2013 ICON Vehicle Dynamics
Tour by SMC Events
Looking to have some fun with your Raptor? Join us in the summer of 2013 as we embark on an incredible adventure, both on road and off. SMC Events has a history of delivering adrenaline filled events mixed with the fun and comfort of good times with good friends; both new and old. This is the best of both worlds – a vacation which provides daring thrills during the days and relaxing company at night. ICON Vehicle Dynamics is proud to be apart of an epic first time event that will be sure to deliver. Get in on this
We think that the Ford Raptor is as close to the perfect daily driver as you can get, yet most events only focus on it’s off-road prowess and completely overlook what a great touring vehicle it can be. We will address both aspects with our Raptor Extremes Tour.
Starting off below sea level in the inhospitable deserts of southern California we will wind our way to the mountains of Colorado and the highest road in the United States – and we will have a great time along the way! This event is limited to 30 trucks.
Fine print and legal mumbo-jumbo:
You are a grown up and as such you and only you are responsible for yourself. No one else takes any responsibility for your safety, well-being, happiness, self-esteem or your feelings so bring your big boy pants! What this means for you is that SMC Events, all our sponsors, affiliates and other participants of this tour will be held harmless for your choices and corresponding actions. We may be driving off-road. Please use good judgment and sound decision making for ALL aspects of this tour. You may be asked to leave the group at any time for driving under the influence, reckless and/or obnoxious behavior or other reasons determined to be detrimental to the tour, group or other individual participants. This tour is rain or shine.
Refunds: Requests for refunds will be honored before May 1st, 2013 minus a $25 service fee. There will be NO refunds issued after May 1st, 2013.
Waiver: Yep – you will be required to sign a waiver before the tour begins
All lodging and most meals are included. See official schedule (below) for full details. Please note that all aspects of the schedule are subject to change.
Night 1: Furnace Creek Resort, Death Valley, CA – Dinner included
Day 1: Death Valley to Mt. Charleston Lodge – Lunch included
Mt. Charleston Lodge to Red Rocks Resort, Las Vegas, NV – Dinner on your own
Day 2: Vegas to Zion, UT – Lunch included @ Zion Pizza & Noodle Co.
Zion to Torrey, UT Days Inn – Dinner included @ Rim Rock Restaurant
Day 3: Torrey to Blanding, UT – Lunch included @ Homestead Steak House
Blanding, UT to Hampton Inn Moab, UT – Dinner included @ Cowboy Grill
Day 4: Moab Free day! Lunch on your own
Moab to Hampton Inn Glenwood Springs, CO – Dinner included @ Riveria
Day 5: Glenwodd Springs to Leadville, CO – Lunch on your own
Leadville to Holiday Inn Frisco, CO – Dinner included @ catered Sporting News Grill
Day 6: Frisco to Mt. Evans, CO
Mt Evans to Idaho Springs, CO – Lunch included @ Tommyknockers
OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY
Idaho Springs to Hampton Inn Canon City, CO – Dinner at Pizza Madness on your own
Day 7: Royal Gorge Bridge and adventure park.
Sunday June 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM MDT
Saturday July 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM MDT
- Furnace Creek Resort, Death Valley, CA
- Las Vegas, NV
- Torrey, UT
- Moab, UT
- Glenwood Springs, CO
- Frisco, CO
- Canon City, CO
Click here to Register
Since the companies inception, ICON Vehicle Dynamics has been committed to supporting the grass roots racers. We will continue in 2013 with supporting the Lucas Oil Regional Series – Socal with shock and technical service support. We will offer shock tuning and rebuild service on ICON Vehicle Dynamics shocks at the track, and be there on race day to lend a hand.
Take some time and go check out great racing and something you could get involved in. There is affordable racing for all levels of skill from beginner to pro. Lucas Oil really does a great job with a class act program for these racers that are trying to get there feet wet. This is where the the short course racing career starts and your future pro’s are made.
ICON Texas Raptor Run 2013 is a Premier Baja Raptor Adventure by Treypal Events
In 2012 the Texas Raptor Run was the largest organized gathering of Ford Raptor Trucks to embrace in off road fun at a place called Texana Ranch in Blackwell Texas. This event was created for you to not only get seat time off road behind hind the wheel of your truck, but embrace the many enthusiast and manufacturers of the Raptor Nation, all to have a great time doing it. This year we are proud to be named the title sponsor and look forward to making the ICON Vehicle Dynamics Texas Raptor Run 2013 the largest of road Ford Raptor gathering to date. ICON will also be putting up some great prizes for the Raffle along with many other Manufacturers in the Industry producing Ford Raptor aftermarket accessories. Below are some further details and a link to the ICON Texas Raptor Run website. Don’t be stuck sitting at home wishing you went, plan now and come join in, to find out what your Raptor is made of.
