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2018 Sand Sports Super Show
OC Fair and Event Center
Costa Mesa, CA
Sept 14th – 16th

Thousands off off-road enthusiasts ventured to the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California September 14th – 16th for the annual Sand Sports Super Show. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the event, its success continues to stand firm growing larger each year. Since the rise of UTVs, the Sand Sports Super Show has transformed from predominately sand rails to primarily side by sides. The shift in the off-road industry is a good indicator of the growth and success of the UTV market.

Wheel Pros Sand Sports Super Show

The event boasts over 300 vendors with many aftermarket UTV parts and accessory companies displaying their latest products. For stores like us, it was great to check out what’s new in the industry and what’s in demand. Plus, it’s a great way to touch base with many of our vendors. For most event attendees, it’s a great way to pick up some discounted parts and gear, plus tons of free swag from their favorite UTV brands. 

Rugged Radios Rugged 32

When it comes to customized UTV builds, you bring your A game to the Sand Show. From clean and tasteful to extremely over the top, the level of UTV builds were top notch and the sheer amount was unbelievable; it seemed like just about everyone brought a bad ass SxS to the show.

CAT Off-Road Build Sand Sports Super Show

You never know what else you’ll see at the show. From a helicopter to extreme off-road rigs, there’s always some pretty unique stuff to check out as well.

Polaris Sand Sports Super Show

Several OEMs like Polaris, Can-Am, Yamaha, Textron and Honda were present showing off some their own builds as well as their latest UTV models.

Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S

Polaris brought out a few of their newly debuted RZR XP 4 Turbo S units to display, they also encouraged attendees to sign up at their booth to win a new Polaris RZR RS1 and get a free RZR t-shirt.

Textron Plinko

Along with a fleet of decked out Wildcat XX units, Textron showcased their newly debuted Wildcat XX LTD. Textron also had a huge wall of plinko built into their booth; giving prizes to visiting attendees.

Yamaha Sand Sports

Not only did Yamaha have their machines on display, they showcased a new Weller Racing YXZ 1000 R along with a sweet YXZ build of their own.

Can Am Sand Sports Super Show

Can-Am teamed up with Monster Energy for one serious booth featuring many Maverick X3 racecars. Can-Am also had the newly debuted Maverick Sport on display as well.

Monster Energy Girls Sand Sports Super Show

Monster Energy had a big set up with many attractive Monster girls greeting fans, let’s just say they didn’t have to twist our arm for us to swing in for an energy drink!

Marc Burnett X3

Pro off-road racer Marc Burnett’s X3 was at the Can-Am / Monster Energy booth amongst many others; we actually ran into Marc just before the show, he couldn’t have been nicer.

Katie V Sand Sports Super Show

There were many other pro UTV racers attending the event as well, we ran into another one of our favorites Katie Vernola. 

Nikola NZT Sand Sports Super Show

Nikola was back with their new NZT electric UTV. Offering demo rides at the show, attendees got the chance to hop in the 590 HP electric side by side for a ride along on a really cool short course.

Kids Sand Sport Super Show

Aside from checking out all the UTV stuff, the Sand Sports Super Show offered even more to attendees, including a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, D.J. entertainment, an MX Enduro cross and even a vendor scavenger hunt to participate in for some really great prizes.

Crowd 2018 Sand Sports Super Show

All in all, the Sand Sports Super Show was a huge success; we really enjoyed catching up with our vendors at the show. It was great to check out some of the new SxS products, plus scout for new vendors to offer more parts and accessories at If you like new UTV technology, sick builds, free gear and downright having fun, we encourage you to put this event on your to do list and join us next year for the 2019 Sand Sports Super Show.

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