Past Gas #164 - The History of the Baja 1000
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The Baja 1000 is an arduous 1000-mile drive through the remote and desolate Baja Peninsula. For many, it wasn’t a question of when you finished, but if you’d finish at all. The route is treacherous, and so is the weather. Drivers face flash floods and fog. Scorching heat and freezing cold. Rocks and boulders and unpredictable herds of animals. And if one broke down or got injured… the journey might cost a driver their life. How did a publicity stunt organized by a Hollywood stuntman grow into such a prestigious race? What has kept drawing racers back to the Baja 1000 for the last 55 years? And what makes the Baja 1000 one of the most treacherous races in the world? Today on Past Gas, the story of the Baja 1000. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: Thanks to our sponsors: Get 33% off everything, plus free shipping at It’s one of Tommy John’s BIGGEST sales of the year! Get a 60-day free trial at Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Go to https://PHILO.TV and use promo code GAS to get 50% off your first month to start watching today!  Start your credit journey today at  This show is sponsored by BetterHelp. Save 10% off your first month at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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