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Upton’s CJ-5 to Stay For a Year at Motorsports Hall of Fame

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Daniel Strohl reported on Hemmings that the CJ-5 used to circumvent the earth will spend a year at the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. You might remember that the Upton’s made it around the world in 1984, well all but a small, but a difficult mile of their trek in the Middle East proved impossible to complete. For two decades they held onto the jeep, then they eventually fixed it back up and drove the last mile in the Middle East in 2017.

  1. Here’s more information on Facebook
  2. News report from our local station here in the Tri Cities.



3 Comments on “Upton’s CJ-5 to Stay For a Year at Motorsports Hall of Fame

  1. Claus

    Hi Dave, what a great pic. That was taken in southern Namibia. The Rock formation behind him was known as finger of God or in the local language Mukurob. It collapse in sometime in 1988 so it no longer exists. Stunning to see a pic of it in all its glory and a jeep with it!
    Cheers Claus

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Claus,

    Thanks for identifying it and for letting us know just how rare a pic that is! I hope all is well with you,

    – Dave

  3. Bob Smith

    the fickle finger of god , has fallen .. what year cj-5 ? engine ? Meyers hardtop ? overdrive ?

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