Monday, November 20, 2017

BAJA Racing HALL Of Fame Exclusive "The Capital Of Off-Road" Announced By El Presidente Novelo, Ensenada, B.C.


Announced November 20, 2017

Experience the joy and exhilaration of BAJA RACING! Learn about BAJA RACING and rallies like the 50th Mexican 1000. 

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The BAJA RACING Hall Of Fame has gathered an exceptional collection of BAJA RACING vehicles from many of the sport’s illustrious contributors. 

The world famous Meyers Manx, the McMillin family’s Beagle Two, the DeVercelly’s “Bull Fighter,” the Baillargeon’s Baja Bug, the Dirt Every Day Mad Maxxis Off Road Runner, a TSCO Racing trophy truck, and an assortment of other off road vehicles, including Steve McQueen’s 1970 Chevy Blazer. Also included are a host of off road motorcycles including a couple of movie stars and a few championship racers on loan from the Kawasaki Heritage Hall Museum.
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*The BAJA RACING HALL OF FAME Congratulates Baja Racing All-Time Winners
Dateline November 20, 2017-

Top Winners in Desert Racing of Baja Mexico

Baja Racing Hall of Fame Pioneers 

*#1 Don Francisco, Baja racing pioneer.
*Dave and Bud Ekins, Baja event pioneers.
*Ed Pearlman, founder of the company NORRA.
*Mickey Thompson, co-founder of SCORE International.
*Mike Leon, Baja racing pioneer.
*Nico Saad, Famous Baja racing promoter.
*Spirit of Ensenada Racing, first Mexican team to participate during the 1967 Mil Edition, still active in desert racing in Mexico!

*Dr. Ramon Murillo, Baja racing pioneer, La Paz, BCS.
*Geraldo Novelo, Baja racing pioneer.
*Ensenada Presidente Marco Novelo, Famous Baja racing promoter.

Baja Racing Hall of Fame Racers

*Perry "Pero" McNeil, Too many titles!
*Gustavo "Gus" Vildosola, Too many titles!  
*Gerardo "Niño" Rojas, five titles.
*José David Ruvalcaba, five titles.
*Eric "Panda" Fisher, five titles.
*Ernesto "Tito" Arámbula, five titles.
*Arnoldo "Cone" Ramírez, six titles.
*Javier "Javi" Tiznado, six titles.
*Lupito "El Rey" Murillo, La Paz BCS., five titles.

Top winners of the BAJA 1000 

Andy McMillin, five absolute triumphs (2000, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2015)Larry Ragland, five absolute triumphs (1991, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999)Mark McMillin, eight championships and five absolute triumphs (1981,1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989)Malcolm Smith, five absolute triumphs (1967. 1969, 1971, 1975, 1977,1982, 1987 and 2004)Kendall Norman, six absolute triumphs (2004, 2007, 2998, 2009, 2010 and 2011)Steve Hengeveld, eight absolute triumphs (1994, 1995, 1996, 2000,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2014)Johnny Campbell, 11 absolute triumphs (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008)Larry Roesler, 17 championships and 13 absolute triumphs (1976, 1978,1979, 1980, 1988, 1989, 19990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2004,2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008).

Dateline: Ensenada, Baja California- October 19, 2017-

The BAJA RACING HALL OF FAME Congratulates Ensenada Municipal Presidente, Marco Antonio Novelo, for his racing vision and support for the Sport of Baja Racing!!

"Baja Racing started in Mexico at the stunning Baja California Peninsula, a land of astounding contrasts, formed by deserts, canyons, seas, forests, valleys, palm oasis and vast open spaces!

Since 1967, the cornerstone has being Ensenada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, with overflowing natural attractions, extraordinary Mediterranean weather, unbeatable cuisine and the best craft beer and wines of Mexico, in the process has become a top choice destination for national and international tourism.

Baja Racing has conquered thousands of fans and racers on its first 50 years, becoming an international sport, a lifestyle and huge promoter of the wonderful Baja Peninsula. In particular, has given a unique identity and established Ensenada, as the 'Off-Road World Capital'.

