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Mud Racer Rock Springs, WY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

I wonder how long this has sat.

“This mud racer was built from the ground up. I don’t have a pic of the tires that come with but for the best info I can give you my father’s number. Very serious car. Nitrous system. Fiberglass body”


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1954 Mud Races in Yakima, Wa, from

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Originally posted in 2012

Here’s some great early mud racing video from Yakima, Washington.

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1957 Drag Jeep Menomonie, WI $3250

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

Still needs some work.

“WHO WANTS TO GET MUDDY!!!57 Jeep mudd racer this is a mechanics special or for the person who wants a toy no one eles has. just dropped in a 389 out of a superstock race car with only one race on it, has a 7,000 stall kit installed, this willis is ready to run you down that mud strip in less than ten seconds while throwing mud on your buddys and rivals just needs few things finished…. manafolds put on, radiator installed, bolt up starter and little bit of wiring.”

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1952 Drag Jeep Mesa, AZ $20,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/22/2019) Joshua is selling this flat fender drag jeep.

“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!”

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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

2400 stall
Shift kit
Deep Finned pan

*****REAR END*****
Narrowed Ford 9 inch
5.29 Gears
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)

Rear 15×14 Welds with 33×19.50 Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro with great treadbut have sun cracks on outer sidewalls.
Front 15×3 Welds with Mickey Thompson Sportsmans

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.

I am located in Mesa, Arizona next to Mesa Gateway Airport. I can help with transportation either getting it loaded on a truck or assisting you however I can at the buyer’s expense. Inspections are encouraged. $1000 nonrefundable deposit due at auction end and remaining

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More on The New Mexico Jeep Derbys

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

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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Sand Dragster Chassis Maricopa, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

Looks like a simple Dana 18, but I’m guessing it’s been modified based on the seller’s comment that the transfercase is worth more than the asking price.

“Hi guys looking to sell a Aluminum body sand dragster Jeep. It’s just a rolling chassis. There is no motor but does come with a direct drive transfer bolts right up to a BBC or SBC. Comes with a few parts. It’s definitely a project but be sweet for the drags or dunes. I’m asking $1800 O.B.O the transfer is worth more than that. And no trades please cash only”

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2 Sand Drag Jeeps Yuma, AZ No Price

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Contact the seller for price(s).

“Two Sweet Sand Drag Jeeps For Sale.. Located in Yuma,Az.”

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Drag Jeep Portland, OR $15,000

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If you need a little more speed, maybe this will do it.

“Willys Jeep S/G S/P etc. Drag Car very unique roadster One of a kind Chromoly cage built buy Lloyd Culp race cars Multi event winner, car is very consistent Ran 9 flat @149 with mild motor 2300 LBS w/190# driver Roller, Minus Motor/Tranny/Ignition Setup BBC 4-link rear front and rear willwood disk brakes”

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1973 CJ-5 Sandy, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5450.

(05/17/2019) Has a fancy paint job.

“1973 jeep sand drag v8 automatic paddle tires”

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Sand Jeep Valley Center, CA $12,500

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.


“Motor was built by lead mechanic for mario Andretti, made 850 on alcohol, Oliver billet main caps 4 bolt main, solid roller cam with dart stud girdle, dart intake with 1050 quick fuel, Currie 9 inch rear end with fully upgraded internals,brand new fox 2.5 in rear with hydrolic bumps front and back, brand new fox shocks in the front and rebuilt 4 link. I had the trans and converter rebuilt by Mike’s transmissions cost almost 5k, rugged radio system with two headsets, prp seats and harnesses, bead locks front and rear. Motor is a 496 13.5:1 compression”


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1952 Willys Drag Jeep Alberta, Canada $8850 USD


Joe’s got this drag jeep with a hint of Willys DNA. If you want to learn more, call Joe (780)472-1938 or Email




“1952 Willys with a small block Chevy 355 Cubic INCH 4 Main BLOCK,Steel Crank,New World HEADS 202-160,Titanium Keepers,Steel Valves Keith Black Hypereutectic Pistions,30 Over,Steel Pink Rods,Windage Trays High Volume Oil Pump. Victor Junior intake with spacer 750cfm Holley Carb,100 Shot NOS, Zoomie Headers Msd Model AL6 with Retarder, Autometer Gauge Big Tack with shift light.

