ABOUT PISTON’S WILD MOTORSPORTS
Piston’s Wild Motorsports was established in February 2007 and was accepted into Region 3 of the Pacific Northwest 4-Wheel Drive Association shortly thereafter. At that time, we were just 3 members strong with lofty goals and impossible dreams. It has been a long and winding journey to get to today, but we are pleased to announce that we now have 29 active family memberships, 11 honorary members and an ever-increasing influx of applicants in the process of becoming active club members. We are pleased to mention that we also have some of the best partner clubs and industry sponsors that a club could possibly hope for – we could not accomplish any of our projects without their unwavering support. With all of that in our corner – our club goals are quickly becoming accomplishments and our dreams are morphing into reality…
We choose to introduce ourselves as a new breed of club, not just interested in 4×4’s, dirt bikes, ATV’s or snowmobiles – but, rather, we love all forms of motor sports equally and strive for involvement with a well-rounded schedule of activities for all of our members and guests to enjoy. This part of the country is a long way from Detroit or even Indianapolis, but our love of piston driven power is as strong as anywhere!
Our club motto is: “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming . . . WOW – What a Wild Ride! ”
When necessary, we get involved with government agencies to ensure that all outdoor motor sports will still be accessible for many years to come right here in the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 10 years, we have been working closely with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources – Pacific Cascade Region, in regards to opening 4×4 trails in the Yacolt Burn State Forest as well as improving the overall recreation experience for all motorized sports enthusiasts.
After many years of political shenanigans and wading through red tape, we began construction in May 2014 of what will be 75+ miles of motorized recreation trails in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. We feel confident that progress will continue towards the effort of the Yacolt Burn ORV Trails becoming a destination of choice for 4-wheeler’s as well as ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest. We do hope you will consider joining us for a work party in the near future to help build trails in one of the most incredible landscapes in southwest Washington.
We have also built a solid history of trails stewardship in the Tillamook State forest in Northwest Oregon. We have adopted the University Fire Power trail – funding, fabricating and installing gatekeepers to protect the integrity of the trail during the most extreme of winter months. We have also partnered with the Oregon Department of Forestry to present our “Life is a Journey” 4×4 Poker Run event held annually in late June.
Thank you in advance for your consideration of our club and we look forward to an opportunity to meet you at a club meeting or our favorite place – out on the trails…