SandRazor.com, your source for Southern California desert history and the best collection of vintage dune buggies on the Internet. Sandrazor.com is the only web site on the Internet that has both genuine and historcal photogrpahs and videos of vintage water-pumper dune buggies from the 1960's.
SandRazor.com is the only site on the Internet with actual video footage of water-pumper dunebuggies in the 1960's
Are you ready to see how sand duning used to be done over 40 years ago?SandRazor.com, the largest collection of vintage water-pumper videos on the Internet. Historic dune buggy photos and videos as well as hundreds of links to desert related web sites.

Sand duning all started with homemade buggies built with car frames and V8 engines. Water-pumpers are what they were called and it was pretty common to see big fat straight pipes coming right off the heads. It wasn't until everyone started going deaf that they decided mufflers might be a good idea. Suspension wasn't very high tech and most guys ran solid rear axles and wishbone front-ends that helped them traverse the giant sand dunes. Paddle tires were unheard of and guys had to groove their own tires. In fact, they often attached two rims together and ran with dual hand grooved tires for added traction and stability. With each buggy built, there was a lesson learned and over time, buggies started to evolve into some really slick machines.

To all of the original desert rats, sand duning was like hot rodding but they cruised the sand rather then the street. Hill climbing competitions and drag racing were common events as every duner wanted to prove their buggy was the top dog. Aside from their competitive nature, sand duners enjoyed one thing the most, and that was simply the freedom of roaming the massive sand hills and enjoying the peace and tranquility that the sand dunes offered them.

Please enjoy all of the old vintage footage of some of the original buggies to conquer the dunes as Sandrazor.com is the only web site I've come across on the Internet that has any videos of those old historic water-pumpers.
Videos
Buttercup 1960's - Clip 1 of 2 - 16.8MB Views: 9967
Buttercup 1960's - Clip 2 of 2 - 18.7MB Views: 5829
Bobby roosting - 875KB Views: 6401
Shawn jumping - 890KB Views: 6585
Eric jumping - 870KB Views: 7507
Eric jumping again - 1.3MB Views: 5822
Jacob's first ride - 1.5MB Views: 5619
Savannah's first ride - 2MB Views: 5198
SandRazor Action Clip - 1.9MB Views: 7357
Extreme Performance - 1.7MB Views: 6600
Ice House & Spicey Eggs - 332KB Views: 5109
Eric's Subaru on Two - 3.7MB Views: 5327
Duning in the 60's - Episode 1 - 6.4MB Views: 6370
Duning in the 60's - Episode 2 - 2.3MB Views: 4195
Duning in the 60's - Episode 3 - 3MB Views: 4151
Duning in the 60's - Episode 4 - 3.1MB Views: 3825
Duning in the 60's - Episode 5 - 2.8MB Views: 3773
Duning in the 60's - Episode 6 - 3.5MB Views: 3976
Duning in the 60's - Episode 7 - 3.3MB Views: 3701
Duning in the 60's - Episode 8 - 3.2MB Views: 3720
Duning in the 60's - Episode 9 - 2.5MB Views: 3549
Duning in the 60's - Episode 10 - 3.1MB Views: 3517
Duning in the 60's - Episode 11 - 3.4MB Views: 3544
Duning in the 60's - Episode 12 - 4MB Views: 3573
Duning in the 60's - Episode 13 - 4.3MB Views: 3468
Duning in the 60's - Episode 14 - 3.2MB Views: 3474
Duning in the 60's - Episode 15 - 3.3MB Views: 3397
Duning in the 60's - Episode 16 - 3MB Views: 3494
Duning in the 60's - Episode 17 - 4.6MB Views: 4084
Drag Racing in the 60's - 4MB Views: 4368
Shooting the Hill in the 60's - 4.6MB Views: 5624

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