Baja 1000

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Baja Boot illustration

    It appears off-road racing is also on the agenda for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. The American race team and sports car manufacturer confirmed this week that it will tackle the 2019 Baja 1000 with its Boot off-roader. Five examples will be entered in the November race, competing in a class for street-legal SUVs, and they will be joined by the original Baja Boot (shown below) developed by hot rodder Vic Hickey and raced by actor Steve McQueen back in the 1960s. SCG founder James Glickenhaus happens to own one of the two original Boots, which served as inspiration for the modern version. The...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Boot
    SCG explores ultimate utility with Baja Boot-inspired off-roader

    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus may be knee deep in the development of a new mid-engine sports car to be called the 004, but the motorsport and engineering firm is also exploring the potential of an ultimate utility vehicle—and it's using the Baja Boot as inspiration. For the uninitiated, the...

  • Bruce Meyers pioneered VW’s participation in Baja off-road racing
    50 years later, Bruce Meyers recounts inaugural Baja 1000 victory

    Volkswagen will celebrate not only its inaugural victory, but 50 years of participation in the Baja 1000 desert off-road race, which runs again November 14-18. “The first race, known then as the Mexican 1000, was held on October 31, 1967, running between Tijuana and La Paz,” Volkswagen...

  • Volkswagen looks back on 50 years of Baja racing
    VW celebrates 50 years of Baja desert racing

    A Volkswagen Beetle was made to get down and dirty. Why else would the lovable little craft be used continuously for the last 50 years to blast across the Mexican desert. Well, blast might be a strong word but these tough machines have been competing in the Baja 1000 for decades, and there's no...

  • Foutz Motorsports 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
    Ford celebrates virtually stock Raptor conquering Baja 1000 with virtual reality video

    The Baja 1000 is the most grueling race in the world today. As it should be, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is proud that a lightly modified and street-legal 2017 F-150 Raptor completed the 49th running of the race last November. The Blue Oval is so proud of the accomplishment that it has produced a...

  • 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor Baja 1000 racing truck
    Virtually stock Ford F-150 Raptor to tackle 2016 Baja 1000

    The Baja 1000 is one of the most punishing races in the world. It’s also the breeding ground for Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] F-150 Raptor pickup trucks, with early mules often entered into the grueling off-road race during development. Thanks to this tough regime, the Raptor can...

  • Honda Ridgeline Desert Race Truck, 2015 SEMA show

    The Honda Ridgeline hasn’t been on sale since the 2014 model year but a new generation is being readied for 2017, and we’re seeing it for the first time at the SEMA show currently taking place in Las Vegas. Honda isn’t ready to show the production version just yet. Instead, we’re being teased with the design of the new Ridgeline via a race-prepped version dubbed the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck. The Ridgeline Desert Race Truck marks the automaker’s return to Honda Performance Development (HPD)-powered factory off-road racing on four wheels. The automaker has...

  • Testing the BFGoodrich tire in Baja. Image via
    BFGoodrich Baja Tire Test Shows What Tough Really Means

    Baja California has a way of putting everything into perspective. Concepts like "durability" and "difficulty" stand in stark relativity to the brutality of the region’s rocks, ravines and—in my particular experience—rain. MUST SEE: This UPS-Loving Kid Gets His Dream Ride, Grows...

  • 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck, SEMA 2014
    Toyota Reveals Sienna, Tundra, Yaris Performance Concepts For SEMA

    Toyota's 2014 SEMA booth will be part Baja 1000 garage, part rave.

  • BFGoodrich KO2 Tire Baja Mexico
    BFGoodrich Brings Us To Baja To Torture New KO2 A/T Tire

    To truly test a brand new tire, you have to abuse it. You have to beat it up, thrash it, and run it as hard as you can. If it can last through the punishment unleashed upon it, it should be able to handle anything the average consumer throws its way. That's fine for street tires. Strap them on a...

  • 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series
    Toyota Is Heading To Baja With Its TRD Pro Tundra

    The truck market is a tough one these days. There's lots of competition, and every automaker that produces a full-size pickup wants you to think that their ride is the toughest one out there. What does that even mean though? What makes a truck tough? For some, a tough truck should be able to handle...

  • 2010 Toyota 4Runner
    Toyota To Put 2010 4Runner Through The Baja 1000 Wringer

    The near-stock 2010 Toyota 4Runner will face 672 miles of punishing off-road terrain.

  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America JTGrey Racing Lexus LX570

    In a remarkable first for driver, team, vehicle and manufacturer, Joe Bacal and navigator Paul Williamsen took their freshly-built Cancer Treatment Centers of America JTGrey Racing Lexus LX570 to a landmark maiden victory in the 41st annual Tecate Score Baja 500 over the weekend. Their win in the ‘Stock Full’ class marks a world’s first for Lexus and the culmination of a years of hard work for Bacal and his new team. “This is truly a dream come true,” said Bacal. “The LX570 was bulletproof and we went the entire distance without a tire change. I was tired...

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