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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

My Family's Dune Buggies Over the Years: 50's, 60's, 70's


"My father, Bob Forgnone, got involved in off-road recreation in the late 50's. Pop liked to go clamming at Moss Landing Beach, California, which is halfway around Monterey Bay towards Santa Cruz, right at the location of the large power plant. In order to get to the best clamming spots, they needed some transportation, and this came in the form of "Beach Buggies," which he differentiated from "Dune Buggies" because the Beach Buggies only had enough power and traction for the flat parts of the beach. The early buggies were stripped down cars, sometimes shortened for weight reduction and handling. ..."
My Family's Dune Buggies Over the Years: 50's, 60's, 70's (via BoingBoing)