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1947 Sand Jeep South Jordan, UT **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was on KSL priced at $15,000

Looks like fun

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“47 Willey’s Extended Flat Fender
2 Wheel Drive Sand Dune Jeep
Chevy Small Block 400
23 degree DART Aluminum Heads
Engine Compression/Specks???
Outerwear Pre-Filters Valve Cover/Breathers
Edelbrock competition manifold
Holly Performance Carburetor
K&N High performance Air Filter
MSD Pro billet distributor
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Race/Drag Jeep Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

No engine.

“Drag jeep, co2 shift powerglide. Roller, no motor”

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1948 CJ-2A Sand Jeep Fresno, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9000

(03/30/2016) Nice looking rig.

“Sand drag/ Street Jeep
1948 one-piece fiberglass body
327 13 to 1 compression Powerglide transmission with trans brake
narrowed Ford 9-inch with strange axles
630 gears with spool street tires and sand tires.
Call if more info needed”

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Race Jeep “Plum Crazy” Aloha, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

(05/03/2016) Might have some value.

“Death forces sale of Plum Crazy Jeep. 9″ rear, dana 44 front axle, fuel cell, radiator and custom built shroud for radiator to be mounted behind seats. Custom hand built frame. ”

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1947 Sand Jeep Fremont, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500

Looks fast.

“Willys sand toy. 406 sbc 502hp paddle tires.”

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Sand Jeep Yuma, AZ $6850

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Racing

Still needs a little work.

“Registered as a 1952 Willys. All fiberglass, Locked Ford 9in., Automatic Transmission, 427 Big Block Chevy (approx. 450hp), nitrous kit available, Full cage built for 3 people attached to the frame, New drive shafts, etc. The Jeep has not seen sand since 2008. I had a new T18 transfer case put in it in 2012 as well as having the rest of the drivetrain inspected. It does not currently run. The fuel lines, battery and driveshafts need to be installed. The seats are weathered but actually new. I have never driven it with these seats installed. The Super Swampers and Mickey Thompsons are no longer on the Jeep, It will be sold with 32×11.50×15 BFG All Terrains on aluminum wheels. I am willing to negotiate but do not come at me with some ridiculously low ball offer.”

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1957 Jeep Derby Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles, Racing

The Toledo Blade ran this article about 1957’s Jeep Derby on April 22 in that year.



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1972 Commando Jeepster Racer Ledyard, CT $5000


Dan’s got this racer for sale.

“This is a heavily modified and lightened 1972 Jeep Commando Racing Jeep. Full roll cage. It had an engine/transmission swap now sporting a LQ4 Chevy V8 Iron block w/ aluminum heads and a 4L80E transmission adapted to the Dana 300 transmission. Engine/transmission/wire harness/Computer came out of a running 2001 Silverado HD 2500 with 80000 miles on it. 4.10 welded differentials. Corvette radiator, fuel cell, exhaust, transmission shield, suspension seat come with the jeep. Need the electrical done, fuel line run, shocks, and tires. I am pretty sure brakes work but have not tested them yet. I was building it up for short track offroad racing (See but ran out of time and work has gotten too busy for this season and so i bought another racing jeep. Have $6500 into it so far and will finish it if no one offers a reasonable amount. I’ll settle for $5000 to give me garage space and to see it go into another racer’s hands. ”


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Sand Jeep Rochester, WA $19,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/01/2015) Lots of money into this sand jeep.

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“For sale; Sand duner or dragster….your choice. 1947 Willys CJ2A fiberglass jeep body on a race chassis. 454bbc original LS7 lower, with Gen 2 Alum Bowties Heads, Engle roller, 2&5/8″ header tubes into 5″ collectors into 4″ cans. MSD ignition. 670 HP 585 torque.
Powerglide- Total rebuild by A1 Performance Race Transmissions, Dedenbear case, Hipster 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. Have 6.50 gear diff for you racers.
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
Corbeau seats.. with 5-point harness
Rugged Radios headsets
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..
It is a very comfortable ride….but if you don’t like attention at the dunes, then this jeep is not for you.
You wont be disappointed!!!….and then you light the wick…guaranteed smile for days. Selling only because hobbies have changed and jeep getting used less and less. Time for somebody else to enjoy the adrenaline rush in the dunes…better have a good ticker.”


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Sand Jeep Oregon Coast $12,000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Looks nice.

“great sand jeep or put back on the road, roller no motor, no paddles $5000– or will sell complete $12000.”


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Jeep Rodeo in the 1959 Issue of Man’s Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Racing


The February 1959 of Man’s Magazine contained photos and short report from the annual Jeep Rodeo in Yakima, Washington. Unfortunately, most of the pics aren’t a whole lot different from the March 1959 issue of Modern Man Magazine, featured in 2013.

