Articles By: Josh McGuckin

Larry Hall’s Experience

Larry Hall’s Experience

Larry Hall was one of our “old-timers” on chase. He has extensive experience in racing VWs in class 1600, both in the States and in Mexico. He’s lived in Mexico for nearly 20 years, exploring roads beyond the race course, all without a GPS. Since he is used to relying on paper maps and his […]

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What we didn’t tell you…

What we didn’t tell you…

Well, sometimes we have to keep secrets. Why? Honestly it is probably more for superstition than anything else. But today we’ll come clean. Our driving team is made up of 3 driving teams. Josh and Emme lead off the race, Matt Fisher and Evan took the next shift and Matt Wilson and Nick took the […]

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WE DID IT!!

WE DID IT!!

It’s too soon to be able to tell the stories and try to contain all of the excitement… but we did it, we successfully completed the Baja 1000 in our Class 11. We didn’t finish in time, but instead we took 58 hours to complete the course. We had our fair share of struggles from […]

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Torque News: ‘Tope’ is part of the ‘run what ya’ brung’

Torque News: ‘Tope’ is part of the ‘run what ya’ brung’

For the first time, Volkswagen has decided to support a factory team in this year’s Baja 1000 desert run. The Baja is the toughest test of man and machine around and the automaker is supporting a Denver-based racing team, ProjectBaja. Read more about it by clicking here: https://www.torquenews.com/3769/tope-part-run-what-ya-brung-crowd-baja-1000

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Offroad: Volkswagen USA is Sponsoring a Baja 1000-Bound Beetle

Offroad: Volkswagen USA is Sponsoring a Baja 1000-Bound Beetle

Since its inception, the Baja 1000 has attracted VW Beetles by the dozen, and to celebrate 50 years of competition, Volkswagen of America is sponsoring the ProjectBaja Class 11 Beetle. In case you aren’t hip to Baja classifications, Class 11 is one of, if not the least modified groups that compete in the Baja 1000. […]

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TR Motor 1: Bast?r Baja Bug!

TR Motor 1: Bast?r Baja Bug!

Atlas’? veya Touareg’i unutun, bu y?l 50’incisi düzenlenen Baja 1000 yar???nda, Volkswagen bu yak???kl? 1970 VW Beetle ile köklerine geri dönüyor. Alman otomobil ?irketi, Class 11’de ikonik Bug ile yar??acak ProjectBaja.com tak?m?na sponsorluk yapacak. “Tope” lakapl? Beetle, Volkswagen’in orijinal 1.6 litrelik hava so?utmal? motoruyla ve otomobili çölde sürmeye elveri?li hale getirecek baz? modifikasyonlarla geliyor. Tabii […]

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Digital Trends: This classic Volkswagen Beetle will take on…

Digital Trends: This classic Volkswagen Beetle will take on…

This classic Volkswagen Beetle will take on one of the world’s toughest races Run every fall in Mexico’s Baja California Desert, the Baja 1000 is one of the toughest races in the world. Competitors drive hundreds of miles on a mix of roads and primitive trails, stopping only when their vehicles need fuel or repairs. […]

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2017 Team Apparel – Available now!

2017 Team Apparel – Available now!

Now you can be part of our team! New team apparel is ready for the Baja 1000. We have Mens and womens shirts and hoodies in a variety of colors. This campaign is only available for 7 days, so don’t wait. Click Here to shop at TeeSpring.com

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The Final Push: Race Car Edition

The Final Push: Race Car Edition

The final weeks of preparing for a race like the Baja 1000 involves a few big things but typically a million little things. Lets start with the big things… Like Repainting the whole car! In addition to that we have been working on the vent system for our fuel cell. We use a Discriminator valve […]

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Prep: The Race before THE RACE

Prep: The Race before THE RACE

The definition of crazy… is racing Baja. It really isn’t just the race itself that is crazy, it is all the preparations that go into racing there that make the difference. For our team we also add in a proximity disadvantage and it gets very complicated. Our team is responsible for 21 people, 7 vehicles, […]

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