| This event at Glamis,
CA (south- eastern California) was hosted by NCRAD-BAY and Far-west Motor
Sports SIG (Special Interest Group) of WRAD-USA Regional #9. Paul
Stefurak, President of NCRAD-BAY, arrived at the campsite – the intersection
of route 78 and Gecko Road -- on Thursday evening and held the space, a
50-foot radius circle big enough for 20 people. Bobby Sogolow's family,
Robert Burns, Don Strom and Carol arrived at the campsite on late afternoon
Saturday so I didn't need to worry about holding any more and let their
parked vehicles hold the site. All of us brought our ATVs (All Terrain
On Sunday Daniel Briones, Jr., President of
Far-west Motor Sports SIG of WRAD-USA Regional #9, and Steve Summer arrived
with their Sandrail vehicle -- without body, just frame. Dan's has
a two-people seat on it, while Steve as a four-people seat.
On Wednesday night, Tom Buell brought two friends, Pam Kovash and Lynne, Dan's wife, with his electric circuit system problem, but arrived at the campsite and let the electric system cool off.
Pam Kovash, a NCRAD-BAY member, had her first
experience spending a few days at Glamis during the Thanksgiving week.
Pam's comment: "I had a wonderful time riding in the dune buggy.
It was much more fun than I anticipated. I want to thank Steve Summer
for giving me a ride. Cooking a turkey underground was especially
interesting to watch, and yes -- it was very delicious and juicy.
I was very grateful for all my special friends getting together to share
our potluck dinner on this special Thanksgiving Day. It made a great
team. Tom Buell -- I appreciated the ride between Glamis and Ontario.
I'd love to go there next year.....only if I can be given a ride again--Ha!
I hope all of you can join us, too. The more, the merrier!"
On Friday we met people at the Glamis General Store and took a ride for a couple of hours and watched dirt bikes jumping as high as 25 feet and even a welded frame car that went jumping as high as 15 feet -- very loud, with no muffler. We drove to Oldsmobile Hills. I suggested we see how fast we could go up the hill. Four of us ATV people (Bobby Sogolow's 500 cc automatic Polaris, Paul and Don's 300 cc EX Hondas, and Scott Kramer's 250 cc X Honda) raced up the hill. Paul won first place, Don second, Bobby third, and Scott last. I told them that two people from Northern California won 2 points over Southern California. Congrats to Paul and Don. The reason I beat Bobby was because of two factors -- Bobby lost due to automatic and no paddle tires, while Paul had paddle tires. Ironically, Don has no paddle tires and still beat Bobby. Poor Bobby!
On Friday evening about 7:30 p.m. we drove
to Competition Hills where there were many people watching the racing of
ATV and Sandrails. There were many beautiful colorful lights, even
strobe flashing and much more. We found ourself packing up and it
On Saturday morning, Can, Lynne, Tom Buell, Pam and Steve left for home to avoid the traffic. Don, Carol and Paul stayed longer, until Monday morning. On Saturday evening we went to Competition Hills about 7:30 p.m. and found half the number of people showed up as compared with Friday night.
On Sunday we had a good time riding with many winding turns. Then we packed things away and got ready to leave on Monday.
The average temperature in the daytime was 90 degrees, and at night it turned down to 60 degrees. It was very comfortable for camping. What an exciting experience we had!