The Baja 1000

Discussion in 'Latest Hip News Stories' started by ~Zen~, Nov 19, 2021.

  1. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    Is actually 1200 miles... but who's counting?

    This morning at 2:45 AM the winner crossed the finish line here in La Paz, Baja California Sur. The race began in Ensenada in Baja California (norte). Mostly off road through the desert (on prepared trails or dirt roads) this roaring cavalcade of 300 + motorcycles, ATVs, Dune Buggys, Trucks and Cars will all be arriving here over the next couple of days.

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  2. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    And here is the winning team, led by Mark Samuels.

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    Rider Mark Samuels leading the 1x team in the Pro Moto Unlimited class is the first to cross the finish line in La Paz of the 54th edition of the Baja 1000, performing an unofficial time of 23 hours and 46 minutes, to get the motorcycle overalls for the sixth time.

    The so-called "king of the 1000" led the SLR Honda team joining forces with experienced riders Justin Morgan, Kendall Norman and Brandon Prieto from Ensenada who drove the last leg of the race to the finish in the South Californian capital.
     
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  3. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    And here it is now almost 1 PM Friday and I've been on the castle roof peering through the trees at the Transpeninsular Highway a block away. The teams are still roaring into town, and some have helicopters filming their arrival at the finish line.

    Very noisy, the walls are shaking at times!

    Dogs barking, chickens crowing... lots of fun for everyone :)

    Of course the cops are out there 'escorting' the famous teams into town with sirens blaring and motorcycle parades.

    Such a big deal!

    A UTV crossing the finish line :)
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  4. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

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  5. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    It's a bit dusty out there!

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  6. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Love it.
    Any on Youtube Zen?
     
  7. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    How's this????

     
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  8. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    Live????

     
  9. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    The trucks are pretty amazing indeed... but noisy as can be.
     
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  10. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Brilliant now I feel like I am there. x
     
  11. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    I will watch later. I love that kind of racing.
     
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  12. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    I can turn the volume down. lol
     
  13. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment Lifetime Supporter

    I like the short course stadium racing trucks...
     
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  14. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Many, many years ago, there used to be a road race - Paris - Vladivostock now that would have an excellent rally to participate in.
     
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  15. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    Today is the last day for all stragglers to get across the finish line... one way or another :)

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    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

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    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    Hugo Fimbres | The South Californian

    La Paz, Baja California Sur. (OEM-Informex): - As is well known in 2021, the traditional Baja 1000 Off Road race will be celebrating its 54th anniversary, beginning its history in 1967 and beginning its career in the city of Tijuana and ending in the famous Puerto de IlusiĆ³n (La Paz), winning in its first edition Malcolm Smith.

    In its beginnings it was known as the Mexican 1000 and its origin takes us to the year 1962 since Dave Ekins and Bud Robertson Junior rode on a journey on their motorcycles.

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    You cannot miss the Baja 1000 in historical photographs
    Throughout all the years it has collected great admirers of red bone not only in our state, but also in Baja California (Ensenada and Tijuana), the United States and many parts of the world, bringing with it a strong economic spill every time it takes finished. Therefore, it is not surprising that artists and celebrities join the race and are part of it, since in this edition it will have great coverage by the ESPN television network, which will broadcast it in more than 25 countries around the world.

    CELEBRITIES SEDUCED BY THE DESERT OF BC AND BCS

    Celebrities such as former motorsport driver Mario Andretti, a four-time USAC National Championship winner, have participated in the off-road race. Also the former professional racing driver Parnelli Jones who also owns a racing team was seduced by the desert of the Baja 1000.

    Failing that, the stars of American television such as actor Steve McQueen, who also complemented his profession with that of pilot and motorcycling, participated in the Baja 1000 in 1969, as he was a great fan of this extreme sport.

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    All set for the Baja 1000 race
    On the other hand, American actor, model and television presenter John Clark Gable Jr also joined the ranks of the popular Baja Mil race. Not forgetting Mark Thatcher who is the son of the first former British Minister Margaret Thatcher, who is known for being the Iron Lady.

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    Steve McQueen
    Photo: Courtesy | Baja Desert Pics
    On the other hand, the American actor of the series Motorized Patrol went from fantasy to reality by also participating in the Baja 1000. In the same way, actor Chuck Norris and his brother Aaron Norris put aside the scripts and television cameras to meet the famous race.

    In 1971, the Mexican actor Mario Moreno, better known worldwide as "Cantinflas", was present at the Baja 1000, which in those years bore the name of Mexican 1000.

    Mexican cinema has not been isolated from the Baja 1000 race, since in its time the film Lola la Trailera broke audience records in theaters nationwide and in the United States, as Lola la Trailera III was recorded at BCS while the race was taking place.

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    Photo: Courtesy | Baja Desert Pics
    Great pilots like Robby Gordon, Mickey Thompson, McCahren, McMillin have stepped on the Baja 1000, as well as Alan Ampudia, Apdaly Lopez, Tavo Vildosola, landing with South Californian teams like Ruffo Racing, Mamba Negra Racing and Chico Villagomez who recently passed away and who in turn they were and are great stars of the Baja 1000.
     
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  18. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Love this thread. x
     
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