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Annual 4WD Jeep Jamboree

Over $10,000 in prizes!

Two day event: September 28 and 29 (Friday and Saturday)
4Wheel Drive Hardware – Columbiana, OH View Map

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Join us for our annual Jamboree presented by 4Wheel Drive Hardware.

  • Due to the local high school football team having a home football game, we are unable to run our annual parade through Columbiana. We will still be having Jeep festivities at our facility Friday night – stay tuned for more details.
  • Vendor Displays
  • Come Rain or Shine
  • Food
  • Events – Rock Crawl, Mud Pit, Obstacle Course, Show-n-Shine plus many more!
    Bring lawn chair, camping chair or blanket to watch our events or enjoy seating in our bleachers.
  • No pets, alcohol or glass bottles permitted on the grounds.
  • Jeep Only Event

Admission is Free

The entrance to this event is on the backside of 4WD. Follow the signs along state route 14 to the entrance through the industrial park.

United Four Wheel Drive Associations Launches New Website!

United Four Wheel Drive Associations has launched a new website with a brand new look and some great new features. UFWDA now has a letter generator and a section of the site that allows you to access your congressman with all of their contact information in one quick and easy location. You can subscribe to our new Land Use Bulletins and much more! Please check out our new site and take a look around at www.ufwda.org.

United Four Wheel Drive Associations would like to extend our gratitude to PA Jeeps for funding the new site and for all of their support!

Be well,
Richard

Richard Drechsel
Director of Public Relations
UFWDA

September 2010 eNews

In this issue…

AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS – HOW 4x4s CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Drummond Island, an Outstanding Trail
  • Four Wheel Drive Australia
  • The Power of ONE Campaign rolls on
  • Hi-Lift Trail Day at Redbird
  • 4×4 Survey to close on 30 Sept
  • Wilderness areas good for economy
  • UFWDA Land Use Committee
  • Ultra 4 Stampede, Reno Nevada
  • UFWDA Bulletin
  • out there SOUTH

Download the September 2010 Issue

Communications Committee

Communication is key to any organization! UFWDA now has a Communications Committee that is working on new forms of communication all the time. The communications committee now offers Podcasts and will soon be adding webinars to our form of communication.

If you would like to join the communications committee or have ideas that you would like to share with the communications committee on ways you would like to see information distributed please contact our Public Relations Director at prdirector@ufwda.org.

Podcasts are currently in production – check back soon for details!

August 2010 eNews

In this issue of eNews…

  • Mud becomes a legal weapon against OHV use
  • UFWDA’s 3rd Annual Wheel-In
  • The Power of ONE Campaign
  • UFWDA saddened by loss of lives in Californian race
  • Northumberland OHV Park
  • Have your say on the Outdoors now!
  • 4×4 Survey is still running
  • What’s the future for your waste oil?
  • Write a letter and help
  • A nice little ‘green’ scam!
  • You’re thinking insurance
  • Ever thought of driving a 4×4 from China to Paris?

Download the PDF

July 2010 eNews

In this issue…

  • Director of Public Relations
  • 4WD Awareness Program
  • Two more ways to keep up with what’s happening!
  • RSS and you
  • Power of ONE Campaign
  • Have your say on the Outdoors
  • UFWDA Survey
  • One small step for good government
  • An interesting viewpoint on trail closing
  • Drummond Offroad Adventure
  • Director of Environmental Affairs
  • UFWDA Wheel-in promises to be the best ever!!

Download the PDF

Tellico Lawsuit Filed – May 29, 2010

Tellico Lawsuit Filed

UNITED FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ASSOCIATIONS
MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carla Boucher
Attorney
UFWDA
P.O. Box 16982
Chesapeake, VA 23328
email: attorney(at)ufwda.org
757) 546-7969

Date: May 29, 2010
TELLICO LAWSUIT FILED
POCATELLO, ID (May 18)–The next chapter in the Save Tellico saga began today as suit was filed to stop agency efforts to eliminate long-existing routes at the Upper Tellico OHV System. The suit was filed by Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, and BlueRibbon Coalition in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
“This is a logical and necessary action in our effort to restore some form of meaningful OHV access to the System,” said Roger Theurer, President of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association. “The entire premise behind this closure- that water quality is uniquely flawed in the Tellico River- is simply untrue. We hope through this suit for an opportunity to present the full story,” Theurer concluded.
On April 19, 2010, the Forest Service posted a solicitation for bids, seeking contractors to perform various tasks to rehabilitate, obliterate, or otherwise decommission the bulk of existing roads on the OHV System. According to the complaint, routes historically used for vehicle travel may be fundamental to other forms of recreation, and possible impacts on non-motorized recreation activities have not been analyzed by the Forest .
“We prefer to work collaboratively with the Forest to provide appropriate vehicle-based recreation opportunities in the area,” observed Greg Mumm, BlueRibbon Executive Director. “We remain committed to such prospects, but faced little option short of filing suit to preserve reasonable alternatives involving the System. These roads are literally on the verge of being removed from the landscape,” Mumm concluded.
A copy of the complaint may be viewed at: http://www.sharetrails.org/uploads/Complaint_FILED_05-18-10.pdf

