To those familiar with the MEYERS MANX dune buggy and its history , It is obvious that Sandy Dunes , the cartoon looking buggy is based on an actual car !
Bruce Meyers creator/inventor of the fiberglass bodied dune buggy drove "Old Red" (buggy #1) with oxygen bottles strapped to the sides to carry extra fuel , down Mexico's Baja Peninsula in April of 1967 , from Tijuana to La Paz besting the previous time by more than 5 hrs., that feat inspired what was to become the Baja 1000 . Check out the links and I think you will agree Disney coppied "old Red" to make Sandy Dunes ...
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Sandy Dunes is a character in The Radiator Springs 500½. In The Radiator Springs 500½, he comes...