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: 8980
Buttercup 1960's - Clip 2 of 2 - 18.7MB Views: 5066
Bobby roosting - 875KB Views: 5630
Shawn jumping - 890KB Views: 5809
Eric jumping - 870KB Views: 6784
Eric jumping again - 1.3MB Views: 5037
Jacob's first ride - 1.5MB Views: 4884
Savannah's first ride - 2MB Views: 4455
SandRazor Action Clip - 1.9MB Views: 6564
Extreme Performance - 1.7MB Views: 5863
Ice House & Spicey Eggs - 332KB Views: 4409
Eric's Subaru on Two - 3.7MB Views: 4561
Duning in the 60's - Episode 1 - 6.4MB Views: 5302
Duning in the 60's - Episode 2 - 2.3MB Views: 3426
Duning in the 60's - Episode 3 - 3MB Views: 3408
Duning in the 60's - Episode 4 - 3.1MB Views: 3109
Duning in the 60's - Episode 5 - 2.8MB Views: 3056
Duning in the 60's - Episode 6 - 3.5MB Views: 3223
Duning in the 60's - Episode 7 - 3.3MB Views: 2991
Duning in the 60's - Episode 8 - 3.2MB Views: 3020
Duning in the 60's - Episode 9 - 2.5MB Views: 2883
Duning in the 60's - Episode 10 - 3.1MB Views: 2868
Duning in the 60's - Episode 11 - 3.4MB Views: 2804
Duning in the 60's - Episode 12 - 4MB Views: 2850
Duning in the 60's - Episode 13 - 4.3MB Views: 2773
Duning in the 60's - Episode 14 - 3.2MB Views: 2783
Duning in the 60's - Episode 15 - 3.3MB Views: 2700
Duning in the 60's - Episode 16 - 3MB Views: 2811
Duning in the 60's - Episode 17 - 4.6MB Views: 3342
Drag Racing in the 60's - 4MB Views: 3630
Shooting the Hill in the 60's - 4.6MB Views: 4820

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