2008 Regional Rallies

Three rallies were held in 2008. One for each region. Be sure to check out the video at the bottom of the page.

2008 Western Regional Rally

When: June 19-21, 2008

Where: Mesquite, Nevada

Rally Headquarters: Casablanca Resort

 

Rally Leader: Spencer "Wolfman" Marsing

Rally Co Leader: Scott "CactusJack" Hanks

 

 

Written by Scott "CactusJack" Hanks

 

The 2008 Western Rally was one of the first rallies held by The Vulcan Bagger Association (then known as KawaNOW).

It was held in Mesquite, NV – about 90 miles NE of Las Vegas. Although some of us arrived on June 18, the majority of attendees didn’t start arriving until the 19th. On the morning of the 19th, those that were there took a short ride to Virgin River Gorge, in Arizona.

This is a narrow, rocky canyon blasted through the rocks along I-15 with lots of sweeping curves.

We then returned to the hotel for an afternoon of drinking and visiting. That evening, we ate at the steakhouse in the Casablanca Resort, the base hotel.

 

The next morning after breakfast, we gathered for a group photo of 28 (if I remember right) Nomads all lined up in a row. We then set off for Zion National Park in Utah. It was about an hour’s ride to the entrance to the park, and we rode from the South Entrance to the East Entrance and then turned around and retraced our path. Once out of the park, it was early afternoon and it was blazing hot. Part of the group split off and took a side trip to Kolob Reservoir, while the others beelined it back to Mesquite in 118° afternoon heat. The Virgin River Gorge was like a blast furnace and the heat was reflecting off the rock canyon walls. Once back at the hotel, some went swimming, some took naps, and others went to the bar. We enjoyed dinner at the Oasis resort.

 

The next morning we had breakfast, said our goodbyes, and went our separate ways home. As one of the first rallies, it could have been a little better organized, but we learned what and what not to do in future rallies. We had a good time and started many friendships that continue to this day.

2008 Western Rally Brochure

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For more pictures of the rally click here.

 

2008 Eastern Regional Rally

When: June 19-22, 2008

Where: Elkins, West Virginia

Rally Headquarters: Super 8 Hotel

Rally Leader: Nancy "Unwind" Johnson
Rally Co-Leader: Amy "Kawgirl" Neal

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For more pictures of the rally click here.

2008 Central Regional Rally

When: June 26-29, 2008

Where: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Rally Headquarters: Riders Rest Motel


Rally Leader: Kevin "Bluetongue" Runnels
Rally Co-Leader: Lawrence "LW" Sellers

2008 Central Rally Brochure

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For more pictures of the rally click here.

Video of all three rallies.