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ABOUT HAULER GUYS

Hauler guys is a southern California company servicing the unique transportation needs for off-road enthusiasts who use trucks, trailers, toyhaulers and vans to haul vehicles. Our crew is comprised of specialists with Mercedes Sprinter Vans, Ford Econoline vans, Ford Transit vans, Dodge Ram ProMaster vans, Chevrolet Express vans, along with Toyota Tundra trucks, Toyota Tacoma trucks, Dodge Ram trucks, Chevy Silverado trucks, Ford F150 trucks, Ford F250 trucks, Ford F350 trucks, Nissan Frontier trucks, Chevrolet Colorado trucks, GMC Sierra trucks and much more.

Our crew has been raised around this lifestyle and we are here to help solve your problems with dirt bike, adventure bike, street bike, sport bike, ATV, UTV, three-wheeler, four-wheeler and whatever transportation challenges you may have. We sell everything from tie downs to bike anchors to easy-to-install bolt-it-on products that you can install yourself. We sell wheel chocks, dirt bike ramps, street bike ramps, ATV ramps, garage organizers, shop organizers, rings and track systems, locks and security accessories, specialty tools and a wide variety of accessories.

Danny Carlson

Danny Carlson is one of the two co-founders of Hauler Guys and has had an incredible career in the sport of off-road. The southern Californian began racing motocross as a teenager and eventually climbed his way up to the big show where he raced AMA Supercross and the AMA National Motocross Championships.

During the 1990s, Carlson met Ken Faught who was the editor-in-chief of Dirt Rider magazine at the time. At one point, Dirt Rider was the world’s largest off-road motorcycle magazine, and the pair teamed up to shoot 15 covers together. Danny on the bike, Ken behind the camera. This gave Carlson a lot of international exposure and some unique opportunities, such as riding Jeff Emig’s championship-winning Kawasaki SR250 at Glen Helen for a feature story.

Carlson was also a full-fledged Honda factory development rider for its incredible CR80R and CR80R Expert program. He competed as a Fox Racing-backed Honda Factory Rider across the country and was considered one of the top 10 minicycle racers in the country.

Danny successfully transitioned from a professional motocross and supercross racer to a businessman. As director of sales for a large fabrication company in the food service industry, Danny helped grow the established business from a strong regional operation to a national powerhouse attracting and servicing business such as Apple, Wal-Mart, MGM and Design Group

Danny is also part of the Speed & Sport Adventures travel crew. Speed & Sport Adventures, founded by Ken Faught, is the nation’s best off-road motorcycle tour company and specializes in motocross vacations, dirt bike tours, adventure bike tours, dirt bike training classes, dual sport rides and custom events. 

Speed & Sport Adventure, LLC was founded in 2020, and specializes in high-end dual-sport rides. The company focuses on providing VIP-style tours that are celebrity led with some of the biggest names in the motocross, supercross, off-road and road racing communities, but will also do one- and two-day rides, training courses, and much more. The company is led and owned by Ken Faught (President), Mark Kariya (V.P. Special Events), Destry Abbott (off-road legend), Grant Langston (former AMA/FIM Motocross Champ turned TV commentator), Vanessa Zito (V.P. Marketing), Andrew Short (former AMA Supercross & Motocross star turned rally racer), Ryan Sipes (first American to win the ISDE overall), Colin Edwards (2-time World Superbike Champion/MotoGP hero) Cody Webb (EnduroCross champ), Matt Buyten (X-Games Gold Medalist), Paul Krause (Desert legend), Kevin Hines (AMA National Enduro Champ), Scott Bright (Rally & Enduro star), Tony Blazier (Motocross Historian), Rob Johnson (Former GNCC promoter), Cameron Coatney (former magazine editor), Josh Gagnon (motocross collector), Dave Drakes (Owner of The Collective Experience), Mike Banfield (Off-Road Support), Dan Hayakawa (EnduroCross racer), Lendon Smith (owner of Seat Concepts), Dave Phillips (Diehard Colorado rider), Shelli Dorn (off-road enthusiast) and many more.

Carlson is also a co-founder of Off-Road Travel TV (established summer 2023). Off-Road Travel TV is a media company focused on trail sports such as overland, off-road motorcycle, adventure bikes, e-bikes and mountain bikes. 

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Ken Faught

Ken Faught is the former Editor-in-Chief of Dirt Rider magazine, which grew to become the world’s largest monthly off-road motorcycle publication before transitioning to a digital platform. He is also one of the most dedicated and interesting motorcyclists that you will ever meet, and is the co-founder of Hauler Guys, MX and Off-Road Tours, Speed & Sport AdventuresOff-Road Travel TV and Soda Jerk.

Faught spent his early years as a photojournalist working for CN Publishing where he was Associate Editor of Cycle News and the Editor of Personal Watercraft Illustrated. After nearly six years working for the Long Beach, California-based company, he ultimately took various editorial positions at Dirt Rider. It was during this time that Faught worked for Petersen Publishing, which also owned titles such as MotorTrendHot RodPhotographic and dozens more. As a world traveler and professional photographer, Faught was selected by Petersen Publishing Company, Canon and Kodak to help test and provide critical input on the first generations of their co-branded digital professional cameras. It was also during his time at the publishing giant that Faught became Photographer of the Year among 7000 employees of EMAP, the company which bought Petersen. In addition, he’s also an accomplished videographer whose work has appeared on television.

From the technical side, Faught has also been extensively involved in product testing for over 20 years and has written stories on the performance of off-road motorcycles for nearly half his life. Most recently, Faught has focused much of his attention from 2005-2022 on indoor electric karting, where he co-founded the Pole Position Raceway brand which opened 16 locations across the United States. Pole Position Raceway was sold to K1 Speed, the world’s largest indoor kart track operator in 2022.

During his career at Dirt Rider magazine, Faught was responsible for coordinating production for as well as co-hosting two TV shows: Motorcyclist on Speed Channel and Dirt Rider Adventures on OLN. He also helped launch two other magazines: MXracer and ATV Rider. As a journalist, Faught’s favorite aspect of the job was adventure travel. He picked up the bug from longtime friend and co-worker Mark Kariya and has done adventure tours in AustraliaNew ZealandCosta RicaPeruZimbabweBotswanaCanada, Mainland Mexico, Baja and all over the United States. 

Faught is literally one of those people who have been there, done that! In fact, when CBS’ famed 60Minutes II did a segment on motorcycle safety, Faught was chosen to be a motorsports industry expert and appeared on the broadcast along with Jeremy McGrathRicky CarmichaelRicky Johnson and Kenny Bartram.

As a professional photographer, Faught’s work has appeared in approximately 75 magazines and he's done work for dozens of high-end companies including HondaLexusHyundaiFoxMedieval Times, YamahaSuzukiKawasaki, KTMBell HelmetsRoland Sands DesignsRockstar EnergyKickerFMFWild Rivers, Auto Shocker, Speed & Sport Adventures and Saleen, and has owned three commercial photo studios which operated under the Studio 38 brand.

In 2004 and 2005, Faught was contracted to act as Team Makita Suzuki’s MX PR Coordinator for racing legend Ricky Carmichael. He has authored several motorsports books, is a patent holder, a licensed pilot and holds three land speed records at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, and was a paid Factory Suzuki rider on Team FL Racing.

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DANNY CARLSON | KEN FAUGHT

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