Enthusiasts Rally Around Rhinos in Southern
Thousands Gather in Glamis to Celebrate the
Yamaha Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour
CYPRESS, Calif. – March 26, 2009 – Thousands
of off-road enthusiasts flocked to the Imperial
Sand Dunes Recreation Area, commonly known as “Glamis,”
in Southern California this past weekend (March
20-23) to celebrate one of their favorite past
times with family and friends at the Yamaha
Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour.
The event, officially named the Rhino Rally at
the Dune Tour presented by Yamaha, attracted
approximately 1,800 registered attendees and
their families and friends. By the end of
the weekend, approximately 4,500 people had
participated in some part of the event and
brought Yamaha Rhino Side-by-Side vehicles, ATVs
and other off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from
California, Arizona, Utah and farther all to
enjoy a weekend of activities in Glamis, the
Mecca of U.S. sand dunes.
“The Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour was a great
success, and we were excited to see so many of
our customers enjoying Glamis with their family
and friends,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS
group marketing manager. “This event is a
great opportunity for Yamaha to show our
appreciation to our customers and to spend some
time with them doing what we all love to do --
ride, relax and spend some time in the outdoors.
The Dune Tour did an outstanding job with all of
the activities, and we’re already looking
forward to the next Rhino Rally.”
The 2009 Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour presented
by Yamaha was produced by PGI Media.
Here’s a look at the event by the numbers:
- Approximately 1,800 people registered for the
event with approximately 4,500 participating in
the different event activities throughout the
- Six hundred and thirty scavenger hunt cards were
returned from people who completed all six
- More than $20,000 worth of raffle prizes were
- Nineteen people participated in the karaoke
contest for the all-new Yamaha EF2000iS
Generator Grand Prize.
- Fourteen Rhinos entered the “Yamaha Rhino” Class
Show and Shine.
- Three hundred people attended the Drive in Movie
on Friday night.
- More than 100 kids participated in the Easter
Egg Hunt and one lucky winner took home the
Yamaha Kids Power Quad grand prize.
- More than 1,000 people enjoyed the Dune Tour
lunch under or around the Yamaha tent.
- Approximately 80 people participated in the
Yamaha demo rides on Rhino 700 FI SxS vehicles
and Grizzly 700 FI EPS, Grizzly 550 FI EPS,
Raptor 250 and YFZ450R ATVs.
- Five trailer loads of trash were collected.
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About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
(YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes
the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and
Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding
product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard
motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats,
outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories,
apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through
a nationwide network of more than 4,000 dealers
in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its
incorporation in 1977, YMUS also has facilities
in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations
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