Yakima Jeeps – Vintage Racing Gallery

by Curtis Guise on August 27, 2012

In the late 60’s Ron Day bought a beat up 1954 CJ3b Jeep which was the beginning of his love for Jeeps.  Shortly after he installed a Chevrolet 283 cubic inch engine in it, along with new tires & wheels, an overdrive transmission, locking hubs, new seats and top, and a whole bunch of other goodies that ended up costing him a small fortune.

Ron was publishing a weekly newspaper in the Yakima Valley in the 1970’s and was always be invited to cover Mud Racing and Drag Racing events hosted by local Jeep Clubs with names like Ridge Runners, Jeep Jockeys, Tuff n Nuff and many more. He took hundreds of photos at these events and a few of them were published in his newspaper. The majority of them, however, have been stored away as black & white negatives since those days, never seen by anyone else besides Ron. He thought it would be nice to share a few of them with whomever would be interested so he scanned them to post on the web.

Photos by: Ronald J. Day http://rondayvous.com

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JoAnne Daniels August 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Love it! Love it! Love it! These pictures bring back great memories. Thanks for sharing them.

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