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Johnson Valley, CA – King of the Hammers. Hammertown vendor – February 2-11, 2023

2023 / JANUARY

Scottsdale, AZ – Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. Exhibitor – Booth P66; January 21-29, 2023



Indianapolis, IN – Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. Special thanks to our development partners at JRi Shocks for displaying the XT1 in their booth at the 2022 PRI Show. Our teams have worked together on the XT1 suspension since inception and the BLACKLAKE XT1 wouldn’t be as good as it is without JRi Shocks and their on-going passion and support for the project. PRI was a great opportunity for both teams to spend time together and for show attendees and buyers to see the XT1, the shocks, and the people responsible for the development in person.

Tuscon, AZ – On display at Crown Concepts

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2022 / OCTOBER

Upper Peninsula of Michigan – Fall Colors Tour with Shophouse Park founder and all-around-great-guy David Ollila. This adventure served as a pre-run for a future BLACKLAKE customer experience and a great way to check out the beautiful U.P. with an excellent guide. While many people think of the west-coast as the go-to place for big off-road trucks, Michigan is truly an amazing place to explore and has thousands of miles of technical trails ready to run. We’re proud to support Michigan and can’t wait to show it off to future BLACKLAKE owners!



Holly Oaks ORV Park, Holly, MI – Detroit 4Fest.


2022 / AUGUST

Pebble Beach, CA – McLaren Rally support vehicle and camera car.

Plymouth, MI – SEMA Garage Detroit Grand Opening display vehicle. Our team was proud to be selected by SEMA to display an XT1 at the Grand Opening of their newest SEMA Garage facility right here in the metro Detroit area. The SEMA Garage allows aftermarket and OEM’s alike to utilize state-of-the-art tools to develop new technologies, processes, parts, and EPA/CARB complaint calibrations. Our team utilized the SEMA Garage for 3D vehicle scanning, which we used to develop the new MY23+ Carbon Kevlar body for the newest XT1.


2022 / JULY

Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Mears, MI – Long Travel Round-Up Weekend

Stanton, MI – Midwest Dirt Fest

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Johnson Valley, CA – Official BLACKLAKE XT1 media event in Big Bear and Johnson Valley, CA. Final validation / buy-off ride for updated front suspension system, 37-inch tires, and Method Bead Grip wheels. High-speed whoops, big sand dune jumps, and rock crawling on the King of the Hammers course. Hosted media and YouTube personalities.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2022 / MAY

Detroit, MI – Government and Fleet Expo (GFX) & Conference at Huntington Place / Cobo.  Official release of Align-Lock product and display at the GFX show.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]2022 / APRIL

Mears, MI – Silver Lake State Park ORV Area – testing, evaluation, and photo shoot on the sand dunes at Silver Lake.

Detroit/Flint, MI – Continuing to refine on-road performance through real world driving, to provide the best balance of the tremendous off-road capabilities with everyday driving tuning of the shocks by way of the remote canister adjustments available.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]2022 / MARCH

Detroit, MI – First Align-Lock parts from pre-production and up-fit of development truck

Detroit, MI – XT1 displayed at Detroit Autorama at Huntington Place/Cobo Hall.  Thanks to Pfaff Designs and Murray Pfaff for the invite to join some of his other creations at the D-Lot booth.

Rosemont, IL – Chicago World of Wheels – joined our host Ernie’s Auto & Truck Center at their display.  Thank you to Ernie Vole, Jr and his team for welcoming us to Chicagoland and providing the opportunity to show the XT1 to another group of auto enthusiasts.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Middle East Business Development trip – assessing market potential and introducing our brand to the region, which included a Blacklake R&D booth at Custom Show Emirates, as well as an evaluation of Dubai desert environment during an afternoon of driving to gain an understanding of the local conditions.

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]2022 / FEBRUARY

Flint, MI – Full float rear axle design completed for production vehicles

Flint, MI – Development of Align-Lock kit from lessons learned testing in the extreme desert environment conditions, which created the need for a mechanism to maintain front-end alignment.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]2022 / JANUARY

Flint, MI – Design updates from Barstow testing and 2021 vehicle development lesson learned integrated into XT1 development truck.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]2021 / DECEMBER

Primm, NV – Mint 400 display thanks to BFGoodrich for invite to display at their hospitality tent.

Catheys Valley, CA – Suspension development, engineering and vehicle upgrades performed at Lanternmark Industries.

La Grange, CA – Testing at La Grange OHV Regional Park.

Barstow, CA – Continued suspension tuning and escalated off-road event testing at Stoddard Wells OHV Area.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]2021 / NOVEMBER

Las Vegas, NV – SEMA Show, Truck and Off-Road Association (TORA) featured vehicle.  One of 6 TORA vehicles featured at SEMA.


Catheys Valley, CA – design updates from launch event incorporated into XT1.  Thanks to Bryan Kudela and his team at Lanternmark for all the assistance.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]2021 / OCTOBER

Drummond Island, MI – Official BLACKLAKE XT1 launch event on Drummond Island, MI.

Fenton, MI – Local Flint- area reveal at Action Water Sports in Fenton, MI.  Thank you to our friends at Action for all the support in providing a great space for us to share the XT1 with local suppliers, partners, and supporters.[/vc_column_text][/gem_textbox][/vc_column][/vc_row]