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    The maestro of ATV videos is at it again! Blake Shipman has released the trailer for his upcoming project “The ATV Movie.”

    This 88-second teaser (available below the jump) features ridiculous freestyle and motocross action – and we even see a Polaris Ranger RZR representing the side-by-side contingent.

    As we’ve stated before, Blake Shipman (BShipman Films) is as good as anybody at capturing fantastic ATV videos. “The ATV Movie” is scheduled to be released in September.

    We also included a second video which includes some more action from “The ATV Movie.” This one is all freestyle action and includes some epic slow-motion shots that we had to re-watch time and again. Enjoy!

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      We have a lot of respect for people who try to customize ATVs with parts they make themselves. Sure, they don’t always look very good and often don’t work very well, but the initiative to do it yourself is something we admire. The real go-getters, however, don’t settle for mere modifications…they actually build their own ATVs!

      We stumbled across a website that is offering plans and instructions for would-be engineers to build an ATV from the ground up. As you can see from the photos, this doesn’t look like any ATV from a major manufacturer, but it is a four-wheeled off-road vehicle with front and rear suspension and that counts in our book.

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        ATV race fans in North Carolina should be happy to know that a new race course will be unveiled this month in Kinston, N.C. on the Lenoir Country Fairgrounds.

        The news comes a year after a motocross track for dirt bikes debuted at the facility. The motocross track has a success and four races have been held their since it opened with two more scheduled to take place.

        Adding a track for ATV riders was the next logical step.

        “We’ve modified the existing demolition derby ring to accommodate demolition derbies, ATV racing, tractor pulls; we’re trying to make a multi-function area,” Brian Hussey of the Fair Association told ENCToday.com. “Most of the dirt was already there; we just moved it around and re-shaped it.”

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          Most of us who ride ATVs have tried to do something on a quad that we probably shouldn’t have. Sometimes we get lucky and all goes well, but other times we crash or get stuck or even get hurt. Usually it’s just a couple of friends that are around to see you get embarrassed, but sometimes – thanks to video cameras and the Internet – the whole world gets to watch you screw up again and again. This is one of those examples.

          The video starts off innocently enough – just a guy riding an ATV up a hill. As the climb continues, the front end of the ATV lifts off the ground and the rider scoots off the back and lands on his feet. While the rider is fortunately unhurt, we can’t say the same about his ATV. The quad starts to descend the hill, picking up speed and flipping uncontrollably. It’s shocking how fast it’s going and how high it flies it the air. It’s quite a sight to behold.

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            In a bid to attract ATV riders and their money to the area, the Northern Pennsylvania community of Northumberland County is looking into building a new ATV park.

            According to a report in the Daily Item
            , a county commissioner envisions the park providing a boom for the local economy as ATV riders stay at hotels, eat at restaurants and spend money in the area.

            “If we can do this in the next five years, the entire Valley would be booming,” Vinny Clausi tells the Daily Item. “This would be such a great thing to have.”

            Clausi sees the success of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails in southern West Virginia and thinks it can be replicated in Pennsylvania. The trails generate nearly $8 million every year and almost 45 businesses have opened since the park began operations in 2000.

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