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Earliest Off Road Races

JDDurfey

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When you calculate inflation, $2500 in 1913 is the same as $61,000 today.

They had no TV coverage of these races to sell advertisements or anything of that nature.
 

Speedster

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That Cactus Derbies article is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing it Grant!
 

Kyle D

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That's a very cool piece! Would love to see video of those cars crossing the finish line.
 

JayQC

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"His victory was overshadowed by Bill Bramlett, who finished fifth. Had there been a prize for perseverance he would have gotten it hands down. Bramlett’s Cadillac wobbled across the finish line after a harrowing series of mishaps. Earlier he’d slid off a mountain road near Wickenburg and done a perfect barrel roll, down the hill, miraculously landing right side up."

Yep, that's the desert racing I know and love
 

Chris_Wilson

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Earlier he’d slid off a mountain road near Wickenburg and done a perfect barrel roll, down the hill, miraculously landing right side up."
That must have been Ramsey driving, you know he was older than dirt. And he repeated that stunt years later at Walkers Corner in a 5-1600.
 
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