Ice-Race Research Archives

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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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1964 CJ-5 Loveland, CO $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

This is a former ice-racing jeep. This could well be worth a look at this price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1220221888128545

“Titled as 1964 Jeep CJ five, has 1978 CJ5 frame in axles, Dana 30 front with disc brakes and 4:88 gears, Dana 20 rear axle was solid axles and power lock with 4:88 gears, 400 small block Chevy with aluminum intake and edelbrock carb MSD 6AL ignition, Turbo 400 transmission and Dana 300 transfer case, full cage rollbar, the complete body except the windshield frame is fiberglass. This jeep was used for ice racing in Georgetown Colorado so it has steering brakes on the front brakes and a line lock steering break, the lights are on the jeep but not currently wired for the street. If you want to ice race, this is competitive competition jeep but can also wire the lights and put it on the street.$4000 is a great price for all you were getting. I also have a set of competitive studs for sale and set of Competitive bear rubber tires I would sell.”

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1964 CJ-5 Ice Racer Denver, CO $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: .

CJ-5 set up for ice racing in Georgetown, Colorado. Unfortunately, racing was cancelled this last winter as the lake ice didn’t get thick enough to allow racing.

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep-cj-5/6570299564.html

“Set up for Ice Racing being sold as OHV and can be readily brought back to street legal.
Vehicle is NOT street legal, NO TEST DRIVES, but you can hear it run.
Fiberglass tub with full roll cage
SBC 400
Turbo 400 auto.
4:88’s with rear locker
AMC model 20 rear axle converted to 1 piece
Power steering, tilt wheel
Steering brakes
Includes windshield, top, doors etc. and many extra parts (axle, driveshafts, heater, x-fer case, etc.)
1 set of 5 bolted tires on wheels
1 set of 4 studded tires on wheels
1 set of 4 bare rubber ice tires on wheels
1 set of tires on vehicle to move it around
Bring a trailer.”

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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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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 ”

http://southbend.craigslist.org/bar/5272730734.html

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1953 CJ-3B Englewood, CO **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

‘Dirty George’ is a fun looking 3B that was an ex ice racer.

“i have a 53 willy’s jeep need some work body is good.has a chevy crate 302 bord 11 over 11 in it .it wes are old ice raceing jeep.would be good for jeeping or racing or dayly driveing.it has a turbo 400 tranny,a custom pant job and seats. lots of ex.parts .hat to part with but lost my job and it needs to go.4000.00 o.b.o. call sam at

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Ice Racing Video from NatGeo

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

 
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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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1948 Racing Flattie Conifer, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** 

(01/20/2012) Plenty of work has been done, but still some left.

“This is the makings of a great Jeep Ice Racer or Rock Crawler! Everything is new or near new. Features include:Complete, nicely done custom tube cage welded to the orignal frame, stinger out front
New Racing Suspension seats with Crow Racing Harnesses – seats mounted to tubing NOT the body
Power steering setup with removable steering wheel
Rebuilt 3-speed transmission (unkown model) with rebuilt Dana 20 transfer case
New Clutch
Hydraulic clutch setup and HD dual master cylinder installed and plumbed
New Tom Wood’s custom rear drive shaft with CV Joint, front driveshaft has new u-joints
Fuel Cell and Optima battery
Rancho lift springs for the Willys CJ-2a
Stainless steel braided brakelines
LED front turn signals and rear tail lights
Axles are narrow track Dana 44 rear and Dana 30 front from a ’73 CJ-5 with 4.27 gears

Engine is a Rebuilt and Built Chevy 350 (looking for the internal specs) :
High rise manifold with Holley 4bbl carb
Billet accessory brakets
New powder coated alternator
ON BOARD AIR COMPRESSOR
Be Cool aluminum radiator with electric cooling fan
Shorty mid dump headers and exhaust
Power steering pump

This is a PROJECT which is 90% completed – turn it into an ice racer or rock crawler!
Will need some final electrical, front brakes, brakelines hooked up, maybe some final welding, different pitman arm.
ASKING $1600 WITH OUT ENGINE AND RADIATOR
ASKING $2800 WITH ENGINE AND RADIATOR”

 
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1951 Ice Racer Parker, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $15,000

This is offroad (or on ice) only.

“1951 race willys, v8 high performance motor, automatic transmission, trany lock, chipped, rev limitor, msd ignition, all wheel lockers, custom built, 6 sets of ice racing tires, bucket seats, tons of upgrades and performance parts, $15,000 O.B.O”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Ice Racer Denver, Co $3000

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

Looks fun.  I can’t quite make out the name.

“1948 Willy’s 2A ice racing jeep
350 chevy engine,propane fuel system, auto transmission, full roll cage,
5 point seat belts, power steering, steering brakes, sheepskin seat
covers w/heater

linda turner 719-221-5631”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2234526558.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Ice Racer Denver, Co $5000

• CATEGORIES: Racing • TAGS: .

No pics provided.

“1946 willys jeep built 350 chevy automatica, 3 sets of ice racing tires for more information call 720-937-3417 runs very strong”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2176497785.html

 
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1946 Ice Racer Denver, Co $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing • TAGS: .

And, it runs on propane!

“A 1946 willys ice racer it has a 350 chevy motor in it it runs on propain. call (720) 937-3417 Dean”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1622215465.html

 
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Some Ice Racing Pics

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Gerald found these good quality Ice Racing related pics on Flickr.

 
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Our Gang Ice Racing in Georgetown Colorado

• CATEGORIES: Racing, videos • TAGS: .

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For reasons only the Our Gang 4Wheeler folks know, they prefer their racing chilled, literally on ice. It appears to be a family fun affair with a season that varies with the thickness of ice.

Our Gang 4 Wheelers is an ice racing club whose volunteers have been organizing ice races in Colorado for 34 years.  You’ll find them out on Georgetown Lake in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado.  Their season spans 6 weekends through January and February.

For those of you who want to try this sport, but don’t have tires, it appears they’ll rent you some.  You’ll have to check out their website to learn more.

There’s many more videos and pictures here:  http://www.ourgangiceracing.com/Media.html

 
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1950 CJ-3A Racer Lakewood, CO **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4200

“1950 Willys Jeep. Competition ice racer. VERY FAST!! Fun street cruiser and show winner too. Must see to appreciate! Chevy 350 V8, TH350 auto trans. Spicer 20 t-case. D30 front with disk brakes. D44 rear, locked. Steel body, fiberglass, one piece, liftoff front end. Nothing but the best!