Friday, May 03, 2019

Mike Pearlman accused of defrauding investor of at least $50,000 US!

Baja Racing News EXCLUSIVE!
By Gary Newsome, Publisher

An original investor in the reformation of the NORRA organization and the Mexican 1000, claims Michael Pearlman has defrauded over $50,000 US!

The investor, whose family was part of the original NORRA, back in the sixties, claims the idea of the reformation and all of the original seed money to bring the organization back to life was generated by the investor.

The idea of reforming NORRA came to the investor at the funeral of the orginal founding family member of NORRA. The investor, approached Pearlman with the idea, they both agreed to take on the challenge of reformation.

Money was the issue. "As it always is, with Pearlman", claims the investor. "Mike is the worst businessman I've ever met", he continued.

"I generated over the amount needed to bring the organization back to life, because Pearlman was fidgeting with jukeboxes and could't produce any seed money for the effort".

"It's time Pearlman PAYS-UP!"  

Details about the original reformation and the Eliseo Family member of Ensenada, Eliseo Garcia, Sr.!

Sr. Eliseo Garcia Sr. and the investor have determined at least $50,000 U.S. have been defrauded by Michael Pearlman. The investor has additionally asserted an amount of $75K US was defrauded by Pearlman, however this amount has not been confirmed by Sr. Garcia.

Sr. Garcia is an important witness in this activity because he was a founding member of the original racing organization. The other two founding members, Michaels father and Don Francisco.

In a financial move at the time of the reformation, a deal was made between the investor, who is a family member of founding icon, Don Francisco and Sr. Garcia. has confirmed the paperwork confirming the finances in question in this reporting. We sincerely thank, Sr. Eliseo Garcia, Sr. for his time, honesty and his allowance to access his detailed personal papers.


Some Bogus Details Need Historical Review

"Oldest off-road race in the world".
From the 2019 promotional online video. 
Actually, really funny! We'll tear a rhino hole
in this crass, commercial bullshit.

The oldest "off-road"race in the world, is not the Mexican 1000. It may be, in the mind of anyone who has no memory beyond 1966!   

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"NORRA Mexican 1000 is mine".
Mike Pearlman at the 2019 racers meeting.
Now we know why he defrauded the $50k+!


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

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Class 11 Lives Forever Baja Racing News LIVE! Volkwagen in Mexico

Class 11 Lives Forever Baja Racing News LIVE! Volkswagen in Mexico

Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model in July 2019, at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It’s the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning the eight decades since 1938. 

It has been: a part of Germany’s darkest hours as a never-realized Nazi prestige project. A symbol of Germany’s postwar economic renaissance and rising middle-class prosperity. An example of globalization, sold and recognized all over the world. An emblem of the 1960s counterculture in the United States. Above all, the car remains a landmark in design, as recognizable as the Coca-Cola bottle. 

In Baja racing terms, the "Class 11", stock Volkwagen beetle desert competitor, will live forever.
Here on Baja Racing News LIVE!

The car’s original design — a rounded silhouette with seating for four or five, nearly vertical windshield and the air-cooled engine in the rear — can be traced back to Austrian engineer Ferdinand Porsche, who was hired to fulfill German dictator Adolf Hitler’s project for a “people’s car” that would spread auto ownership the way the Ford Model T had in the U.S.Aspects of the car bore similarities to the Tatra T97, made in Czechoslovakia in 1937, and to sketches by Hungarian engineer Bela Barenyi published in 1934. Mass production of what was called the KdF-Wagen, based on the acronym of the Nazi labor organization under whose auspices it was to be sold, was cancelled due to World War II.

Instead, the massive new plant in what was then countryside east of Hanover turned out military vehicles, using forced laborers from all over Europe under miserable conditions. 

Re-launched as a civilian carmaker under supervision of the British occupation authorities, the Volkswagen factory was transferred in 1949 to the Germany government and the state of Lower Saxony, which still owns part of the company. By 1955, the one millionth Beetle - officially called the Type 1 - had rolled off the assembly line in what was now the town of Wolfsburg. The United States became Volkswagen’s most important foreign market, peaking at 563,522 cars in 1968, or 40% of production. Unconventional, sometimes humorous advertising from agency Doyle Dane Bernbach urged car buyers to “Think small.” “Unlike in West Germany, where its low price, quality and durability stood for a new postwar normality, in the United States the Beetle’s characteristics lent it a profoundly unconventional air in a car culture dominated by size and showmanship,” wrote Bernhard Rieger in his 2013 history, “The People’s Car.”

Production at Wolfsburg ended in 1978 as newer front drive models like the Golf took over. But the Beetle wasn’t dead yet. Production went on in Mexico from 1967 until 2003 — longer than the car had been made in Germany. Nicknamed the “vochito,” the car made itself at home as a rugged, Mexican-made “carro del pueblo.” 

The end of the Beetle comes at a turning point for Volkswagen as it rebounds from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The company is gearing up for mass production of the battery-driven electric compact ID.3, a car that the company predicts will have an impact like that of the Beetle and the Golf by bringing electric mobility to a mass market. 

The stock beetle, with its top removed will always be remembered to us at Baja Racing News LIVE!, as the 'Mexican Porsche'!

The New Beetle — a completely new retro version build on a modified Golf platform — resurrected some of the old Beetle’s cute, unconventional aura in 1998 under CEO Ferdinand Piech, Ferdinand Porsche’s grandson. In 2012, the Beetle’s design was made a bit sleeker. 

The last of 5,961 Final Edition versions is headed for a museum after ceremonies in Puebla on July 10, 2019, to mark the end of production in Mexico and around the globe.

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