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    Who makes the best TT today?

    New Racer AWD for God is Awesome, I believe. No Portals. Hoping to see it on course soon. ELE Home brewed AWD on old Porter Mid-Engine Chassis is getting faster and more reliable. Pretty Cool
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    Who makes the best TT today?

    Mike, you and I have met personally so I think I can tease you a bit. There's very few that can get in desert racing and quit in a year. It gets in your blood. Better idea would be to keep racing and only post for one year ;) See you at the hammers
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    Looking for contact info for Bill Varnes

    310-632-5533 is/was his company number
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    "WINNING CAPABLE" ELECTRIC GEISER for 2022.

    This is nothing new for Mason, they were making most 7200 trucks look dumb with thier prorunner back in 2006 at least. They've been at this a long time.
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    THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY ABOUT THE 2021 MEXICAN 1000

    Just registered for the NORRA Mexican 1000!!! can't wait for this but I already lost the race for a room in BofLA haha. Took me all of about 45 seconds to have my entry done and all the rooms already gone. There's some damn fast keyboard racers out there.
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    "WINNING CAPABLE" ELECTRIC GEISER for 2022.

    I watched the boring open wheel electric cars race once. when their battery gets low, they just park it in the pits and jump in another identical car and take off. This is how you make a successful EV TT program, fresh truck at every pit!!
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    1993 Don-A-Vee/Leduc Grand Cherokee Vintage Racer

    Thanks for the great stories Clive!
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    1993 Don-A-Vee/Leduc Grand Cherokee Vintage Racer

    Here's the car before the 2021 Parker 425. After this race we changed to a 16" wheel with TR beadlocks added to fit the larger brakes we'll need with the new motor.
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    1993 Don-A-Vee/Leduc Grand Cherokee Vintage Racer

    Some motor work photos. Plated the front unibody area. Nogrady 5.9 makes 450 hp on pump gas. Upgraded to a 727 transmission.
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    1993 Don-A-Vee/Leduc Grand Cherokee Vintage Racer

    We raced the Jeep the two times, having really done no meaningful prep on it. It is a blast to drive and the suspension works so good it almost defies common wisdom on how a limited car like this should respond to being pushed through the rough. My face hurt from grinning non stop!! Only...
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    Restoration of Ford F100 from 1971 Norra 1000

    This is very cool!!
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    1993 Don-A-Vee/Leduc Grand Cherokee Vintage Racer

    So the V8 car is now out of the picture and the car I have is the 4Liter car. Since Clive bought the car back from Will Snitchler of Utah in 2009 it has been raced in JeepSpeed events by various drivers including Darren Skilton, Skylar Gambrell, Garett Allred and me. The car has won ALOT of...
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    1993 Don-A-Vee/Leduc Grand Cherokee Vintage Racer

    So the 4Liter car spend time as a show car, then sold to a guy in Utah that had it from 2000 to 2009 (no evidence it was raced during that time) . Meanwhile, the V8 car was either rented or purchased for Yokohama racing efforts, shown here in 1996 Baja 1000 with Ikuo Hanawa and later with an...
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    1993 Don-A-Vee/Leduc Grand Cherokee Vintage Racer

    I cant find any evidence that the cars were raced in 1995. Clive says the 6 cylinder one went to Europe as a DAKAR show car. Here's what is probably a rendering for that purpose. And a photo of the car with the same livery raced by Curt Leduc in the 1997 Baja 500 race. Note his unlimited...
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    1993 Don-A-Vee/Leduc Grand Cherokee Vintage Racer

    I've enjoyed some great conversations with both Clive and Darren Skilton regarding the two 1993 Grand Cherokees that Jeep Engineering shipped to Don-A-Vee Jeep. Clive had Curt Leduc build these twins out with chromoly cages. They have a unique rear window treatment that locates the...
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