Man’s magazine turned out to be a lot less risqué than the cover image and headlines might suggest. There was even an opinion article expressing concern over how American college football was fast becoming too professionalized.




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Ted’s Racing Jeep Storrs, CT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000 More pics of the racing jeep here

Ted’s got this racing jeep and a plow jeep for sale. You can see closeups of Ted’s jeeps at this link. In the pics you’ll see Teds girls, who have been driving the jeeps for two years now. That’s pretty cool!”


This racing jeep is for sale. It has been in storage for quite some time ,but fired right up and will be a killer start for someone looking to get into the racing game. Back in the day it was built by a guy in Ellington CT named Mel Sherette of Mels Auto Body. At the time he was mopping up all kinds of big bad V8s with this Jeep and Im sure with a little work it still will. Built Buick 231V6 W/Turbo 400 ,Dana 44s ,Desert Dogs and a set of Paddles. Lots and lots of custom work done to this jeep . Willys pick up or wagon front tilt clip molded to a home made cj type rear body . Full cage and harnesses . Kinda old school vintage racer dual points and all but could be a real killer with a few modern updates . Would be right at home on short tracks ,courses ,sand drags ,hillclimbs , or would be a great candidate for some ice racing . I will be happy to supply detailed pics to anyone interested . $4500 OBO

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Race Jeep Scappoose, OR **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $5000

Looks like a race ready rig.

“Pnw4wda medium class racer. Fiberglass Willys body on a 72 bronco chassis. 4 linked 9″ rear end with 16″ FOA coil overs, fox bump stops, drum brake 44 front, steer brakes, good running Ford 347 stroker motor, C-4 auto, bronco 20 t-case, aluminum radiator, ArtCarr shifter, steering quickener, full cage & harnesses, aluminum fuel cell. Very fun, fast jeep! ”

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Kaiser Willys Jeeping & Racing Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos

This video has floated around Facebook. Still worth posting as it has some vintage jeeping from the Jeep Jamboree, some mud racing from Yakima, and a rare look at desert racing from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

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Year? CJ-2A Kingman, AZ **Status Unknow

• CATEGORIES: Parts, Racing

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was No Price.

Looks like it was involved in some kind of race.

“Parting out old jeep. Have windshield, fenders, grill, radiator, hood, Tub, roll bar, tranny, differential, transfer case. NO ENGINE. Take some or take all.”


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1948 Sand Jeep Monroe, WA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown**  Was $10,500

(01/21/2016) Looks like fun.

“I am selling my 48 willys……..built this thing and took it to the dunes one time. Fox racing front shocks,pro comp rear shocks,disc rear, shortened 9 inch,456 gears, possy,mild built 350…..202 aluminum Jim green heads….roller rockers..1000 dollar quick fuel carb…edelbrock manifold…8 inch k&n air filter…bullet aluminum msd distributer…msd 6al ignition box with revlimiter… water pump,alternated,mini starter,aluminum radiator with electric fans…tilt front end,custom made fiberglass hood scoop…..ceramic coated headers….brand new 350 tranny with shift kit and a 3000 stall…..b&m pro shifter… tack with shift light..tilt steering, grant wheel,comfortable bucket seats,5 point harness,full roll cage, fuel cell,new battery mounted in back,brand new drive line,led rear lights…rear end stabilizer bar..6 inch rear shackles…custom co-pilot grab bar….7 quart chrome oil pan….tilt front end…night lights……tires are14.5×15 front sand tire and 16.5 x15 rear paddles… steel rims…..its roughly 430 horse. This is licences for the streets. It is 2wd…….I am looking for a nice Dailey driver……Chevy truck or hot rod………..might b interested in a trade and cash some cas”

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Sand Jeep Project Visalia, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $2850.

(02/03/2016) Looks like a good project.

“Willys Flat Fender Jeep sand toy project. The Jeep is in the process of being converted to two wheel drive. There is a fuel cell, Holley fuel pump, Hurst Quarter stick shifter, flat aluminum dash with oil & temp gauge, Aftermarket aluminum column, sand/race bucket seats and coil overs in the front. The front end has been pushed forward to stretch the wheel base. Front ladder bar and the rear is leaf. I’m selling the Jeep with a bill of sale. There is no motor trans or tires. I’m not sure of the year!”

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1973 CJ-5 Ice Racer Castle Rock, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

“Built on a 1973 CJ5. This is a purpose-built ice racer that runs great and needs nothing. Buy it today and go race it this weekend.

