Compton, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
4 Wheel Parts, industry-leading retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for off-roading, will sponsor the inaugural Mint 400 Off-Road Vehicle Parade in Las Vegas. On March 20, off-road race vehicles will take part in a procession to celebrate General Tire’s Mint 300 presented by Polaris. This marks the first time in history that off-roaders vehicles will be showcased as they make their way down Las Vegas Boulevard. 2013 Mint 400 Grand Marshall KJ Howe will be joined by race founders Mel Larson and Norm Johnson.
The event pays tribute to the rich tradition of past Fremont Street processions. “Team 4 Wheel Parts is extremely proud to be involved in the inaugural parade and I was honored to take part in the Fremont Street ones years ago,” says Eric Heiden, 4 Wheel Parts Jeepspeed racer. Heiden has been racing the Mint since the mid-80s and says it’s great to see the parade tradition revived.
Parade participants are a portion of the field of over 250 entries competing Saturday, March 23rd at The Great American Off-Road Race outside of Las Vegas. The Mint 400 has a renowned reputation as the greatest off-road desert race in North America where racers require nerves of steel and fender flares. In 1967, Norm Johnson founded the Mint 400 Off-Road Rally in an attempt to get the Mint Hotel on the map. After a 20 year hiatus, the annual desert race was re-imagined in 2008 to the delight of off-road enthusiasts.
On Wednesday, March 20 at 3:15 p.m. the 4 Wheel Parts Mint 400 Off-Road Vehicle Parade will get underway at Circus Circus Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and travel three miles south en route to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Hussong’s Cantina will host the official Mint 400 Kick-Off Party after the festive procession.
About 4 Wheel Parts: 4 Wheel Parts is a retailer and service provider specializing in aftermarket parts for off-road and 4x4 enthusiasts. With 59 locations nationwide, 4 Wheel Parts supplements its retail centers with a robust mail-order and e-commerce distribution network to serve customers around the country and around the world. 4 Wheel Parts carries a large inventory of truck and Jeep parts, including Smittybilt gear, tonneau covers, Jeep clothing, and more.