When I wrote the first article DIY BAJA – Return of the PIG, I forgot so many details that I decided to tell a bit more of the story before getting into how we built the pig. When I say I forgot some details, I really mean that I forgot about all the mistakes we made. So throughout the article I decided to include…
The Trophy Lite we rented to race the 2015 Baja 1000 left it all on the course. Literally. If you think that looks harsh, you should read what it felt like to ride in the thing. [Image via the author]
Twelve hours in, I lost the last scraps of sanity.
One of the worst things about being a desert racing fan; events are tough to spectate. Even if you slog to the backcountry it’s impossible to keep track of action across a 1,000 mile course. These races still don’t get much TV airtime, but now it looks like there’s an even better place to watch off-road awesomeness.
The Baja 1000 course is full of surprises, and even a careful prerun of the course can’t prepare you for every bump on the way. But if you do see a jump, you’ve got to commit and fly far or slow down enough to roll over it gently. Half-assing gets you a face full of dirt.
The 2015 Baja 1000 ran from Ensenada to about halfway down the Mexican peninsula and back again. The first real turn of the race was this drop into the wash in the middle of town, where this poor guy couldn’t quite make it off-road before crashing.
Rumors have been circulating that a co-driver was killed during the 2015 Baja 1000 several days ago. I’m sad to report tonight that this has been confirmed.
Six men are driving 1,500 horses across a Mexican wasteland. On a tight schedule to make town, they’ll cut though plenty of danger, dust and drinking before the week’s out. It’s not a John Wayne movie, it’s a Baja prerun—the drive ahead of a huge off-road race. If you think the west isn’t wild anymore, this will…
He didn’t just jump the Tacoma Dome up in Washington State, he jumped the stands leading into it, too.
The trophy truck-hucking BJ Baldwin, desert racing legend-in-the-making, is back. And there’s Sasquatch.
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!
'Ballistic' BJ Baldwin finally dropped Recoil 2. Watch it and know this in your heart: you need a trophy truck right now.
Here's a look at one of the top shops building Baja 1000-grade trophy trucks, capable of flying through four-foot whoops at a hundred and thirty.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.