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1974 Score Baja 500 - May 2014 Vintage Vault

Posted in Features on April 26, 2014 Comment (0)
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1974 Score Baja 500 - May 2014 Vintage Vault

Race J-Truck
Maybe it’s because Piggy the Pig Truck was winking at us this morning in the driveway. Maybe it’s just ’cause we know you want to see more pictures of FSJ race trucks. Either way, we came across several more photos of a certain FSJ truck as it ran in the ’74 Score Baja 500 in our vast Source Interlink Media photo archives. The truth is, this particular Jeep has already been in Vintage Vaults once (March ’13), but once we saw all these extra photos of the Jeep banging through the desert, we had to share them. We don’t know too much about ol’ number 67 FSJ, but we do have some pictures of it burning up the race sand. Here we see “Jeep X” in a twisty technical section of the course in a pic shot by Pat Brollier for the Petersen Publishing Company Photo Department.

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Passed or Passer?
In this picture by Mike Parris for Petersen Publishing Company we see the FSJ “Jeep X” either passing on the right or taking a break while a slightly beat up VW rattles past. Honestly, we are not sure which, but hey, we can imagine the big truck passing in the rough…or more likely…stopping for a pit stop.

Water Feature
Here we can see the side of ol’ number 67 FSJ a bit better in a picture shot by Eric Rickman for Specialty Publications. Check out the bungee cord safety straps running from the hood to the front fenders. We can also see snail-wrapped front springs. Not so easily visible is a set of coilover helper shocks. Have a look at the pushbar on the front of the Jeep that protects the grille and 7 Cibie driving lights—all that residing over the speed hole’d front bumper.

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