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3The Petersen celebrates 50th anniversary of the Baja 500 and 1,000

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 the Baja 500 and Baja 1,000 desert races with an exhibit called Braving Baja: 1,000 Miles to Glory.

3HUMMER ends sponsorship of Rod Hall Racing

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6Autoblog does the Baja 500: Round 2, the race [w/VIDEO]

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20Autoblog does the Baja 500: Round 1, the pre-running

Click above for a hi-res gallery from the first day of the Baja 500

45Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

The famous Baja 500 begins today in Ensenada, CA, and one of the more interesting dirt racers discovered by our friend Mike Levine at Pickuptrucks.com is the Tundra D-Cab PreRunner from TForce Motorsports. It looks good, has ridiculously huge King off-road racing shocks, and it's owned by former Indy 500 champ Danny Sullivan, but that's not what makes this rally racer unique. Power for the PreRunner comes from none other than GM's LS2 small-block. TForce crew member Matt Riggle told Levine tha

2VW Race Touareg wins Baja 500 class on single tank of diesel

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14BAJA 500: VW Race Touareg captures class win in North American debut

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AddAnother toy HUMMER! Ninth exclusive toy available at dealerships

Fathers jealous of the HUMMER Happy Meal toy will no longer have to resort to ordering lunch in a colorful cardboard box to share in the fun. HUMMER announced today that a new HUMMER toy will join the current lineup of eight that the brand has been stuffing in Happy Meal boxes since the beginning of the month, but this one will only be available at HUMMER dealerships.

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