Wonder Warthog Racing: Swine, Swine, Everywhere a Swine

— An Epic Adventure

Sung to the tune of “Signs”
as recorded by The Five Man Electrical Band in 1971

Warning — this is a LOOOOOONG read.   But in our humble opinion, worth the effort.   Enjoy!!!

Team Warthog, the non-profit privateer support program being managed by Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) , has completed its first season and now is the time to reflect on the past and ponder the future.

First, let’s see what it’s going to take to make 2005 an unforgettable year before we look back on what we have accomplished together during the last year for our great sport and the noble privateers.

The link below contains the 2005 Team Warthog Sponsorship Prospectus .   It is a tour de force in moto mania and has been formatted as both Microsoft Word 2000 document and as an Adobe Acrobat PDF for your viewing pleasure.   DOWNLOAD and READ!!!   Not tonight, not tomorrow, not next week but NOW!!!   In this manuscript we have outlined our plans for next season . . . but it can only happen with YOUR help today.  

Both versions are linked right off our home page at:
http://www.wonderwarthogracing.com

If you’re antsy, you can download directly from here:

MS Word 2000 doc:
http://www.wonderwarthogracing.com/Team%20Warthog%202005.doc

Adobe Acrobat PDF:
http://www.wonderwarthogracing.com/Team%20Warthog%202005.pdf

If the full version is a bit too much to read right now, here’s a quick summary of the programs we’re trying to do for 2005:

(1) SX Privateer Evening Payout Program
(2) SX Most Improved Privateer Program – Weekly
(3) MX Privateer Main Gate Payout Program
(4) MX Most Improved Privateer Program – 125cc Class – Weekly
(5) MX Most Improved Privateer Program – 250cc Class – Weekly
(6) Women’s Motocross Association Privateer Entry Payout Program
(7) WMA Most Improved Privateer Program – Weekly
(8) Team Warthog Privateer Internship Program – SX Series
(9) Team Warthog Privateer Internship Program – National Series
These programs will require approximately $300k in funding.

Programs 1 & 2 are guaranteed; the rest are at the mercy of potential primary and other sponsors; however, the management at WWR is confident we’ll get what we need. Here’s why:

A snapshot of Primary Sponsorship value :

What you will get as a Primary Sponsor of the 2005 Team Warthog program:

  • We will thank and acknowledge you or your company in our weekly press release .
  • As part of the monthly and weekly Wonder Warthog Racing radio show segments on Pitpassradio.com and DMXSRadio.com .
  • As a Primary Sponsor, you will get great placement on the Team Warthog Mobile Marketing Unit . WWR has teamed up with our good friend and renowned photohound, Steve “TFS Bruhn.   Steve will be driving his 40 ft motor coach with our new 19 ft trailer to every SX and National event.   Think of all the eyeballs staring at your logo as TFS rambles on down the road.   All primary program sponsors committed by December 1st, 2004 will have a very visible logo on the 20ft Team Warthog trailer in what will ultimately be an impressive display of privateer support.   We plan on having the TFS mobile and the Team Warthog unit parked as a giant behemoth in a prime pit area — the entrance of the privateer pits.   It will be Privateer Central and it will be very, very coooooool!!!   As a Primary Sponsor, you will get constant recognitionespecially with an inflatable Wonder Warthog affixed to the roof of the Team Warthog Mobile Marketing Unit, drawing both the eyeballs and curiosity of most that pass by.
  • You or your company will be mentioned when appropriate during interviews or other media interactions .
  • Primary Sponsors will be included in all Team Warthog media advertising .
  • We will accept the sponsorship check from a sponsor representative at a Supercross and/or National event. This ceremony will be shown live to several thousand fans.
  • Checks used to pay awards to privateers for many of the programs will be made by using audience visible methods, such as the use of oversize checks.
  • We will highlight you or your company as a Primary Sponsor in conjunction with the program you are sponsoring on the WWR website .
  • Motonews.com has agreed to do a feature article on each Primary Sponsor.
  • All Primary Sponsors committed by December 1st, 2004 will have their logos included on a special edition Team Warthog t-shirt .
  • Primary Sponsors will be allowed to use the exclusive wording and/or Team Warthog logo inscribed with “Primary Sponsor of Team Warthog Privateer Support Programs
  • We will continue to promote the philosophy that consumers should support the companies that support the privateers.
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making motocross a better sport .

But don’t forget to read the entire spiel for all the WWR news that’s fit to print. And feel free to pass the prospectus around to anybody or anything that might want to get involved.   The more the merrier!!!

