018 6:31 PM June 11, 2018 7:34 PM. An officer with BLM or the Bureau of Land Management officer shot a woman who was ...


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