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Gottlieb Daimler. Henry Ford. The Dodge Brothers. George Barris. Jim and Mike Julson. It takes a special breed of gearhead to take a passion for building cars and turn it into something more than a backyard or hole-in-the-wall industry. Jim Julson started Jimco back in the 1970s, building off-road buggies as a hobby. In 1980, his son Mike came to work for him and ultimately turned the company into a multimillion dollar operation, building Baja 1000-winning buggies and becoming known as the buggy chassis builder. The San Diego Union-Tribune's got a fairly lengthy profile of the Julsons in anticipation of this week's slog down the Baja Peninsula. Check it.

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