EVENTS & MESSAGES

This section will be used for All Terrain Vehicle news, events
rides, shows and general announcements concerning ATVs.

The format will be a simple by date listing.
Everyone is welcome to send the information to me at the email listed at the bottom of this page.
Keep in mind this not for general sales from dealers but special EVENTS are welcome!

Note there are Four sections on this page:

SHOWS-------------RIDES-----------PLACES TO RIDE---------GENERAL NOTICES
Scrow down to find them all!



 




SHOWS

A note from ROUTE6x6 about these shows:
Check ahead to make sure these shows
are open to the public







RIDES Listed in order by date of event


LEO’S 5th Annual 6x6 Ledge Adventure


JULY 24-25-26-27 2008
LEO’S 5th Annual 6x6 & 8x8 Off-Road Ledge Adventure
Join The Largest Gathering of 6x6 and 8x8!

UPDATE ABOUT THE RIDE

Ledge Adventure Jamboree 2008

Leo’s Argo held their 5th annual Ledge Adventure Jamboree on the extended weekend of July 24th through 27th. There were over 70 machines and 50 families in attendance. Riders came from as far away as Arizona to participate.

As you would expect, there were quite a few Argos and Maxes there but there were quite many others too. Attex was nicely represented with about 8 examples on hand (with half of those converted to springers using a newly available kit). There was a Hustler 980, a Scrambler, a Trail Boss and a Terra Jet. In addition to seeing these rare classics, we all got to see some new entries into the 6x6 market. There was an example of a Hoot and two Mudd-Ox(en), both vehicles exhibiting their impressive capabilities on the trails and in the water.
The terrain had something to offer everyone and their machines. There were sand dunes, mud, wooded trails with mountain climbing and trees to slalom. There were long expanses of dirt road for the races to test their speed limits on. There was a huge quarry filled with water and an access ramp that made for a great play area for all the machines. Night rides went on each night and the trails were open all day long as well. There was a dice run on Saturday and a pig roast/BBQ Saturday night. A volleyball court was occupied all weekend and there was a bonfire each night that everyone gathered around to share their day’s experiences. If you were on the fence about going this year, I assure you that you will not be disappointed if you decide to go to the next one.

Thanks to Leo, his family and staff for putting on such an enjoyable 6x6 event again.

PHOTO SET 1

PHOTO SET 2

PHOTO SET 3

And thanks to George Morrish for sending in this story and photos

 

 

Below are Stories and PHOTO of 2006 ride

Obsessed with having fun!
The group of amphibious ATV riders that attended the 3rd Ledges Adventure was! The Ledges Adventure ride was sponsored by us; Orr’s All Season Vehicles, Inc., along with one of our Ohio dealers; Leo’s All Season Vehicles, with the help of Ontario Drive & Gear.
The four day event took place on about 1400 acres at a privately owned old gravel pit in Garretsville, Ohio. It had everything from sand dunes, muddy trails, a river crossing and a lake. We had 68 vehicles show up. Ranging from Argo & Max models new and old. The new Argo Fuel Injected 31 HP Avenger made an impressive appearance. Also had one Terra Tiger, very nicely restored by Mark. Even an old Sierra Trail Boss brought in by Ramona and Kevin Griffin. I forgot to mention the Red 650cc 6x6 built by the Orr boys for fun.
We lost count of the riders but I know there were over 170 ranging in age of 2 to 68! From IN, OH, KY, NY, NJ, IL, PA, MI, & Canada.
The highlight was on Saturday. We had a dice run, a river challenge crossing, lunch at the lake, a hog roast upon returning along with a band and another night run.
Upon riding with my husband and another couple in our 8x8 Avenger through the muddy, muddy trails with slop flying everywhere, I thought to myself, this is a crazy sport, but we are having the time of our life doing it!
The best part was having our grown children with us, seeing them enjoy this sport with the new friends they made, along with other families doing the same.
Thanks to the size of most of the units you can take more then one person with you. You can enjoy this sport with your family and friends. If you did not have any friends with you when you came to the ride, you had about 100 plus when you left. What a fantastic group of riders to spend your vacation with! Everyone was helping one another when they got stuck. (Did I say the “S” word?) Even the young girls jumped in the river to help maneuver some of the stuck vehicles! It was a show just watching all the young drivers get through some of the worst conditions where the old guys couldn’t make it!
For anyone thinking about getting into this sport, don’t think twice! Just find an old or new 6x6 or 8x8 and go for it! Join the Fun!
Join the 6x6 Obsession!
See photos of the 2006 Ledges Adventure below: each photo link goes
to six photos each real size, enjoy

GO TO PHOTO GALLERY Action section to view PHOTOS


ORR’S HOT ROD 6X6.
What do you get when you mix the enthusiasm of 6x6 off-roading and restoring old muscle cars. Well, you end up with a Hot Rod 6x6 like the Orr boys did.
Gregg Orr Sr. along with his boys Gregg Jr. 21 and Jim 17 has been enthusiast of both hobbies since they can remember.

