The Club was started in 1985 by Frenchie La Chance and Marc La Fontaine both of Ramona. They met when Frenchie was Hi Desert chairman for CA4WDC. When the event was over they found a meeting place and called some of their 4X4 friends to start the club. The Club was started with the direction to be a fun club. Within a year the club had over a dozen members and the Club with Marc as Chairman of Hi-Desert Round-up for 1986 made a name for it's self. The club has had a maximum limit of 25 families and generally is 18 to 25 families. We have had people come and go for many reasons over the years, but the club continues with all of the fun it was started with.
In the 1994 time frame we had a full roster and could not grow any more, so some members split off to start another club.
We have done many things over the years some are listed below:
Adopt a Highway (2 mile section), Adopt Coyote Canyon in Anza Borrego S.P., Volunteer work with the National Forest, B.L.M., State Parks, M.D.A. Off Road For Hope, Operation Desert Fun.
We are active members with San Diego Off-Road Collation, California Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs, United 4 wheel Drive, and others.
The San Diego Outbacks 4X4 Club Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month.
The meeting starts at 7:00 PM and lasts to about 9:30 PM.
Meetings are at the Santa Maria Masonic Lodge located at the corner of Main Street and 9th Street in beautiful downtown Ramona. Entrance is on 9th street upstairs in the rear of the building.
This is Paul having fun at High Desert.
Here we see Linda spotting for John (a guest of the Outbacks) over some rocks on Dangerous Road in the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in May of 2002.
Here's Curtis and Jerry playing in a rock garden at High Desert 2005.
Here we see Curtis playing in the dirt at the superstitions News Years 2003.
Here we see we see Curtis teaching the fine art of Toyota Wrangling.
Places We Go Wheelin'
The Outbacks have many events to go to all year long. We have club members volunteer to lead the club on the run each month. We also participate in many events put on by the other clubs in the area as well as events out of the area.
Here is a list of some of the places we have gone to:
San Filipe, Mike's Sky Ranch, Santa Juarez Mts., Catavina, Estero Beach, and many more places.