Feb
23
to Feb 24

Four Wheel Parts Truck Fest @ San Mateo Expo Center

Trail Boss: Magnus Akerblom

Link to Details

San Mateo Expo Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403


Free Admission

Saturday, February 24, 2019
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

San Mateo is located in Northern California, approximately 20 miles south of San Francisco and 30 miles north of San Jose. The San Mateo Expo Center is situated 10 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport and a short walk from Hillsdale Caltrain Station. Visit the San Mateo Expo Center website for directions, grounds maps and parking information.

At the 4 Wheel Parts Truck & Jeep Fest you will find custom trucks and Jeeps, product demonstrations, factory direct pricing and hourly giveaways. Free admission.

What to Expect

  1. Free admission

  2. Custom trucks and Jeeps

  3. Product demonstrations

  4. Factory-direct pricing

  5. Manufacturer reps on hand

  6. Installation discounts

  7. Hourly giveaways

  8. Up to $500,000 of on-site inventory

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Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

Hollister Hills SVRA - Fun Run on March 9th

Hollister Hills SVRA Run!

Hi Club and friends of the club!, I will be leading a run at Hollister Hills . This will be a newbie friendly run. Come and join the fun, get some wheelin' in after a short drive! We will met at the big oak tree by the bathrooms above the Old Obstacle Course (where the stair steps and frame twister are for our Safety Clinic). I plan to start the run at 9:30 AM so arrive early enough to be aired down and ready to go by that time.

To find the park - enter Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreation Area on your map app (ex: Google Maps, Waze).

Here's where we are meeting, circled in red (thanks to Andres Olivella for the map):

Hollister Meeting Location.jpg
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Apr
20
9:30 AM09:30

Train-the-Trainers for the May Safety Clinic

Trail Bosses: Rick and Dennis

Our annual train-the-trainers event at the Hollister Hills SVRA.  This event goes through all of the activities of the Safety Clinic to make sure that the event volunteers understand their roles and answers any questions they may have.  Also note that this event is open to all, so if you are interested then please feel free to join us!

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Feb
15
to Feb 17

Cal 4 Wheel Convention

Trail Boss: Dennis Holler

Link to Registration/Details

Our 60th annual Convention!

Cal4’s Annual Conventions are a time of not only the annual meeting but also of fun, food, and friends. The 2019 Convention will be held February 15-17, 2019 at the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova. This will be the 60th Anniversary of our Association. WOW!! Our theme is:

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? IT MEANS WE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING THE 6 “T”S OF OUR ASSOCIATION:

  • TRAILS

    Adopt-A-Trails

  • TOGETHER

    Camping and camaraderie

  • TRADITION

    Our history

  • TREASURE

    Our events

  • TRUSTWORTHY

    Land use and legal actions

  • TEACH

    Training and educational programs

  • Clubs are encouraged to make up a display of their history and accomplishments or bring their club photo album to share in the Club History room.

  • Clubs are encouraged to bring their table-top standards to General Assembly.

  • Clubs are encouraged to wear their colors at the Saturday night banquet.

  • Everyone is encouraged to participate in the seminars.

  • Everyone is encouraged to participate in the raffle.

  • Everyone is encouraged to participate/enjoy the vehicle show.

  • Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the trade show.

  • Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the Saturday night DJ and dancing.

The 2019 Convention Committee is working on a few other specialty features. Watch for updates as the date gets closer. Will the wood 4x4 return??

Everyone is encouraged to attend this celebratory event. Learn the history of the association you have joined and join with making association history to come.

DIRT

Dirt reminder... collect 1 cup of dirt in a baggie (plastic water bottles work just as well) from each Cal4 event, label, and bring to Cal4 office by January 15, 2019. You will need permission from the Forest Service or BLM if your event trail is in their jurisdiction. Shake out your floor mats and scrape off your fenders.

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Feb
9
12:00 AM00:00

Snow Run

Trail Boss: Rick Montez

Note from Rick:

Hello Everybody,

At the November meeting I mentioned I would get a snow run organized for Saturday February 9th on the Mormon Emigrant Trail outside of Pollock Pines.  Hopefully there is some club members that would like to join in the fun.  I know this conflicts with King Of The Hammers and is 2 weeks after Winter Fun Fest so there may not be a large turn out but I still want to give it a go.  The plan is for a 1 day out and back run, leave our rally point in Pollock Pines at 8am and drive to the snow.  We'll stop at 11:30 for 30 minute lunch and head back.  

