For the first nine years the name NASSIR (North American Steve Saunders International Rally) has been synonymous with great times and good memories shared with friends both old and new. The use of this particular name has solidly tied our summer rallies to goldwingfacts.com
(Steve’s forum). In 2012 Steve sold the forum to Vertical Scope which created a legal bond between them and the use of the names Steve Saunders and NASSIR became proprietary. As hard as we all have tried, things were never quite the same for our forum community after the sale and being owned by a corporate giant has made forum life difficult at best, especially as it pertains to our annual M&G. In an attempt to renew interest in our family oriented summer meet and greets it has been decided that a name change is in order so that we can legally disassociate ourselves with the Steve Saunders and NASSIR names as well as the very commercialized Vertical Scope organization.
Therefore, NASSIR 9 was the last event to use "NASSIR" in the name and we changed it to the North American Summer Rally (NASR), thus avoiding any legal issues associated with the original name but at the same time retaining the overall pronunciation.
Additional detailed information can be found at the link provided below.
In addition, the NAGF Community ownership has graciously offered to become the primary sponsor of NASR and will provide us with a friendly and non-commercialized home for our event coordination free of charge. This will include event information hosting, discussion threads and even a dedicated online storefront for making event signups and purchases easier to manage and track. Thus, going forward, information concerning all of the details for NASR will be found on the North American Goldwings Forum at
There you will find many of the familiar names/faces you are already acquainted with. Please feel free to link back to that information from whatever forum you choose to call home or, if you are so inclined, create an account there and pull up a chair!
Looking forward to seeing you next July at NASR 11...