44th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

It’s hard to believe the Baja 1000 has been running for more than forty years! For years the SCORE races have been an integral part of Baja, so much so, the granddaddy of these races—the 1000—is synonymous with Baja California.  And for a decade, Baja Rentals has been a roof and a meal for spectators, race crews and pre-runners alike.

Even before the days of Baja Rentals, I remember the races with great fondness and the times we had as a family preparing for the race as it passed by Percebu.  When I was younger it was the anticipation of what was to come that would grab me weeks ahead of time. We’d get up early, load up in the truck or buggy with a couple of coolers, grab the camera, maybe stop by the cantina for an early breakfast with a cozuela chaser (when I was in my late teens and early twenties, of course), then bounce our way up the road through the wash into the desert just east of Laguna Percebu. We’d find a nice spot with the hundreds of other people who’d made the trek down for the race and make a family day of it.

When I was a kid, the racers were modern-day super heroes.  As I got into my late teens and early twenties,the races where an excuse to have an epic party.  Now that I’m older and have a family of my own, the races are a chance to share with my kids the excitement, thrill and wonder of “The Baja.” And just like me when I was younger, my kids, too, look forward to the sheer power of the vehicles as they speed by in a cloud of dust.  Motorcycles, quads, baja bugs, buggies, and the almighty trophy trucks grab our imagination and envy year after year.

With a week to go and teams making the final preparations for the 44th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, we want to let you know we’ve still got some availability in a couple of the houses in Percebu. So if you’re a spectator or a crewmember, give us a call and book up one of the remaining houses for the race weekend.  We’d love to have you and share in your ‘round-the-fire stories after race-day.

In the U.S. call us toll free at (855) GO-2-BAJA or email us at kathi@bajarentals.com, space is limited and dependent on availability, so don’t dally!

Start your race tradition this year.  We’ll see you in The Baja!