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Drag Jeep Richmond, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

No motor and tranny.

“Complete roller just add motor and transmission and go racing.”


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Ice Racing Video from NatGeo

• CATEGORIES: Racing, videos • TAGS: .

Well produced video from National Geographic with some great shots. The motor powering the ice jeep sure sounds great, too.

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1948 CJ-2A Weiser, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This is an ex-racer with lots of mods. It needs additional work.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2-A w/ turbo charged 3.8 Buick V-6 $2000 obo

* Stretched body
* Jeepster Commando frame (101″ wheelbase)
* 231 ci Buick even fire V-6 with factory turbocharger (from 1978 Buick LeSabre)
* Turbo 400 tranny mated to model 20 transfer case
* Power steering
* Rear mounted radiator
* Full 6 point frame mounted roll cage
* Full size running gear
* 5.38 gears
* B&M quick click shifter
* 1 piece fiberglass front end
I’ve probably forgotten a lot of stuff, but you get the drift. This is a Jeep that was used for years at local races running a Pinto motor. I broke the old tranny and opted to install the V-6 and automatic, but the local races kind of went away and I never finished it and it has sat in my shop for 10 plus years. This is not a street legal vehicle, although I suppose one could make it that way with work. It is not a turn key ride and definitely does need some work to complete. The motor smokes, but I believe that it is just the seals in the turbo causing this. It needs shock mounts welded, brakes redone, seat covers are looking ratty, shifter needs some adjustment, carb may have issue. . . and I’m sure there is more that I’m not thinking of. Would make a good base for a rock crawler, tough truck rig or just a toy to blow away your friends. I hate to get rid of it but need the space in my shop. Might be willing to deliver within the Treasure Valley.”

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1952 Drag Jeep Ramona, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $12,999. **SOLD**

Looks ready for some sand.

“100% Turnkey and ready for the street, dirt, sand, or drag strip & Accepting offers on the vehicle. Please look at the pictures carefully and if interested email me for the description (keeps getting flagged). Ask any and all questions for more info. Trade or Trades with cash up or down will be considered – Please provide detailed description, info, and pictures!!!!!!”

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1942 Flattie Silverdale, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Is now for sale in Centralia.

(03/17/2013) It looks like this might have been a racer at some point.

“42 willys flat fender Jeep has Dana 25 f Detroit locker, Dana 44 r locright locker, Dana 20 Transfer case, T 90 Transmission, 2300 ford motor bored 60 over, and Saginaw steering box.”


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Drag Jeep Visalia, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8950

“This Jeep is the best of both worlds. We have enjoyed running in the dunes all weekend, letting the kids drive it all over. Then turn the bottle on and run 4.70’s at the sand drags. The Jeep has ran as fast as 4.68 at 69 mph. The drive train is a mild small block 400 which runs on pump gas, with a Mikes 400 trans w/brake and a 9″ Ford rearend with a spool. The nitrous set up is NOS which is right now set a about 150 hp. The nitrous has safety fuel pressure shut off to protect against damaged do to loss of fuel pressure. The electronics are MSD 6AL box, MSD Pro Billet distributor, MSD Pro blaster coil and a MSD 2 step box. The fuel system is a Holley Fuel pump with adjustable fuel pressure regulator and Holley carburetor. The Jeep has been remarkably reliable and consistent.”

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Custom Flatfender Lebanon, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

(05/24/2013) I think I’ve seen this one for sale. The way the body sits looks familiar.

“4×4 all working run and drives. Can be set up for Street or Mud or trail. Contact for more info or if you have any questions. 283sbc, daina front and rear, daina transfer-case , front and rear locks. great fun rig just time to move onto something new. 4500 OBO cash talks and may ease price. Open to all offers worst i can say is no, we maybe able to work a deal.”

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1960 JeepRod Ojai, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Jeep Rods, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:Was $9500. **SOLD**

(03/11/2013) This custom jeep looks fun.

“Totally custom 1960 willey,s jeep HOT ROD 400+hp 2800 miles since built, chevy 350, lowered, demon carb, award winner 2012 custom before 1965. roll bar ,MUST SEE and DRIVE”


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1948 Sand Jeep Buellton, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500

(12/07/2013) This must be fun in the dunes.

“1948 willys sand jeep, small block chevy with 2sp powerglide with transbrake dana 60rear end 7.17 gears coil over suspension and 4 link . Street legal. Turn-key dunes all day rides nice revs high never gets hot.”

