In November 2017 we teamed up with Project Baja to race from Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico in class 11, a stock VW bug. 

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The little bug runs a 1600cc air-cooled engine putting out 65 horsepower.

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A four-speed manual transmission gets what little power that exists down to the dirt.

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The bug sports a fuel cell, roll cage and larger tires, but is still considered a stock vehicle.

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The day before the race, all participants gather in Ensenada for a final tech and safety inspection.

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Streets are closed and the party is on.

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Over 400 cars and trucks participated in the Baja 1000. About half finished the race. 

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Class 11 had 11 entries, natch. Of those, only two finished. 

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Local racer Dennis Hollenbeck took second place, barely squeaking under the time limit of 48 hours.

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Class favorite Eric Solerzano did not finish.

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The Lowrance GPS keeps the car on track, while a Stella computer warns if there is a competitor that needs to pass or is broken down ahead.

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1137 had its fair share of flat tires on the 1,134-mile course.

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The Baja 1000 is a marathon, not a sprint. Care is taken at all pit stops to check as many components as possible.

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Car 1137 made each and every checkpoint of the Baja 1000.

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Unfortunately, we didn't do it on time. We finished in 58 hours, officially a DNF -- Did Not Finish.

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