Updates on the launch of Mahindra pickups in the US are a little slow lately. However, Mahindra Planet is working on some interesting projects for the near future so stay tuned…
A different subject for today: For those who don’t know, Bruce Meyers designed and built the first true lightweight dune buggy in the late 1960’s. Meyers Manx was the name of this first car, and it single-handedly popularized the off-road recreation industry in the United States. The Meyers Manx brought speed and high performance to the off-road scene that had previously been dominated by surplus military Jeeps or motorcycles. Meyers Manx dune buggies and countless copies became an icon of 70’s car culture.
The car in the photo above is a Meyers Manxter 2+2 TurboSurfer built by Denmat Cars (www.DenmatCars.com) of Forestdale, Massachusetts, USA. The Manxter is the ultimate evolution of Bruce Meyers’ 40 year-old design. Outfitted with a modern Subaru WRX engine, the car has a power to weight ratio that rivals modern supercars and achieves 0-60 mph under 4 seconds!
Denmat Cars is a good friend of Mahindra Planet, and by far the finest source and assembler for Meyers Manx. Denmat Cars is renowned for their engineering, quality, and meticulous attention to detail. Denmat Cars and Bruce Meyers himself will unveil the latest Meyers Manx model, the Kick-Out SS, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the Carlisle Import/Kit-Replicar Nationals on May 15-17, 2009.
If you are a fan of US car culture, or off-road racing history, you need to check out Denmat Cars and Meyers Manx. Even better, get yourself to Carlisle next weekend to meet Bruce Meyers and John Denmat, and check out the new Kick-Out SS!
Source: Denmat Cars