San Diego-based Hot Products has acquired Beach House Sponsons . Beach House-founder Brian Bevan will remain in charge of the manufacturing of the popular aftermarket sponsons, but Hot Products will handle distribution and warranty coverage of the product.
PWC Included In Disney Thrill Show
Personal watercraft will make their way into a new stunt show planned for Disney World’s MGM Studios in 2005, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance .
The stunt show, which reportedly will feature cars, motorcycles, and PWC, will be a featured attraction in MGM’s redesigned back lot area, and will provide audiences with a glimpse into how filmmakers develop and film Hollywood stunt sequences.
Riva Makes History
Riva Yamaha recently was featured on the History Channel’s “Guts and Bolts .” The show, which first aired Oct.27 and will be repeated several times throughout November, featured a visit to Riva’s Performance Center for an in-depth look at PWC performance products.
In addition, on-water testing was conducted on a Rive-modified Yamaha GP1300R. Check local listings for show times.
HAVASU RETAINS WORLD FINALS
After much speculation in the press, the International Jet Sports Boating Association said that it has retained Lake Havasu City’s Desert Steel Motorsports to produce the IJSBA World Finals in both 2004 and 2005.
The organization recently wrapped up the 22nd running of this international event with renewed support from the city of Lake Havasu. In fact, LHC Mayor Robert Whelan proclaimed the week of Oct. 5-12, 2003, as “IJSBA World Finals Week” in Havasu, and issued a special proclamation recognizing the IJSBA’s contributions to the “betterment” of Lake Havasu City.
TEAM ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Havasu 300 Team Endurance National Championship will be held in Lake Havasu City, Ariz, on Dec. 6, 2003, according to an announcement by Bullett Racing .
Based at the Crazy Horse Campgrounds , the same site as the IJSBA World Finals, the event allows riders to team up to complete 300 miles worth of laps on the Colorado River.
Runabout teams consist of two racers, while stand-up teams are comprised of three riders.
TICKET SALES UP, ROOM STAYS DOWN
Ticket sales for the recent IJSBA World Finals were up, but apparently not all those race goers stayed in hotels. According to Dick Elewaut , president of the Lake Havasu City Hotel/Motel Association , business was down roughly 25% over the same period last year.
Informal polls of race fans indicate that many were discouraged with the increase in hotel room rates during the finals week, opting instead for house and condo.
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