Rod Hall will be challenging the Baja peninsula one more time in his original Bronco.
If you haven’t heard, Rod Hall, the winningest off-road racer in the U.S. and over-all winner of the 1969 Mexican 1000, will be piloting his old steed in the upcoming NORRA Mexican 1000 rally in Baja, Mexico, April 25-29, 2015.
The 4-day race, affectionately known as “The Happiest Race on Earth,” will begin in the seaside town of Ensenada and require teams to navigate through 1,200 miles of the peninsula’s wildest backcountry while en route to the checkered flag in San Jose del Cabo.
Samco Fabrication in Reno, Nevada, is performing the restoration of this Bronco that has been on display at the ORMHOF exhibit inside the National Automobile Museum. Carrying the old stallion will be a new crate motor from Ford Racing, a Wild Horses 4×4 suspension and Fox Racing shocks, BFGoodrich tires on classic American Racing wheels, and loads of equipment from Summit Racing Equipment, KC HiLiTES, Mastercraft Safety, Bestop, Truck and Jeep Accessories, and Currie Enterprises. The strip down is complete and the old Bronco is being reassembled this week. Stay tuned…
Find out more, as well as view the full photo gallery, on the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rod Hall Ford Bronco Project and Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Facebook pages.
Progress so far…
The guys at Samco are going to town this week with putting the 46-year-old Bronco back together.
They slipped the Ford Performance motor in yesterday. The transmission and axles from Currie Enterprises should be in this week, as will new racing seats, harnesses, and limiting straps from Mastercraft Safety.