Desert racing really is like Mad Max’s world of fire and blood. While ramming competitors out of your path is generally against racing rules and unsportsmanlike, racers do occasionally nerf each other. When these crashes are captured with a helicopter camera, they’re pretty wild to watch.
What’s the most important thing to bring on an off-road adventure? Wrong. It’s a sense of humor. And, maybe, a willingness to have a plan B... through Z.
Baja Beetles may be the best cars in the world. Lift them up high and they can conquer anything!
Earlier this year, police tracked down and jailed the driver of a wannabe-gymkhana Beetle tearing up the streets of San Diego. It was not difficult for them, as the city attorney now notes, because the driver put the whole thing up as a viral video. “It gave us everything.”
How was your weekend? Ours was... typical.
The good news is that my Baja Bug is up and running again. The bad news is that it shoots fireballs.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Baja Bug looks like it was ripped straight out of a high school parking lot circa 1980. Let’s find out if its price makes it ready for fast times.
And his buddies snitched on him, too.
Unsurprisingly, he doesn’t seem to give a shit.
Maybe this is how it always is; just as you get your engine running right, the throttle cable snaps.
San Diego police are reportedly planning to investigate some schmuck named Blake Wilkey, after he put up a video of himself (now cresting half a million views) in an 800 horsepower dune buggy going completely apeshit on unclosed, public roads.
Everyone who told you that you never use math when you grow up was lying. I used math just the other day to figure out some awesome shit: if it makes sense for me to rent a shipping container as a garage for my crappy ass old car.
Well, the Baja’s broke again. But after so many breakdowns, this one doesn’t even bother me. Let me tell you why.
We’ve all heard the story of how Raphael Orlove rolled his dream car, a 1973 Baja Bug, but have you seen it? Thanks to the very talented Sam Woolley and our latest video series, Worst Car Stories, now you can.
It was supposed to be an easy fix.
What are you doing reading this website! There’s car repair you should be doing!
If you want a capable and sensible offroader, get yourself a Jeep, a truck, a buggy. Or, you know, don’t.
I’m the only motherfucker dumb enough to drive an old VW Baja Bug in the middle of New York City. Volkswagen hauled their modern Baja, called the Dune Concept, to the potholed streets of Manhattan for a press drive. In spite of my previous assertions, they let me drive their hideously expensive one-of-one prepro car,…
No! But it sure can try.