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Principal (Bob Yen)

me in front of ESPN cameras @Crandon '90

me in front of ESPN cameras @Willow Springs '91

I am founder/principal for Jumplive.com. It is the result of the convergence of my abilities in TWO domains:
  • Media Content
    My OffRoad Racing pre-running/photography/videography skills (developed over 16 years), give me the ability to put myself in a photo-genic & action location for photography/videography. It is a real Art/Science challenge to find these "perfect spots" in the wild-blue-yonder of the Desert (especially Baja).
  • Computer & Internet skills
    I have extensive Computer Experience, primarily as an Application Programmer in the areas of Engineering & Applied Science. I have 3 degrees in Electrical Engineering/Image Processing from a major top-rated University [ considered Number 1 in the country ], incl a PhD.
It is a natural extension of the above 2 skill-sets, to be involved with Same-Day, Same-Hour, & now..Real-Time coverage of OffRoad Racing. I have worked extensively with George Seeley, Jr. (7-time SCORE Class 5 champion) & Seeleyracing.com, who is a major sponsor & financial-contributor to my efforts.

In addition to being a fan of OffRoad Racing,

[ the cameraderie or "BrotherHood" is Second-To-None, the feeling of community is very strong. Race-Dezert.com/RDC refers to it as "La Familia" ]

...I'm also a big-fan of Technology & your typical MALE..gotta have those gadgets/toys to fiddle with! Technology plays a big-role in OffRoad Racing (GPS, carbon-fiber, Chro-Moly tubing, Magna-Fluxing, CAD/CAM, Fluid Mechanics in Shock Absorber Design, etc), & I'm bringing the Multi-Media tools (Internet Connectivity using satellite-phone & cellular-phones) to bear on probably the most IMPORTANT aspect of OffRoad Racing: Marketing & Public-Outreach:

"People don't buy GOOD PRODUCTS, they buy GOOD MARKETING"
-- anonymous Business Saying

Well, OffRoad Racing happens to be an EXCELLENT PRODUCT, with a very Unique Twist. (Ryan Arciero refers to it as "Our Little Wonder in the Desert"). People in Bars who are shown OffRoad Racing videos are immediately hooked. So, I feel the Product "OffRoad Racing" and BrandName "SCORE" is a winning combination, that DESERVES a boost in Media-Awareness. I feel that "leveraging" MultiMedia Technology Tools in the form of Real-Time Webcasts is an OUTSTANDING solution-path. I feel that this is a CONTINUATION of the recent media-coup by the CNBC/NBC '04 Baja 1000 coverage (made possible by the "Visionary Youth Movement" of Cameron Steele/ESPN+Pete Sohren+Rick Geiser, not to mention recent efforts by Ryan Arciero on SpeedTV, Scott Steinberger/PCI Racing on TechTV, Kreg Donahoe on SpikeTV).

I own/support/develop the following Partner websites:
  • Airextreme.com
    specializing in Extreme Sports, where there is "Air Action" -- such as OffRoad Racing)
  • Comet-Track.com
    specializing in Astrophotography of Comets, Solar/Lunar Eclipses, Meteors
  • Jumplive.com
    specializing in Real-Time coverage/webcasting of OffRoad Racing
I have received generous support/contributions by the following outside entities: I am always interested in working with like-minded people, who are Motivated, Hard-Working, & Result-Getters.

"Go Hard or Go Home!" sticker on Mike Duncan's 4x4 Rock Crawling Jeep, prototype vehicle at FourxDoctor



  • In 1990, for OffRoad magazine, B Yen became a regular photo contributor for SCORE off-road races & MTEG stadium races. He also was a writer/photographer for 3 offroad articles.
  • In 1991, B Yen also had writer/photo credits for offroad racing articles in Four-Wheeler magazine & Petersen's 4Wheel&Offroad
  • In 1990, B Yen began to shoot video along with still-photos. In 1993, his 1993 Baja 500 footage (Walker Evans Racing vehicles) was used by Jerry Garrett on Prime Ticket Network's coverage.
  • From 1991-1994, B Yen's astrophotography began to get published in the Baja themed magazines: Baja Explorer & Baja Life
  • In 1993, B Yen scored a coup when he was the ONLY member of the professional photographer crew at the El Toro Air Show, to get footage of the F86 jet crash. It was shown all over the world on CNN & ABCNews. It also gained him professional representation by one of the elite New York photographic agencies (worldwide coverage): Gamma Liasion Network (it has since been bought out by Getty Images)
  • In 1996, B Yen's astrophotography of Comet Hyakutake in the California & Arizona deserts was published in Astronomy magazine
  • In 1997, B Yen's astrophotography of Hale-Bopp gained worldwide recognition by ESO (European Southern Observatory, Dr. Richard West), NASA, Internet. He scored a *lead-photo* credit, in Newsweek Magazine's cover-story on Comet Hale-Bopp. His website Comet-track.com generated over a million hits, which caused the servers to crash!
  • In 1999, B Yen joined forces with George Seeley, Jr (Class 5 racer) & Seeleyracing.com, to bring SAME-DAY coverage to SCORE offroad racing at the '99 Laughlin Race
  • In 2001, B Yen once again joined forces with Seeleyracing.com, to bring SAME-HOUR coverage to SCORE offroad racing at the Primm 300 race
  • In 2004, B Yen once again joined forces with Seeleyracing.com, to bring REAL-TIME coverage to an offroad racing event at the Geiser Bro's D&D race-shop Xmas Party/Open House
  • In 2005, B Yen brought Real-Time coverage of the Rose Bowl, as an Internet webcast.