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    Video: Is this the first-ever 360-degree barrel roll in a truck?
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    Baja 1000 racer Adrian Cenni put on a show at the pre-race "contingency" in Ensenada, Mexico, performing what is claimed to be the first 360-degree barrel roll in front of a live audience - he isn't called "The Wildman" for nothing. But the claim isn't true, as Rob Dyrdek did a barrel roll in a ...

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    Official: The Petersen celebrates 50th anniversary of the Baja 500 and 1,000
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    The year 1963 was a pretty good one for things on wheels – Lamborghini was born that year, as was the Porsche 911, and we'll give a shout out to the all-American Apollo GT even though it only lasted four years. This summer, Petersen Automotive Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of ...

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    The List: Watch Episode 2 of The List tonight on Speed
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    The State of the Union is tonight at 9PM EST, and we've already spoken with the President, who assures us he'll be done talking in plenty of time to catch the second episode of The List on Speed at 10:30PM EST/PST. Tonight's episode focuses on off-roading adventures, which, as you may remember, ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Parnelli Jones 1971 "Big Oly" Ford Bronco tribute [w/video]
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    We see tribute vehicles come and go. Most of the lot are slaves to every last detail of the original, offering little more than a few engine upgrades to the mix. Then there are beasts like the one above. Built as an homage to Parnelli Jones' 1971 "Big Oly" Ford Bronco Baja 1,000 bruiser, this ...

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    Video: Hot Rod tackles the Alaska Highway in 1968 Ford Ranchero Baja 1000 clone
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    Last time Roadkill took a trip it inolved a $1,500 budget, a 1972 Pontiac Catalina and a trip from El Paso to Los Angeles. This time their adventures point northward to Alaska, and their chariot will be a clone of the 1968 Ford Ranchero that Hot Rod used to take a class win in the first Baja ...

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    Baja 1000 1970 Grabber Olds is our personal hero
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    Racing is racing. Whether it's pounding the quarter mile into submission or kicking it sideways around a circle track, going fender to fender or against the clock is the same kind of rush no matter the flavor. As you well know, some of the biggest names in hot rodding tried their hand at what ...

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    The List: The List #0044: Race in the Baja 1000 - Part 2
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    Jessi and Patrick spent the first part of this episode getting acclimated to Mexico while learning what was in store for them behind the wheel of a desert racer in the Baja 1000. In order to officially check this off The List, however, they had to actually race in this grueling and dangerous ...

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    The List: The List #0044: Race in the Baja 1000 - Part 1
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    Most auto enthusiasts have the urge to race in their hearts, but few of us ever actually get to compete in the world's toughest races. For this episode of The List, we're making sure that Jessi and Patrick check that one off early. Fulfilling one of Jessi's own childhood dreams, we've hooked up ...

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    Video: Insane spectator does what it takes to get the shot at the Baja 1000
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    At nearly every motorsports event we attend, there are usually strict rules about where photographers can be located. Generally, those spots are taken from behind multiple layers of gravel traps, concrete walls and catch fences. That's not the case for the Baja 1000. Race fans and photographers ...

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    SEMA: JT Grey Racing Lexus LX 570 is an unlikely desert king [UPDATE]
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    Lexus looks to be giving the Baja 1000 its due. The luxury automaker showed off an LX 570 built by JT Grey Racing to take to the desert sands. With dual King Racing shocks, large 37-inch BF Goodrich tires and a host of safety equipment, the high-riding SUV looks ready to do battle with the best ...

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    SEMA: Toyota Long Beach Racers Tacoma is ready to tackle the Baja 1000
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    Toyota is headed to the Baja 1000 next year with a special Tacoma built specifically to take the worst that the Mexican desert can throw at it. The pickup has been specially-prepared by Long Beach Racers, a group of Toyota enthusiasts who have made a habit of building some of the toughest trucks ...

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    Official: BMW X6 trophy truck augments the already outrageous [w/video]
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    While the BMW X6's form-over-function aesthetics have been the source of controversy since the luxury crossover's debut in 2008, its aggressively tapered ducktail has always reminded us of many of the desert racing trucks we've seen tackle various transcontinental dustups. It appears we ...

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    BFGoodrich lets fans pick drivers for the Baja 1000 with 'Select the Seats'
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    There are 23 drivers on Team BFGoodrich, but only six of them will get to pilot the team buggy in the SCORE Baja 1000. Two of the six will be automatically entered after being crowned champions at the SCCA National Runoffs. The other four, well, they'll be relying on you: BFG is letting fans vote ...

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    This is the coolest Lexus LX 570. Period.
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    Toyota is putting its full backing behind the JTGrey Racing Lexus LX 570 again this year as the team looks for a repeat in the 2011 SCORE Stock Full Championship. Last year, driver Joe Bacal piloted a very similar LX 570 to the overall championship. This version of the LX 570 proves you can ...

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    Rod Hall Racing gets in the trophy truck business
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    Rod Hall Racing, formerly and still synonymous with competitive Hummers, has added a trophy truck to its arsenal. The #61 truck was finished before the Baja 1,000 and cut its differential teeth in that race, with Rod Hall and Sam Cothrun crossing the line after 32 hours and 51 minutes. The ...

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    Followup: Ford F-150 EcoBoost finishes Baja 1000 in 38 hours
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    2011 Ford F-150 Ecoboost – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When it comes to the Baja 1000, simply crossing the finish line is reason enough to bust out the champagne. Ford has announced that its 2011 F-150 Ecoboost race truck has managed to cover the entire 1,061 mile course in 38 ...

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    SEMA 2010: Bill Caswell's Baja BMW E30 takes shape
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    Bill Caswell's Baja BMW E30 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Bill Caswell is furiously welding away on his BMW E30 WRC bruiser turned Baja beast. As you may recall, the man among men famously stitched together a bottom-dollar rally racer, campaigned alongside the who's who of the ...

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    Mike Rowe narrating Ford F-150 EcoBoost web documentary
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    Ford tortures its EcoBoost engine – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Ford is itching to show that its 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine is tough enough to take whatever F-150 buyers can throw at it. In order to do so, the company has lined up a bevy of torture tests ...

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    Ford to campaign F-150 EcoBoost in Baja 1000
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    2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Desert Racer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Convincing pickup truck buyers they don't actually need a big 'ol honkin' V8 engine is going to be tough, regardless of how good the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 in the 2011 Ford F-150 may be. We already know that the ...

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    Report: EcoBoost-powered Ford SVT Raptor R coming?
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    Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford is really proud of its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and while the automaker currently only offers this mill in the Taurus SHO, Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKT, PickupTrucks.com reports that the Baja-blasting SVT Raptor will get a ...

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