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1948 PNW Race Jeep Buckley, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3750

(12/29/2013) This is worth a look if someone wants to get into PNW racing.

“All metal body on a custom shortened Blazer chassis, 99″ wheelbase, done right. Motor is a radical 355 SBC, too much to list. Trans is a fresh T-350, 3000 stall. Transfer case is a Dana #20 twin stick with a Advance adapter. Have title and collector plate. Will need lights to be street legal. Unlimited potential here! $3750.00 Will consider selling without motor and or trans/transfer case”


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Cam Races Priority in this Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos • TAGS: .

I just ran across this video of Cam Carter racing the family race jeep Priority. His parents, Tim and Lynette, are friends of mine and were great drivers (probably still are). The video shows Cam is channeling their skills. Tim is in the passenger seat providing occasional advice. It looks like they are running a cross country course at the Monroe Adventure Park.

Priority is a fiberglass Parkette body with a custom link arm suspension. I rode in the jeep on an early version of the suspension a few years ago, but Tim made some changes to it that improved it quite a bit I’m told. It’s powered by an aluminum V8 with about a trillion horse power that feed in a Ford Toploader four speed that used to be in dad’s CJ-5.

Dad had a side shifter installed when he owned the tranny. First and reverse gear were so close. I was learning to drive it on the road when, after stopping at a stoplight during a training drive, I mistakenly put the tranny into reverse rather than first. I nearly backed into the person behind me when I let out the clutch. Dad was in the passenger seat and was pretty rattled by my near mistake (as was I). Fortunately, I had a good grasp of how to use the brake, which averted an embarrassing wreck 🙂

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Race Jeep Roseburg, OR **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $21,000

“Race jeep for sale. Modified wrangler chassis with lift off body. Custom aluminum floor pan. Custom full race cage. Engine Sbc 406 with many modifications est at 700 hp, dart cnc ported heads, cull roller cam, rev kit, wesmar gear drive, 2″ headers, flow master exhaus. 850 proform carb. Turbo 400/205 full manual race tranny. 4 link front and rear. 18″ travel ORI struts. Trail ready wheels. Good year tires. Psc/krc full hydro steering Custom paint. Corbeau suspension seats. Tom woods driveshafts. 32 gallon fuel cell, turning brakes, dana 44 front, dana 60 rear spooled with 40 spline dutchman axles. And much more. Willing to seperate engine & tranny from jeep. Sand tire combination available for extra fee.”

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Race Jeep Pennsburg, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.

This looks like an old race jeep to me.

“Old willies race jeep, I think it’s a 1946. No motor or trans. Has a good solid roll cage. Frame has been patched may times, tub is in decent shape, front end is just setting on its not wrecked. $300 obo.”

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1947 Custom Flattie Randle, WA $2900

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900

This 1947 Custom Flattie is named “Double Joint”.

“I have a 47 with little to no rust
Has custom body work done
set up for 4 wheel steering
runs good.
Original engine, transmission, and transfercase
Won the ridge runners mud races multiple years in a row
For me information please email me.”


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1942 Flattie Redding, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE **SOLD** Was $1800.

This is a project with a fiberglass body.

“1942 Willy’s frame with fibroglass body.
No title, bill of sale only.
There has been alot done underneath the jeep. Please look at the pictures.
Front fuel tank not included.
I do have a set of 4 paddle tires and rims for the jeep if interested for an additional amount.”

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Fiberglass Sand Jeep Henderson, NV **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $35,000.

This seller says he put $80,000 into this jeep.

“2009 Sand/Off Road custom jeep. Custom Fiberglass body 16″ longer than CJ-2A norm. Custom built one off 680 HP Reher Morrison engine.

406 Chevy w/everything top of the line plus 150 HP nitrous. Vehicle Total weight 1850 lbs. all alum full floor and firewall. spec dana 60 40 spline w/spool and alloy axles. [BULLETPROOF] top of the line TH400 trans manual valve. Hyd steering. Custom Beard seats, custom built headers, off road HID lights, LED tail lights, Aluminum gas tank, Hurst shifter, MSD, quick release steering etc.

Trick suspension w/triple bypass coil overs w/ built in 1″ hydraulic bump stops. all chromoly cage flanged and removable. much much more. There is a lot of additional items, all top notch over $80k into this project. Health sadly forces sale of this Beauty!!!”

