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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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Stainless Steel Flattie Atascadero, CA Best Offer

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500 (This may have been bought and is now being resold). No engine or trans. Was last listed in March of 2018.

 

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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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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1946 Sand Jeep Rocklin, CA $7575

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7575

(02/28/2020) Has lots of updates.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/rocklin-1946-willys-jeep/7146246432.html

“1946 willys jeep that was one time used as a sand dragster, (wild oats). I bought it as a project with a blown motor and trans. No rust, fiberglass tub and boxed frame. I rebuilt the SBC engine and trans for street use. Zero miles since done. Added all street legal requirements, head lights, tail, turn, stop, high beams, horn, windshield and wiper. Has brand new mud terrain tires and wheels. I added 4.88 gears and a powerloc to the front diff. The rear is a dana 44 with a spool. Chp would not allow me to license for street use. It is licensed for off road use. I do have current registration and pink slip. Come and get it for this season in the dunes.”

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‘1962’ Sand Jeep Portland, MI $14,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing

Looks fun, but not much jeep left in this ‘jeep’.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1150370671979879/

“Willys, Jeep, 100% custom vehicle, may trade for classic vehicle of equal value. ”

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MB, & M-38 Jeep Tubs Missoula, MT $1700/each

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Racing

UPDATE: Still Available. The CJ-2A tub sold.26

(11/15/2019) Seems like a reasonable price.

https://butte.craigslist.org/pts/d/basin-jeep-mb-and-m38-tubs/7146565584.html

“new omix ada jeep tubs. $1700 each. also have fenders and hoods and grills. no texts or email.”

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Jeep Funny Cars Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

The website carver.wicklocal.com did a post about Jeep Funny cars, referencing the ‘godfather’ of jeep funny cars Ed Length, from Long Beach California (a name unknown to me, but then I haven’t followed the jeep funny car circuit).

https://carver.wickedlocal.com/news/20200525/cars-we-remember-those-wild-incredible-jeep-funny-cars-and-first-ever-consumer-jeep

The writer manages to dodge a reader’s question about what company made the first jeep (my nod is to American Bantam of course); instead the author references the first consumer jeep.

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The “Secret Weapon” built by Ed Length and driven by Bob Wolford.

 
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1973 CJ-5 Baraboo, WI $7000

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Racing • TAGS: .

Custom drag jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2553101361608588/

“Pro street jeep 468 bbc dual quad predator carbs 4 link rear suspension coil. Over all 4 corners 2480lbs new Mickey Thompson sr radial tires supertramp exhaust”

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1975 CJ-5 Sand/Mud Racer Hudson Falls, NY $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing

It’s supposed to be turn key ready (no written description provided).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/516809659003949/

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Sand Drag Jeep Placerville, CA $6500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(09/25/2019) Ready to race.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1022640538129662/

“Sand drag Jeep. Fiberglass body. Brown primer. 454ci Chevy motor. Power Glide transmission and torque converter are fresh. Zero passes. Trans brake, shields and deep pan. Olds rear end. 614 gears, Summers Brothers spool and axles 35 spline. Car goes straight, runs 450’s…fastest pass was 448.8. Turn key.”

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1972 CJ-5 Drag Jeep Carlisle, OH No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

No description provided. The seller appears interested in trades.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/934448173638013/

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1964 CJ-5 Erie, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Former ice racing jeep.

“Fiberglass 1964 cj5 on a 1978 cj5 frame. Disk brake Dana 30 open with 4.88 gears. AMC model 20 with moser axles, true track with 4.88 gears. $1500 firm. Can be purchased with adapter and fresh rebuilt dana20 transfercase for a little more. Price depends on what all you want.set up for small block Chevy”

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1952 Drag Jeep Santa Fe, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000.

(01/23/2020) Lots of updates to this drag jeep.

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“16k or best offer One of a kind 1952 Pro Street Willys Military style Jeep Hot Rod. Back halved,tubbed, and caged. This is NOT A Rat Rod and was professionally built and a lot of money invested to do it. If you want to be the center of attention, LOOK NO FURTHER!

*****ENGINE***** 468 Chevy Big Block Tunnel Ram 2 Holley 1850 Vacuum secondaries with Shaved choke horns I recommend tuning the carburetors a little bit. Isky Solid Cam/lifters/valve springs .590 lift Summit Gear Drive Roller Rockers Chromoly Pushrods MSD ignition Aluminum Radiator Aluminum Water pumpFull exhaust

*****TRANSMISSION***** TH400 2400 stall Shift kit Deep Finned pan *****REAR END***** Narrowed Ford 9 inch 5.29 Gears Spool Competition Engineering Coil overs Wheelie Bars *****FRONT END***** Mustang 2 front Disk Brakes Tubular Control Arms ARP extended wheel studs Power Rack and pinion ( currently not running a PS pump)

*****WHEELS AND TIRES***** Rear 15×14 Welds with 33×19.50 Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro with great tread but have sun cracks on outer sidewalls. Front 15×3 Welds with Mickey Thompson Sportsmans *****INTERIOR***** PRP seats 5point Harnesses B&M shifter Quick Release steering wheel Autometer Auto Gauge gauges WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST! Street legal with all working lights and absolute blast to drive and is a great cruiser/toy! Clean, clear title in hand. Still registered as a 1952 Willys Jeep.”

 
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Drag Jeep Solon, IA $11,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

“Wildman” looks ready to race.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/207457313737879/

“$11000 turn key 331 sbc Altered tube chassis sanddragster 9”ford 6.50 gear 4 link qa1 shocks torsion bar front chain drive Dana 30 1800 # without driver consistent 4.0 300’ fastest 3.91 could be ran on asphalt or dirt would consider selling as a roller”

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“Fat Boy” Stock Car Mockup

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Racing

Something a little different …. According to Autoeveolution.com, there’s been an increasing number of “Jeep Willys builds” at drag strips. A digital artist, Yasid Oozeear, decided to render a drag jeep with a WWII look (this is an illustration, not an actual build).

You can read more here: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/jeep-willys-fat-boy-looks-like-a-stock-car-for-offroaders-140712.html#

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CREDIT: Illustration by Yaddesign: https://www.instagram.com/p/B76Z8OBFST3/

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CREDIT: Illustration by Yaddesign: https://www.instagram.com/p/B76Z8OBFST3/

 
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EC4WDA Legal Racer New Tripoli, PA $6000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/05/2020) A custom racer for EC4WDA events.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/698462943969382/

“Offroad racer for sale. EC4WDA legal No motor. Fresh rebuilt turbo400 trans and new convertor. $6,000 obo.”

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1953 Drag/Sand Jeep Corona, CA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

Looks like a fun rig.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2876557802401239/

“Sand Jeep I pc fiberglass body tube chassis, 454 big block, 2 spd powerglide which need to be rebuilt”

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1947 CJ-2A Rainier, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

Former racing jeep?

“I have a 1947 Jeep willys it has a built 302 bored over. It has 3/4 ton axels Chevy front and ford rear offer me anything price is Best offer”

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