Pollock Pines is a nice little town with a Starbucks (in the Safeway), a few restaurants and bars and gas stations (with diesel fuel) and 2 motels, The West Haven Inn (looks a little worse for wear) and a Best Western, that's where I made my reservation ($129).  If you don't want to hang out in a small town the next bigger one is Placerville which is about 13 miles West.  

I'll get the details together in another email with a map but in general I want to meet at the Safeway in Polluck pines (corner of Sly Park Rd. and Pony Express) 7:30-7:45, leave at 8am sharp and drive on Sly Park Rd for 4.5 miles and then turn left on Mormon Emigrant Trail Rd. and stay on that until we hit snow.  I will drive up there the weekend before and scout things out as well.  

Here a few links that may be of interest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYSXiejTqAE

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado/home/?cid=fsbdev7_019037

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.05634.html?iata=00171880&ssob=BLBWI0004G&cid=BLBWI0004G:google:gmb:05634

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o47fJr-yADU

https://sportsmans-hall.net

http://www.westhaveninn.com


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Feb
1
to Feb 9

King of the Hammers!

Trail Boss: Andy Cardenas

Event Link on Ultra 4 Racing

Event Date: Friday, February 1, 2019 to Saturday, February 9, 2019

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA: Hammerking Productions is pleased to announce the 2019 dates have been secured for the King of The Hammers! The 13th annual KOH week will commence with Hammertown opening to the public on Friday, February 1st, 2019 and will continue through Saturday, February 9th, 2019. The actual King of The Hammers race will take place on Friday, February 8th, 2019.  Most races from 2018 are expected to return for 2019 including: The Every Man Challenge, KOH UTV Race, and the Shootout. New for 2019 is the Toyo Tires Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy, this will be a Trophy Truck Race held on Thursday February 7th, 2019. 


About King of The Hammers:
 King of the Hammers is considered the toughest one-day off road race in the world. It is the largest off-road race event in North America in terms of both competitors and spectators. It combines desert racing and rock crawling, and has expanded from one race to a series of 5 races held throughout the week that take place each February in Johnson Valley, CA.

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Jan
25
to Jan 27

Cal 4 Wheel - Winter Fun Fest

Cal 4 Wheel - Winter Fun Fest 2019

Trail Boss: Ron Frey

Link to Registration

Runs, food, entertainment & more!

Winter Fun will offer three different historical and narrated sport utility vehicle (SUV) trips and ten separate 4X4 runs in the high Sierra for experienced drivers. The Frostbite Extreme trip on Saturday is always a favorite for those seeking an experience in deep snow.

We fully expect that we will have 600 participants joining us this year, so we highly recommend that people register as early as possible. In addition to the various trips in the snow, we will provide great meals beginning with Friday night dinner through breakfast on Sunday (lunches are on your own). In our large facility at the fairgrounds, we will feature indoor entertainment and recreation for children and adults.

Additionally, the event features a Friday night moderately difficult run that begins after dinner and seven other snow runs on Saturday that range from the Blizzard Brigade in moderately deep snow to the Frostbite Express. In addition to the SUV run on Sunday, Winter Fun offers the Snowcat and Iceberg trips, moderately difficult in unlimited snow depths.

SUV owners will not require any special equipment and stock vehicles should have no difficulty in the snow using four-wheel drive, low range. Our experienced trail guides have selected routes that are historically significant, interesting, scenic and very safe for all makes and models of SUVs and other four-wheel drive rigs.

The Saturday Historical Tour will take guests to a number of significant locations in Grass Valley, through the historic town of Rough and Ready to the famous Bridgeport Covered Bridge, and tour the historic mining towns of Goodyear’s Bar and Alleghany. Another Saturday SUV trip affords participants the opportunity to learn about the Empire Mine, tour many of the old hydraulic mining sites, dine at the historic Washington Hotel and the tour ends at the Malakoff Diggins State Historical Park.

Sunday’s SUV trip permits participants to explore the middle fork of the Yuba River, visit the historic town of Alleghany and ends at the Graniteville Road.

Citizens Band (CB) radios are encouraged for all participants, but are not mandatory.

