The United States Marine Corps would like to limit OHV use in Johnson Valley, but a dedicated group of offroaders called the Tin Benders 4×4 Club, whose membership includes families from around the country, hope to stop the Marine base expansion, and are donating funds to help ensure civilians can continue using the largest OHV area in the United States. The Tin Bender Jamboree attracted approximately 400 people and 110 Vehicles were officially registered for the event and therefore eligible for the free prize drawing. Roughly $10,000 was raised for the California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), which is leading the fight to save Johnson Valley as a premier destination for off-road motor sports events and family recreation. The Tin Benders $9,500 donation was pushed to $10,000 with a $500 donation from Mike Ruzicka who donated art work for the event T-Shirts.
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