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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of public and private lands, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. www.sharetrails.org

United Four Wheel Drive Associations is an international organization comprised of four wheel drive enthusiasts, clubs, associations, and businesses dedicated to providing community services around the world, education in responsible land use and safe vehicle operation, and protection of our natural resources through conservation practices. 1-800-448-3932. www.ufwda.org

Southern Four Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA) was founded in 1987 to promote responsible land use and to keep public lands accessible for motorized recreation. For more information on the activities and accomplishments of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, please visit www.sfwda.org or contact us at 1483 N. Mt. Juliet Road , PMB # 222, Mt. Juliet , TN 37122

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United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) is the leading representative for four wheel drive enthusiasts. UFWDA is a group of individuals, clubs, state, regional, provincial and national associations and businesses in the United States and around the world; our members span the globe from the U.S. and Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, Japan, South Africa, and Iceland. If you would like more information on how you can be a part of this effort contact United Four Wheel Drive Associations today at www.ufwda.org or 1-800-44-UFWDA or mail us at:
UFWDA
P.O. Box 16982
Chesapeake, Va. 23328

United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) is the leading representative for four wheel drive enthusiasts. UFWDA is a group of individuals, clubs, state, regional, provincial and national associations and businesses in the United States and around the world; our members span the globe from the U.S. and Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, Japan, South Africa, and Iceland. If you would like more information on how you can be a part of this effort contact United Four Wheel Drive Associations today at www.ufwda.org or 1-800-44-UFWDA or mail us at:
UFWDA
P.O. Box 16982
Chesapeake, Va. 23328

Recreational Groups Take Next Step To Save Tellico – May 7, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RECREATIONAL GROUPS TAKE NEXT STEP TO SAVE TELLICO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Roger Theurer, Southern Four Wheel Drive Association
(931) 841-0672

Carla Boucher, Attorney – UFWDA
attorney(at)ufwda.org
(757) 546-7969
Date: May 7, 2010

POCATELLO, ID (May 7)–Organizations dedicated to active recreation management today announced their latest efforts to save access to the Upper Tellico OHV System. The Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, and the BlueRibbon Coalition filed a Notice of Intent to sue with various federal agencies outlining possible claims under the Clean Water Act. The claims target the U.S. Forest Service decision dated October 14, 2009, to close the Tellico trails to motorized travel. The organizations filed administrative appeals from the decision, which were denied on January 15, 2010.
“The agency’s actions do not surprise us, but are cause for deep concern,” said Roger Theurer, President of the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association. “It is apparent the Forest Service has disavowed any interest in continuing historical, or any, vehicle access to the System. We hope that our organizations have been equally clear that we will fight for reasonable and sustainable access. This is but one step in that continuing effort,” Theurer concluded.
The Notice of Intent (NOI) is a jurisdictional prerequisite to a citizen’s suit under the Clean Water Act.

View NOI here: http://www.sharetrails.org/uploads/NOI_Final_05-03-10.pdf

The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of public and private lands, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. www.sharetrails.org

United Four Wheel Drive Associations is an international organization comprised of four wheel drive enthusiasts, clubs, associations, and businesses dedicated to providing community services around the world, education in responsible land use and safe vehicle operation, and protection of our natural resources through conservation practices. 1-800-448-3932. www.ufwda.org

Southern Four Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA) was founded in 1987 to promote responsible land use and to keep public lands accessible for motorized recreation. For more information on the activities and accomplishments of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, please visit www.sfwda.org or contact us at 1483 N. Mt. Juliet Road, PMB # 222, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

# # #

United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) is the leading representative for four wheel drive enthusiasts. UFWDA is a group of individuals, clubs, state, regional, provincial and national associations and businesses in the United States and around the world; our members span the globe from the U.S. and Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, Japan, South Africa, and Iceland. If you would like more information on how you can be a part of this effort contact United Four Wheel Drive Associations today at 14525 SW Millikan Way #22622, Beaverton, OR 97005-2343, 1-800-448-3932 or visit www.ufwda.org.

UFWDA
P.O. Box 16982
Chesapeake, Va. 23328