The Baja desert races have always fascinated me, I secretly think that’d I’d be fantastic at it however I suspect all men do. I love the old pictures of Steve McQueen competing in the race in the 450hp Baja Boot and I just can’t quite form a sentence that expresses how much I want a go in that thing.

This footage is from the early ’80s and despite the fact that there’s no sound, the images tell a tale of dust, dirt, gasoline and sunburn. In other words, a perfect weekend.

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Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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