The Recap & Excitement2012



MAY 2012

Event Statistics

  • 148 exhibitors
  • 85 classes, programs, films, demos
  • 65 presenters, instructors, and VIPs
  • 5000+ attendees from:26 U.S. states
  • 4 Canadian provinces
  • 20 countries
  • 5 continents
  • 1 subcontinent

Event Highlights

  • Checked more people in Thursday this year than we did Friday and Saturday last year.
  • Exceeded 5000 people total.  
  • Floated a Land Rover across a pond.
  • Largest driving course yet—expanded to 4 acres

What People Are Saying

From Exhibitors:

"Wanted to let you know that all of your very hard work on making this year’s OX an amazing success is so appreciated. The new venue was perfect; the turnout was exciting; and the fun I had seeing old friends and new had me bubbling over. I had a ball teaching my dehydrated cooking demo and was amazed that I kept my camp stove going for 50 minutes to bake an upside-down pineapple cake amidst Friday’s winds. The kids had so much fun meeting Jack and making other friends that I hardly even saw them. Thank you!"

~ Nicole Stavro Espinosa,

"Thank you so much for putting together such a great expo. We had a very good time. We are very much looking forward to next years expo! Thanks, again, for everything!"

~ Rick Russek, President/CEO, Bivouac Camping Trailers, LLC

From Attendees:

"I really would like to personally thank you and your crew for putting on one amazing event. I have wanted to attend this for a couple of years now and for my 50th birthday, my wife and I and our 2 dogs drove 1,600 miles round trip to attend your event. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves adventure travel. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the variety of vendors was outstanding. I will attend again. This was a BUCKET LISTER." 

~ Tony Mazone

"Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much we enjoyed the Expo this year.  The venue at Mormon Lake was fantastic! I would like to encourage you to use this venue again next year.  As a resident of Colorado I would like to see it a little closer to home, but I would gladly make the trip back to Flagstaff." 

~ Brian Stimitz

"Great show, will attend again next year."

~ Brian Griffiths

"I live here in the town of Mormon Lake, where the event was held, and belong to the local fire department as a captain/EMT. It was a complete joy having you here and from a public event standpoint, your organization is welcome back anytime!! Anyplace with the opportunity to help in hosting your event in their area should jump on it and roll out the red carpet."

~ Lorne Cargill, Mormon Lake Fire Department [Lorne: we'll be back in 2013!]

"Just wanted to let you know that I attended the Expo on Saturday and Sunday & was very, very impressed!!!! What a great event!!!"

~ Kevin Blomquist, Kane County, Utah

"Thanks for coming to Flagstaff. The event was excellent. Absolutely loved the movies and presentations. I hope Flagstaff worked well for you and your team. Please come back!"

~ Dave Moore [we will, Dave!]

"Congratulations on a very successful event. Well-done, as usual. I have written before and still feel this has the potential to be the biggest and best event(of any motorized rally) in the USA, heck maybe the world. Thank you for doing this."

~ Allen and Carol Naille

"I have been to the last three of your expos. Each year has been getting better. I always look forward to them. I like it in Flagstaff area for more places to camp. Thank you very much and see you next year."

~ Patrick Neveau


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Photo by Brett Willhelm, Willhelmn Visual Works

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