Hilder Tiny Thompson first made a two wheel all terrain dirt cycle called a Burro. In 1962 Dale Velzy the surf board maker aka The Hawk, asked Tiny to make him a dune buggy. After a couple prototypes were built, the Burro dune buggy frame came to be.
This particular Burro was Tiny's last personal Burro. It was raced by Tiny, Chuck Andrade, Gary Weers and Don Richards.