Great American Off-Road Race | Throwback Thursday

Michelle Baird | September 8, 2020

Legendary Mint 400 Off-Road Race

The origin of the Mint 400 dates back to 1967, and the first race was in 1968. Here’s a look at some of the old footage of The Great American Off-Road Race.

Great American Off-Road Race | Throwback Thursday
Great American Off-Road Race | Throwback Thursday
Great American Off-Road Race | Throwback Thursday

The Mint 400 dates back to 1967 when Leroy Wickham and John Sexton spent a week driving two Koyote Dune Buggies from Fremont St. in Las Vegas to the Sahara Hotel in Lake Tahoe.

Great American Off-Road Race | Throwback Thursday
Great American Off-Road Race | Throwback Thursday

The following year was the first Mint 400 race, and the rest is history. The 2018 Mint 400 is one of the races in the Best In The Desert series and runs from March 7-11.

Great American Off-Road Race | Throwback Thursday
Great American Off-Road Race | Throwback Thursday
Great American Off-Road Race | Throwback Thursday

Here’s a look at some of the old footage of the iconic Mint 400.

Legendary Mint 400 Off-Road Race

 

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Michelle Baird