VW celebrates 50 years of Baja desert racing

A Volkswagen Beetle was made to get down and dirty. Why else would the lovable little craft be used continuously for the last 50 years to blast across the Mexican desert. Well, blast might be a strong word but these tough machines have been competing in the Baja 1000 for decades, and there’s no sign that this will change anytime soon. November will mark the 50th running of the Baja 1000, at least as a sanctioned event. There will be plenty of VWs down at the start line ready to…

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