Out with the old... In with the new... Armin, what will it be?

standfast

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Odd how the front seemed unaffected by the shelf at the end of the silt bed but the rear got launched like there was no rebound damping at all. The timing of the weight transfer must have been perfectly imperfect. The lower PMI than most doesn't help much when this happens.

I am excited to see what he comes back with.
 

Chas Moore

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Why not rebuild that? They didnt even develop it to its full potential
 

NIKAL

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LOOKING AHEAD TO 2015
The Baja 1000 Marks The Last Race Together For Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen.
MUNICH, GERMANY(AGMNEWSWIRE) - A long-standing and successful partnership is drawing to an end: After the 2014 SCORE Championship season is over, Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen will strike out on their own paths. Their last race together will be the legendary Baja 1000 in Mexico (13 to 15 November).



Schwarz charts a new course for the 2015 season and is currently in the process of setting this up. Christensen is keen to cut back his racing commitments after many intensive years of motor racing and would like to dedicate more time to his company. The Dane also runs the "All German Auto" car dealership in California with an attached workshop as well as a tuning and race shop.

Christensen: "After winning the Baja 1000 on Sportsman motorcycle in 1995, I was hooked on Baja Racing. I got together with a friend and raced a Class 9 car in 1996 and have raced nearly all SCORE races and a few BITD since then. Through the years, I have formed many lasting friendships which I am extremely great full for. But now, after close to 20 years of continued racing, it is time for me to take a break. The last 8 years of racing with Armin has brought extreme successes which has moved All German Motorsports up in off-road classes to the extreme of the Trophy Truck. Armin and I have formed a life lasting friendship that will continue after our racing efforts together are ending. A big 'THANK YOU' goes out to all the volunteers that has committed hours, days and weeks to help out AGM over the last 20 years. Our racing success could not have been accomplished without their endless dedication."



"First and foremost I would like to thank Martin and the entire crew of All German Motorsports for the many years together," says Schwarz. "We have shared a tremendous amount of experiences during our time together in the SCORE Championship. We have celebrated our successes together and our setbacks have had drawn us closer. It was a fantastic time and we've all become close friends. These friendships will continue, even when we go our own ways in racing. For us, the time has come to reorient ourselves and that's exactly what Martin and I are doing. He is devoting more time to his company and I'll continue to concentrate intensively on my racing goals."

"I'm now in the planning process for the upcoming season in the USA and Mexico," Schwarz explains further. "I'm looking into and hearing about various options that are available. There is a whole raft of interesting possibilities, but I haven't yet made a concrete decision. But one thing is certain: My long-standing friend and navigator, Bryan Little, with whom I secured second place at the Rally Legend last weekend, will continue as my co-driver. Bryan has contributed to my successes in offroad racing and we are both looking forward to tackling the new challenges ahead. But first we have an important goal this year and that is to successfully contest the Baja 1000!"

The final joint appearance at the legendary desert race in November is where everything comes full circle. Eight years ago in 2006, Schwarz first competed for the AGM team at the Baja 1000. It was here that the former European Rally Champion and WRC pilot got his first whiff of Baja air - and he was hooked. 2007 was the first full season for Schwarz, Christensen and AGM in desert racing. Initially they celebrated successes with their Class One Buggy, clinching one of the rare outright victories for a Class One Buggy, the overall win at the Baja 250 in 2010. Since the 2012 season, they have competed in their own specially developed AGM-Jimco X6 SCORE Trophy Truck in the highest vehicle class of the offroad series.

 

green787

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They had announced the breakup days before the race....I had heard it through the grapevine, but didn't post anything because it's not my business... but it's not because of a crashed car like the OP seems to allude to....
 

sb4pro

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Sorry to see it go I always liked that car , er truck , er suv . Whatever you call it it was cool .
 

SunsetCliffsMocos

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That's too bad but understandable. I always really appreciated their approach and equipment and will miss following their efforts.
 

trailready

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They had announced the breakup days before the race....I had heard it through the grapevine, but didn't post anything because it's not my business... but it's not because of a crashed car like the OP seems to allude to....
You didn't post anything because it's not your business??? That seems like a novel concept for this forum, LOL
 

green787

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"You didn't post anything because it's not your business??? That seems like a novel concept for this forum, LOL"

Thanks for the compliment... I figured they would make an announcement soon enough.... and they did... Now if Ramsey would explain why he's bagging on them would be entertaining....
 

az_amsoil

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The last 5.5years of helping AGM was the best! Sucks that we have everything to compete and were bitten in the silt bed. That's racing. The crew of guys that supported this team are amazing and I'll miss (hopefully for a short time) all the guys/gals that made up this team. CL1 to TT was a blast! Till next season...

My last 37 seconds of work for AGM

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JoeyD23

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Some of my best Baja experiences were racing/chasing with AGM. First class team from top to bottom. Martin might step away but I can't imagine it being for long.

I wish all entities well. Some of the best guys in our sport were/are part of the AGM program.
 

az_amsoil

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Some of my best Baja experiences were racing/chasing with AGM. First class team from top to bottom. Martin might step away but I can't imagine it being for long.

I wish all entities well. Some of the best guys in our sport were/are part of the AGM program.
...and I have to thank Joey D for getting me involved in the first place. Hey, didn't Pat D get beat by a UTV?!?!?
 
"You didn't post anything because it's not your business??? That seems like a novel concept for this forum, LOL"

Thanks for the compliment... I figured they would make an announcement soon enough.... and they did... Now if Ramsey would explain why he's bagging on them would be entertaining....
I wasn't "bagging" on anyone. Everyone was well aware weeks before the "Race who's name shall not be mentioned" was even run; they announced the break up publicly.

My opening comment "It didn't take much..." was a reference to the relatively small "kicker" that ended their last race and partnership.

Interestingly enough, it was an almost exact kicker in a silt bed in 2010 that ended their race then - that time with Martin at the wheel.

AGM is a great team that did things their own way and with great success and I consider Martin and Armin my friends.
 

green787

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I wasn't "bagging" on anyone. Everyone was well aware weeks before the "Race who's name shall not be mentioned" was even run; they announced the break up publicly.

My opening comment "It didn't take much..." was a reference to the relatively small "kicker" that ended their last race and partnership.

Interestingly enough, it was an almost exact kicker in a silt bed in 2010 that ended their race then - that time with Martin at the wheel.

AGM is a great team that did things their own way and with great success and I consider Martin and Armin my friends.
That's OK Dan already explained it to me..... That WAS a nasty little kicker hidden in the silt... At the "BK1" or "Baja Mil"......
 
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