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14SRI tackling Baja's General Tire Mexican 1000 in an electric buggy [w/video]

Whatdya expect, a Nissan Leaf? Nope, the National Off Road Racing Association's (NORRA) General Tire Mexican 1000 off-road rally, which starts this weekend, will feature its first-ever all-electric vehicle, and judging by what we see above, it certainly looks the part.

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.

48Toyota prices 2013 Tacoma TRD T/X Baja from $32,990*

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, with the real deal now poised to go on sale in May.

19The List #0044: Race in the Baja 1000 - Part 2

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 contest of endurance that shows no mercy for greenhorns.

90The List #0044: Race in the Baja 1000 - Part 1

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 our hosts with Wide Open Excursions, a company that offers the unique opportunity of buying your own wheel time in one of the world's toughest endurance races: the Baja 1000.

30Raceworks Ford Raptor Luxury Prerunner

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 the result is nothing short of astounding. With a massive 90-inch track width and suitably epic amounts of wheel travel, this Raptor is filled with custom, one-off parts. The front suspension boasts 26-in

11JT Grey Racing Lexus LX 570 is an unlikely desert king [UPDATE]

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 of them. Inside, Sparco was kind enough to supply a set of racing seats as well as an EVO steering wheel. A Lowrance HD7 / LMF 400 navigation ensures that the driver knows where the course is headed, and

3Toyota Long Beach Racers Tacoma is ready to tackle the Baja 1000

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 to take to the off-road race. Created as a tribute to the production Tacoma TRD TX, the Long Beach Racers Tacoma boasts custom Bilstein 60mm racing shocks and 16-inch TRD wheels clad in 35-inch BF Goodri

AddBFGoodrich lets fans pick drivers for the Baja 1000 with 'Select the Seats'

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 for drivers to fill the other seats.

25Followup: Ford F-150 EcoBoost finishes Baja 1000 in 38 hours

2011 Ford F-150 Ecoboost – Click above for high-res image gallery

5Ford to campaign F-150 EcoBoost in Baja 1000

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Desert Racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

33Ford to campaign F-150 EcoBoost in Baja 1000

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Desert Racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

42Chrysler shows off eight Mopar concepts at Easter Jeep Safari 2010

2010 Easter Jeep Safari Mopar Concepts – Click any image to enlarge

18Trial By Fire: Toyota to run nearly stock 2010 4Runner in SCORE Baja 1000

2010 4Runner for the Baja 1000 -- Click above for high-res image

18Subaru recalls 15,000+ 2005-2006 Baja models over fuel pump woes

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.

5Quick Review: Raptor - Born in Baja is Rocky for pickup trucks

Raptor: Born in Baja -- Click above to watch video

AddVW Touareg TDI Trophy Truck finishes Baja in 13th place

Click above for more live shots of the Touareg TDI Trophy Truck from LA

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

4McRae Enduro: Dakar doesn't stand a chance

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 to completion that McRae has taken on another project dubbed the Enduro.

1Micron to use Baja 1000 to prove chip reliability

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 products will record the entire journey. This is said to be the first complete video recording ever assembled of the race, which underscores the nastiness of this environment.

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