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Million Dollar Buggy Club

Posted in Features on January 30, 2014
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Formed in 2009 the Million Dollar Buggy club was originally comprised of 10 members that banded together to show of their rigs. The name was derived from the amount of money that the combined founding members had in their rigs. 10 Buggies with 10 Trucks Pulling them averages out to an estimated 1 million dollars. Since their conception in early 2009 the membership ranks has swollen to a staggering 38 buggies and a handful of other vehicles. The club frequents Mud Events, Bar Openings, Festivals and Fairs to proudly show off their custom creations. The club has also formed a website for it members to post pictures, sell goods and publicize what events they will be attending. It would be impossible for us to feature all 38 members of the Million Dollar Buggy Club so we picked three of our favorites.

Here are some specs on these badass rigs. Click here to see the pics.

Orange Beauty

This burnt orange giant was custom built by Brian Mcleod, owner and operator of Modifications Unlimited 4x4 Shop in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mcleod is no stranger to swamp buggies. This Orange Beauty took him two years to design and fabricate from the ground up. A custom straight frame supports the leaf sprung suspension and 2.5 ton Rockwell top load axles. The stock axles shafts where upgrade via a 5 ton conversion and beefed up with Detroit lockers front and rear. A big block Chevy provides enough wheel turning horsepower to spin the massive Firestone 23.1x26 Rice and Cane Tires. A turbo 400 transmission is mated to a Profab drop transfer case to give Mcleod the ability to select the gearing of his choice. Big Head Aluminum helped add some “bling” to this buggy by doing custom center consoles, sides towers and railings. Built for show and go, this buggy has it all including a fresh water wash down and custom stereo system. Over the years the concept of a swamp buggy has evolved and Mcleoad show stopping orange beauty is living proof. No longer are buggies built solely for hunting but rather they have become the ultimate party barge for Mudding Events.
  • Frame: Custom Straight Frame
  • Motor: BBC
  • Transmission: Turbo 400
  • Transfer case: Profab
  • Running Gear: 2.5 ton with 5 ton axle shaft conversion
  • Tires: 23.1 x26 Firestone Rice and Canes
  • Rims: Longs Wheel

Grey Giant

There is no set way to built a buggy, everyone has their own style and opinion on what best suites themselves. This custom grey creation was custom built for Ron Dubeau, owner of Universal Cabling Company. Ron wanted a buggy that had it all with plenty of power on tap to turn is massive 66-inch tall tractor tires. A big block Chevy paired with a turbo 400 transmission and a profab transfer case never fails to deliver the massive amounts of power Dubeau has on tap. All the aluminum work and custom consoles where built by Big Head Aluminum out of West Palm Beach. The black and silver color scheme really give this custom buggy an aggressive look. As on of the original founding members of the Million Dollar Buggy Club, it easy to see that with this buggy the name is well deserved.
  • Frame: Custom Straight Frame
  • Motor: BBC
  • Transmission: Turbo 400
  • Transfer case: Profab
  • Running Gear: 2.5 ton
  • Tires: 23.1 x26 R1 Tires
  • Rims: Longs Wheel

The Grinch

This custom rig belongs to club president, “Big Ed” Wojtusik. Owner of Big Eds Butcher Shop of West Palm Beach , Florida, Wojtusik is also one of the masterminds behind South Florida newest mud racing facility: PBIR. “The Grinch” , so its been affectionately named is definitely the loudest buggy of the group as far as color scheme. The Dodge charger green paint color is easily spotted from across the mud hole and screams “look at me.” When the buggy was originally purchased it had to be completely torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. The Grinch now sports a Chevy Small Block 350 back by a turbo 400 and Profab drop case. A set of 23.1 x26 Alliance Tires mounted on Longs Wheel rim insure that this custom buggy goes where Wojtusik decides to point it. Just like the other buggies in the group the decking and aluminum work were all done by Big Head Aluminum and really set these buggies apart from the rest. A pair of 2.5 ton Rockwells that have been upgraded with lockers both front and rear give Ed all the traction and gear he needs. Big Ed assures us that these buggies weren’t built for just show and that they are always run hard.
  • Frame: Custom Straight Frame
  • Motor: 350 Chevy Small Block
  • Transmission: Turbo 400
  • Transfer case: Profab
  • Running Gear: 2.5 ton with Lockers Front and Rear
  • Tires: 23.1 x26 Alliance Tires

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