November is officially Team Warthog Primary Sponsor Month .   December will be the month we work on revving up our smaller sponsorship programs.   Let’s all work together over the next few months to fill the Team Warthog coffers.   You’ll be glad you did!!

And don’t forget, we love all of you; but we happen to love the privateers and sponsors just a tiny little bit more . . . and swine love is fine love !!! — so that’s why we adore Engine Ice High-Performance Coolant ( www.engineice.cc ), and Clear Channel Entertainment ( www.supercross.cc.com ) — they are already signed up and gung-ho for next season.

And hey, we don’t want to forget things we need for the coming season that we want to trade for primary sponsorship recognition: Graphics for the Motorcoach/Trailer combo, the inflatable Wonder Warthog to place on top of the trailer at the races (10 — 15 feet), and 2000 special edition Team Warthog sponsor t-shirts .

Enough already about our plans for next year.   Here’s a quick update of what’s happened since the last WWR press release:

Look at the last page of the prospectus and you’ll see the winners of the:

First Annual Team Warthog Top Ten Special Recognition Awards
(also known as the “We Wouldn’t Be Here Without Them Awards)

These awards go to individuals and/or organizations that have gone so far beyond the call of duty, our heads are still spinning.  

What do they get??   A big fat wet kiss from the face that sunk a thousand ships (the Wonder Warthog himself ) and eternal rewards TBD .

The big winners are:

KIRK BOECKER
STEVE “TFS BRUHN
RICKY CARMICHAEL
DAVEY COOMBS
CHRIS LANTZ
MARTY MOATES
SCOTT TAYLOR
KEITH WILLIAMS
BRAD ZIMMERMAN
CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT
NATIONAL PROMOTERS GROUP

The contribution of these individuals and organizations is really amazing.   Thanks to all of you.   And if you didn’t make the list, know in your heart that we genuinely appreciated everything everyone did for the program this past year.

We finally held the drawing for the winner of the Bob Hannah Bike Raffle. The Hurricane himself did the deed at the US Open and selected:

REED TARVER
Of Oklahoma

Reed bought the winning ticket at Southwick while he was in MA on a work assignment.   Congratulations to Reed and a big Warthog kiss to all of you who supported the raffle through your generous ticket purchases and donations at the Nationals.   Together we raised just about $7,000!!!

You should have been backstage before the drawing and seen the look on Hannah’s face when he met the Warthog for the first time!   Scott was in full regalia and it was hard to tell whether Bob was awestruck or dumbfounded by the madness that is Wonder Warthog. He-he-he-he!

Special thanks go to Greg Primm and Rick Doughty of The Primm MX Collection (www.primmxcollection.com) for their generous donation of Bob’s bike, and to Bob himself for being a such good sport.

The NPG (www.mxnationals.com) and Tim Cotter deserve big kudos for accommodating the raffle program and much appreciation goes to www.Bikesellerz.com for hauling the raffle material around all season.   And let’s not forget the AMA (www.amaprocracing.com) and Steve Whitelock , they put up with our shenanigans all year long.  

Thanks go out to the dozens of volunteers that made the raffle possible. It was a long, hard process but you guys made it happen.   The iron man of the bunch was Keith Williams , who acted as the fearless leader and participated in seven nationals!!   Keith, may your eternal rewards be plentiful.   Steven Jewell and Buel Sears also did a bunch of the raffles.   Thanks for being committed to the privateers and Team Warthog.   Finally, how about a hand for Chuck Harken , the raffle dictator?? It got to be quite a circus at times and Chuck was always game for whatever we threw at him.

Now for the last few tidbits of WWR stuff.

The WWR met Gilbert Shelton, the famous cartoonist and creator of the Wonder Warthog character, at the Motocross des Nations in Holland last month and all had a great time.   We presented Gilbert with a load of WWR swag and he gave us something really special — a watercolor he painted just for us of the Wonder Warthog tearing up the track.   I think that was the first time Wonder Warthog had been back on a bike since 1973, so it represented a comeback of sorts.   All we can say is   — WOW!!!   Muchos gracias.   You can see this work of art on the cover of the WWR 2005 Prospectus.

We also had the pleasure of getting to know Marc DeReuver ( www.marcdereuver.com ) during the week prior to the MXdN, where he and his teammates finished a close runner-up to Stefan Everts and his Belgian countrymen.   Marc gave Everts all he could handle and eveong>CHRIS LANTZ
MARTY MOATES
SCOTT TAYLOR
KEITH WILLIAMS
BRAD ZIMMERMAN
CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT
NATIONAL PROMOTERS GROUP

The contribution of these individuals and organizations is really amazing.   Thanks to all of you.   And if you didn’t make the list, know in your heart that we genuinely appreciated everything everyone did for the program this past year.