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Rapid Transit Lives . . .

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

Damian wrote to tell me that a favorite drag jeep of mine, Rapid Transit, is racing under a new owner and a new power train. It looks like it uses a Bobcat hood and (likely) body.

He writes, “believe it or not this jeep is still around in the cleves, ohio area and races regularly, but it is now a center seater 2wd and has a small block chevy, i race with the current owner and also do photography.”

You can view Damian’s photos on Facebook. Below is a comparison between the old and new racer.

Vintage Rapid Transit (from the 80s?):

After (one of Damian’s photos):


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Fiberglass Flattie Sisters Lakes, MI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

This custom fiberglass flattie has been stretched in the front, among other mods. The grill style looks pretty different, but no good pics of it.

“Jeep mud sand. Lots of extra parts axels transmission clutch”

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Jeep Buggy Crivitz, WI $650

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Racing

Maybe someone can use this?

“Frame and body. I built something different and want this out of my way.”




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Our Gang Ice Racing Looking for Sponsors their 38th Season

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

Our Gang Ice Racing out of Georgetown, CO, is looking for Sponsors for the 2014 season. Each class sponsorship is only $100. You can learn more at You can also visit their facebook page:

Here’s a short video about ice racing


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1947 Drag Jeep Pahrump, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** was $21000

“Registered as a 1947 CJ2A…
454bbc original LS7 lower, with Gen 2 Alum Bowties Heads, Engle roller, 645 H.P 585 torque…call for more specs
Powerglide- Dedenbear case, Hipster alum Transbrake, 8″ hughes converter 5900 rpm on brake, dual B&M trans coolers, will run all day at 165 degrees..
3-link Rear..14″ travel
A-Arm front..19″ travel
4-wheel disc brakes
Beadlocks on all 4 corners..
Currie 9″ rear.. 5.00 gear, 35 spline spool and axles
25 gal alum fuel cell all new lines,pump, and regulator..
Ron davis radiator..will dune all day, never get over 170 temp
all Autometer Pro-comp Gauges
Beard seats.. with 5-point harness
Jeep has all the good pieces

this Jeep has been a Multi-time Winner in sanctioned Sand-drags, it is a great dune jeep and will run with the Best of them in the dunes..
as with everything < I have over $50k in this jeep
The Dune season is coming up soon, so don’t miss out on this.
You wont be disappointed!!!
Asking $23,500 or best offer”

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1946 CJ-2A Drag Jeep Ogden, Ut **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,000.

(10/19/2009) Fred hopes to sell his great looking Drag Jeep.

“Jeep Willys 1946. This Jeep was originally a military jeep. It was built and used as a sand drag jeep in the 70’s. In the mid 90’s it was completely disassembled to the frame and rebuilt keeping it as a sand drag jeep and to show. Differentials were all rebuilt, all new suspension , lenco 2 speed with air shift. motor is a small block chev, built with all new parts, steel crank, aluminum rods and heads, B & M blower, all hi-tech performance equipment. Over 15,000.00 invested in engine. Looks as good as it runs. Lots of chrome and gold anodizing. Fiberglass body, roll cage, centerline wheels, paddle tires. Custom built and very beautiful machine. It is in excellent condition. Includes custom made dust free car cover. Fun to show off .”





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Jeep Yakima Rodeo March 1959 issue of Modern Man

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping, Racing

It’s a dirty business, but hunting down jeep stories takes me through all types of content. In this case, I had to search through several pages of bare female breasts and bodies until I found this story about a Yakima Jeep Rodeo from the March 1959 issue of Modern Man. I can report that accompanying the enthusiastic models were several other interesting stories . . .

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Drag Jeep Yuma, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Needs a motor.

“Selling a Jeep willy fiberglass body, 600 gear 9″ rear end 31 spline moser axels, radiator and fan, transmission cooler, drive line for power glide, front and mid motor plate, skat track 17×33 14 paddle, gas tank, gages, shifter”





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Race Jeep Ollala, Wa $6500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Looks fun!

“Race jeep, 4.3 chevy,14:1 compression,solid cam,ported heads(vortec),demon carb,automatic,Dana 300,champion bead locks with pro comp mts(all new), one piece fiberglass body, lots of parts and extra sets of wheels and tires”

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