Powerglide Tranny with 5000 Stall Torque D. Differential Nodular Steel Pumpkin Steel Spool 35 Spline Mark Williams Axles 6.50 Ratio Front Diff 3.56.

Rear Tires are Unlimited Paddle all aluminum Rims with small center line aluminum rims in the front. Adjustable Suspension.


This Jeep is Turn Key Ready only has a few Races under its belt. Runs and Drives Great. Need to Sell no more room to store it

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Mud Race Jeep Vancouver, BC $1100 (CDN)

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Racing

Does look like much value here, but maybe(?) someone can use some of the parts for a cheap PNW race rig.

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“46 willys narrowed lenghend has no motor has turbo 400 dana 20 transfer drive shafts chev half ton diffs posi front rear 35 inch boggers rear ground hawgs front billetdistributor blaster coil 6al ignition box monster tac nitrous system removable steering wheel cheap must go”


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1947? CJ-2A/M-38 Belfair, WA $4000


This looks like it was a race jeep to me, probably from the 1980s as there is no driver’s side “door” bar. It appears to have a Chev 1953?

“Bad ass jeep
Runs great
Holly carb
Warn locking hubs
Updates 4 banger
Roll cage”

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Willys Pull Truck Nekoosa, WI No Price

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing

Something different.


“I have a very nice complete two wheel drive pulling truck for sale.

If you ever wanted to get into truck pulling this is your opportunity. I am selling at very reasonable price. I can finance terms or become partner if you are able to provide nice shop to work on it and have mechanical abilities I can help with the truck give you my knowledge of it. And if you want I can help finance a plan to purchase.

This truck is custom made was in top 4 out of 12 to 14 trucks.
Its complete with engine to wheels and all weights for all three weight classes. 5800lbs 6000lbs 6200lbs.

The truck needs to be gone through and have engine upgraded and worked on to perform.
To build a truck would cost you twice what I am asking for.

Serious inquiries only. To many things to list on here will discuss with you over phone.

Trailer not included but can transport.”

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1951 CJ-3A Stanwood, WA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4250.

(10/28/2019) Has a Bobcat body and hood. Has custom suspension. May have been a racer.

“1951 Willys , fiberglass , 289 Ford engine. Too much extras to list., Runs but needs tuning. $4,250”

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1948 Ex-Racer North Bend, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Seems like this ex-racer could be modified into a racer again.

“Jeep willys body on a shortened blazer frame. Healthy SBC 350, world 2.08 iron heads around 450hp. Th350 and dana 20. 10 bolt front open 12 bolt rear locked. Full cage tied to frame, pb,ps, aluminum radiator. Very reliable and can wheel all day and not overheat. Very fun in sand and mud. Runs great. This jeep is an ex barrel racer.”

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1957? DJ-3A Drag Jeep Machesney Park, IL on eBay


UPDATE: Still Available on eBay. The Buy-it-now price is $9500.

This Drag Jeep was featured on Road and Track. Labeled a 1957 DJ-2A, the year, the serial number (56337 11539), and the body style mark this as a 1956 DJ-3A.

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“It’s time to part with my very first street rod. I bought this in 1982 right out of high school. Over the years it has morphed into what you see here.
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1947 CJ-2A Taylor, MI $3000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/03/2018) Engine is locked. A rare desert dog sighting on this former racer.

“47 Willys Jeep aftermarket steel body, tilt front end, CJ chassis, Dana 44s, 480 gears, a true four-wheel posi front, and rear, 327 .30 over thats locked up, Ported heads, intake, Holley carb, 400 trans. This jeep was raced in the Great Lakes sanction. Sand Drags and obstacle course in the 80s, and 90s known as a shuffler..”


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Drag Race Jeep Rancho Cucamonga, CA $19,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/13/2017) Fred’s selling his great looking drag jeep. You can contact him at or (909) 560-4902.




