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Classic Jeep Racing Photos from Yakima, Washington

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These photographs were taken by Ron Day, who wrote articles about the races and has hundreds of additional photos.  I’ve contacted him, thanked him for publishing the photos, and asked if he had any additional information he could share.  Ron now lives in Alaska and continues to photograph.  You can see his website here:

This is a link to his jeep photos:

Racer driving modified racing willys jeep through the mud in Yakima

Not all the vehicles were modified.  Many 1970s racers were trail jeeps with winches and tow bars still attached, such as this drag racer.

Tags: Yakima Ridge Runners : Jeep Jockeys


One comment on “Classic Jeep Racing Photos from Yakima, Washington

  1. Ron Day

    Thank you for featuring my web page on this wonderful site. I’ve had nice comments from many of your readers.

    I was entertaining out of town guests at the time I received your e-mail and somehow lost it between then and now. Luckily I was able to look through my computer history to find your website.

    I do have many other Jeep photos from the Yakima Valley during the 1970’s, most of them taken by myself during the time I published the West Valley Weekly, a small weekly newspaper. All of these photos are in the form of black & white negatives, so they require additional steps in order to ready them for publication but I will try to review them again, probably during the winter months, and then put them on my website.

    Thanks again for the link! I have certainly enjoyed looking through these pages…..but doing so sure makes me wish I still had my old CJ3B again. I loved that Jeep!

    Ron Day

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