Jerry Bundy 73 jeep commando #316/#416

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I am very interested if anyone has more pictures or video of this Jeep racing? or racing stories on it.
 

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Thanks retroblazer, #316 top is no longer for sale. I know it ran in the Formula 4x4, I believe it may have won the johnsonville 4x4 there at one point?
 

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We did get north of 20 cars in the class at one point. Almost all of them were Jeeps, Broncos, and Blazers. When I approached Crandon originally, I had just come back from running the 1998 Baja 1000 in Class 3. I say running, we made it a couple of hundred miles before we broke in the mountains just past San Quintin. Class 3 didn't exist anymore in the Midwest, it died four years before. My Blazer had won the class 3 championship in the Midwest for a couple of years in the early 90's. I bought it off the ground in a southern Illinois junkyard of Wildman, Gerald Foster. So when I came back to Chicago from Baja, there was no class to race. I called Cliff Flannery and told him that there were four pickup truck based classes, so that there should be room for a SUV based class. There used to be fields of 20-25 Class 3's starting at Crandon. So I studied why the class had failed. I also saw that SUV's were continuing to be raced in other venues, like Tuff trucks. So I found them, called them, to see what rules they lived by, and what rules they would need to join us on a longer track like Crandon. Half the field had never been to Crandon before they started Formula 4x4.
 

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Very interesting history, thanks.
Yes, I am the proud new owner.I am on the tail end of making the jeep street legal but was very conscious to keep the original character as much as possible.
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