We finally held the drawing for the winner of the Bob Hannah Bike Raffle. The Hurricane himself did the deed at the US Open and selected:

REED TARVER
Of Oklahoma

Reed bought the winning ticket at Southwick while he was in MA on a work assignment.   Congratulations to Reed and a big Warthog kiss to all of you who supported the raffle through your generous ticket purchases and donations at the Nationals.   Together we raised just about $7,000!!!

You should have been backstage before the drawing and seen the look on Hannah’s face when he met the Warthog for the first time!   Scott was in full regalia and it was hard to tell whether Bob was awestruck or dumbfounded by the madness that is Wonder Warthog. He-he-he-he!

Special thanks go to Greg Primm and Rick Doughty of The Primm MX Collection (www.primmxcollection.com) for their generous donation of Bob’s bike, and to Bob himself for being a such good sport.

The NPG (www.mxnationals.com) and Tim Cotter deserve big kudos for accommodating the raffle program and much appreciation goes to www.Bikesellerz.com for hauling the raffle material around all season.   And let’s not forget the AMA (www.amaprocracing.com) and Steve Whitelock , they put up with our shenanigans all year long.  

Thanks go out to the dozens of volunteers that made the raffle possible. It was a long, hard process but you guys made it happen.   The iron man of the bunch was Keith Williams , who acted as the fearless leader and participated in seven nationals!!   Keith, may your eternal rewards be plentiful.   Steven Jewell and Buel Sears also did a bunch of the raffles.   Thanks for being committed to the privateers and Team Warthog.   Finally, how about a hand for Chuck Harken , the raffle dictator?? It got to be quite a circus at times and Chuck was always game for whatever we threw at him.

Now for the last few tidbits of WWR stuff.

The WWR met Gilbert Shelton, the famous cartoonist and creator of the Wonder Warthog character, at the Motocross des Nations in Holland last month and all had a great time.   We presented Gilbert with a load of WWR swag and he gave us something really special — a watercolor he painted just for us of the Wonder Warthog tearing up the track.   I think that was the first time Wonder Warthog had been back on a bike since 1973, so it represented a comeback of sorts.   All we can say is   — WOW!!!   Muchos gracias.   You can see this work of art on the cover of the WWR 2005 Prospectus.

We also had the pleasure of getting to know Marc DeReuver ( www.marcdereuver.com ) during the week prior to the MXdN, where he and his teammates finished a close runner-up to Stefan Everts and his Belgian countrymen.   Marc gave Everts all he could handle and everyone else a clinic on sand riding techniques.   On the Wed prior to the MXdN, Marc rode for Wonder Warthog Racing in the MXdT (Motocross des Teams) event.   How cool was that? Very!!   And then he nearly burned himself alive the next night at the karting event, where he was sporting the WW jersey/cape combo.   Unfortunately, the cape was flapping on the motor and melted in front of our eyes!!!   Luckily, the guys at Rider Apparel (www.riderapparel.com) made the cape out of a flame-resistant material or it could have been a real disaster — We would have been running for the hills if we turned Holland’s number one MX dude into a crispy critter . . .

Unfortunately, Marc was seriously injured recently in his home country of The Netherlands.   We at WWR are heartbroken by this bad news and wish him a speedy and full recovery.   He is definitely one hep cat and can ride like a bat out of hell.   You can say hi to Marc by leaving him a note in his guestbook at www.marcdereuver.com/guestbook.htm

MXdN cool stuff continued — Our very spirited friend (and we mean that in more ways than one) from Ireland, Andrew Keery , insisted on donating 50 euros to the Team Warthog cause.   He is now immortalized as the first person from the old world to put cold, hard cash on the table for the Team Warthog privateers.   Thanks a lot Andrew!!!   That’s a load of beer money you threw at us and we appreciate it.

The Euros are a happening bunch and we look forward to reuniting with all of our wonderful new European friends next year in Ernee, France.   Hopefully we’ll bring a few American riders along with us!

What else?? Well WWR fielded a team for the recent Langtown mini moto event put on by Bobby Langin and company.   What a great time we had with our privateer friends Vincent Blair (www.blairmx.com) and Tommy Harrison flying the WW cape.   Vincent led the entire 50cc main on a Joker Machine rocket (www.jokermachine.com) until the second to the last corner, where he bobbled.   Well Vincent, second place is darn good and we’re proud of you.  

