2021 Bronco R Prototype Baja 1000 | Ford-001
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Is the 2020 Baja 1000 Canceled?

The Baja 1000 is an incredible test of skill, strength, and endurance of both a vehicle and a driver or rider. It takes all the grit you’ve got just to finish. But this year has been a weird year for all of us, to say the least. Many of our favorite and most looked-forward to …

Honda Unlimited Ridgeline at 2018 Baja 500
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A Brief History of the Baja 1000

The Baja 1000 off-road desert race is one of the most dangerous off-road races. Ever. It’s claimed lives and countless vehicles. It’s a rite of passage for many drivers, racers, and adventures. There are several classes from motorcycles to pickup trucks. And it’s raced over about 1,200 miles of desert trails on the Baja Peninsula. …

a Subaru Baja utility truck driving along the coast
Trucks & SUVs

Why Was the Subaru Baja Laid to Rest?

The Subaru Baja pickup truck. A historic desert running, mountain climbing flash of genius brought to us by Subaru. Fans weren’t abundant, though, and it didn’t last long. In fact, there were many who thought it was downright ugly. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough interest in this embodiment of automotive adventure. The Subaru produced the Baja …

a Subaru Baja ute pickup truckparked on the pavement
Trucks & SUVs

Can the Honda Ridgeline Scratch The Subaru Baja Itch?

The Subaru Baja was a unique little ute that only saw three years of production. From 2003-2006 Subaru offered this small pickup truck. Now, there isn’t really a comparable vehicle on the US market. Unless….Can the Honda Ridgeline scratch the Subaru Baja itch? Though the Honda Ridgeline is a vastly different vehicle that the Subaru …

1957 Ford Ranchero
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Throwback: Ford Ranchero

The United States is truck crazy. We love them. We lower them. We put lift kits and big tires on them. We race them. We jump them. Lately, however, our love of trucks has been tempered by their ever-increasing price points. Additionally, our awakening of environmental impact has made many reconsider the truck. So, car-based trucks of the past may …

Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck
Trucks & SUVs

This 550-HP Honda Ridgeline Is a Baja Blast

Trucks can race, too. Some, like Ken Block, modify trucks for drifting or hill-climbing. Others, like the man behind the V8 Mini pickup, for drag-racing. But one of the premier truck-racing scenes is Baja. There, Trophy Trucks like the Bronco R and SCG Baja Boot battle rocks, sand, heat, and time to finish. And there’s …

2016 Camburg Racing Toyota Tacoma TRD
Trucks & SUVs

Truck Racing You Should Be Watching

Considering the wide range of activities pickup trucks are used for—towing, carrying motorcycles, hauling people—there’s no reason not to add ‘racing’ to the list. Why should sports car owners get all the fun in seeing their favorite brands duke it out on screen? And it’s not just professional factory teams out there, either. Some racing …

the unique small utility truck call the Subaru Baja
Trucks & SUVs

The Subaru Baja Turbo Is One of the Weirdest Trucks Ever

2003 was a strange year. Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California, 50 Cent topped the charts, and Subaru came out with the Baja… Car? Truck? Whatever you want to call it, the Subaru Baja is one of the strangest vehicles to ever grace our roads. Throw in a manual transmission and a turbocharged engine, …

SCG Baja Boot

SCG’s Baja Boot Looks Ready to Dominate the Baja 1000

Steve McQueen was a legend in more ways than one: American heartthrob, 1960’s counter-culture icon, and avid race car driver and adventure seeker. By 1974 Steve McQueen was the highest-paid actor in America. He’d also already made his mark on the racing scene, having entered the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Le …