We were fortunate in receiving a call from the President of ACORA, Mike Bishop, to come check out the, opening soon, Azusa Canyon Off-Road Park located in the San Gabriel Canyon Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. Mike and several others (including some lead board members) have been involved in developing and building this park. They are building a great full-size obstacle course to test the crawling capabilities of a rig and the driver’s skills in navigating over them. We were able to extend our invite to a couple other friends, John Rocha and Cody Waggoner, and we made plans to meet in the parking lot at the park. As we arrived on-site we noticed that you could see the obstacle course from the parking area which makes for a sweet spot for spectators to watch the action. We met up with Mike and he gave us the grand tour of the already designed obstacles, telling us about each one and its intended purpose and level of difficulty. As we walked around we really started to get a feel for the size and challenge that some of these obstacles were going to present. After the walking tour we jumped in our rigs and put them to the test. We had a lot of fun on the course with our rigs and then later with our Axial rigs. We were even able to meet a couple new Axial fans that just happened to be at the park that day. Mike Bishop and crew are really working hard on something good and we are honored to be able to get a firsthand look at the Azusa Canyon Off-Road Park. We will be seeing more of Mike in the future.
Art and Andrew Plascencia of Baldwin Park at Azusa Canyon Offroad Park. These guys just happen to be out visiting the park as the father has handed down the Toyota FourRunner [red truck in the background] to his son and out for some local off-road fun. Andrew brought out his Axial SCX10 Honcho as well!