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  1. DesertDingo

    2017 Baja 1K 50th Raceday

    That sounds about right. The 1121 chase team said it was a fast car.
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    2017 Baja 1K 50th Raceday

    Some time back the lead Class 11 - the 1118 Robolonches - had 200 miles on the pack. Then its tracker went off. Anyone hear anything about it?
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    Eric Solorzano in Playboy

    Mad Genius Behind the Wheel: A Report from North America's Longest Continuous Off-Road Race | Playboy Mad Genius Behind the Wheel: A Report from North America's Longest Continuous Off-Road Race While covering the Baja 1000 in November of 2014, everyone I spoke with kept mentioning a driver...
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    Mid Engine V-Drive History

    FWIW, it appears Jimmie Jeffries raced the "La Mula del Diablo" in the 1971 Mint 400, sharing driving duties with Lee Breedlove Frank "The World's Fastest Woman on Wheels". (She set the women's record of 308.56 mph in Atlanta, Georgia on April 15, 1968. Breedlove got pretty bounced around in the...
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    Mint 400 book research - schwag

    I moved this request over to the Radio, TV and film thread, where I think it's more appropriate.
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    Mint 400 book research - schwag list

    (I originally posted this in another RDC forum section, but I think this one is more appropriate) Hi all, I’m writing a book on the history of the Mint 400. Been working on it for over a year, mostly researching in libraries, newspaper archives and interviewing some of the earliest...
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    Mint 400 book research - schwag

    Hi all, I’m writing a book on the history of the Mint 400. Been working on it for over a year, mostly researching in libraries, newspaper archives and interviewing some of the earliest participants. One thing I’d like to do is create a comprehensive list of Mint 400 schwag from over the years...
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    General Tire MINT 400 Multi-Generational Teams

    Hi all, I'm trying to get in touch with RDC member wstephens who posted in this thread about a tandem buggy that his father ran in the Mint 400 back around 1972. I've sent him a private message via RDC, but he might not be active on the boards any more. Any chance anyone knows him personally and...
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    Condor racing motorhome - what became of it?

    Hey all, I'm doing research on innovation in off road racing and am trying to track down the Condor motorhome, aka "Debbie", built by Bill Stroppe - Meet 'Debbie,' the off-road racing RV that conquered the Baja 1000 . Any idea whether it still exists? I heard a rumor it was in the Reno area. Jim
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    Baja 4000??

    Photos of my Class 11 (the black one and the white one - same car) are being used to promote this event. Because we're not in any way involved with the event or organizers, I've asked them to swap out the images. For the record, art car owners have to pay to go to Burning Man. I should know...
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    On Topic Input from racers for FUTURE NORRA Mexican 1000's.

    We're definitely considering the race for 2016. I just don't want to be lumped in the same class with the Elf car (no offense to whomever owns it). We were able to bring 8 Class 11s to the Mint and BITD set up a separate class for us (in this case 47XX because 11XX was taken). Would NORRA...
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    Class 11 World Championship

    Dave, I didn't call you any names. I merely pointed out your lack of consistency on advice, which you didn't address. We've never been challenged on our car at any race. And we're not doing the series. Which is why my only previous comment was about the bull joke. You might consider an anger...
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    Class 11 World Championship

    Yeah, actually we do get it. We just disagree.
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    Class 11 World Championship

    Since my name has been bandied about, I thought I’d chime in. Dave, yes, we use a fuel cell in our Class 11 because we want a safe car. The stock VW tank was not designed for a race environment nor can it withstand the abuse a fuel cell can take. Running a fuel cell in a Class 11 is smart and...
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    Class 11 World Championship

    Ok, the bull joke was funny.
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    Class 11 and the Future of Baja Racing

    Jeez, include photos of every Class 11 except ours. I'm a delicate little flower and my feelings are hurt. I wasn't around in the '70s or '80s, so I can't miss what I never experienced. We do this because the Baja 1000 is the grandaddy of all races and we'll keep doing it until we win it. (We...
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    GPS tracker rental cost for the 1000?

    Hi all, Sorry for the bonehead question. I see SCORE lists SPOT as the official race tracker for the 1000, we have to rent them and they'll be installed on site. Anyone have any idea how much the rental fee is? I'm accustomed to the $375 I've paid to rent the IRC tracker in the past and just...
  18. DesertDingo

    2014 Baja 1000 Loop or Peninsula ?

    I'm freaking out. But I'm Class 11, so it's natural for this time of year.
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    Any know how to incorporate sound in helmet to gopro?

    Might also want to talk with Rugged Radios. We're running audio into our GoPro from their intercom.
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    The next class 11?

    Don't scare me like this. Christ, I have a weak heart.
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