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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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1946 CJ-2A Swamp Buggy Sarasota, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $2800. **SOLD**

(04/10/2013) Here’s a classic Swamp Racer.

“Its a 46 Willy’s on 40″ Swampers With a 1967 Buick 6 cycle Motor RUNS AMAZING!! 3 Speed Tranny It’s Built to be in the Mud and Water!!!
This Jeep Was Built For Swamp Buggy Racing!!! This Jeep is Bad to The Bone Super Fun!!! AMAZINGLY POWERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cash Talks $2800 OBO Will Trade For Truck or Nice Boat…”

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1944 Flattie Graham, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **Sold** Was priced at $1500.

Marty spotted this old racer with a f-head. It’s got the old mini-terras, the mismatched rims, patched body panels, and a hole in the hood (who needs a scoop for racing?). Looks like a fun little rig.

“I have a 1944 willys jeep for sale. It ran when parked but has been sitting for 2 yrs. It has an f head 4 cylinder and 4 speed with depend t case wich means you can select front, rear, and 4 wheel drive. The rear end is locked. It was an old race jeep and would take a bit of work to be street legal again. Would be a cool wheeler project. It does have windshield frame not in pic though.”

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1947 Sand Jeep Sandy, UT **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $25,000.

Lots of work done on this nice sand jeep.

“1947 Jeep Willys Extended Flat Fender. Sand Rocket. CUSTOM! 2 Wheel Drive Sand Dune Jeep. 400 Chevy Small Block. 23 Degree Aluminum Dart Heads, Edelbrock Competition Manifold, High Performance Holly Carb. K&N Race Filter, MSD Pro Billet Dist. MSD Blast 2 Coil. MSD Wires. All Steel Braided Lines, Custom Headers, Edelbrock Fuel System, 2 Speed Power Glide Transmission, Cheetah SCS Shifter, Custom Pro Comp Gauges, Longacre Ignition System, Power Steering, Billet Race Pulleys, 4 Way Disc Breaks, Ford 9″ Rear End. Custom Aluminum Fuel Cell. 1″ Aluminum Speedway Engineered Sway Bars. Tilt Steering, ACI 4 Point Harness Seats, Koni Shocks, Full Roll Cage, Custom Alum. Sand Wheels. 20.00-15 Padla Trak Sand Tires (rear) 14.50-15 Desert Trak Tires (front). 570HP Dyno/500+ lb Torque. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. UNBELIEVABLE CONDITION. You could even make it street legal. MILES UNKNOWN MORE LIKE HOURS ON NEW ENGINE.”

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1948 CJ-2A Project Chehalis, Wa **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $900.

No pictures provided of the parts for sale.

“1947 2A , Nice tub, unaltered, Very little rust, 3A windshield frame, nice fenders,grille,hood and tailgate, has title and vintage tags, No stock frame or running gear, but have two Postal Jeep Frames with receipts from wrecking yard. Was going to build another 2wd Gasser but don’t need two. Will try to post pictures later.”======================

On another note, this seller also included a picture in the ad of his completed drag M-38 jeep. This one is NOT for sale.


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Paul Parker Hill Climbing in Calgary


Ed shared this vintage photo of Paul Parker racing up a Calgary, Canada, hill climb in 1970. Paul was the creator of the Parkette fiberglass body and this was his personal jeep. On the driver’s side over the terra tire you can just see the Parkette side stripe.

My beautiful picture

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1972 Magazine Picture of Drag Racer

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This page from a 1972 issue of Hot Rod Magazine shows Carey Stanley in a 302 Chevy Powered Flatfender in Bakersfield, CA.


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Mud Racer in Vermont $1200

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

The bod looks in good shape.

“I have a fiberglass willies with small block Chevy and turbo 400 transmission motor has a knock believe something is wrong with transfer case also great body great potential to be made a racer again or used as parts 1200 or best offer trades considered Motorhead and Hunter let me know what you got text me 1802 376 7654”

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Shot of Jim Carter from Vintage Four Wheeler Magazine

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

I bought a May 1975 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine, because it was cheap. I didn’t find anything interesting in it until stumbled across a picture of Jim Carter racing through mud on the last page. Jim and his wife Patti were long time friends of my parents and encouraged them to join the fledgling Wandering Willys Jeep Club. Those that have read my book might recognize the name.

