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DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE
  • 2021 / OCTOBER
  • Drummond Island, MI – Official XT1 launch event at 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2022 / JANUARY
  • Flint, MI – Design updates from Barstow testing and 2021 vehicle development lesson learned integrated into XT1 development truck.
  • 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.
  • 2022 / MARCH
  • First Align-Lock parts from pre-production and upfit 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.
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – second stop on our Middle East Business Development trip, looking to gain insight into market potential and customer enthusiasm for the XT1.
  • 2022 / APRIL
  • Mears, MI – Silver Lake State Park ORV Area – testing, evaluation and photo shoot on the sand dunes at Silver Lake.
  • Detroit/Flint area – 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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.  Visit us at Booth 731 and experience the benefits of Align-Lock on our interactive display. 
  • 2022 / JUNE
  • San Francisco, CA – Longtail Rally start.  One of our XT1s will serve as the camera truck for the Longtail 2022 Spring supercar rally, which starts in San Francisco, winding its way through Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, ending in Scottsdale, AZ. 
  • Johnson Valley, CA – truck evaluation and fine tuning.  West Coast Media event.
  • West Coast Media event and film truck of Longtail Rally.
  • 2022 / JULY 
  • Flint, MI – First Customer trucks go into production