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Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2014 Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association Family Fun Day

by Moses Ludel
2014 Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association Family Fun Day! 

On September 27, 2014, the N4WDA sponsored a Family Fun Day at the Sparks, Nevada 4Wheel Parts Store.  Despite the steady rain, a number of hardy four-wheelers proudly entered their 4x4s in the Show-N-Shine competition.  These are hardcore trail vehicles that often double as daily drivers.  No “trailer queens” here!  Northern Nevada four-wheelers have access to the Rubicon Trail and many other rough backcountry venues.  In this HD video, see how these no-frills 4x4s are set up for some of the hardest trails in the Far West!  

N4WDA 'Family Fun Day' and Show-N-Shine at the Sparks, Nevada 4Wheel Parts Store! 
'Show-N-Shine' trophies from Nevada Four-Wheel Drive Association

The Nevada Four Wheel Drive Association hosted a ‘Family Fun Day’ and Show-N-Shine that went undaunted by a steady rain.  At right, N4WDA President Larry Calkins presents Joe Dvorsky with a ‘1st Place Long Wheelbase 4×4’ division trophy for a hard trail equipped 1970 Scout 800 4×4.     

Grand Cherokee on the rockpile at 4Wheel Parts Store! 
Rockpile just like the Rubicon Trail at the 4Wheel Parts Store

On the rockpile at the 4Wheel Parts Store!  This Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee took on a challenge every bit as difficult as stretches of the Rubicon Trail—right here at the N4WDA ‘Family Fun Day’!  Fortunately, repair parts like a tie-rod end were available just across the parking lot at the 4Wheel Parts store.   

Justin Mosely's 1998 Jeep XJ Cherokee won Best Equipment award. 
Jeep Cherokee 4.0L with unique cowl air induction system!

Justin Mosely’s 1998 Jeep XJ Cherokee is a no nonsense trail rig.  Equipped for hardcore four-wheeling, the Jeep Cherokee took home both the ‘Best Equipment’ and ‘1st Place Short Wheelbase 4×4’ division trophies.  

Feeding a hungry crowd at the N4WDA Family Fun Day! 
Volunteerism is a hallmark of N4WDA and 4x4 local clubs.

Feeding a crowd is all part of Family Fun Day and a Show-N-Shine.  Volunteerism is a cornerstone of N4WDA events and projects.  The food fare was grilled hamburgers and hot dogs plus a choice of beverages.  

Jeep CJ-5 is representative of Nevada trail rigs! 
Family Fun Day included trail riders and favorite pets!

This clean Jeep CJ-5 4×4 is representative of northern Nevada’s quality trail rigs.  Along for the ride is a ‘family member’.  Craig, one of the judges of the Show-N-Shine, took a moment aside to say, “Hello!”

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