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More on The New Mexico Jeep Derby’s

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The February 1963 issue of Popular Mechanics included an article about the New Mexico Jeep Derby held annually in Truth or Consquences, New Mexico. It’s a great article about the early days of jeep racing. I’ve also included a video of one Derby race, but the quality is poor. Still, in some clips, you can see just how much the co-pilot shifts his body around the jeep.

 

View Popular Mechanics February 1963 at Google Books

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7 Comments on “More on The New Mexico Jeep Derby’s

  1. David Eilers

    mbull: the ‘two-stroke projector’ certainly gives the video a vintage feel!

    Mark: apparently far enough to finish the race!

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