Dune Buggies & Sand Rails

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« Reply #208 on: September 08, 2017, 03:22:18 PM »
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« Reply #209 on: September 08, 2017, 03:23:12 PM »
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« Reply #210 on: September 08, 2017, 07:51:26 PM »
Hang on to that hat! :D
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« Reply #211 on: September 08, 2017, 08:07:14 PM »
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« Reply #212 on: September 18, 2017, 07:59:22 PM »
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« Reply #213 on: September 24, 2017, 05:17:05 PM »
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« Reply #214 on: September 24, 2017, 06:05:50 PM »
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« Reply #215 on: September 25, 2017, 01:45:13 PM »
buggy from a show this weekend
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« Reply #216 on: October 23, 2017, 09:41:24 PM »
Participant driving his dune buggy in race on St. George Island. 1968.
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« Reply #217 on: October 30, 2017, 10:50:24 PM »
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« Reply #218 on: November 08, 2017, 01:11:07 PM »
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« Reply #219 on: November 10, 2017, 02:16:28 AM »
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« Reply #220 on: November 11, 2017, 04:10:43 AM »
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« Reply #221 on: November 20, 2017, 06:42:47 PM »
Ran into this pic from back in the early '70's while shuffling papers in the desk the other day... it's how my wife and I got into building our own sand rail.  John and Grace Havens are on the right.
I worked for John at Bug Engines back then, had sold my bug for a new '73 Datsun Pick-Up and moved on to dirt bikes.  John had an old buggy frame out behind his shop with no engine so we
cooked up a "deal" with three of my old car club buddies; Ron Fleming (white hat), Mark Thurber (next to Ron) and Greg Aronson (kneeling) to supply an engine so we could all take a trip down
to Estero Beach in Mexico for a weekend of... ::)  It took less then an hour to twist the front-end apart... luckily we still had some motorcycles!  Ron, Greg and Mark went on to own FAT performance.

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Re: Dune Buggies & Sand Rails
« Reply #222 on: November 20, 2017, 08:03:05 PM »
Ran into this pic from back in the early '70's while shuffling papers in the desk the other day... it's how my wife and I got into building our own sand rail.  John and Grace Havens are on the right.
I worked for John at Bug Engines back then, had sold my bug for a new '73 Datsun Pick-Up and moved on to dirt bikes.  John had an old buggy frame out behind his shop with no engine so we
cooked up a "deal" with three of my old car club buddies; Ron Fleming (white hat), Mark Thurber (next to Ron) and Greg Aronson (kneeling) to supply an engine so we could all take a trip down
to Estero Beach in Mexico for a weekend of... ::)  It took less then an hour to twist the front-end apart... luckily we still had some motorcycles!  Ron, Greg and Mark went on to own FAT performance.

What a cool piece of VW hot rodding history !  Thanks for sharing, Red !

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Re: Dune Buggies & Sand Rails
« Reply #223 on: November 21, 2017, 07:14:23 AM »
That second pic reminded me of some other stuff that "happened" that weekend.  First, the drive down.  My wife (blue sweater, first pic) and I rode down with John & Grace in the blue VW bus...
real cozy; no back seats so we sat on the floor.  About half way down, the sky opened up and it rained hard.  No one thought to bag up the carb on the buggy... it had a green Filtron foam sock
for an air cleaner.  Well, that got soaked and so did the inside of the motor unfortunately... we had to drain all the oil and water and put new oil back in before we hit the beach; a big pain in the
ass!  Ron and Greg were the only ones "lucky" enough to get to drive the car before the front-end incident.  The motel we stayed at charged $4.00 a night...  plus, they let us bring our motorcycles
in the rooms overnight for safe-keeping!!  Sharon (my wife) brought along a big pot of homemade chili and beans and there was a cantina in the middle of the motel grounds that got us all lubed
up and dancing on a tiny dance floor with an ancient juke box that had even older records.  High times indeed! ;D