For an unknown reason, JIm isn’t racing their jeep Otis, but someone else’s (or this photo is earlier than 1975). I do recognize that helmet though.


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LeMons Thunderhill Organizer’s Choice DJ-5

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features, Racing

DJ-5 owners . . . take heart! Who says a mail jeep isn’t fast? This modified — ok highly modified — DJ-5 won the 2012 Organizer’s Choice Trophy at the 2012 24 Hours of LeMons Thunderhill in California.

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1975 Colorado Ice Racing Photo on eBay

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

Great vintage photo!

“FEB 1 1975, FEB 3 1975 ***** a Grip on Winter long, as on the Jeep at lower right, seem to work best on hard ice, according to Dean Buhler, a member of racing team at Neal’s Custom Paint & Body Shop in Loveland. A few drivers use chains, as at left, but chains ordinarily are no match for studs, Buhler said. Between 100 and 150 vehicles enter on Sunday, and go up to 50 miles an hour. Credit: Denver Post . Photo is 10” x 8” in size.”

View all the information on eBay


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1945 GPW Sand Jeep Carson City, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Racing

UPDATE: Was $5000. **SOLD**

The price isn’t bad. The body looks pretty in tact.

“This thing is well, cool as it gets!
1945 FORD GP Sand Jeep.
Crane roller rockers
Crane roller rockers
Edelbrock intake
Edelbrock carburetor
K&N air filter
Accel coil
Moroso crank case breathers
Mickey Thompson valve covers
5 point seat belts
15 gallon racing fuel cell
Really nice paddles tires
Clear California title
Headers with dual flow masters
Ford 9″ rear end
Turbo 350 with shift kit”

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Fiberglass Body Orange County, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

This has never been used.

“I have a Fiberglass jeep body from Malotte that has never been used. Fiberglass is in great condition and is the race model so its very light. Jeep body is already pre-cut to be lengthened in the right areas, but you can just use the stock lengths as well if you don’t want to do that. Body has never been painted.

First $350 obo gets this unused race jeep body
This body costs over double that new”


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Racing CJ-2A Jeep Danielson, CT $8500


No pics provided. Maybe a drag jeep?

“CJ2A jeep, fiberglass body.
350 Chevy w/ B& M mega blower.
Roll cage, turbo 400 tranny, all liquid filled gauges
Paddle tires…… If you like power and can handle it this is the jeep to run.
Call 860-779-6169 or 401-527-0871. If we don’t answer please leave a message”

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1964 Jeep Derby at T. or C., New Mexico

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles, Racing

I just ran across this article about the 1964 Jeep Derby on my computer. It’s pretty interesting. I have several other Jeep Derby articles in magazines that I still need to scan.

Youth wins Jeep Derby

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Fiberglass Tub + Chassis Oxford, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

Here’s some parts that include a fiberglass racing tub.

“fiberglass off road jeep tub great start for your skimmer sweet paint

just the tub $700 obro

$450 for the front and reared with springs came out of a dodge ram charger

$1000 for whole thing with diff tiers
or trade for set of 285-75-16 tiers
chevy / GMC 6 lug wheels 6 on 5.5 bult patern
or possible trades of jeep tj
or chevy of gmc stuff
or fisher plow or try me
or atv
or snowmobeal
or a jeep of any tipe such as a xj yj tj wj zj”

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1946 Fiberglass Flattie Body Elkhart, IN $500

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Racing • TAGS: .


“1946 Willys Fiberglass Body 4 pieces $500. Or Best Offer(CALL) (574)300-6218 Leave Voice Message NO text on service.”

