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River Dave’s Place Going Big with Online Desert Storm Coverage

River Dave's Place will offer extensive online coverage of the 2012 Desert Storm event next month.

River Dave’s Place will offer extensive online coverage of the 2012 Desert Storm event next month.

River Dave’s Place, a popular online community focusing on the high-performance powerboat scene on the Colorado River, will offer comprehensive online coverage of the upcoming Desert Storm Street Fair, Poker Run and Top-Speed Shootout in late April. That’s the word from Dave Johnson, the owner and founder of site.

“We are taking Desert Storm more seriously than ever—and we’ve always taken it very seriously—and are going to set a new precedent in event coverage for the industry to follow,” said Johnson. “We are bringing out several professional video camera crews this year. As we did last year, we will have live feeds on the River Dave’s Place site, but this year we’ll have multiple camera angles of the Street Fair and Poker Run. We also will have exclusive live coverage—we’ll have the only helicopter in the air—of the Shootout.”

In addition to offering real-time online video coverage of the event, Johnson said he is bringing out ace Florida-based photographer Jay Nichols of Naples Image to capture digital images of the event each day from River Dave’s R-44 helicopter. The plan is for Nichols’ images to be uploaded to the River Dave’s site at end of each day, and after the event has concluded those images will be available for purchase.

“This is a great opportunity for our guys on the West Coast to see their boats through the lens of a legend,” said Johnson.

For those who miss the live coverage of Desert Storm, Johnson said he will produce a series of 7- to 10-minute “webisodes” that will begin to air on River Dave’s Place immediately after the event has concluded.

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