The Burro Company was founded by Tiny Thompson in 1961. Originally Tiny built a two-wheeled all terrain off road cycle. In 1962 a friend of Tiny's Dale Velzy who was in the surfboard making industry asked Tiny if he could build a dune buggy for him. After a couple proto types the Burro dune buggy frame was built.
The Burro Company enjoyed much success in very early years of off road racing and recreation dune buggy world.
Tiny closed the Burro Company in 1973 and moved to Idaho.