Important Link for the ICON Texas Raptor Run
Here is a brief overview of TRR13
The 2013 Texas Raptor Run returns to the Texana Ranch, with its 43 mile desert loop and beautiful pit grounds, it is the perfect place to host TRR. Swimming pool, exotic animals to see, a shop to get your parts installed, and RV hook ups to boot. Did I mention 43 mile track? We are adding a shower trailer with 6 stalls, bringing the total to 8 showers available for use.
The event starts Thursday at 2 PM with registration, followed by a kick-off pit party at 7 PM. The track will be open all day Friday and Saturday. As well as a half day Sunday.
Where: Texana Ranch outside of Bronte Texas. If you google maps Texana Ranch it will actually come up. RV Hookups are available, camping at the ranch is free.
Cost: $250 for the weekend plus a $10 grounds fee paid directly to Ross Creek Trail Riders. $25 for a 30 amp hookup and $40 for a 50 amp. Camping is free. Active Duty Military is $175. Register and pay online before March 18th and receive a custom TRR13 CravenSpeed Stubby Antenna!
What’s Included: Driver and Co-Driver T Shirt, 2 Tickets to BBQ dinner, Driver Bag. Additional shirts will be available for purchase.
Raffle: Raffle tickets will be for sale $5 each, all proceeds going to Frontline2FinishLine. Our sponsors and vendors have donated some great prizes for the raffle.
1. DOT Approved Helmet.
2. First aid kit.
3. Fire extinguisher.
4. Food and beverages for the weekend. Food vendor will be on site
Thursday April 18:
2 PM Registration
7 PM Pit Party
Friday April 19:
8 AM Driver Meeting
9 AM – 12 AM Track Open
Saturday April 20:
8 AM Driver Meeting
9 AM-12 AM Track Open
6 PM BBQ Dinner
7 PM Tour of Exotics
Sunday April 21:
9 AM – 2 PM Track Open
2 PM Shooting Range Open
Official Threads on FordRaptorForum.com
Just a few days before Christmas ICON Vehicle Dynamics had the pleasure of spending some time in the desert near Barstow, CA with the CEO of Azunia Tequila – Jim Riley. Jim is not only an experienced businessman, but also a seasoned offroad racer with a large number of accomplishments in the SNORE, SCORE, and Best in the Desert racing series. In the last few years Riley has managed to leave his mark on both the world of fine spirits and offroad racing by sticking to one of his favorite quotes, “What you believe is what you achieve”. While he is obviously a believer in success, Jim also brings a sense of adventure and fun to just about everything he is involved with.
When we pulled off the highway and into the dirt we were pleasantly surprised to find that Jim had not only brought out his ICON Vehicle Dynamics-equipped Ford Raptor to play, but his Trophylite R8 race truck as well. Our original goal was to take a few photos of “Azunia Jim’s” daily driver – a 2011 SuperCab – and get Riley’s opinion of how the ICON Vehicle Dynamics 3.0 Suspension System was holding up after a fair amount of on and offroad use. While we couldn’t help but notice the Trophylite in all of its glory, we decided we would stick around to snap some shots of the race truck as well.
After shooting some photos of Jim and his crew having some fun in his Ford Raptor (which features products from ICON Vehicle Dynamics, SDHQ Offroad, General Tire, Method Race Wheels, and Rigid Industries) the 450 horsepower Azunia Tequila R8 was prepped and ready to put in some testing time out in the desert. After turning a few miles in the truck to make sure all was well, Jim invited us to jump in the passenger seat of the Azunia Tequila Trophylite R8. We just couldn’t resist, so after suiting up and strapping in Jim put the hammer down and we were off into the rough stuff. By the first few corners and whooped-out sections of desert, Riley’s driving ability left us comfortable, confident, and able to simply enjoy the ride and the sound of that roaring Ford Racing engine. When the time came to get out of the vehicle, it was clear that Riley and the Azunia R8 had made true believers out of us – Trophylite is something you HAVE to try at least once in your life!
Jim has got to be one of the friendliest, most down-to-Earth guys in offroad racing. Whether it’s a taste of 100% Weber blue agave Azunia Tequila or a co-dog seat in a Trophylite R8, Riley is always open to share his experiences with almost anyone he comes across. If you happen to spot him out and about promoting Azunia Tequila or putting in work at the offroad races make sure to stop and say hi, you’ll be glad you did!