One day while on Christmas break the guys were talking about taking a bad engine out of one of the old snowmobiles and putting it into a 6x6 unit of their own. The next day the project was started. No real reason for doing it other then just to experiment and to stay busy during the Indiana winter, but also knowing the Ledges ride was coming up and knowing how much fun it would be to run it there.

They had a blem lower body in stock that was salvaged for the lower haul. They ordered in an upper Bigfoot red body uncut, then gave it a look of its own by making the hood opening bigger and cutting different vent openings. The inside main framework started as a factory Bigfoot frame, but was modified to accept the Argo Avenger Transmission, homemade chain tensioners, fuel tanks, one man suspension seat, outboard steering, and cooling system.

For the power pack they used a 1988, 650cc twin cylinder Artic Cat engine that they had to rebuild. They used an Avenger transmission knowing it would withstand the 85 HP. They used the larger Avenger slotted brake disk but cut the single #60 drive sprockets out and welded in double #50 drive sprockets for better strength.
For the fuel cells, they ordered “Air Ride” air tanks, cut holes in the top to weld in Argo gas filler tubes. They had an old Kawasaki radiator and fan that was fitted into the rear area with cooling lines ran along the framework to the engine.
The steering levers were mounted on each side of the driver for comfort. These were made out of some old levers, but the frame work was made from the ground up.
For the exhaust, they had to cut down the old snowmobile exhaust and make it fit into the front body. They heat wrapped and ran the exhaust out the rear of the vehicle for a unique sound and look.
The suspension seat frame is that of a tractor, with a plastic bucket and cover added. Mom insisted on the new racing H- harness seat belt once the boys started telling her how fast this should go.
Wiring and gauge installation took some time, but everything works, thanks to Gregg Jr. and who is good with electrical components. They used the gauges from the snowmobile along with some of the vents. He even tapped the end of a shaft in order to hook up the speedometer.
They purchased some diamond plate to dress it up and to make a firewall that saved Gregg Jr.’s leg when an old belt blew apart while test driving. The belt was new, but it had been setting on the shelf so long when we got it in the original box it had a picture of an old 6x6 on it. I think the box is worth more then the belt, after looking at it closer it was pretty dry rotted and now in 3 pieces.

The axles, sprockets and bearings are stock Argo parts with bearing supports added to the front of the unit. The tires are by Goodyear. They used a stock Argo 6x6 roll bar for protection which proved to be useful on the last day of the Ledges Ride.
The wheelie bars were made from scrape parts.

A challenge has been experimenting with the belts, throttle and clutches along with getting the correct jets in the carburetor to allow this to run at full potential. Now it is only running about 48 MPH. The guys think it has the potential to run in the 60’s.

This was a great way for the guys to spend part of their winter, as it turned out to be a fun customized project. I am sure you will see it at other events, shows and off road parks running around. Anyone wanting to see this is welcome to visit our showroom in
Hamlet, Indiana.

GO TO PHOTO GALLERY Action section to view PHOTOS


 


 

SEPT 22 2007

The Annual CPATVA rodeo is coming up in September and they're hoping for a big turnout of amphibs this year. They always put on a well organized and well run event, and it never fails to be a blast for all. It's on September 22, 2007 at the Flat Run Speedway in Allport, PA. They've established a leisure riding area for the people waiting for their event or not competing in the Rodeo.

Wayne Yahn is the president of the CPATVA and he should be the best contact for the rodeo. wyahn@embarqmail.com

Here's the site with the flyers on it
and here's the site for the CPATVA
Thanks to Don Kinyon for sending info for us.

