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Roy’s Old Jeeps and a New One

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Roy Wililams shared some photos of his jeeps. The first two photos show the lightweight bobcat body Fred Weis built for Roy, the first lightweight racing Bobcat body Fred made.

Here’s a look at Roy and his racer. Great photo!:

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This photo of Roy racing his jeep I found in a 1976 Sunfair booklet. The Sunfair was a 300 mile race near Yakima, Washington, that was first held in 1975. In 1976, Drivers met on Saturday, September 11, at 9am for tech inspection. At 10pm the drivers gathered to parade through downtown Yakima on their way to the course. Racing started at noon. Racers drove either 10 or 12 laps depending on their class. Based on the map below, it appears each lap was 23 miles.

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Among the racers here is Don Bray. Roy and the Brays raced a few times over the years. Don’s son Ed shared these photos.

This is a CJ-3B Roy used to own:

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Roy recently purchased this CJ-5. I’m looking forward to seeing it and meeting Roy in person!roy-cj5

 

 

One comment on “Roy’s Old Jeeps and a New One

  1. Joseph R. Atkins

    Roy, This is Joe Atkins. I have a brand new phono cartridge for you as well as a whole photo album and thumb drive containing jpg images of the 222nd CAB during our time in Vietnam. Contact me and I’ll get these things mailed out to you asap.

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