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Pickups that blur the line between car and truck

The automotive equivalent of the mullet, from the Ford Ranchero to the Honda Ridgeline.

The Honda Ridgeline isn't the first pickup based on a car platform, and it won't be the last.

Motorsports
Honda Ridgeline sorta takes class victory on Baja race debut

The Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck we saw at SEMA finished first in its class on its race debut in the SCORE Baja 1000. It was the only entry in its class.

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Honda Baja race truck previews 2017 Ridgeline at SEMA [w/video]

The Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck is competing in the Baja 1000 this year, and its styling points toward the look of production model for 2016.

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Greenspeed Research biodiesel truck ready for Baja 1000 [w/video]

Will Biofuel Let Boise State Prove Efficiency Can Win Races?

Green speed Research, a non-profit team from Idaho, is prepping a biodiesel trophy truck for this year's Baja 1000 that could have a major fuel economy advantage over its competitors.

Recalls
Subaru recalling over 8,000 cars for Takata airbag inflators

We have one more automaker to chalk up recalling Takata airbag inflators. Subaru is now throwing its hat in the ring by repairing 8,557 vehicles nationwide for faulty front passenger inflators. According to the Defect Notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem affects 3,151 examples of the Legacy, Chris Bruce

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SRI 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.

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The 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.

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Toyota 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 Jeff Sabatini

The List
The 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.

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The 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 whe

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Raceworks 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 am

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JT 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

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Toyota 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 th

BFGoodrich 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.

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

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

Ford to campaign F-150 EcoBoost in Baja 1000

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

Ford to campaign F-150 EcoBoost in Baja 1000

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

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