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Rally offers big fun, big 4x4s

John SchroyerGlenwood Springs correspondent

On Saturday, four-wheel-drive vehicles will invade Glenwood Springs.Berthod Motors, which is holding its fourth annual 4×4 rally this weekend, expects more than 500 people from around the region, said Berthod spokesman Greg Hire.”Last year, it rained all weekend, and we still had three or four hundred people show up,” Hire said.Participants will be able to test their vehicles’ skills on an articulation ramp, a log obstacle course, a balance beam, and a boulder run, all of which push the limits of four-wheel-drive vehicles, and weed out the best of the bunch.”That’s definitely the funnest part, seeing what these vehicles can do,” said Hire, who added that the boulder run is new this year. The first year of the event, Hire said, they only had the articulation ramp. The year after that, they added the balance beam. Then came the log obstacle course.At the end of the day, prizes will be got to Best in Show and Best of Class, Hire said, as well as for smaller categories such as best articulation. Hire said that Best in Show usually has gone to a blue ’55 Willys Jeep, which is always a big hit with participants.Local sponsors have provided the prizes. High Country Four Wheelers’ chapter in Glenwood Springs will provide concessions.

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