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Race Jeep Pennsburg, PA **SOLD**

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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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Old Racing Jeep Called Sneaky Snake on Flickr

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

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMhKBpHPJm0

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”

http://www.flickr.com/photos/geepstir/5245293379/in/photostream/

 

 
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Old Racer Pennsburg, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

Here’s an old racer with a nice cage.

“Old Willys race jeep. been sitting a long time. No motor or trans. $500.00. NO SCAMMERS!!”

 
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EC4WDA Jeep Racing Videos

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HOG spotted these videos of some east coast racing from the last few years.

OBSTICLE COURSE

FLAT DRAGS: Kempton EC4WDA Jeep Racing – October 2009

HILL CLIMB: Gravelrama 37 August 24th, 2007. Includes a CJ-5 called Indian Uprising powered by a Pontiac 4 Cyl.

Here is a shot of the motor:

FLAT DRAGS: Gravelrama 37 August 25th, 2007
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlVJVSUyuOg&NR=1

 
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Legends Race of 2009 from the EC4WDA & Jeep Fan

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As I was looking for a picture of Indian Uprising’s engine, I came across this flyer. As the flyer indicates, it was a special gathering of old racers and racing jeeps.  I thought this was a fun idea and thought the PNW4WDA might think about that (or maybe they already have).

Here is a link to a page that shows some of the old jeeps that were on display at Jeep Fan.

Here is one of the old flatties that was shown:

 
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Late 70s & 80s Racing in the EC4WDA

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Inspired by the playday post, I had several emails about racing on the eastern shore of the US in the EC4WDA.

HOG explained how he used to race outlaw races to make money and those would give him money to attend the EC4WDA races for fun.

He writes, “I ran the East Coast 4 Wheel Drive Association from New York to Jacksonville Fla & from Ohio to the eastern shore. I would hit the outlaw races on one weekend & race EC4WDA with the winnings from the outlaw races. I miss doing that & the good friends I had back then.

I drove a 1978 CJ-5 with a 70 AMC AMX 360 motor with T-18 tranny & dana 20 transfer case. Its name was Wind Walker. It was Bright Red & I ran NOS on her to get me out of a class that was too crowded. My ex wife ran it in Powder puffs & won more than me.”

I asked HOG what an Outlaw race was. “Outlaw races were races for anything 4×4 put on by a local group. Mostly, they were hosted by Firemen. Best of all, they paid cash prizes (The EC4WDA didn’t pay cash, instead they gave you a $10 trophy).

I did well as my Jeep looked like a stocker jeep. In fact, I drove it as a daily driver & to the races. Also, when you’d get inspected by someone that had a Chevy or Ford hat you knew he didn’t know nothing about a AMC motor as they look so much the same. My 360 was mistaken for a 304 many times, with its the stock air breather (everything was covered in mud) sitting on top of a Holley spreadbore. I even had a cassette player to play my ZZtop, & a baby seat on the rear seat. Then all I had to do was just (key word) beat the guys I ran against.”

Gerald grew up in the EC4WDA with his brother and family. He forwarded me these pics from his days racing in the EC4WDA.

Here’s a scene familiar to all race days — the morning driver’s meeting:

Gerald tells me this is the line up for the Drags. I remember flatties just like these on the west coast:

You can see the family’s racer at rest and in action in the next two shots.  If I remember correctly, the front loop from this race jeep is now in Gerald’s brother’s new build.