Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dealer Expo and other events wrapped up for the year

Unfortunately I was not able to attend Indy in person this year, especially since I'm not seeing much coverage other than the parties and girls from everyone else. I know there must have been a few ATVs and Side x Sides around! ;)

Funny I actually saw more coverage of ATVs from the World Ag Expo in California, including yet another Model One appearance. The World Ag Expo is a yearly event held at the Tulare County Fairgrounds with exhibitors of agriculture products, services and equipment. However recent years have seen an increasing presence from quad manufacturers and aftermarket companies that have a whole lot of value and versatility to offer farmers at relatively low costs.

Yamaha also announced a Hunter Conservation Sales Program along with giving away a Rhino 700 at the 30th Anniversary SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

And while I'm at it with all these events, you might as well know that Arctic Cat is planning to host the company's 2009 model ATV dealers meeting in Thief River Falls, birthplace of Arctic Cat, this June 2-14. The event is still being planned but is expected to draw as many as 2,500 visitors from across the U.S., Canada and overseas.