“For Sale
Complete Sand Drag Willys Jeep
Well Known “Sidewinder” Pro Jeep
SCSDA and NSDA Event Winning Car
Beautiful Show Quality Jeep, Turn Key Ready to Race

Removable Fiberglass Body and Front Clip w/Pro Stock Scoop
Custom Paint w/Flames and Stripes
385 cu. in. Small Block Chevy
Custom N.O.S Nitrous System w/onboard Bottle Heater
Dart SHP Pro Block w/Billet Steel Main Caps
3.75 Eagle Steel Crank
Eagle 6.0 Rods
Kevco Racing Oil Pan
JE Nitrous Pistons and Pins
Hell Fire Rings
Brodix Aluminum Heads w/ Special Port and Valve Work
Comp Cam
Crower Rollers
MSD Digital 6
Jessel Belt Drive
Big Tube Turbo-Hot Coated Headers
Aluminum Electric Water Pump
Electric Fan
Griffin Radiator

Magna-Flow Fuel System
Holley Carburetor Done by Engine Dynamics
Power glide Trans Done by Remac Racing Transmissions
Trans Brake
Scatter Shield and Driveshaft Loop
B&M Pro Bandit Ratchet Shifter w/ Dedenbear Adjustable RPM Controlled Electric Shift Actuator
Billet Stall Converter
Dedenbear Adjustable Reaction Time Delay Box
Autometer Premium Gauges
Autometer Ultimate Playback Tach /with Shift Light
Painless Switch Panel
Race Head lite and tail lite
RCI 5-Point Harness
Race Seat
RJ QuarterMax (Rick Jones Pro Stock) 4130 Chromoly Fab Rear End w/Strange 3rd Member
Summer Bros. Custom Axles
RJ QuaterMax (Rick Jones Pro Stock) Fab Wheelie Bars w/Quick Connects
Alston Chassis Works Ladder Bar and Panhard Bar (All Adjustable)
Strange Engineering Adjustable Coil over Rears
20.00 x 15 Paddle Trax
Hoosier Drag Front Tires
Centerline Wheels

Too Much To List! This Sand Drag Jeep Was Built with the Best!
The Car is Fun to Drive and Very Reliable and A Proven Winner
It Has Run 3.61 and Run’s Consistent 3.80’s
Priced For Quick Sale
$ 19K
Can Help with Delivery and Also Help Consult at the Track on Setups if needed
Please See the Pictures for Your Review
Please Call, E-mail or Text Anytime For Additional Information and More Detailed Pictures”

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1942? CJ-5 Drag/Sand Jeep Norco, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

“Willys Sand Jeep, Built from 1942 mailcarrier. Custom, Stretched Frame, Chevy 383 stroker with 200 shot fuel/200 Shot Nitrous. TCI 2 Speed Powerglide w/ trans brake(New trans/ No Trips on it), Ford 9″ w/ 6.22 gears, Leaf spring suspension front and rear. This is a fun jeep to dune or get down and race!! Turnkey fun!! ”

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Drag CJ-7 Longwood, FL $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, Racing

Seller has some pricing options.

“Pro Stock jeep for sale as a roller or complete ,with cuts and dot tires ,as a roller asking 15000 obo,may trade for drag car”


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Our Gang Ice Racers Get Some TV Exposure

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

The local Denver CBS Affiliate covered the Our Gang Ice Racers.

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Drag Jeep Yuma, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6800.

(01/02/2018) “Willy’s fiberglass body , 383 stroker, powerglide 2 speed tranny , 9 in rear , 456 full spool spline ,
Msd electronics , launch controller, 2 step modulator to retard timing for nitrous, has no nitrous but is built for a 150 hp shot , never ran nitrous all motor so far it is fast enough without it . 4.62 sec at dome valley raceway.”

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1949 CJ-3A Sand Jeep Las Vegas, NV $26,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/14/2016) Has quite a few mods.


“Please view YouTube

Small block Chevy 283
Iskenderian racing cam
270 grind Hydraulic lift
Holly carb 4160 Avenger
Weiand 3000 intake manifold
Mallory Unilite ignition
Flex-a-lite fans with custom alum housing
Alum overflow tank
Fram HPG1 and inline fuel filters
Fuel pressure gauge
Automatic turbo 400 transmission
B&M Star shifter
Rear trans cooler and dual fan
Stock transfer case

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1947 CJ-2A Race Jeep Roseburg, OR $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/26/2018) Looks ready for some racing.

“383 Stroker motor
11.5:1 compression
Full roller and balanced
Australian Aluminum Heads
MSD ignition
Pushing 600 HP
Turbo 350 trans with manual over ride.
4 wheel drive
Lockers front and rear
4:45 gears
Dutchman axles
Rear radiator and tranny cooler
with cooling fans
12 gallon fuel cell
Blue HID head lights, light bar
PNW race registered
Built for barrel racing but is a blast on the sand with it’s light weight and high horse power!
Sand, mud, race, Jeep”

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