Racing With A Trailer In The Baja 500?

Bill Stroppe was behind some of the wilder off road racing vehicles of the 70’s, like the infamous Big Oly. To find out that he was the one that contacted Carl Jackson to tow a trailer behind a Stroppe Baja Bronco WHILE racing the Baja 500 does not suprise me! Andrew over at Baja Bronco […]

Off Road Racing Semi Truck?

Mike Lund drove this huge rig in the 1993 Baja 1000. 11,000lbs, 1800lbs of torque! It started last, after the Class 11 Beetles. Imagine racing in a stock VW Beetle and this beast coming up behind you! Make sure to click on the photo to read the whole story and view the video! This thread […]

Uncle Bob’s Desert Racing Photos

Bob Lewis was a frequent competitor in the southwest desert racing circle in the 70’s and early 80’s. In fact, he was the first off road racer to use KC Daylighters! Below are some of the photos found on this page along with a few others that I have found around the internet. If you […]

James Garner In A Bronco?

Here is a rare shot of movie star James Garner in a Ford Bronco race truck. You may recall that Garner drove a lot of Vic Hickey built vehicles, like the Goodyear Grabber Olds 442 that we featured a while ago. This photo, which I found on this thread on Classic Broncos.com about rare & […]

A Legend To Drive A Legend

Ron Johnson, owner of the James Garner driven Goodyear Grabber Olds 442 race car , is happy to announce that Rick Johnson will drive the restored race car in the upcoming

Frank “Scoop” Vessels Desert Race Blazer

Some of you may recall our Big Oly Bronco articles here and here . While the Bill Stroppe truck was ahead of it’s time, there was a lot of wild vehicles that followed a few years later. Take for example, Frank “Scoop” Vessels Chevrolet Blazer. I came across these photos on the Old Photos thread […]

More Photos Of The Vic Hickey 1969 Chevrolet Race Truck

Almost a month ago we did an article on the Vic Hickey 1969 Chevrolet race truck owned by Ron Johnson. At that time, we promised your more photos and here they are! Cliff Coleman is one of the original drivers and will be driving the race truck once again in the upcoming NORRA Mexican 1000 […]

James Garner “Goodyear Grabber” Olds 442

You may recall our article on the Vic Hickey 69 Chevrolet race truck owned by Ron Johnson as well as the article on the announcement of the NORRA Mexican 1000 vintage off road race coming up in September. In the Hickey article, we mentioned that Ron Johnson owns a number of Hickey built race vehicles, […]

NORRA Mexican 1000 Returns!

The original NORRA Mexican 1000 returns on September 16-20! This is the big daddy…the forefather of desert racing. This race, originally started in 1967, eventually became the infamous Baja 1000. The National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) is proud to present the 2009 NORRA Revival of the 1967 Mexican 1000 Rally. This event, “Honoring the […]

69 Vic Hickey Race Truck!

I have been talking to Ron Johnson from Washington state for the last year or so. He is, from what I have seen, the worlds best historian on Vic Hickey race vehicles. Not only does he own an incredible amount of photos, magazines and other Hickey memorabilia, but he also owns a few original Hickey […]

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