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1978 Article on Road Rebels Playday

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Racing

An article in the June 22, 1978, issue of the Longview Daily News highlighted an upcoming Road Rebels jeep club payday. The reference to 199 trophies to be awarded reminded me of just how big of an event the Sunday evening trophy awards could be. They could last hours. People usually lumped together by clubs in one large group. Each name would be called. Imagine it takes one minute to hand out each trophy; in the case of this event you’d be looking at over three hours for 199 trophies.

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1972 CJ-5 Sand Jeep Bellflower, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

This is a 2WD sand jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/828718211239539

“For sale… $12,500 OBO 1972 CJ5 Jeep all fiberglass body and one piece hood. 2 wheel drive with a Pontiac 9 1/2 rearend. 355 SBC with 400 trans. Only one trip on trans. Running 20.00 paddles. LED headlights and bar. New fuel tank. Custom dash …. $12,500 OBO”

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1975 CJ-5 Sand Jeep Surprise, AZ $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

Needs some work, but seller doesn’t specify.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1022408671545172

“1975 CJ it has a built 440 (old technology built with parts from Loper’s. Over 20k in the motor) motor has approximately 5-10 hours on it. Has reversed shift pattern 3 speed TorqueFlite with manual valve body built for motor. Upgraded differentials. Fiberglass front end Made to climb competition hill without having to back down. It needs some tlc but is solid. I need it gone. I have to many projects and preparing to move out of state”

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1975 CJ-5 Drag Jeep Mesa, AZ $11,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

Could be worth a look if you just want a fun sand/drag jeep. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Sand-Drag-Racing-Cars/182905393/1975-CJ5-Jeep-436-CID.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=59&from=search#9

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“1975 JEEP CJ-5 436,CID small Block
This Jeep is not a show car but
Built for fun!

Engine is New with only one tank of fuel (C-14) ran through it.
Over 15k in Engine 980+ Hp, built to add 500 hp NOS kit.

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1979 CJ-5 Drag Jeep San Antonio, TX $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

The is actually street legal in Texas. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Willys/183206129/1979-CJ5-stretched-Jeep-.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=51&from=search#4

“Fiberglass front fenders, Rockwell straight axel with disc brakes. Rack n pinion steering. New MC,rear brakes. 9” Ford with 5:13 and a spool. New MY Sportsman S/R tires. MT rims. 1964 327 with 12:1 pistons, Crane roller valvetrain. Crane Fireball heads (292 Corvette angle plug heads) , Victor jr. Proform 750 carburetor dp. New MSD distributor and coil( HVC II) . New 10 gallon fuel cell. Hughes racing pg with trans brake. 4000 stall converter. Ballistic blanket.
Many new parts and miscellaneous parts go with it.
This Jeep has been set up to be street legal. It passed Texas state inspection 11-18. Clear title.”

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Fiberglass Drag Jeep Bodies Monticello, IL $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Features, Parts, Racing • TAGS: .

There’s a company out of Illinois selling drag ‘jeep’ fiberglass bodies called Dunn & Gone Racing, Inc. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Sand-Drag-Racing-Cars/184108659/RAMROD-JEEP-BODIES.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=32&from=search#6

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“The newset addition to our high quality fiberglass family
—RAMROD—
Each body is hand laid with the best resins and glass available
Specs
overall length 143 inches
cage opening width 30 ½ inches
rear width 63 inches
front width 52 inches
Basic wheel base from rear center to front center 96 inches
untrimed rear wheel well opening 34 inches, trimmed 39 inches
no body work required, just wetsand and paint!!!!
1800.00 in stock and available NOW
Thanks
JD
Dunn and Gone Racing Inc.
Located in Monticello Illinois”

 
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Drag Jeep McMinnville, OR $25,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

This drag jeep uses a narrow racing body which were popular in the PNW4WD racing scene. (some of the ads on the racing junk site are old, so, this may or may not be available).

https://www.racingjunk.com/Mud-Racing/184109610/Fiberglass-Jeep-.html?category_id=&search=jeep&quickSearch=1&np_offset=46&from=search

“540 c.i. Dart block, Turn Key, Chrome Molly frame. Power Pro Chain drive, 1250 CFM, TH400, Mac, 360 c.c. heads.”

