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decafe 12-20-2011 05:08 AM

mexican 1000
 
I am trying to plan for the mexican 1000 may 5-8 2012 . biggest problem is getting bike from New Jersey to san diego and then from cabo back home . i could rent bike there but would rather ride my bike . anybody got any ideas or happens to be headed that way. times dont have to be exact . my other option is to buy a race ready bike out west ride it then sell it . i am trying to get this done before next kid goes to college thanks andrew

Pantah 12-20-2011 05:51 AM

Sent PM

wrk2surf 12-20-2011 06:55 AM

You could check Tim Mortons Baja Bound Adventures..

On another note I have been in touch with Norra and they have now bumped the race as Best in the Desert has picked up the Mint 400 making them move the Silverstate 300 on the same week..

I have been bothering them about this and I just got an email from Norra:

We have moved our date up 1 week to April 28-May 2 and will have a press
release on this tomorrow.

Regards,
Chris

So ... since they now are taking all bikes and not just vintage pre 89 and it IS a three day rally .. I am IN !! Two great races in two weeks time in one weeks time in the spring and 4 solid days of racing for this kid...

Hayduke 12-20-2011 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrk2surf (Post 17554341)
You could check Tim Mortons Baja Bound Adventures..

On another note I have been in touch with Norra and they have now bumped the race as Best in the Desert has picked up the Mint 400 making them move the Silverstate 300 on the same week..

I have been bothering them about this and I just got an email from Norra:

We have moved our date up 1 week to April 28-May 2 and will have a press
release on this tomorrow.

Regards,
Chris

So ... since they now are taking all bikes and not just vintage pre 89 and it IS a three day rally .. I am IN !! Two great races in two weeks time in one weeks time in the spring and 4 solid days of racing for this kid...


Not just vintage anymore? Interesting...

kenaroo 12-20-2011 11:08 AM

We have a group going from Texas. 2 to 4 riders depending on who commits

I'll be driving one of the chase trucks with a few support crew members. (knee surgery has me taking 2012 racing season off)

It be nice to have all ADV'er group together to help support each other to the finish.

the change away from vintage bikes Kinda pisses me off. as our guys have gone out and purchased 1985 + xr 600s only to learn that they might have to compete in the same class as current year model bikes.. Since we all have newer bikes.. it would have save us about $2500 a piece to have know this earlier.

anyhow.. we move forward to having a great time.

wrk2surf 12-20-2011 07:31 PM

Not true Ken.. there are many different classes this year your friends can still compete on the vintiage iron against others.. hell if I could lI would run a TM 400.. full on leathers .. lumber jack boots period correct you know!

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(my dad and I with his 250 and 74 ranchero)

oregoncoast 12-20-2011 10:21 PM

"..starting on April 28th now" :eek1 Sure makes it hard to plan for this type of thing. We were also signed up by October last year...they say registration doesn't open until New Year's Eve :deal

We'll be there on our 72 SL350 again...Team racing it this time. What bike you thinking about running decafe?? Modern or vintage? :ear

Will be nice to see some more entries thanks to the modern bike classes. Now everyone can enjoy the 3 day rally format in Baja, not just vintage folks.

Would be cool to see some more ADV'ers there as well!


decafe 12-21-2011 05:06 AM

mexican
 
I am still on fence on ride i have a 91 ktm 250 , 1987 can am 406 and a cagiva elephant 1987 . due to the new new rules they are all 85 to new . i do have an 1982 yamaha it 175 that is actually in the vintage class and below 250 cc . I ride more on the bigger bikes and have never rode the 2 strokes for longer than 2 or 3 hours . I could also use my 2003 bmw f650 dakar and still be in the same class as elephant with a very reliable bike . I am leaning to the elephant

wrk2surf 12-21-2011 06:55 AM

I think the cut off is 1989 for vintage

oregoncoast 12-21-2011 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrk2surf (Post 17561841)
I think the cut off is 1989 for vintage

MOTORCYCLE CATEGORIES
MA 1985+, open
MB 1985+, 250cc 2-s/400cc 4-s
MC 1985+, 125cc 2-s/150cc 4-s
MD 1976-1984, open
ME 1976-1984, 250cc 2-s/400cc 4-s
MF 1975 and older, open
MG 1975 and older, 250cc 2-s/400cc 4-s

kenaroo 12-21-2011 02:23 PM

Quote:

I think the cut off is 1989 for vintage
That's what we thought and bought accordingly

but they changed to the previous post's years

would have been nice if they went by decades for the bikes with 90 and newer being the cut off.

that the whole point.. we already had our XR650Rs that we ride all the time.. went out and bought 85 to 89 xr 600s for the vintage class.