To celebrate this historic milestone, the City of Ensenada, the Baja California State Government, off-road fans and the tourism industry are honored to celebrate 50 YEARS OF BAJA RACING, a way of life that has developed beyond the sport and bringing many social, cultural and economic benefits to the Baja Peninsula.


To start things up, on Monday, September 25th, in an emotional ceremony, the Mayor of Ensenada, Presidente Marco Novelo, within the presence of Off-road racers, promoters and fans, officially declared Ensenada as the Off-road World Capital, recognizing the positive impact of the sport of Baja Racing in our region, and becoming a successful industry around the globe.

Ensenada, Baja California, is the center of activity on Baja Mexico for great food, craft beer and wine, under this context, Proturismo de Ensenada and Cervecerîa Transpeninsular developed a collaboration to produce a commemorative craft beers series, that would be release on Friday, October 13, and consists of 6 beer styles named after iconic Baja racing spots: Ojos Negros Stout, Zoo Road IPA, El Arco Amber Ale, La Purisima Blonde, Punta Conejo Pale Ale and Land’s End Session IPA.

With the 90% of wine production in Mexico, Ensenada has earned international recognition with extraordinary wines, on Friday, November 3RD, in a special collaboration Ensenada Off-Road World Capital between Proturismo de Ensenada and Santo Tomas Winery, the oldest winery in Mexico, a commemorative edition of red and white wine labels would be release for public sale.

As part of the huge City of Ensenada Tribute to the sport of Baja Racing, on Sunday, November 12TH, the inauguration of the Off-Road Walk of Fame, to honor Mexican 1000 (1967-1973) and Baja 1000 (1975-2016) overall vehicle and motorbike winners, that consists of 49 marble plaques to be located on the boardwalk in front of the Riviera Cultural Center.
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The celebration will continue with an OFF-ROAD LIVE! SPEED Festival inside the Riviera Cultural Center Gardens, from Noon 12 PM to 10 PM, with the exhibit of 16 classic off-road vehicles and motorbikes and have legendary racers signing autographs alongside their vehicles.

The OFF-ROAD LIVE! SHOW Celebration will GO-ONLINE from Ensenada on Monday, at 4 PM. 

In addition, a big party with a music, food and beverage court, commemorative craft beers and  wines, kids and family area, remote control race competitions, sponsors exhibits, and many more surprises!

Another Big Baja Night on Tuesday, November 14TH, when the Baja Racing Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Ceremony will take place in the Famous and Historic Riviera Casino Cathedral rooms inside the Fabulous Ensenada Riviera Cultural Center.

No automatic alt text available.Tickets will include hors d'oeuvres, craft beer, wine, soft drinks, three course dinner, souvenirs, and the official ceremony to honor Baja racing pioneers, top BAJA 1000 and MEXICAN 1000 overall winners and top BAJA 1000 Mexican winners, with participation of Federal, State and City officials, race legends, 'BAJA RACING HALL OF FAMERS', promoters, racers, sponsors and fans, with the solid purpose to celebrate this epic moment and the success of the sport of Baja Racing.

Starting 8 AM, the Score 50th Anniversary Baja 1000 contingency is expecting more than 450 Ensenada Off-Road World Capital registrations, and it will be held in a two day window, between Tuesday, November 14TH and Wednesday November 15TH, where vehicles, fans, racers, music and food, melt into an extraordinary 'MONSTER Street Party' that will gather more than 25,000 visitors, preparing themselves for November, Thursday the 16TH, when the first motorbike will take the green flag at 12:01 AM to start the legendary BAJA 1000 50TH Anniversary Edition.

The official starting ceremony for the 2017 BAJA 1000 will take place at 9 AM, to be followed by the first Trophy Truck start at 10 AM. 

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Editors Note: 
MONSTER Mike of OFF-ROAD LIVE! named La Paz, in Baja Sur as the 'Capital of Off-Road' in 2005. Baja Sur is celebrating 62 Years of Off-Road Racing this year at the CABO 1000.