The cost includes meals beginning with the Friday night dinner, breakfast and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

Camping facilities with RV hookups and hot showers are available at the fairgrounds 530-273-6217. Motels and restaurants are available throughout Grass Valley and Nevada City.

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Jan
8
10:30 PM22:30

Ultra 4 Western Series Race @ Prairie City SVRA

For the first regional race of the 2019 race season we're switching it up and heading to Rancho Cordova, CA to Prarie City SVRA right out of the gate, March 22nd and 23rd! This will not only be the first regional race of the season, but also the first race of the 3-part Western Series! 

Just like in years past, 100+ drivers are expected to compete! The course will consist of a 2-mile lap -- which is completely visible to spectators --  filled with rock obstacles, tight turns and go-fast sections. The top 10 finishers not already qualified for KOH 2020 will earn qualifying spots at this and each regional event this year.

This is a great, family-friendly spectator event. If you've ever wanted to see ULTRA4 racing in person, you won't want to miss this unique event!

Stay tuned for more information as the 2019 race season gets closer! 

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Dec
22
9:30 AM09:30

Hollister Hills SVRA - Fun Run on December 22nd!

Hollister Hills SVRA Run on December 22nd!

Hi Club and friends of the club! I will be leading a run at Hollister Hills Saturday, Dec 22nd. This will be a newbie friendly run. Come and join the fun, get some MORE wheelin' in before the end of the year! We will met at the big oak tree by the bathrooms above the Old Obstacle Course (where the stair steps and frame twister are for our Safety Clinic). I plan to start the run at 9:30 AM so arrive early enough to be aired down and ready to go by that time.

Please post any any questions that you have here and hope to see you there!

To find the park - enter Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreation Area on your map app (ex: Google Maps, Waze).

Here's where we are meeting, circled in red (thanks to Andres Olivella for the map):

Hollister Meeting Location.jpg
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Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

ED4 Christmas Party

Trail Boss: Greg Youree

Our annual Xmas party and potluck.  We also do a "White Elephant" gift exchange.

This year’s event will be held at the American Legion Willow Glen Post 318, 514 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA

The party will start at 6:00 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. If you would like to arrive early to prepare some food or setup, we have the venue starting at 5:00 pm. Myself and a few others will be there setting up.


You do not want to miss this party! This is one of ED4’s premier events!!

  • You have heard of and participated in White Elephant gift exchanges in the past, but this one takes it to a whole new level!!!!

  • Wear a good, comfortable pair of running shoes.  The gift exchange gets very lively to say the least.

  • Bring a WRAPPED gift valued around $20-$30.  (Bring something you would like to have 4 wheeling or camping related)  This is not the place to get rid of the Panettone cake that Aunt Martha got you 4 years ago…

  • Bring a dish to share for dinner.  We have had a great variety for our potluck in the past.

  • BYOB!!  There is a refrigerator at the post that we can use.

  • Cutlery and plates will be provided by the club.

  • This party is open to all members, prospective and guests.

  • If you have not signed up for a side dish yet, please do so via email.

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Dec
8
10:30 AM10:30

Toys 4 Tots Run

Trail Boss: Ron Frey

Hello All,

 First, happy holidays, Merry Christmas, it's time for the Toys 4 Tots run to help out the Marines. We will gather at the Big Lots parking lot off of Hillsdale and Camden Ave in San Jose. I'll post addresses below. Meet time will be 1030a and we will leave to head downtown at 11a. After the short drive downtown, I will be having lunch at Lillie Mae's Soul Food, which has relocated to San Jose. I'll post info below. There will be a small prize for best decorated vehicle, which will be voted on by those who attend the event. In case of a tie, I will be the final decision maker. So, please decorate your vehicles, invite friends to join us and let's show everyone our Christmas spirit. One more thing, a reminder that our club Christmas party is this evening and info can be found on the email sent out, our Facebook page, and on the Ed4 website.

Date: Dec 8, meet at 1030a, leave parking lot at 11a.

Location: Big Lots parking lot, https://local.biglots.com/ca/san-jose/4261

Lillie Mae's Soul food: https://www.google.com/search?q=lillie+maes+soul+food&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1


Thank you to everyone who comes out and who has previously attended the T4T runs. I really enjoy this and look forward to seeing everyone and their vehicles decorated. Ron Frey


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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

ED4 General Meeting

 

90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723 (map)

We have moved our meeting to Omega Family Restaurant in Milpitas, 90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723. Our meeting is in the Banquet Room on the right hand side as you walk in past the bar.