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Dragster Jeep Pahrump, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** was on eBay

“Up for auction is a full custom Jeep dragster. I received this dragster in a trade for another race car I sold. I am not a drag racer and am into circle track racing so it must go! I did not build this dragster so I don’t know a ton of details about it other than what the previous owner told me and what I can see and hear by running it and driving it. This dragster is approximately six years old according to the previous owner. It was built by a professional chassis shop in California in 2006. Looking at the welds and looking over the chassis it looks very good. It has a full chrome moly funny car style cage. The rear end is a narrowed 9 inch ford. It has a 4:11 posi gear. Big bearings and 31 spline axles. Wilwood disc brakes. Wilwood Dynalite calipers. 14.5” wide Hoosier slicks with very few passes on them by the looks of the wear indicators. Centerline convo pro wheels. There will also be a set of mud/sand paddles included with the dragster in case the new owner wants to run it on something other than pavement. Front has a solid axle with solid centerline wheels. Front tires are pizza cutters and also in very good condition. Steering is manual with a gm style steering box. Engine is a built 350 Chevy with about 12 passes on it. Transmission is a built th350. As I listed above I did not build the engine or transmission so I cannot tell you what all went into the internals. I do know that it sounds very mean and it is very very fast what little I have driven it. It will pull the front tires off the ground when it is launched! The seat is a standard drag race seat with a cam lock style Simpson 5 point harness. The body is all sheet metal except the one piece fiberglass front end. There is no rust anywhere on the body or the chassis.”

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Flatfender Mudder Colville, WA $3500


Lots of custom here.

“Turn key. No title and this machine is not street legal. Sbc. Text for more info. Also consider trades for other rigs. 5096804596”

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Bountiful Jeep Posse and Racing

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing • TAGS: , .

Having lived in Salt Lake City for ten years, I know the area pretty well. So, I’m surprised by just how active the four wheel drive clubs were in the valley.  For example, I just read a short article about the Utah County Jeepettes, a group of women (I think wives of jeepers) that organized events.  In addition, there were Jeep Posses in Utah County, Salt Lake City, and Sevier County, Utah.

As you can see in this picture, taken at the 1970 Pioneer Jeep Rally in Bountiful, held by the Bountiful Jeep Posse, this wasn’t just about Search and Rescue. Racing had become popular, too, just as it had taken hold in many other places. The first Pioneer Jeep Rally was held in 1965. By 1970, the event attracted racers from several intermountain states.  Two main events were held at the Pioneer Jeep Rallys, a hill climb and an obstacle course.

The article and picture below were published by Four Wheeler Magazine in July, 1971. To me this picture could easily have been taken above the city of Bountiful or Centerville.  It looks like the staging and parking was done along the valley’s bench.

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Racing Jeep in Alaska from the NGS Collection

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

I don’t know when this image was taken, but it’s a fantastic racing shot.  The racer was photographed by Melissa Farlow at Naukati, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.  I wish I knew if this appeared in a specific issue of the magazine.

To find this photo: To find the photo, go to the website and then enter the id of  1075130 in the “quick explore” box.

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1951 Drag Jeep Greenleaf, WI $3100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

For the price, this might be worth a look.

“1951 Willys jeep, pasionately named “Wicked Willy”

Former dragster but could be streetable

Set up to pull with turf tires on back and skinnys on front. Drag slicks included if you want to drag race…your choice!

350 chev performance motor with big lumpy cam, headers and predator carb

Has driveshaft loop, racing seat and five point harness and roll cage.

Al lot of fun for not a lot of money!!!

Narrowed rear end/4 link

Have title

Will deliver in fox valley area

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Old Racing Jeep Called Sneaky Snake on Flickr

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

UPDATE:  Devin noted that Dale is still running “Sneaky Snake”.  Here’s a video clip from 2009 that shows him dragging.


I love this old photo from the EC4WDA.  According to the caption, this was “Dale Lenig’s Sneaky Snake off-road racing Jeep. It was powered by a Ford Cobra and it was extremely fast!!!! Line Mountain 4WD Races – EC4WDA Region B – Late ’70s to early ’80’s”


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1951 M-38 Poulsbo, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was “Make offer”

The CJ-5/M-38A1 and the red M-38 have been sold.  Only the blue M-38 is left.

(09/05/2012) “Has a small block Ford engine. Needs lot’s of work Hasn’t been on road since the eightys. Doen’t run selling as is. $700. Will take your junk cars in trade.”

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Racing at the 2012 PNW4WDA Summer Convention in Oregon

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

Here’s a great video of a run at the 2012 Summer Convention held this year in Camas Valley, Oregon.  There are a few more videos posted as well.