There’s something about vintage Baja-style desert racing that is hugely appealing to me – the relative simplicity of the machinery and the fact that it largely comes down to the toughness of the driver to determine the winner is how I think all motor racing should be. I’m still convinced that we need a racing series that takes showroom-stock 4x4s out and races them across varied terrain to determine the winner, allowing us to cut through the marketing spin and see for ourselves just how capable each of them really is.
The 1992 Baja 1000 was the 25th running of the now infamous desert race, this documentary is 45 minutes long and gives a fantastic insight into the running of the race, all through the nostalgic filter of digitised VHS video.
If you’d like to read more about the Baja 100, you can visit the official website here.
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