 

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Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Hollister Fun Run

Trail Boss: Daryl and Bigmike

Hollister Hills SVRA Run on November 10th!

Hi Club and friends of the club! I will be leading a run at Hollister Hills on Saturday, November 10th. This will be a newbie friendly run. Come and join the fun, get some wheelin' in before the Winter! We will met at the big oak tree by the bathrooms above the Old Obstacle Course (where the stair steps and frame twister are for our Safety Clinic). I plan to start the run at 9:30 AM so arrive early enough to be aired down and ready to go by that time.

Please post any any questions that you have here and hope to see you on Saturday!

Here's a link to the location of the SVRA on Google Maps

 

 

 

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Oct
12
to Oct 14

ED4 Oktoberfest 2018!

Trail Boss: Bigmike

Our annual Oktoberfest.  Great trails, food and maybe some beers.

More details to follow later in 2018

ED4 2018 Oktoberfest!

 

When: October 12-14, 2018

Where: The Tamarack Lodge @ Bear Valley and surrounding campsites!

 

Our 2018 Oktoberfest will be held at the Tamarack Lodge and surrounding campsites near Bear Valley.  We’ve had the event here before; the location is perfect for both good off-roading and gathering together to cook. If you are planning to come, then please make sure to book your room soon before it fills up.  You can also bring an RV or even camp per the directions on the Tamarack page. There are also campgrounds located nearby that can be used and some of the group are planning to take advantage of these. The link above will take you to the Tamarack Lodge web page where you can check out the lodge and make a reservation.  You can also directly get a reservation here – reserve a room.

 

Events:

Friday - October 12th

·         We’ll hit some trails, current plan is to run Deer Valley-.  We’ll also probably hit Sick Rock if there is time.

Saturday – October 13th

·         We’ll hit some different trails, We’ll most likely do some scenic runs and if a group is willing, they might split off and do more challenging runs like Deer Valley for those that missed the Friday run.

·         Pot Luck Cook Out which will take place in the wonderful Tamarack Lodge kitchen and back deck.

Sunday – October 14th

·         We’ll start heading home

·         Possible trails for those that want more and have time

I will cover this more at the club meeting In June.  In the meantime, if you are coming then please make sure to mark your calendar.  

Thanks and see you soon!

 

-Bigmike

 

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

ED4 General Meeting

 

90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723 (map)

We have moved our meeting to Omega Family Restaurant in Milpitas, 90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723. Our meeting is in the Banquet Room on the right hand side as you walk in past the bar.

 

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

ED4 General Meeting

 

90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723 (map)

We have moved our meeting to Omega Family Restaurant in Milpitas, 90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723. Our meeting is in the Banquet Room on the right hand side as you walk in past the bar.

 

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Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

ED4 General Meeting

 

90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723 (map)

We have moved our meeting to Omega Family Restaurant in Milpitas, 90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723. Our meeting is in the Banquet Room on the right hand side as you walk in past the bar.

 

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Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

ED4 General Meeting

 

90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723 (map)

We have moved our meeting to Omega Family Restaurant in Milpitas, 90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723. Our meeting is in the Banquet Room on the right hand side as you walk in past the bar.

 

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Jun
16
9:30 AM09:30

Hollister Newbie Run

Trail Boss: Magnus

Hollister Hills SVRA Run on June 16th!

Hi Club and friends of the club! Magnus will be leading a run at Hollister Hills on Saturday, June16th. This will be a newbie friendly run. Come and join the fun, get some wheelin' in before the Winter! We will met at the big oak tree by the bathrooms above the Old Obstacle Course (where the stair steps and frame twister are for our Safety Clinic). We plan to start the run at 9:30 AM so arrive early enough to be aired down and ready to go by that time.

Please post any any questions that you have here and hope to see you on Saturday!

Here's a link to the location of the SVRA on Google Maps

 

 

 

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Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

ED4 General Meeting

 

90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723 (map)

We have moved our meeting to Omega Family Restaurant in Milpitas, 90 South Park Victoria Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-5723. Our meeting is in the Banquet Room on the right hand side as you walk in past the bar.

 

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