Friday, January 09, 2009

Jesse James Reloads for stunts after bailing on racing in Off-Road events in Southern California

Jesse James, Mr. Sandra Bullock, has departed off-road racing by selling his Trophy Truck and dumping any thoughts of racing in Mexico or any other location in the off-road nation.

Press releases are now circulating news about the desert off-road race attempter, Jesse James new television try, about stunts. By stepping down to stunts, he gets paid up front and doesn't have to rely on his off-road race driving or 'build' lack of skills.

Rumors are saying James is in the market to buy another racing truck, but, those are only rumors. Until he shows up at the start line, will Baja Racing believe any of it. James is just another so-cal 'been there-done that' poser, who did finish the '2007 Baja 1000 and then pitched the rig that got him across the line. That's no way to treat a ride that treated a driver, so well. Unless, of course, you have no intention to return to the start line.

Funny, James just weeks ago bad mouthed desert racers saying the regional races were too small for him. He also made fun of those not racing in Baja Mexico any longer, since the thousands of murders have taken over Mexico. Now James has sunk to stunts. Times are tough, he's got to make a living somehow! At least he's got work and he doesn't have to rely on scamming for builds. Wheeeew, that's a relief!

"Motorcycle designer Jesse James leaves the Monster Garage for the daredevil world in Spike's upcoming Jesse James Is a Dead Man, a series showing him attempting the death-defying stunts he's always wanted to try.

The series is still in production, and James has already broken two ribs, chipped his elbow and has been set on fire, resulting in "blisters down my ass crack," James said.

"Life is only a one-lap race," said James, explaining his interest in the show. Stunts in the 10-episode show include racing off-road in the Baja 500 or driving a Nitro-powered motorcycle at more than 200 miles per hour.

Some of the stunts are so fast and so violent they can't be captured effectively on film so producers said some of the shows use CGI effects to demonstrate the effects on James' body.

James said he's been doing stunts as a hobby since he was about 6 years old, when he and a cousin jumped off the roof of his house.

Asked what his wife (Sandra Bullock) thinks about his stunt-filled series, he quipped she sends him off to his shoots with "Break a leg!"

The series debuts May 31 at 10 p.m. In response to questions, James and channel executives said the series will carry "do not do this at home" type advisories. James is executive producer of the show from his company, Payupsucker Productions."

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

DRC home of the big ripoff of off-roaders. Baja Racing News Investigates


Desert Racings' Crackheads strikes again!
Claims of off-road parts ripoffs happen everyday. But we found a jewel of a report from the actual worker who identified the parts and pointed out where the stolen parts were sold. No surprise, DRC perps again!

UPDATED! From one of the retailers burned by the 'fence', DRC, who is reportedly selling stolen off-road equipment:

"A copy of an e-mail I got from Sway-A-Way, Chris Ruh, titled "industry thieves". Some of you may have already dealt with or have been burned by these two, but for (any)one who haven't I think everyone should be aware of the kind of people these two are. If they approach you for anything, I would not give them the time of day. These people should be banned from the Off Road industry altogether! They took us for over $6000.00 and gave us every story in the book as to why they couldn't pay their bills. We even sent them to collections and they were un-able to squeeze any funds out of them... Watch out, if given the chance they will rip you off too!"

From the worker: "Which car are you looking for? There were two cars being built. The first for a gentlman named Tony who lives in newbury park CA, the second for a family who was on more of a budget so their car was all DOM and about 5in wider then the original design that i helped with. Tony dropped of a check in the neighborhood of 75k dollars for his car and continued to drop off more money as he upgraded parts, I was under the impression that he had refinanced his house and pulled all the money out so i definatley feel for this guy.

the other car for the family was all MIG welded and jesus christ were those welds horrible, Tonys car was supposed to be 100% TIG welded chromoly and it used TATUM alluminum upper and lower arms and TATUM alluminum uprights and bulkhead, TATUM hubs front and rear and rack, CBM LS1 with a mendi trans. his car also got 8 Sway a way shocks, 3.0 16in bypass shocks 2.5 C/o and i think the front used a 2.5 bypass with a 2.0 coil carrier. THEY SOLD ALL THESE SHOCKS TO (OTHERS) AND STILL OWE SAW OVER 6,000 DOLLARS! so to you guys that bought them you purchased stolen PROPERTY!!! the seats for tonys car were sold on here and DRC they were the PRP race style seats and black CROW harnesses, the BTR wheels that were on the car were sold on DRC because i was the one that mounted them and then had to dismount them again, WAJ.

The second all DOM MIG welded car was a bare chassis when i left. i think they pulled the motor out of tonys and mounted it in the second car to build motor mounts and trans mounts. too my knowlage this was all that was done to this car.

This work was being done by LIGHTNING industries a company that [name withheld at this time/investigative work underway] and a gentlman named chris started together, Chris seemed like a stand up guy and he did not handle funds, He and I designed the first chassis together but when he wanted to start using other companies products like the TATUM arms and bulkhead i just finished the main tube stuff and went on to my other projects. I TIG welded the main tube junctions on the car and was asked to finish weld the entire car but declined. thats when they found somone else to weld both chassis and like i said earlier i would not ride in them after seeing those welds.

I feel bad for your buddy and would like to clear my name that surrounds this shop and work, at the time everything seemed to be going on just fine but it all started to head south and I packed up and left. i dont know what chris is doing as he closed up his flooring business to build cars fulltime and now i dont know what hes doing.
heres some pics of Tonys chassis the first roller done, most if the parts were sold on DRC, the chassis is god knows where."

Desert racings crackheads affiliated with fuzzy thinking? Criminal activities and greed? All day long!

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"BLM El Centro office full of clowns!" DRIVE Racing, member says.


The Bureau of Land Management office in El Centro was disparaged this week when, a member of DRIVE Racing commented on the recent Plaster City race, in public. "They keep on making us jump through clown hoops!" The DRIVE Racing self described official went on, "the BLM in California, at the El Centro office is full of clowns. They have "lost" race maps that established race routes in California. They want us to pay for their own theft of the maps through service fees to survey new ones, race routes that have been raced for over ten years."

The member of DRIVE Racing went further, "the fees they are demanding from DRIVE to race is a shakedown, it's extortion, a criminal act of coercion and intimidation to stop the constitutionally guaranteed recreation on our California desert public lands."

When asked by Baja Racing News what does DRIVE want regarding these matters, he said, "the manager of the BLM office in El Centro should be in jail for abuse of discretion". "The BLM allowed the loss of the yuha recreation area desert racing maps, covered up the crime and now wants to extort the desert racing community to allow us to continue racing on OUR public lands".

The BLM office in El Centro was contacted for comments regarding the assertions in this story.

DRIVE wants FBI to investigate BLM office in El Centro story link.
Related Baja Racing story link.


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