This Baja 1000 Spectator Is The Most Reckless Fan I've Ever Seen

The Baja 1000 is possibly the most difficult motor race anywhere in the world. Over the weekend, it ran 883 miles through Mexico and encountered possibly the most reckless racing fans (still) alive. » 11/19/13 2:40pm 11/19/13 2:40pm

Kurt Caselli Not Killed By Booby-Trapped Course, Competitor Says

Kurt Caselli, the motorcycle racer who was tragically killed last night in an accident during the Baja 1000, was not killed by a booby-trap set along the course, according to competitor for Kawasaki Taylor Robert. Reports are still unclear, but this looks like one of the few from someone actually there. » 11/16/13 4:31pm 11/16/13 4:31pm

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

Racer Kurt Caselli Killed In Crash At The Baja 1000 [UPDATE]

KTM factory motorcycle racer Kurt Caselli was killed last night as he was racing this year's running of the Baja 1000. It's not immediately clear what happened, but early reports are that he was killed when he hit some sort of man-made booby trap set by locals along the course. » 11/16/13 9:09am 11/16/13 9:09am

Everything You Need To Know About The 2013 Baja 1000

The 43rd Baja 1000 starts tonight at 11PM PST in the dunes of Ensenada, Mexico— a place where, according to P.J. O'Rourke, "things go wrong no one ever heard of going wrong before." It's an amazing event with something for every motorsport enthusiast, and not nearly enough people know about it. » 11/14/13 4:40pm 11/14/13 4:40pm

Watch the first 360 degree barrel roll at the Baja 1000 this year

Just in case a 1,000+ mile race through the desert wasn't insane enough, Adrian, "The Wildman," Cenni has decided to up the crazy level by attempting the first ever 360 degree barrel roll in front of a live audience at the 2013 Tecate Score Baja 1000. You can be part of the audience if you make it to Ensenada, Baja… » 11/11/13 3:18pm 11/11/13 3:18pm

This Insane, Off-Roading Motorhome Ran The Baja 1000

Getting publicity in the auto industry is easy. You build something, invite journalists, feed them shrimp and boom! — page inches. But what if you're an also-ran RV company in the late '60s looking to kick the competition in its smug, Winnebago ass? You build a custom, butane-powered motorhome powerful and tough enough … » 3/07/13 4:13pm 3/07/13 4:13pm

It's Bill Caswell's World, We Just Try And Hoon In It

You know Bill Caswell from such hits as How A $500 Craigslist Car Beat $400K Rally Racers, Bill Caswell, Jalopnik's $500 Craigslist rally car driver, inks movie contract, and $500 Craigslist Rally Car Goes To The Baja 1000. Now you can be in his head for 25 minutes. » 6/04/12 3:00pm 6/04/12 3:00pm

How I Survived The 'Anus Of Motor Racing' With A Dandy And His Pee Tube

One of the toughest tests of physical endurance and driving talent on the planet, the Baja 1000 is the last place you'd expect to find a European fop with a penchant for jaunty scarfs. But, late last year, that's just what Transcontinental-record holder Alex Roy did. The race is so tough Roy pissed himself. » 3/20/12 12:00pm 3/20/12 12:00pm

How We Crossed 1,000 Miles Of Mexico For $1,000

Kevin Kewley and his friends like adventure. So, to follow up their off-road parasailing experience why not compete in the grueling Baja 1000 race? Unfortunately, that race is a little pricey, so instead they tried to cross the same distance for $1,000. Here's their story. —Ed. » 2/10/12 12:30pm 2/10/12 12:30pm

Watch a race truck fly over a Baja 1000 spectator with a death wish

The lack of defined boundaries for spectators and photographers only contributes to the outlaw lore that surrounds the Baja 1000. Although spectator deaths certainly occur on and around the course, they are not usually a result of people lying in the middle of the course. As you can see from this video footage, that… » 11/20/11 4:00pm 11/20/11 4:00pm

Bill Caswell's Baja Bimmer Heads To Starting Line

Once, Bill Caswell took a $500 BMW from Craigslist and turned it into a rally racer. Now, after much sweat, late nights and help from a few friends, Caswell's Baja Bimmer has passed inspection and will race the Baja 1000. » 11/18/10 9:30am 11/18/10 9:30am