After attending the 2000 Dakar Rally, Clive returned with the concept of an affordable off road race & rally type class here in the United States. With Dakar suspension wheel travel limits but using American built Jeep vehicles, Jeepspeed was born.
The 1st race took place in 2001 and attracted well known off road personalities such as the Currie family, Ryan Wallace of Rubicon Express, Skyjacker Suspensions, and the Barnett Brothers of T&J Performance. Together with numerous Jeep enthusiasts, we could finally go desert racing with our Jeeps!
The Jeepspeed class was an immediate success. By 2003, Jeepspeed had issued 50 race team numbers and regularly had 20 Jeeps entered at each event. In 2008, there was an impressive turnout of 35 Jeepspeed teams racing in the Best in the Desert Parker 425!