Vintage Jeep Desert Race Photos!

by Wes Kibble on January 16, 2010


The Pirate 4×4 forum is usually made up of hardcore rock crawlers. However, they started a desert and short course racing section about a year ago and it is picking up in popularity. This thread on desert racing Jeeps has some great photos of Jeep CJ-5 and CJ-7’s. Guys like Don Adams and Ray Russell were some of my icons when I was growing up.



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David Eilers January 19, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I love those old rims. I have seen a set of those for sale, along with a jeep, about 2 years ago in Oregon. Other than that I haven’t seen those rims at all. Of course, I love those X Dog tires. I remember going to summer convention back in the mid 70s in Pendleton, Or, and seeing those for the first time. They were so cool 🙂


offroadaction January 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm

David, thanks for the comment. Desert Dogs and terra tires was “THE” combination from what I remember. I have never seen those rims, though.


Karen Russell January 20, 2010 at 12:32 am

I loved seeing the PICTURES…I have more of them too!


Mammaberry8 January 20, 2010 at 1:01 am

OMG! Loved those pictures, that’s my Dad!


offroadaction January 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

Glad you liked the photos. Karen, we would all love to see more! Feel free to email me at


Ed Bray January 29, 2010 at 12:56 am

I raced against these guys back on the day. Great to see the photos.


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