Let's See The Best Baja Cars And 'Unlikely Off-Roaders'

What is it about cars that have no business going off-road, wearing lift kits and mud tires, that's just so unreasonably awesome? We may never understand them, but we sure as shit love insane baja conversions. Show us your favorites! » 3/03/15 6:41pm 3/03/15 6:41pm

The Weird And Wonderful Cars Of The First Mexican 1000 Rally

When you think of Citroën rally cars, the last thing that comes to your mind is the lovely DS, yet that's just what someone chose to tackle the Baja in the inaugural 1967 running of the National Off-Road Racing Association's Mexican 1000. This film, "27 Hours to La Paz," chronicles that first race. » 2/16/15 12:13pm 2/16/15 12:13pm

James Garner's '72 Cutlass Baja Racer Is Best Baja Racer

Jay Leno says "if Oldsmobile would have built this thing, they'd still be in business". He also screams like a child while he drives it. Wouldn't you? » 2/16/15 2:52pm 2/16/15 2:52pm

This Is The Filthy Baja-Racing Ford Galaxie That Mom Warned You About

Rene Aguirre has raced this jacked-up 1964 Ford Galaxie in NORRA's vintage off-road races down the Baja peninsula, but it looks almost as amazing sitting still as it does jumping dunes. Actually nah, let's watch it throw dirt in slow-motion. » 2/03/15 5:45pm 2/03/15 5:45pm

This Volkswagen Type 3 Baja Racer Is My Spirit Animal

If there is ever a car that epitomized everything that's right with this world, it would be this 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback rally car. It is my spirit animal, and it calls to me. » 12/05/14 3:02pm 12/05/14 3:02pm

'Full Stock' Toyota Tundra Actually Did Alright In The Baja 1000

A 2014 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro finished 69th overall out of 131 finishers at this year's Baja 1000, rolling across the finish line with a gnarly bit of battle damage in under 36 hours. That's not half bad for a factory-tuned truck, in a race where just passing the last flag is considered a feat. » 11/19/14 12:05pm 11/19/14 12:05pm

Watch Toyota Get A 'Stock' Tundra TRD Pro Ready To Race The Baja 1000

Toyota wants to make a statement with the Tundra TRD Pro they're racing at the 2014 Baja 1000: "You can buy this Tundra at your dealer." Well, pretty much. Watch how the team set up their off-the-shelf truck for the grueling battle beneath the Mexican sun. » 11/13/14 5:45pm 11/13/14 5:45pm

Let's Watch And Discuss The 2014 Baja 1000 Desert Race Here, Live Now!

The (in)famous Baja 1000 desert race is raging today on Mexico's western peninsula. Quads and motorcycles kicked off at noon eastern time. Cars, trucks, and UTVs are getting ready to run at about 3:30PM EST. Tune in here, talk about it in the comments! » 11/13/14 3:09pm 11/13/14 3:09pm

Riding Across Baja At Night

They say never to ride a motorcycle through Baja at night. But, following a hurricane that wiped out much of its east coast, sometimes needs must. » 11/12/14 9:45am 11/12/14 9:45am

Your Weekend Just Got A Bonus Lap, Off-Road Racing Is On TV Tonight!

If you missed this year's Baja 500 desert race, or just want to wrap up your weekend with some big-screen off-road action, turn your TV to CBS Sports tonight at 9PM Eastern Time for their Baja broadcast. » 7/20/14 6:10pm 7/20/14 6:10pm

Check Out Robby Gordon's Sweet Baja Buggy From 1990

The look of off-road racing buggies hasn't change much in twenty five years, as it? Guess you don't see purple-&-orange on white too often anymore though. Here's Robby Gordon running his BF Goodrich rig at the 1990 Baja 1000. [Pascal Rondeau/Getty Images] » 6/26/14 2:06pm 6/26/14 2:06pm

Swollen Appendix Forced Gerard De Rooy To Turn Around In The Baja 500

We were all really looking forward to watch Dutch Dakar racer Gerard De Rooy hustle his giant Iveco Powerstar race truck through the 2014 Baja 500, but unfortunately his attempt was cut short when he was overcome with pain cause by a swollen appendix, turning around at mile 37. » 6/09/14 3:59pm 6/09/14 3:59pm

2014 Baja 500 Trailer Shows A Tight Course & Some Big Roll-Overs

The 2014 SCORE Baja 500 trailer has the angriest soundtrack of any promo I've ever watched, but it's cool to see how skinny the course gets at points. Looks like some classes were right on top of each other this year, too. Got some clips of your own to share? Bring 'em on! » 5/29/14 4:13pm 5/29/14 4:13pm

It Takes A Helicopter To Appreciate How Hard Off-Road Racing Really Is

Off-road racing is one of the most difficult sports to spectate. We stand sweating in the sun for hours for a glimpse of each vehicle and a face full of dirt. Somehow, it's more fun than it sounds... but the sidelines got nothing on the unadulterated chase view of a low-flying helicopter. » 5/20/14 9:28am 5/20/14 9:28am

Badass Racing Driver Robby Gordon Answered Your Questions

Robby Gordon is a living legend with one of the most diverse trophy cases in racing. On January 24th, 2014 he came through for a live Q&A with Jalopnik readers. Your questions and his answers are in the comments below. » 1/24/14 1:00pm 1/24/14 1:00pm

The Baja 1000 Will Be On Network TV This Week

The 2013 Baja 1000 race may be over and we've seen a few good highlight reels, but true fans now rejoice: the event will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ABC on December 26 and 28 respectively. » 12/23/13 3:00pm 12/23/13 3:00pm

Watch A Truck Do A Totally Planned Barrel Roll At The Baja 1000

Trucks rolling over at the Baja 1000 are nothing new. It's almost as if the entire course is designed by Mother Nature just to make that happen. Those tend to be just uncontrolled insane debacles, however, rather than things of beauty, and art. So why not do one on purpose? » 11/16/13 3:23pm 11/16/13 3:23pm

Motorcycle vs. Car Drift 3: Now With More Mad Max Dystopia

Motorcycle vs. car drift battle: it's not a complicated concept, but it'd been missing something. And that something is Mad Max dystopia and Baja buggies. » 7/04/13 1:00pm 7/04/13 1:00pm

Watch the "Resolve" Baja 1000 Web Series in Its Entirety

Since mid-February Curbsyde Productions and SCORE International have been doing a web series on the 2012 Baja 1000. At last the entire series has been posted, a series that spans from vehicle prep and pre-running to the finish line at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula. So here's the entire series: the prologue… » 4/12/13 10:58am 4/12/13 10:58am