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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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    Official: Toyota prices 2013 Tacoma TRD T/X Baja from $32,990*
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    Toyota's Tacoma may be getting a bit long in the tooth, but it's received a mild refresh for 2012, and a new "limited edition" package courtesy of in-house tuning arm, Toyota Racing Development. Toyota showed a preproduction TRD T/X Baja at last fall's Texas State Fair and then again at SEMA, ...

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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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    SEMA: Raceworks Ford Raptor Luxury Prerunner
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    As a bone-stock machine, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is an impressive piece of engineering, but that doesn't mean that the platform can't be improved upon. The crew from Stewart's Race Works has turned its fabricating skills toward creating a luxury prerunner version of he go-anywhere pickup, and ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Chrysler shows off eight Mopar concepts at Easter Jeep Safari 2010
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    2010 Easter Jeep Safari Mopar Concepts – Click any image to enlarge
    Chrysler's engineers have been busy lately. Mark Allen, head of the Jeep design studio, has introduced a total of eight new concept vehicles at this year's Easter Jeep Safari. Each one has been worked up by the company's ...

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    Trial By Fire: Toyota to run nearly stock 2010 4Runner in SCORE Baja 1000
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    2010 4Runner for the Baja 1000 -- Click above for high-res image
    Toyota is taking a nearly stock 2010 4Runner to the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in about ten days, and the immortal Ivan "Ironman" Stewart will be piloting. Toyota hasn't said what changes to the production truck will be made, but the ...

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    Subaru recalls 15,000+ 2005-2006 Baja models over fuel pump woes
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    The Subaru Baja never managed to win over the buying public, but those that own the little trucklet seem to downright adore Fuji Heavy's platypus, so they'll probably want to listen up, as their baby may be subject to a safety recall.The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has discovered ...

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    Quick Review: Raptor - Born in Baja is Rocky for pickup trucks
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    Raptor: Born in Baja -- Click above to watch video
    Autoblog went to the premiere of Raptor - Born in Baja, and while the film is on the long side, it's an enjoyable flick. We wrote before that the truck "only" came in third (out of four total trucks in Class 8), but to finish the Baja 1000 at all ...

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    Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R completes inaugural run of Baja 1000
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    When Ford developed the F-150 SVT Raptor R, the Blue Oval wanted to make sure that it could offer the ultimate in off-road performance. We were pretty much sold after experiencing the truck in the Nevada desert, but Ford wanted to prove the Raptor's capabilities to the world. So Ford entered a ...

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    Autoblog does the Baja 500: Round 1, the pre-running
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery from the first day of the Baja 500Autoblog was invited to join HUMMER for last weekend's Baja 500 and, along with Mike Levine from PickupTrucks.com, we'd be riding shotgun – or in Mike's case, backseat driving – with Chad and Josh Hall, sons of general ...

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    McRae Enduro: Dakar doesn't stand a chance
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    It's obvious that the fast-paced risks Colin McRae endured during his time behind the wheel have set the tone of his retirement. The term "retirement" is a total misnomer however, as McRae has kept himself busy consulting, marketing and developing his own line of rally machines. The R4 is so close ...

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    Micron to use Baja 1000 to prove chip reliability
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    Testing new semiconductor products doesn't always have to be boring - or at least not when a chipmaker is run by an ex-motocrosser. Micron CEO Steve Appleton will be driving a Porsche-powered Baja Tour Car buggy in the upcoming SCORE Baja 1000, and his company's Lexar flash memory and image sensing ...

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