Jim Nichols, the primary organizer and driving force behind Desert Storm, which will happen this year April 24-27 in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and on the waters beyond, is not the excitable type. Don’t get me wrong, he has plenty of enthusiasm for the event he puts on each year with title sponsor Teague Custom Marine—handling the logistics of a poker run, a daylong street fair, a top-speed shootout and a slew of other moving parts takes a certain amount of energy. It’s just that Nichols doesn’t ever seem to get too high or too low.
So even with a little more than two months to go, you’ll have to forgive him if having 75 boats registered for the poker run—25 of which are owned by participants who have never done it before—doesn’t have him dancing on the ceiling.
(Above photo courtesy/copyright Robert Brown/Robert Brown Photography.)