Getting together to check out the latest in off-road is always a great time. Off Road Nights in Temecula, California is a yearly event that brings out the top companies and vehicles in the market.
The event showcases the latest trends in the off-road market, in an area that could be considered the mecca of off-road. Off-road is huge in Southern California, from the sand to mountainous trails, there is something for everyone that likes to get down and dirty in their vehicle.
This years event brought out plenty of vehicles, as well as some of the top names in off-road. Local Brian Deegan was out signing autographs, off-road legend Curt LeDuc was in attendance, and Robby Gordon with one of his many stadium super trucks (SST) were all in attendance.
Vehicles were not the only thing on display, many of the industries top vendors came out to show their support. Currie Enterprises and their white Jeep JK were out showing their support to the off-road community.
During this years event plenty of awards were being given away for every type of vehicle on display, and crowning of Brielle Cunningham as Miss Off Road Nights 2015. Brielle races in the Lucas Oil Regional Series in her truck Gold Digger; the name she gave the truck because it is gold and takes all her money.
The highlight of the event was an SST display put on by Robby Gordon. Gordon showed up in style with his Dakar chase truck, and Gordini in tow.
It was a matter of time before the ramp was on the ground and the truck was in the air. As soon as the SST display started it was over, Gordon ended up breaking the power steering pump on the truck.
During the time Gordon’s team was fixing the truck, Gordon was asked about if he had any projects currently in the works. Gordon stated that he has made an SST version 3.0 truck that will be able to jump over 200 feet and hit higher top speeds. He is also working with Arctic Cat, producing a Wildcat side by side that will take down Polaris and the RZR in 2017.
The pump was changed out in under an hour. The truck was fired up, and two-wheel tricks were next, followed by plenty more jumps and high speed action.
No matter what type of off-road you are into, a vehicle was there. Race trucks, garage fab prerunners, side by sides, Jeeps, and plenty of custom vehicles as well.
Ivan Stewart’s F100 restored prerunner was on display. This vehicle won the Baja 1000 in 1978 and 1980. This was not the only classic off-road vehicle there, many older buggies where on display showing how off-road racing started.
The event cannot be called Off Road Nights if there is no party when the sun goes down, but as the sun started to set the off-road atmosphere came alive. Plenty of lights and LEDs started to give the event a completely different feel.
Off Road Nights has grown year after year, and we see the trend continuing with years to follow. If you are in the area next year, this is surely an event you will not want to miss. Check out our full gallery below with even more pictures from this dirt lifestyle event.