Mad Max Meets NASCAR: My Brutal 800 Mile Drive Across A Mexican Wasteland

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… »11/19/15 1:20pm11/19/15 1:20pm

At 200 MPH, Hurricane Patricia Is Now the Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded

Shortly after midnight on October 23, 2015, a group of courageous men and women flew into the center of Hurricane Patricia and landed in the history books. With measured winds of 200 MPH, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded anywhere on Earth. Let that sink in for a moment. »10/23/15 8:27am10/23/15 8:27am

Legendary Off-Road Racing Movie Dust To Glory Is Getting A Sequel

Dust To Glory is ten years old now, but it’s still considered the definitive Baja racing movie. Before everyone had GoPros and iPhones, director Dana Brown told a story that inspired a whole new generation to get into off-road adventure. And next year, they’re doing it all over again. »10/11/15 12:54pm10/11/15 12:54pm

Classic Baja Off-Roader Bar 'Horsepower Ranch' Sold, Hope It Stays Wild

A couple hours south of the border there’s a 100-acre patch of land outside Ensenada that’s played host to off-road heroes, kicked-off races, and launched epic Baja adventures for ages. The joint’s called Horsepower Ranch, and it’s just been bought up by some SoCal investment outfit. Hopefully they don’t kick all the… »8/23/15 9:42am8/23/15 9:42am

Watch Security Camera Footage of "El Chapo" Disappearing From His Cell

If you were wondering what it looked like when Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped from a maximum-security prison on Saturday night, good news: a security camera was running in his cell the entire time, and the footage was released tonight by Mexican authorities, along with a detailed look at the… »7/15/15 2:57am7/15/15 2:57am

One Wild Week Buzzing Baja With Old Airplanes And Brave Bush Pilots

“No, don’t worry, that alarm only means we’re almost crashing!” the pilot yelled over a wailing propellor and a strangled electronic bleat from the console. Not that I could hear him, as I hung out the window trying to photograph a race car while somebody held me in the plane by a fistful of shirt. »6/19/15 1:53pm6/19/15 1:53pm

Just Robbed A Vehicle In Mexico? You Might Have A Radiation Problem

There’s a bizarre crime wave afoot in Mexico, in which thieves are targeting trucks transporting radioactive materials. But before you suspect terrorists, know this: in all of the recent cases (three in the past 18 months, including one this week), the robbers had no idea what they were stealing. »4/18/15 11:52am4/18/15 11:52am