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2013 SCORE Baja 1000 Course Announced

SCORE announced yesterday the 2013 Baja 1000 course which will allow us to start planning for our four day adventure on the actual race course.  I'm personally really excited because the course is very similar to the 2003 Baja 1000, which was my first Baja race in my career. The course that SCORE has laid down will be tough. SCORE alternates between a peninsula race and a loop race each year; meaning every other year we finish in La Paz/Cabo or Ensenada. On the loop races which finish back in Ensanada the course is typically no more than 750 miles, while the peninsula runs are at or greater...

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September Baja Trip Report

First off, I'm going to have to apologize for the lack of pictures. I was too busy enjoying Baja and its perfect weather. Steaks at Mike's Sky Rancho Driving on the beach.

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FJC Magazine Cover and Article

We made the cover of FJC Magazine with our picture from the Compadre Trail in Baja. Our article about why we love Baja can also be found in the same issue. Click here to read the magazine or scroll down for our article. I’ve been asked many times why I go down to Baja. I’ll be honest, it’s really hard for me to put into words why I love crossing the border so much.  We’ve all heard how dangerous is it is in Mexico, but Baja has a special allure that keeps drawing me back. It’s simple freedoms, strong pull of history, and mixture of terrains create a love for Baja that only...

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September Palm Springs to Las Vegas Trip Report

Oh boy. What a fun weekend! The weather was perfect, temperatures were in the high 80's, and we even had a little rain. We covered roughly 300 miles on dirt roads over the two days thanks to the group being so small. It never ceases to amaze me how much water changes the desert. Last month the area received some pretty heavy down pours. There were some pretty deep washouts out there, you really had to keep your eyes open and never let your guard down. Even wind changes the landscape drastically. I keep thinking about a particularly large sand dune we went around because the road was completely...

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Changed Dates for the September Baja Adventure

We've changed the dates for the next Baja Adventure. We had previously scheduled the trip for September 20-22 but we have pushed it back one weekend to September 27-29 Learn more

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Como Chingas 2013 Rubicon Trip Report

I was lucky enough to be invited to join the Como Chingas 2013 Rubicon trip. Two days camping on the the Rubicon trail is what I call a vacation! There were five vehicles total: Three FJ's and two 4Runners. See below for my photos from the trip. Convoy from LA. Views from the 5 fwy. Discussing the map. Rubicon Trail is one never ending slab of granite and massive boulders. If you expect to get a break, this trail doesn't have any. With all the smoke from the nearby fires the sunset was unreal. Sunrise. The...

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Bonneville Speedweek 2013

After our adventure to Las Vegas I continued on to Bonneville for Speedweek. Bonneville is such an iconic Americana venue. There is something so pure about chasing land speed records. No one is out there for fame or money, if anything most of the participants are spending their life savings to participate. It's a lifestyile of hot rodders that really attracts me. Here are some of my favorite photos.  

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Palm Springs to Las Vegas Trip Report

Our first Palm Springs to Las Vegas is in the books! We aired down and hit dirt early Saturday morning. The route would take us from the Yucca forests behind Big Bear to the dry lakes of Baker and into Las Vegas. Total mileage was around 250 miles, and very little of it was on pavement. After crossing into Johnson Valley OHV area we found a small patch of sand and had a two-wheel drive hill climb challenge. After the challenge we had time to play around in four-wheel drive and see what our vehicles were really capable off. For lunch we stopped at the iconic Slash X Ranch Cafe. Slash X is an off-roader's...

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FJ Summit 2013

The FJ Summit has been a seven year tradition in Ouray Colorado. This was my first time at the summit, but I can honestly say it wont be my last. The views are incredible and the trails are really challenging. The amount of FJ owners that showed up with their FJ's was astounding. I heard there were 300 FJ's and close to 600 people! The organizers claimed that it was the largest Toyota event in North America! In my opinion the best part about the event is it's a non profit event and all the proceeds go back to the local community.   Here's a gallery from our trip to the FJ Summit:

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July 2013 Baja Adventure

Day one started out with crossing the border at Tecate. 10 miles after crossing we would be airing down for the rest of the trip. The compadre trails high reaching pine forest awaited us. We stopped at the rope bridge to do a little exploring.  It’s fairly secure with one person, but cross with 6 and it bounces like a trampoline!  With a new sense of adventure we changed course and decided to get a little techy on the goat trail on our way to Vally T.  Once there, we filled up on some authentic mexican food and gassed up for the next leg.  We moved on to the El Diablo dry lake where we picked...

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