*Small block Chevy 350 with Roller Rockers, with high performance cam, high performance ignition, headers and new carborator (recent engine work done by Western Engine with lots of receipts) Engine is worth $5,000 alone.
*Turbo 350 automatic transmission
*Roll cage/racing seats with harnesses
*Fuel cell
*Battery shut off switch
*Adjustable coil over shocks

This is a Hot Rod in a Jeep! It is a purpose-built ice racer; no title or registration. It passed tec and is stickered for the “Our Gang Ice Racing” season for 2016 on Georgetown Lake. I was planning to race this season, but my schedule has changed and I have to work weekends. My loss; your gain. ”

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Racing Video from an EC4WDA Race

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

Originally published in 2009

Here’s two zooped up flatties running some PNW4WDA style races. It appears this is run by Region B of the East Coast 4 Wheel Drive Association (EC4WDA).  Interestingly, they start in the same direction rather than facing each other (this might be called the figure 8).  I saw a hill climbing video, but no team relay nor barrels-like racing.  They do have a Top Eliminator event, too.  Here’s a little information about this year’s race.  After taking a closer look at the EC4WDA schedule, there’s a variety of races at differing locations throughout the year.

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1942 Sand Jeep Temecula, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

(11/17/2015) It’s a project.

“1942 willys sand jeep. Project. Clean title, non-op. 2 wheel drive, extended front end, postal front axle, Ford 9 inch rear, set up for chevy V8 and powerglide transmission. Frame has been boxed and reinforced. Body is metal, straight, no cancer, some fiberglass add ons, tailgate functional, everything has been sanded down and is ready for final primer / paint. Scat track paddle tires (super scooper) and front smoothies are included. Awesome military grill with 2 flip back headlights. I also have a fresh SBC 400 and glide (no trans brake) with 3000 stall for additional cost. Motor is listed separately for $1500, trans is listed separately for $500. If you want everything I will do a package deal for $3500. Many misc. components are also included, seats, headers, roll bar, drives haft, roller street tires, fuel tank, off road lights, tilt colum, racing seat belts, etc. No trades for BS, tattoos, scammers don’t waste your time. I will remove the ad when it sells, don’t waste my time asking if I still have it. ”

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Race Jeep Selah, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

Looks race ready.

custom built windshield frame
fuel cell
roll cage
mild built 350 motor
fresh turbo 350 trans
205 transfer case
44 front
12 bolt rear”


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1949 CJ-3A South Bend, IN Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/24/2015) This is a former Georgetown, Colorado, racing jeep (probably ice racing).

“this jeep is no joke, 1965 buick doughtls v6. 400 turbo transmission with quick silver slap stick. ten bolt chevy rear. dana 33 front with 4.10gears 12 inch drums all around flow master on stainless headers vaga steering box this jeep was raced at George town col. in 70s 80s and redone for street late 80s has been at my grandfathers used very little but I have no way to know miles on this beast this jeep is bad ass I have a bad back and cant use it. a hole lot of fun it will really move out needs very little very tight axels and trans have been have redone must see and drive this is a BIG BOY TOY NOT A TRAVLE CAR YES YOU CAN DRIVE IT EVERY DAY WOULD LIKE TO BARTER ONLY newer jeep same style on 30ft or bigger camper mustang old fords maybe cash make an offer ”

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

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $10,000.

(10/08/2015) Nice looking drag jeep at a comparatively good price.

“Performance tested Pro-3 winning sand drag jeep: 1940 Willys body, 2-wheel drive, aluminum front end, 1,840 lbs., aluminum floor and tubs, stroked small block high compression engine, competition roller cam, Brodix heads, Fluidampr performance harmonic damper, newly rebuilt power-glide with transmission brake, 8″ – 5800 RPM stall converter, Ford 9″ rear-end 630-1 gear ratio with spool, 4-link suspension, KONI shocks, air-shift with RPM chips, J.W. performance flywheel, scatter shield, ACD RPM controlled shifting, Pro Bandit shifter, Auto Meter Tac, MSD 7AL Box, Mallory distributor & coil, Holly Blue electric racing fuel pump, braided fuel lines, wheelie bar, 5-point harness both seats. This jeep runs in the low 4’s on the motor, NO nitrous. This is a steal at $10,000.”

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Fiberglass Flatfender Body Olympia, WA $1800

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/09/2015) Anyone know if the seller is manufacturing these? Looks like a light body.

“New! fiberglass Jeep body was hand laid composite fiberglass with honey comb supports
No trades .”


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1948 Drag Jeep Yuma, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $38,000

“1948 willy’s jeep 350 small block chevy engine 750 horse power. All new paint,crome and interier.Well maintained very clean comes with extra set of paddle tires Asking $30,000 OBO”

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