The amazing Tommy Harrison rode the wheels off the handsome but ill-fated and under powered Wartcicle in the 150 class.   He gave it everything he had to make WWR look good and led his heats for several laps before his untrusty stead gave up the ghost.   We’d like to thank James Bond (no, not that James Bond!!) for literally giving us the brakes off his bike.   You see, the TTR 125 that is the Wartcicle busted a brake lever in the first heat.   And JK Bond, as he is better known, had the only other TTR in town.   After explaining our plight, Mr. Bond happily let us do a parts switch-a-roo.   Alas, his moto was right before Tommy’s second moto, so as you can imagine, it was quite a circus.   We at WWR definitely have an attitude of gratitude towards Tommy, Vincent, JK, and Joker Machine.

And we would be remiss in not mentioning our good friends over at Decal Works Ron Joynt (www.decalmx.com) and the gang worked their tails off to get us some nifty Team Warthog stickers for the MXdN (which the Euros loved and were run by at least 10 bikes in the MXdN finals) and the Wonder Warthog number plates for Langtown.   We were always last minute with Ron and friends and they responded every time.   Highly recommended!!!

Shop Talk — As the newly appointed Chief Altruistic Officer of Team Warthog, Scott Kandel’s sole role is to focus on the not-ffor-profit aspect of WWR while Steve Bauer has been named President of Wonder Warthog Enterprises .   We still expect Steve to spend the majority of his time on Team Warthog matters for the foreseeable future.   Scott, his lovely wife Dawn , brother Jon and Mr. Bauer will be at most if not all of the races this year.   Stop by and see them at their trailer in the privateer section of the pits!!

WWR expresses its gratitude to their charter primary sponsors , Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant (www.engineice.cc), Allsport Dynamics (www.allsportdynamics.com), OGIO ( www.ogio.com ), Clear Channel Entertainment (www.supercross.cc.com), “Supercross: The Movie (www.tagentertainment.com), The Road 2 Recovery ( www.road2recovery.com), Primm MX Collection (www.primmmxcollection.com), Mike Yost (www.celticcomp.com), and the many enthusiast level sponsors and other contributors who’ve stepped up to support our efforts.

We couldn’t have done any of it without the acceptance and help of our friends at both Clear Channel Entertainment and AMA Pro Racing in integrating WWR’s ideas with their existing package of programs designed to benefit the privateer.

Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) is a unique company formed to better the sport of motocross.   WWR is comprised of two distinct entities:   Team Warthog, created to conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at the privateers; and Wonder Warthog Enterprises (WWE), which is focused on merchandise and entertainment products such as video games and cartoon incarnations based on the Wonder Warthog comic book character. A   portion of WWE revenues are earmarked for Team Warthog funding.

Holy crap — was that a long press release or what?

For more information go to www.wonderwarthogracing.com, or e-mail them at:

scott@wonderwarthogracing.com
steve@wonderwarthogracing.com

ne else a clinic on sand riding techniques.   On the Wed prior to the MXdN, Marc rode for Wonder Warthog Racing in the MXdT (Motocross des Teams) event.   How cool was that? Very!!   And then he nearly burned himself alive the next night at the karting event, where he was sporting the WW jersey/cape combo.   Unfortunately, the cape was flapping on the motor and melted in front of our eyes!!!   Luckily, the guys at Rider Apparel (www.riderapparel.com) made the cape out of a flame-resistant material or it could have been a real disaster — We would have been running for the hills if we turned Holland’s number one MX dude into a crispy critter . . .

Unfortunately, Marc was seriously injured recently in his home country of The Netherlands.   We at WWR are heartbroken by this bad news and wish him a speedy and full recovery.   He is definitely one hep cat and can ride like a bat out of hell.   You can say hi to Marc by leaving him a note in his guestbook at www.marcdereuver.com/guestbook.htm

MXdN cool stuff continued — Our very spirited friend (and we mean that in more ways than one) from Ireland, Andrew Keery , insisted on donating 50 euros to the Team Warthog cause.   He is now immortalized as the first person from the old world to put cold, hard cash on the table for the Team Warthog privateers.   Thanks a lot Andrew!!!   That’s a load of beer money you threw at us and we appreciate it.

The Euros are a happening bunch and we look forward to reuniting with all of our wonderful new European friends next year in Ernee, France.   Hopefully we’ll bring a few American riders along with us!

What else?? Well WWR fielded a team for the recent Langtown mini moto event put on by Bobby Langin and company.   What a great time we had with our privateer friends Vincent Blair (www.blairmx.com) and Tommy Harrison flying the WW cape.   Vincent led the entire 50cc main on a Joker Machine rocket (www.jokermachine.com) until the second to the last corner, where he bobbled.   Well Vincent, second place is darn good and we’re proud of you.  

