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The Off Road Reference Attends The 2015 Great American Outdoor Show

Posted by on February 28, 2015

Earlier this month I was an official media guest of the NRA at the Great American Outdoor Show.  It’s  a big show, with plenty to see and do.  It’s also open to the public, as opposed to just industry insiders, and it’s open for business!  That’s right, in many cases, you can buy products and book trips right on the spot!

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If you’re not familiar, The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features over 1,000 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RV’s, and archery to art covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more!”

While guns, knives, related gear, fishing equipment, hunting guides, and taxidermy services certainly dominated the show, there was a fairly large section dedicated to motorsports: ATV’s, RV’s, 4×4’s and boats.

My friends from OK Auto 4WD & Tire were there, and had a huge display, which included some of their normal array of kick-ass products from companies like American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), James Baroud, ARB, Pelican and many other great manufacturers.

But it wasn’t just about the products they brought, OK 4wd brought some of their amazing shop rigs setup for expedition travel, like the red JKUR and matching trailer.  The AEV Ram 2500 Concept, which made it’s debut at the 2013 SEMA Show was also in the house, with an array of new AEV products focused on Ram truck lineup…  

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Main Line Overland was also there with some pretty cool rigs.  In the coming months, I hope to learn more about the company, and the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival.  Stay tuned…

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For more information about what else was at the Great American Outdoor Show, like guns, knives and gear, check out this link.

 

Wheel Safe. Wheel Smart.  Have Fun.  Hope to see you on out on the trails.

 

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