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1972 CJ-5 Drag Jeep Franklin, OH No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

The FB ad indicates a dealer is selling this. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1930173613784962

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1943 Flattie Willamina, OR $6500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/06/2020) Former PNW racer?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/701712834055357

“Chev small b 400 turbo 400 2500 stall 513 gears”

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Stainless Steel Flattie Atascadero, CA $4500.

• CATEGORIES: Racing, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: Still Available. No engine or trans. 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/811420542933752

“Stainless steel Willys Jeep roller no motor no trans  … (from previous ad: it has a supper 14 rear end with leaf springs and 44 up front on coil over it a cj Frame that is boxed).”

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Sand Drag Jeep Placerville, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

Looks fast.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/snw/d/placerville-willys-jeep/7224062732.html

“Sand drag / Dune / 1/8 mile asphalt Drag. Bb Chevy. Call.”

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1975 Drag Jeep Project El Paso, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

I’m not sure how much value is here, but there seems to be at least some value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/955940711575366

“Selling or trading rolling chassis for mud drags or sand drags”

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Year? CJ-5? San Tan Valley, AZ $3800

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

Project?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1930969883707286/

“Off ROAD RACE JEEP $3800 OBO”

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1982 CJ-7 Race Jeep Findlay, OH $6750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, Racing

Maybe some old timers remember this race jeep? It was last raced in 1986.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2770502759874651/

“Mileage is inaccurate cuz its a built race motor. I am selling this for my dad. It is as is condition. Only been fired up a few times in the past 20 some years. This Jeep is mean and believe me loud and mean. As is what it sits condition.”

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1962? Sedan Delivery Luka, IL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Racing, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

This was a drag jeep that’s been made street legal. I’m not sure why it is listed as a 1962.

https://mattoon.craigslist.org/cto/d/iuka-1962-willys-panel-wagon-rat-rod/7198842555.html

“For sale is a very nice and fun to drive 1962 Willys Panel Wagon. spent most of its life as a drag car on the Coles County Dragstrip before being returned to the street. Very strait body, no rust or dents. Very reliable, I have driven it to the NSRA Nationals event in Louisville KY the last 2 years. No problem running 70+ mph down the interstate. It has a .030 over 350 crate motor, 400 turbo tranny, 9″ ford rearend, power steering. Always gets a lot of attention and you wont see another one like it at the car show. Trades considered”

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Ice Racer “Dirty George” (not for sale)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

This image was included as part of the sale of a CJ-6 axle (pumpkin removed). It’s an ice-racer with an extended body and a mustang convertible top (reminiscent of the DJ-3A convertible top). It’s sort of an art-car ice-racer. Nice to see folks just having fun with their rigs.

According to the seller of the axle, “I used the [CJ-6] tub and frame to extend a CJ3B to add a Mustang convertible top.”

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Sun Carnival Jeep Derby in El Paso, Texas

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Racing

In the autumn of 1962, the Sun Carnival organization in El Paso, Texas, decided to add the Sun Carnival Jeep Derby, one of only four derby’s held in the US, to it’s late December events calendar (the other ‘derbies’ were held in Las Cruces, Truth or Consequences, and Denver). The grand prize was a brand new 1963 CJ-5 donated by the Willys Manufacturing Company (I think they meant Willys Motors).

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September 12, 1962, El Paso Times

Before being presented to the race winner, Carnival manage Bruce Brooks planned to use it by carnival staff to carry tickets between the four branch offices.

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December 25, 1962, El Paso Herald-Post

Ted C. Brewer of Roswell, New Mexico, went on to win the Inaugural Sun Carnival Jeep Derby.