PHOTO FROM THIS EVENT

Here are some photos from this year CPATVA event. There were a half dozen machines in the “Amphib Class” with representatives from Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. It was great to see a pristine example of a Cushman Trackster show up and do so well in the in the mud bog event. Another highlight of the day was seeing (and hearing) an original Springer come to live after a 13 year hiatus. We really need to double the attendance at next year’s event. Any you folks out there care to commit for next year?   PHOTO SET Thanks  George Morrish

And More......
You've probably noticed the T-shirt my oldest son Bud was wearing. He tied for first overall in the amphibious class events, and didn't let me forget it all the way home. The attendance at the rodeo was less than I'd hoped, but we had a great time anyway, and there was plenty of mud to go around. Thanks for letting us promote the event on your site, and we'll try and get lots more riders next year! Take Care MORE PHOTOS Thanks to Don Kinyon

See VIDEO section for three clips from Don Kinyon


 

 




PLACES TO RIDE


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN KENTUCKY:

Kentucky Riders Club an excellent user group in the Kentucky area
mostly a 4x4 group, but 6x6's are welcome.

Daniel Boone National Forest Nathan McClure OHV Route
Daniel Boone National Forest Redbird Crest Trail
Daniel Boone National Forest Renfro OHV Route
Daniel Boone National Forest S-Tree OHV Route
Daniel Boone National Forest Turkey Foot OHV Route
Daniel Boone National Forest White Sulpher ATV Trail

 

Sharps ATV Range
Liberty, Kentucky

 

Land Between the Lakes/Turkey Bay
Western Kentucky
(270) 924-2000

 

Kentucky Outback Adventure Park
Briery Creek Rd & Buck Lick Branch Rd
Vanceburg, Kentucky 4117

 

Harlan County Kentucky
Evarts Kentucky 40828
606-837-3546




NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN MISSISSIPPI:

Recently found a new riding area in South Mississippi : Red Creek Off Road website.
It's within minutes of our gulf coast - beaches, fishing casinos etc.601-945-5055
Sent to us by Randy Clark

 


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN KANSAS:

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park (KRRP)
2051 130th Street
Mapleton, KS 66754
between Fort Scott and Prescott Kansas
GPS: N 037 57.464'', W 094 52.159'', 1,040 ft


 

NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN Penn

Paragon Adventure Park
598 Oak Ridge Road,
Hazleton, PA 18202
570-834-0550


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN North GEORGIA

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
North Georgia

 


 

 

NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN ILINOIS

Rockport Off Road Park
2 miles north of Jct. Hwy. 54 and 96. Just outside of Rockport.
RR 2 Box 173
Rockport, IL 62370


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN NEW YORK:

Sent to us by Greg Thropp. Information is posted on the Copper Ridge website



 

NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN Missouri

St. Joes State Park
Southeast Missouri


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN INDIANA:

Sent to us by Becky Orr of ORR'S ALL SEASON VEHICLES , All information
is posted on the REDBIRD website

Spurgeon Riding Area
Spurgeon Indiana


Haspin Acres
21208 Laurel Rd., Laurel Indiana 47024
765-698-2420

"Badlands" ORV Park
Western Indiana, about 30 minutes south west of Lafayette
3968 N. Xavier
Attica, IN 47918
Phone: (765) 762-2981
Fax: (765) 762-0519


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN TEXAS
Shiloh Ridge
East Texas (about 2 hours southeast of Dallas just outside of
Alto, TX)

Katemcy Rocks
Located in Central Texas ten miles north of Mason, Texas

Barnwell Mountain
Texas Trails Club
Located in East Texas about 2 hours east of Dallas


AGR Wheelin'' Ranch
about 90 minutes NW of Dallas
Backwoods Adventure Park, Inc. (140 acres)
Phone: (812)755-4964
Cost; $10.00 per day
Location: Go north on Hwy 135 from Salem to Kossuth turn left at the Kossuth sign,
follow signs that say Backwood''s from there.
Hours:10-6pm on Sat. and 1-6pm on Sun., other times by appointment.
Primitive camping available, no running water or electricity on site.

 


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN OHIO:

A great place to ride in OHIO
OAK TREE OFFROAD CLUB

 

Wayne National Forest - Monday Creek ORV Area
Wayne National Forest - Hanging Rock ORV Trails
Wayne National Forest - Pine Creek ATV Trail
Nelsonville, OH 45764
740-753-0101

Wellsville, Ohio
Wellsville, Ohio Its off Route 7, right on the Ohio river. About 2,500 acres of rideable land to access. Areas include creek beds, smooth hills, rough rocky hills, and some very very hairy hills, not for beginners!