The amazing Tommy Harrison rode the wheels off the handsome but ill-fated and under powered Wartcicle in the 150 class.   He gave it everything he had to make WWR look good and led his heats for several laps before his untrusty stead gave up the ghost.   We’d like to thank James Bond (no, not that James Bond!!) for literally giving us the brakes off his bike.   You see, the TTR 125 that is the Wartcicle busted a brake lever in the first heat.   And JK Bond, as he is better known, had the only other TTR in town.   After explaining our plight, Mr. Bond happily let us do a parts switch-a-roo.   Alas, his moto was right before Tommy’s second moto, so as you can imagine, it was quite a circus.   We at WWR definitely have an attitude of gratitude towards Tommy, Vincent, JK, and Joker Machine.

And we would be remiss in not mentioning our good friends over at Decal Works Ron Joynt (www.decalmx.com) and the gang worked their tails off to get us some nifty Team Warthog stickers for the MXdN (which the Euros loved and were run by at least 10 bikes in the MXdN finals) and the Wonder Warthog number plates for Langtown.   We were always last minute with Ron and friends and they responded every time.   Highly recommended!!!

Shop Talk — As the newly appointed Chief Altruistic Officer of Team Warthog, Scott Kandel’s sole role is to focus on the not-for-profit aspect of WWR while Steve Bauer has been named President of Wonder Warthog Enterprises .   We still expect Steve to spend the majority of his time on Team Warthog matters for the foreseeable future.   Scott, his lovely wife Dawn , brother Jon and Mr. Bauer will be at most if not all of the races this year.   Stop by and see them at their trailer in the privateer section of the pits!!

WWR expresses its gratitude to their charter primary sponsors , Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant (www.engineice.cc), Allsport Dynamics (www.allsportdynamics.com), OGIO ( www.ogio.com ), Clear Channel Entertainment (www.supercross.cc.com), “Supercross: The Movie (www.tagentertainment.com), The Road 2 Recovery ( www.road2recovery.com), Primm MX Collection (www.primmmxcollection.com), Mike Yost (www.celticcomp.com), and the many enthusiast level sponsors and other contributors who’ve stepped up to support our efforts.

We couldn’t have done any of it without the acceptance and help of our friends at both Clear Channel Entertainment and AMA Pro Racing in integrating WWR’s ideas with their existing package of programs designed to benefit the privateer.

Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) is a unique company formed to better the sport of motocross.   WWR is comprised of two distinct entities:   Team Warthog, created to conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at the privateers; and Wonder Warthog Enterprises (WWE), which is focused on merchandise and entertainment products such as video games and cartoon incarnations based on the Wonder Warthog comic book character. A   portion of WWE revenues are earmarked for Team Warthog funding.

Holy crap — was that a long press release or what?

For more information go to www.wonderwarthogracing.com, or e-mail them at:

scott@wonderwarthogracing.com
steve@wonderwarthogracing.com

he not-for-profit aspect of WWR while Steve Bauer has been named President of Wonder Warthog Enterprises .   We still expect Steve to spend the majority of his time on Team Warthog matters for the foreseeable future.   Scott, his lovely wife Dawn , brother Jon and Mr. Bauer will be at most if not all of the races this year.   Stop by and see them at their trailer in the privateer section of the pits!!

WWR expresses its gratitude to their charter primary sponsors , Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant (www.engineice.cc), Allsport Dynamics (www.allsportdynamics.com), OGIO ( www.ogio.com ), Clear Channel Entertainment (www.supercross.cc.com), “Supercross: The Movie (www.tagentertainment.com), The Road 2 Recovery ( www.road2recovery.com), Primm MX Collection (www.primmmxcollection.com), Mike Yost (www.celticcomp.com), and the many enthusiast level sponsors and other contributors who’ve stepped up to support our efforts.

We couldn’t have done any of it without the acceptance and help of our friends at both Clear Channel Entertainment and AMA Pro Racing in integrating WWR’s ideas with their existing package of programs designed to benefit the privateer.

Wonder Warthog Racing (WWR) is a unique company formed to better the sport of motocross.   WWR is comprised of two distinct entities:   Team Warthog, created to conceptualize, fund, and execute meaningful programs aimed directly at the privateers; and Wonder Warthog Enterprises (WWE), which is focused on merchandise and entertainment products such as video games and cartoon incarnations based on the Wonder Warthog comic book character. A   portion of WWE revenues are earmarked for Team Warthog funding.

Holy crap — was that a long press release or what?

For more information go to www.wonderwarthogracing.com, or e-mail them at:

scott@wonderwarthogracing.com
steve@wonderwarthogracing.com