BDS hit the road this past weekend for the 11th Annual Adams Jeep Jam hosted by BDS Distributor Adams Jeep of Maryland. This yearly event attracts past customers and Jeepers alike for a fun filled day out at the dealership. From car crushing action to the obstacle course, show-n-shine and tons of giveaways the event boasted tons of fun activities for the whole family. BDS reps Jeff and Bryce made it out for the day to hang out and talk to customers. More than 350 Jeeps and hundreds more spectators made it out for the event making it one of the best turn outs yet. The obstacle course stayed busy all day long as Jeepers brought their rides out for some fun trail riding. The PA Jeep Club brought out an RTI ramp and Adam’s had their ever popular car crush that brings in quite a crowd.
Bryce and Jeff had a great time at the event and wanted to give a big thanks to Chuck and the rest of the crew from Adams Jeep as well as to all the customers that stopped by to say hi. This is always a great event and the guys are already looking forward to next year’s Jam.
Come out and see BDS Suspension at the 11th Annual ETA Open House in Norfolk, VA on May 18th. This annual event hosted by BDS Distributor Eastern Truck & Accessories is their chance to give back to their customers while raising money for a great cause, the CF Foundation. Truck show-n-shine, charity auction, BBQ lunch, and appearances from monster truck drivers Dennis and Adam Anderson are in store for the one-day show. BDS president Steve Olmstead will be hanging out all day along with marketing rep Carter Reed so stop by to see them and take part in the event. For all the info, check out ETA’s website at ETA Open House.
Keith Wilson of Wilson’s Offroad in Fayetteville, NC is a long time BDS distributor who demands the best products for his and his customer’s vehicles. This past weekend we took a road trip down to Georgia to take part in the Trucks Gone Wild Pro Stadium Trucks Race at East Coast Off Road Park. Keith’s been running a BDS 4.5” short arm kit on Jeep XJ for a few year’s now and when he can find the time away from the shop can be found launching the mighty little XJ over jumps and pushing the limits. After a fierce battle for position Keith edged out the competition finishing 1st in his modded Jeep XJ against a fleet of capable race trucks.
Keith had this to say “This is the 5th time we have raced the 4.5 BDS suspension really hard and have yet to break it! Thanks so much BDS for your continued support, your product gives me the advantage.”
Congrats to Keith on the victory, keep up the great work on the track and in the shop!
Along the way, Jason hung out with Randy and the rest of the crew over at Street to Sand Offroad during the 2013 Reno Offroad Expo. This is the 6th year for the Reno expo, and turnout improves every year as more people hear about the event. S2S had a great booth with a number of SEMA worthy and magazine featured trucks on display, sand rails, side-by-sides and other cool rigs.
After driving all the way around the Great Basin, Jason ended up back in Salt Lake City, where he teamed up with Fat Bob’s Garage for their first annual open house at their new Layton, Utah location. Over 200 people came out in the rain to show off rigs from vintage Land Rovers and Scouts to the new JKs, Toyotas and competition rock buggies. Hotdogs, drinks, live music and a great raffle featuring BDS Giveaways topped off an event that included show-n-shine competition, RTI ramp and truck teeter totter challenge and best of all was a crawl drag race that was won with a time of 5 minutes and 56 seconds to crawl 100 feet!
Jason came back saying it was a great trip, he enjoyed meeting up with some of our amazing customers and checking out some of the most incredible scenery from around the country.
Another King of the Hammers is in the books and the guys from BDS are back home shaking the dust off, going on with stories of the and camaraderie and competition out in the lake bed. Mike Maloney and Jason Shellhaas headed out to Johnson Valley for the week long competition and came back with this to say:
…this event continues to expand and draw in larger crowds than ever before. The weather was all over the map and as motos, quads, Jeep, trucks, and buggies took to the terrain to be crowned the new King. In the main event on Friday the competition came down to the wire with 2-time winner Shannon Campbell nipping at the heels of eventual winners Randy and David Slawson.
In the Everyman challenge, BDS distributor Pacific Fabrication stepped up and ran one heck of a race, climbing his way to into 3rd place at one point with a 40 minute lead in the team’s Blazer Truggy. Kevin and the Pacific Fab crew eventually DNF’d a mile up the Mountain from Remote Pit 2a after nearly losing the the axle when the truss sheared.
It was great to meet so many of our west coast customers and spend time with the Off Road Warehouse crew, who were kind enough to host both our sales staff and a great new display of soon to be released for the JK Wrangler. Congratulations to all the competitors that took part in this year’s races, it was an awesome week out in the desert!
We heard from Michael Wang, owner of BATT Customs (Boys And Their Toys), a BDS-distributor out of Beijing, China about another crazy trip he took in his BDS 7” performance coil-over lift kit equipped Toyota Tundra. We get updates from him periodically from some of the places he explores. He’s had this truck for a number of years running the BDS 7” high clearance kit and recently upgraded to the Fox 2.5” coilovers. His most recent adventure took him and a friend (who also runs a BDS lift, 4.5” high clearance kit on his Tundra) from Beijing to Inner Mongolia and back again racking up more than 15,000 miles on each of the Tundras. Terrain was a mix of highway, rocky pathways, and muddy backcountry, with both Tundras coming out from the journey unscathed.