If your idea of a fun weekend is four-wheeling in the Truckhaven Hills of southern California, browsing through 70 off-road vehicle vendor displays, and attending a raffle offering great prizes, then you should register for the 2007 Tierra del Sol Desert Safari. This year’s event will be our 45th and club members are working hard to make it the best ever.
The Desert Safari will be held on March 2-4, 2007 west of Highway 86 near Salton City, CA. There is plenty of room for RVs and tents, Fuel and groceries are available at nearby Desert Shores and Salton City. Food vendors will be on site. The event will kick off at noon on Friday, March 2, with the opening of vehicle safety inspections, registration, T-shirt sales and vendor displays.
The Saturday Run departs at 8 a.m. and will cover about 17 miles of marked trails through dry mud hills, sandy washes, and rocky canyons. The highlight of Saturday evening will be the Safari Raffle. The 2006 Raffle topped $70,000 in value, so be back at Safari Headquarters by 7 p.m.
The West Shores Senior’s Club will be serving breakfast starting at 6 a.m. Sunday morning. This is the Senior’s largest fundraiser of the year, so be sure to support them and get a great breakfast.
The Rough Run leaves Sunday at 9 a.m. and features the best four-wheeling of the event. Vehicle requirements for all runs include a roll bar or hard-top, seat belts, functional emergency brake, mufflers, fire extinguisher, and a tow strap or winch. Street licensed vehicles only on all runs please.
Registration and T-shirt order forms may be downloaded at www.tds4x4.com
or requested by mail at Tierra del Sol Desert Safari, PO Box 81304, San Diego, CA 92138. Registrations postmarked by February 17 cost $45. On site cost is $60. Included are a dash plaque, bumper sticker, and one ticket for the prize drawing. Please pre-order your T-shirts as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as we sell out early.
The Tierra del Sol 4X4 Club of San Diego is best known in the off-road vehicle community for two things: its annual Desert Safari and large contributions to organizations fighting land closures. These two things go hand and hand. The Desert Safari is our only fundraiser. Your participation as a registered guest allows our club to make these donations. Come join Tierra del Sol at the 45th Annual Desert Safari and help us keep our public lands open.