Baja California is a state in Mexico. It is the northernmost and westernmost of the 32 federal entities of Mexico. Before becoming a state in 1952, the area was known as the North Territory of Baja California. It has an area of 70,113 km2 and comprises the northern half of the Baja California Peninsula, north of the 28th parallel, plus oceanic Guadalupe Island. The mainland portion of the state is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean; on the east by Sonora, the US state of Arizona, and the Gulf of California; and on the south by Baja California Sur. Its northern limit is the US state of California.
Baja California Overview:
American off-road enthusiasts believe that Baja is synonymous with extreme desert off-road. Baja's vast desert and its environment have attracted the attention of off-road enthusiasts around the world. In their minds, this desert zone on the border between Mexico and the United States is like Dakar. Perhaps Baja's attraction to people has surpassed Dakar.
The U.S. off-road vehicle culture originated from its long history of the automobile industry and motorsports. Also affected Baja. The off-road venues here are wilder, more extreme, and more challenging than other places. Baja challenges the maximums of driving skills and off-road methods.
In Baja, Buggy and truck are the two most popular models. Among them, the Buggy racing car, which focuses on off-road performance, is even more popular. Buggy is a rear-wheel-drive desert racer. Its flexible turning ability can travel freely in the desert.
How did the two-wheel-drive become a desert off-road racing car? Not only just an off-road vehicle with a powerful four-wheel-drive system that can cross the desert. But also the flexible rear-wheel-drive steel tube racing and excellent skill can also do it.
These are typical Buggy. Its frame is entirely composed of steel tubes. Its body is made of lightweight fiberglass material. This fully guarantees the lightweight and flexibility of Buggy. Buggy also uses a rear-mounted engine and a double-wishbone independent suspension. The unbalanced front and rear gravity of the Buggy and the bottom design for easy dune sliding. These designs are for Baja's harsh off-road environment.
More and more off-road enthusiasts from all over the world come to Baja. They created all kinds of modified off-road vehicles. Crazy Baja has spawned countless crazy off-road enthusiasts. Baja's off-road project has become more and more "crazy".
Baja has many off-road routes for climbing or crossing. Soft sand dunes and hard rocks. They are all great challenges to vehicles and drivers. The name Baja has gradually become the abbreviation of a highly-known off-road event—— Baja 1000.
The Baja 1000 started in 1967. Tens of thousands of off-road enthusiasts gather in Baja California, Mexico in the third week of November every year. The event includes Baja 500, SCORE San Felipe 250, and many other levels. Every level of competition is attended by different types of cars. The first competition started on October 31, 1967, in Tijuana, Baja California. The end is located in La Paz, Baja. The race length 849 miles (1366 kilometers). The first car to cross the finish line was 27 hours and 38 minutes.
Since then, the Baja 1000 event has gradually become known. Baja's off-road culture is also becoming more and more popular. Off-road vehicles participating in and not participating in competitions in recent years. Almost all customized vehicles.