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Panamint Valley Days registration now open

Registration now open for Panamint Valley Days

Event is November 9-11

Bonnie Ferguson & Jeff Godde
Panamint Valley Days Co-Chairs

Wow – Panamint Valley Days is kind of right around the corner. Once summer is over, it’s time to start planning for our 33rd annual Panamint Valley Days. Come on out to this beautiful area featuring amazing sunrises and sunsets. The valley is ablaze with color.

This event is a fundraiser for Cal4Wheel. All funds raised go to support the daily operations of the association, as well as fund our natural resource consultants (John and Jeff), to help with conservation projects and the education of the public in the proper use of our beautiful outdoors and to keep our land open for all to enjoy.

There will be a good variety of runs to choose from, ranging from scenic, historic to hardcore four-wheeling and everything in between. There will be a run board listing all the runs and their description at base camp. You make the decision as to which run to go on. The Gear Grinders from Ridgecrest oversee the runs and their members can help you choose the run that’s right for you and your vehicle.

Panamint Valley Days will be November 9-11, 2018

Find out more | Register

Jim Bramham is inducted into the Off-Road Hall of Fame
Jim Bramham selected
for the Off-Road Hall of Fame

He is a Cal4Wheel past president and long-time volunteer

From the Off-Road Hall of Fame

Reno, NV – The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) welcomes inductees Jim Bramham, Johnny Campbell, Mark McMillin, Robbie Pierce, Ed Robinson and Cameron Steele as the Class of 2018.

The six new inductees will join 87 current members of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. The new members will be formally inducted on October 29 at the ORMHOF 2018 Induction & Awards Ceremony presented by Ford at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The event is open to the public and tickets are on sale now. For more information visit the Hall of Fame website at Order tickets by going to this link.

Jim was inducted in the Pioneer – Advocate category in recognition of his more than thirty years of off-road advocacy work, from his early years as a volunteer to the presidency of the California Four Wheel Drive Association, along with many roles in between.

During his decades-long relationship with Cal4Wheel, which continues to this day, Jim has served the association as event chair, board of directors’ member, and natural resource consultant.

Congratulations, Jim!

Buying insurance for your event from Cal4Wheel?
Read this

All requests for insurance for state and club events need to be in Cal4Wheel’s Sacramento office by the middle of August. We go to bid in September and insurance is funded in October. Please contact the office with your event dates in writing.

The office may be reached at (916) 381-8300 or send an email to

Registration deadline for Trek is July 28

The registration deadline for Sierra Trek is July 28, so get yours done now! After the deadline, registration will be available for trail runs at full price, but will not include any meals. On-site registration will also be allowed for trail runs only (at full price), but will not include any meals. No meals will be available for purchase on-site.


Win this Jeep!

Order your tickets now for a chance to win a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

This year’s Win-A-Jeep project will feature the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL, which will be customized by MetalCloak and accessorized with donations from our sponsors. Tickets are still only $5 each!

Go to this link to order your tickets. REMEMBER: your cart total will always be zero because we cannot charge for the tickets ahead of time.

District meetings coming up

Everyone is invited to our quarterly district meetings, which are coming up this month.

North – July 21 in Upper Lakes at the Bachelor Valley Grange. Hosted by the Mendocino 4×4 Club. Bring your rig! The meeting starts at 9AM. Lunch will be provided, then we will take a trail ride into the forest. Camping is available. Contact Sean at (707) 354-4351 or to RSVP or for more information.

Central – July 21, 36601 Millwood Dr., Woodlake. Hosted by the High Sierra 4WD Club. The meeting starts at 10AM, with a barbecue lunch. Contact Steve at for info.

South – July 28 at the Bass Pro Shop in Rancho Cucamonga. Contact Alan at (502) 379-1029 or for info.

Register for Sierra Trek
August 9-12
Register for the High Sierra Poker Run
August 31-September 3
Register for Operation Desert Fun
October 19-20

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