Case of The Humpdays: Haulin’ Standups In a Hatchback


“I hate trailers.”

Recently Jason “Jay” Baxley published a post on Facebook touting his favorite “tow rig,” a ’97 Acura Integra GSR with over 250,000 miles on the odometer. Hanging out of the white Honda’s hatchback was a rough-and-ready Yamaha SuperJet, the next image, a white KLR. He told The Watercraft Journal, “I had [the GSR] for close to 6 years. A friend of mine had it for 10 years before I got it.”

Although Jay has towed with it, admitting, “It has a receiver hitch, and when I moved from Tennessee I put everything in the car and my KLR on a trailer and my SuperJet inside,” he hauls his standups in the car more often than not – and its been that way for some time. “When I first stared riding, I towed my two Kawasaski stand ups.”

An avid standup rider, Jay participates in freeride events and some races. “It is been to the Daytona Freeride. (That was the farthest trip – from Knoxville, Tennessee to Daytona.) It’s been to the Lake Hartwell race (Georgia). And it’s been to Naples twice for both Pro Watercross World Championships.”

His anti-trailer exploits expand beyond the Acura. “I also have put a square nose inside a CRV. I’ve also put ‘Blaster and a Backie Chan into the back of a Suburban. I hate trailers.”

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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