Not sure - roll bar has Baja 1000 and 500 tags- I also think it has a Score tag. I was told raced up in the the Antelope Valley CA area. I have a old off-road magazine showing taking the checked flag at the fair groundsAny specs on the build? I remember seeing a Camel Works Baja prerunner in Kernville at the brewery a few years ago. Same people?
Garo for sure rings a bellThe Camel Works car was out of Saugus and was a Class 5 car. With a 1600 engine it would most likely be close to the current 5-1600 class construction. I built the roll cage and some of the suspension upgrades out of my shop back in 1976. Garo raced in the HDRA races at Barstow in prep for the Score races in Baja. I lost track of the car after 1978 so not sure of it's history after that.
Hi Dave, Jerry Kerr here. Garo had his VW shop "Camel Works" in Saugus off of Golden Triangle Road in the 1976- ? time frame. I had my fabrication shop in Aqua Dulce and did a lot of fab work for Garo as well as a couple of other shops in Newhall. Back then I did alot of pan shortening for glass cars as well as roll cages for class 11, 5-1600 and class 5's. I was racing with Lewis Off Road Enterprises out of Acton. The team ran a Class 4 Bronco, Class 8 Ford Pickup, and a Class 9 HiJumper which was my primary involvement.View attachment 194394View attachment 194394Garo for sure rings a bell
Cool Baja bug, not sure what it's worth. Talking with a buddy about this very thing the other day. Not many people looking for a complete vintage race car that has been restored. Most people want a project that needs a lot of work. If this Baja has been in storage since the 80's I'm guessing it needs a complete restoration from the frame (or pan) up. New everything. With that being said you are looking at between $18-$25k depending on how much of the work you can do yourself and how good the remaining parts are on the Baja. If you spend $25k on a restoration on this car, in this market right now you'd be lucky to get $15k for it when its completed. With that being said someone is not going to pay a lot of money for a project car that is going to cost a lot to restore. Well, that is unless that idiots name is Rory but their is only one of them thank gawd.
Old race cars are very cool, unfortunately for us there is not a high demand for them. I've said it before, we are in the early stages of vintage off road racing vehicles. We are going to make some people extremely rich within the next 30-50 years but it wont be us!