1981 Swamp Buggy Races
Feb. and Oct. 1981, photos from Swamp Buggy Races in Naples, Florida.

Swamp Buggy racing goes back to the 1940s as local hunters in the Naples, Florida, would get together informally and race their Everglades swamp vehicles. The first official races, with 50 competitors, occurred in 1949.

The sport became a popular tourist attraction, often featured on ABC Wide World of Sports.

In the early 1980s, races were run twice a year. I was able to attend the February and October, 1981 events.

Today, the event is held three times a year. Check out the website swampbuggy.com .
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