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Dubbed “Operation Black Swan,” the recapturing of Mexican drug kingpin and master escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was not a subtle affair. This head-cam footage reveals how terrifying and chaotic the raid really was.
Until today, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had been on the run since making an outlandish tunnel escape from a Mexican maximum security prison last July. Although there have been false alarms as to his capture since then, today he is a free man no more. And he was packing some very serious heat before the authorities took…
Earlier this month local news in Mexico said a woman’s 1991 Nissan pickup truck was stolen at a gas station in Hermosillo. She posted this hand-scribbled picture to Facebook which was immediately turned into a meme. It’s kind of mean, kind of funny but hey, she did end up getting her truck back!
Let's cut to the chase: This is a 563-hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, those are its amazing doors, and I took this picture in Mexico while hanging out of the car at 50 mph. Safety is for pansies. Viva velocidad!Oh, the doors. They are quite possibly the coolest thing on the car, the one feature that makes…
Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to run with the big dogs, you can't just build a car in your mom's garage and show up, right? Wrong. One guy did just that. Here's his amazing story.
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…
One of the most powerful storms ever is hitting populated land right now, and none of the major media networks have live coverage. Let’s assemble the best of social media from the storm, and keep it live right here.
German researchers hopped in a car, turned it on, and didn’t touch the steering wheel for 1,500 miles through Mexico. The team says it’s the longest journey of its kind ever completed by an autonomous vehicle in the country.
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.
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.
Living in the shadows of the larger and more widely known Mexican road race, La Carrera Panamericana, there exists another race held in Northern Mexico that boasts the same amount of speed stages for a fraction of the cost. This is the Chihuahua Express.
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…
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…
“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.
A video uploaded Sunday shows former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon clipping an observer with his vehicle at Saturday’s Baja 500 off-road race in Mexico. Gordon was attempting to get around fellow racer Apdaly Lopez when he hit the man. As a warning, the video should be considered graphic.
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.
Many people seem confused about the teaser trailer for the next James Bond flick, SPECTRE. I'll explain everything they previewed and show you all the usual stuff you expected, but that they kept out of the trailer.