 

Richland Furnace State Forest Area Trails
345 Allen Avenue
Chillicothe, OH 45601
740-774-1596

 

Maumee State Forest Area Trails
3390 County Road D
Swanton, Ohio 43558
419-822-3052

Perry State Forest APV Trails
6665 Cutler Lake Road
Blue Rock, Ohio 43720
740-674-4035

Pike State Forest Area Trails
334 Lapperrel Road
Latham, Ohio 45646-9722
740-493-2441

Dirt Country
Clermont County, Ohio


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN VIRGINIA area
ROUTE6x6 has just been informed that the famous
Hatfield McCoy Green Trail System has been opened up to our 6x6 and 8x8 machine
Check out their web site HERE
Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area
Lyburn, WV 25632
1-800-592-2217



NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN NORTH CAROLINA

Uwharrie OHV Area
Troy, North Carolina

Tellico OHV Area
between Tellico Plains, TN & Murphy, North Carolina


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN MASS

Savoy Mountain State Forest
Central Shaft Rd.,
Savoy (Rte. 116)
Florida, MA
413-663-8469

 




NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN TENNESSE:

Sent to us by Clay Cralle,This information is in the BlueRibbon news
letter. On private land no less! PHOTO

 

Wheelin'' in the Country
128 Anderson Creek Rd.
Summertown, Tennessee
931-964-3417

 

Hwy 130 Offroad
Hurricane Mills, Tennessee

 

Coal Creek OHV Park (Windrock)
Oliver Springs, Tennessee




NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN New Jersey

NORTH EAST
New Jersey Off Road Vehicle Park
PO Box 501
Chatsworth, NJ 08019-0501
(609)-726-0900


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN South Carolina

Gulches ORV Park

 


NEW OFF ROAD AREA IN Michgan
Genesee county, just outside of Flint is a county operated park strictly for off-road use. 200 acres for dirt bikes, quads, 6 & 8 wheelers & HUGE 4x4 trucks. Ford, GM, Jeep & Hummer have used this both for a testing ground & for filming commercials!!
Go to Genesee County Parks in any search engine or, type in Mounds ORV Park, as that is the name of it, offically.
Invite anyone who decides to come to contact me via email & I'll try to join them there!!
Art


 

 

 

 



GENERAL NOTICES


 

INFORMATION NEEDED

Sid Wallach, the founder of Recreatives Industries which makes the MAX 6-wheeler is completing a book on most or all of the companies who at one time or another made six-wheelers. He needs information on the following models. On some he has literature or pictures and on others no information at all. People may contact him at 1-800 255-2511 Ext 206 or EMAIL He would appreciate your help

I have two lists:
1) models for which I have some sort of literature, but no contact - that is no person with whom I can discuss the history of the atv model.

2) a list of models for which I have nothing but a name and maybe a city.

Models for which I have literature

Aqua Terra - Brooklyn NY
Avenger - Grand Rapids MI
Bazoo - Orillia ON
Chaparral - Denver CO
Swamp Fox - Ames IA
Kadoo - Iola KS
Karou - Drummondville PQ
Kougar Kat- Pontiac MI
Muscateer - Forest Lake MN
Bob-Cat - Edmonton AB
Penguin - Port Washington WI
Privateer - United Kingdom
Pug - Mississippi
Roughrider - Elmira ON
Sidewinder - St. Charles IL
Skipper - Tillsonburg ON
Sofare - Columbia City IN
Stalker - Elkhart IN Starcraft - Topeka IN
Trackster -
Cushman Motors Vamoose - Vermillion AB
Wedge - New Holland, Lebanon OH
Models for which I have nothing

Beaver - Toronto ON
Busse - Randolph WI
Crocodile - Ralston NE
Eagle - Ft Dodge IA
FastCat - Santa Ana CA
Gip Sea - Goanna -
Australia Hawk-
Powerdyne Kid - LTV Aerospace - Tyler TX
Lobo - Courtland ON
Lockley ASV - New Castle PA
Mini Brute - Sheboygan Falls MI
Moto Brousse - Alma PQ
Multimobile - Mississauga ON
Nanuk - Quebec
Pac Trac - Anaheim CA
Passe Partout - Quebec
Playcat - Drummondville PQ
Ram Jet Renegade - Great Falls MT
Ridgerunner - Minneapolis MN
Scat - Wolcott NY
Solo - Germany
Sears/Sportster
Terrastar - Lockheed Ontario CA
Tracker - Norwalk OH
Wolverine - Newport Beach CA

Thanks Sidney Wallach


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