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January 01, 1963, El Paso Times

The next year, the Sun Carnival volunteers put together another course.
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1950 CJ-3A Drag Jeep Sacramento, CA $17,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/03/2020) Looks fast.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/609629349646742/

“Sand Drag/Dune /. 1/8 mile asphalt. Jeep. BB Chevy. Powerglide 8” converter. 9” rearend. Disc brakes. 4 link and coil overs front n rear. New rear tires n wheels. Engine ,Trans and Rearend fresh beginning of last season.”

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Marty’s Race Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

Marty was able to complete the work on his race jeep in time to make it to this weekend’s jeep race in Glenwood, Washington. This is a pic from the property where the race was held (beautiful setting). His kids, Ian, Emerson, and Miranda, look like they are having a great time.

He reports there were a few glitches, but he got them worked out enough to make some runs.

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1961 Article on the Las Cruces Jeepathon Track

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Racing, Women & Jeeps

This July 30, 1961, article shared the news that the Las Cruces Jeep Club planned to allow non-racers a chance to drive the ‘Jeepathon’ race track before the racers got a chance to race.  The photos show Carol McDonald checking the jeep and the track. I wish the photos were clearer. I’m guessing she was a Las Cruces Jeep Club member?

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Year? CJ-5 Rialto, CA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing

Look slike a fun sand jeep.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/snw/d/rialto-sand-jeep-383-stroker/7178573396.html

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“Sand Jeep based on a 1942 mail Jeep frame.
– 383 motor
– Power glide trans with brake
– 9” rear end
– Brand new PRP seats and harness’
– New fuel cell
– New radiator w/ electric fan
– New headers.
Very clean, well maintained. Never abused”

 
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1947 Drag Jeep Visalia, CA $11,500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

Looks drag ready.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/634576923938259/

“1947 Jeep Willy’s · Other_body_style · Driven 1,000 miles 1947 Willy jeep. Newer 406. Turbo 400 trans with brake. Fiberglass body. 12500 obo. Possible trade for a 68-72 blazer”

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CJ-5 Drag Jeep Moses Lake, WA $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing

UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000.

(05/03/2020) Must really fly around the Moses Lake dunes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/591432754790585/

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“Took on trade have a folder with most info on jeep it has a 69 427 bbc that’s been heavily massaged 13.5.1 comp heads have been worked but unknown parts dual quad with twin matching 6109 750 dp built powerglide with stall transbreak direct drive chain transfer case narrowed 9″ Dana 30 in the front gears in 9″ 4.70 new paddles I will sell or trade for something street driven Pro street 67-72 nova 2010 Camaro ss 2006 or newer Corvette convertible Side by side 4 seater or more Street rod Street strip car”

 

 
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1953 Photo and Article from a Jeep Playday

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles, Racing

This photo and article appeared in the July 09, 1973, issue of the Longview Daily News. I don’t remember the Road Rebels Jeep Club nor can I remember its insignia. The tow bar on the front suggests this jeep was likely a trail and race jeep, if not also a road jeep. It was common to see the family jeep show up at races into the early 1980s. It doesn’t take too many breakdowns of the family jeep while racing to convince owners to build race-only jeeps.
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“A hearty crowd turned out for the Jeep Play Day put on by the Road Rebels Jeep Club this weekend in conjunction with Kelso’s Hilander Summer Festival. The unidentified driver has all four wheels slinging mud, sand and water during his run over the course. Photographer Dave Fox captured the action with a camera setting of f16 at 500th of a second, which is considerably slower than the speed he used to get out of the way.”

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1952 Drag Jeep Fort Mohave, AZ $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, Racing

UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(05/13/2020) Looks like a nice rig. Appears to have an M-38 body with a modified CJ-2A windshield. The front clip is likely a solid fiberglass front end that either tilts or pulls off.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/fort-mohave-1952-sand-drag-jeep/7149530652.html

“1952 willys sand drag jeep. Street legal. 406 small block chevy, turbo 350 manual 3 speed trans with 4400 trans brake. 9″ ford rear end with curry axles, Detroit locker with 534 gears. Turns 4.08 at drags. Comes with set of paddels. $9500.00”

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