2022 Sand Sports Super Show

UTVs take over Southern California’s OC Fairgrounds.

Attendees queued up to enter the Orange County Fair & Events Center grounds this past weekend for the 2022 Sand Sports Super Show.Serena McKnight

Last weekend the Orange County Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, California, hosted the 2022 Sand Sports Super Show. Major manufacturers such as Honda, Polaris, Can-Am, Yamaha, and Kawasaki displayed their newest UTVs and ATVs, and all manner of sand sports aftermarket companies showcased new products with towering displays and/or custom builds. Thousands of attendees roamed the property, weaving in and out of aisles of wheels, tires, whips, and audio systems. There were multiple shows at Fox Factory’s Proving Grounds, where spectators gathered to listen to the roaring engines of the trophy trucks and side-by-sides and get sprayed with flecks of shredded rubber as they watched the drivers do donuts and launch off ramps.

If you missed the show, we invite you to live vicariously through the image gallery below. Mark your calendars for next year because the event is already set for September 15–17, 2023.

As soon as you entered the Polaris area, you faced a Polaris RZR Pro R Ultimate dubbed the “Orion” build. It featured a slew of Polaris accessories such as a Lock & Ride half windshield, chase light, multi-passenger rear seat cargo box, rear cooler, and other OEM bits and bobs. Pro Armor supplied the build with new doors, a rear bumper, front and rear door bags, Halo beadlock wheels, and many other accessories.Serena McKnight
Bilstein partnered with Brian Deegan to create the rad gold UTV-specific shocks that were on display at the show.Serena McKnight
Visitors to the Ford booth could sit in the all-electric F-150 Lightning’s cab, check out the trunk space, and daydream of going electric.Serena McKnight
Instead of losing your voice screaming at your passengers over the engine noise, why not try a comm system that connects all riders wirelessly? Cardo has all manner of slick solutions.Serena McKnight
TMW Off-Road had this sweet build that looks like it could carry a duo of Storm Troopers.Serena McKnight
Green and gold just go so well together.Serena McKnight
Custom Lamborghini bronze paint dripped off this Pro R build. The six-light light bar is from Baja Designs, the “Elite” 4130 roll cage package is by ABF, and the sporty seats are from Simpson.Serena McKnight
We all need somebody to lean on.Serena McKnight
The all-new Kawasaki Teryx KRX4 1000 eS on its pedestal of logs.Serena McKnight
This KRX was also drawing guests’ attention.Serena McKnight
A close-up of Wilwood’s multi-piston caliper.Serena McKnight
Light bars of all sizes.Serena McKnight
King Shocks’ indoor display…Serena McKnight
…and the brand’s products applied to a Pro R.Serena McKnight
The two-seater Talon.Serena McKnight
The 2022 Honda Pioneer 520 has a base MSRP of $9,599.Serena McKnight
Bring the whole crew along—all six of them with the Honda Pioneer 1000-6 Deluxe Crew.Serena McKnight
Ethan Ebert and Jeff Proctor’s Honda Talon and Honda Ridgeline race machines.Serena McKnight
Kicker had enough bass cranking from its display that it registered on the Richter scale.Serena McKnight
A purple Polaris RZR in front of the Gator Wraps semi.Serena McKnight
Hostile Wheels’ had some prime real estate outside of the Hangar.Serena McKnight
Kids in attendance could check out models like the Polaris RZR 200 EFI at the show.Serena McKnight
The action at the Fox Factory’s Proving Grounds.Serena McKnight
The drivers knew how to draw a crowd.Serena McKnight
Can-Am had its latest models on display. A screen-printing setup toward the back allowed guests to pick their design and have it screen printed onto a T-shirt right then and there.Serena McKnight
Kyle Chaney’s race rig.Serena McKnight
Austin “AJ” Jones’ Maverick.Serena McKnight
Yamaha had everything from its production RMAX to Brock Heger’s YXZ.Serena McKnight
The limited-edition RMAX 1000.Serena McKnight
Robby Gordon and crew rolling out Speed UTV’s El Jefe.Serena McKnight
Dual screens inside the Speed UTV four-wheeler.Serena McKnight
Towers of tires.Serena McKnight
KCB’s display of radius arms, anti-sway links, and rear plates.Serena McKnight
Weddle Industries’ transaxle.Serena McKnight
If only all ice cream trucks were this cool.Serena McKnight
“OK, John, I got what I came here for. Let’s roll out.”Serena McKnight
This MTX machine looks like it is ready for any adventure. The crazier the better.Serena McKnight
A Moke for him and a Moke for her.Serena McKnight
What kid wouldn’t want to drive this custom Hisun?Serena McKnight
Why bring a camper and your toy when you could have a hybrid of both?Serena McKnight
Don’t forget to bring extra fuel.Serena McKnight
A cutaway displaying an internal gear of an idler at SuperATV’s booth.Serena McKnight
Save the date. Next year’s Sand Sports Super Show is already slated for September 15–17, 2023.Serena McKnight