Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NORRA Mexican 1000


Chilly White

2010 marked the beginning of a new era in Baja racing with the inaugural running of the "new" NORRA Mexican 1000 race for vintage vehicles. As the original organizers of the first Baja race back in the late 60's, NORRA set out to recapture both the look and feel of those groundbreaking days.

Racing the entire Baja peninsula with vintage motorcycles requires a special kind of competitor and attitude. The three-day stage format gave participants a chance to regroup each evening and prepare for the following day. Everyone involved lauded the rally format and inaugural event as a complete success.

For 2011, the Mexican 1000 is back again. This year's running will take place May 4-8, starting in Mexicali, racing the entire peninsula and finishing again in LaPaz. There are categories to accommodate both early and late model vintage motorcycles. These are further divided into large and small displacement classes.

NORRA is excited to announce the new "evolution" classes that will give even more people an easy way to participate. For over twenty years, the Honda XR line of motorcycles has been a staple of Baja riding and racing... Read more


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