Now we'll just ride the XR650s

oregoncoast 12-21-2011 02:49 PM

Booya!!
 
Here we go!

http://norra.com/release_2011_12_20.php

NORRA Announces Official Dates for 2012 Mexican 1000 Rally!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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The Snortin' Nortin' Nova
Photo by Trackside Photo
December 20 2011: After months of careful planning and cooperative efforts with Mexican officials and several potential corporate partners, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) today announced the official dates for the 2012 Mexican 1000 Rally as April 28 – May 2, 2012. The new time slot not only reflects a change in the event’s overall formatting, but were necessitated by NORRA’s desire to avoid a conflict with another off-road race promoter over the Rally’s original May 5 - May 9, 2012 date.
Dubbed the “Happiest Race on Earth,” the unique off-road rally was created by promoter Mike Pearlman in 2010. The one-of-a-kind, once-a-year, four day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, rally cars, a limited number of modern desert racecars and classes for prerunner trucks and buggies. Pearlman’s late father Ed and others established the first running of the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally in November of 1967, which eventually became internationally recognized and evolved into the Baja 1000 in the mid-1970s.
Unlike the first two Mexican 1000s, the rally will be held starting on a weekend instead of mid-week to allow more spectator interaction and to provide participants the chance to enjoy the rally within one full calendar week. The 2012 proceedings will begin with a technical inspection/car show at the historic bull ring in downtown Mexicali on Saturday, April 28. The first stage of the rally itself will depart Mexicali on Sunday, April 29 and is planned to end in San Jose del Cabo on May 2, 2012.
Event Registration to Open New Year’s Day!
With the dates now solidified, NORRA will open online registration to all participants for the 2012 Mexican 1000 on Sunday, January 1. In addition, an updated Mexican 1000 Website will be unveiled on New Year’s day as well.
“We are very pleased to have the 2012 dates finally secured and our event soon open for registration,” explained Pearlman. “Unfortunately, our original dates needed modification to help accommodate Casey Folks and his Best-In-The-Desert (BITD) organization’s new sanctioning of next year’s General Tire Mint 400. While our two events are very different, we not only have competitors that wish to compete in both, but we want to continue our positive relationship with Best In The Desert.”
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Baja champion
Larry Roeseler
Photo by Boyd Jaynes
Registration will be open to all automobiles and motorcycles that meet basic safety standards as outlined the new NORRA rulebook (currently available at the www.mexican1000.website). Although the spotlight will remain squarely on vintage machinery, NORRA has added several new categories for modern and vintage rally cars as well as some for modern desert racing machinery, 4x4s, dune buggies, and ATVs and motorcycles of all types and ages. Each day of the rally consists of special stages (unlimited speed timed stages in the dirt) linked together by controlled speed liaison / transit sections (highway).
While still a competitively timed event, all entries will enjoy the same course, beautiful Baja scenery and group festivities. In addition, the NORRA organization is working to greatly enhance one of the Mexican 1000’s most distinguishing elements – the rally’s camaraderie, hospitality and fun.
Despite official entries not being officially open until January 1, it is expected that many of the rally’s most distinguished racers – a list that included Bob Gordon, Walker Evans, Parnelli Jones, Malcolm Smith, Bud Feldkamp, Frank “Butch” Arciero, Larry Roeseler, Michael Gaughan and others will return for the 2012 rally.

drc42 12-24-2011 09:36 AM

I had not heard about the non-vintage class until today. Very cool. I just sent off an email to Baja Bound to see if they have any plans to do a rental / support package for the race. Right now that is the only way I could do the logistics.

Hopefully if there is enough interest to make it worth their while they might do this. Anybody else interested in doing the race on rented Baja Bound bikes?

I suspect I won't hear back regarding my email for a while since Tim Morton is going to Dakar with the RPA team but hopefully someone is manning the office and responsing to email.

oregoncoast 12-24-2011 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by drc42 (Post 17584177)
I had not heard about the non-vintage class until today. Very cool. I just sent off an email to Baja Bound to see if they have any plans to do a rental / support package for the race. Right now that is the only way I could do the logistics.

Hopefully if there is enough interest to make it worth their while they might do this. Anybody else interested in doing the race on rented Baja Bound bikes?

I suspect I won't hear back regarding my email for a while since Tim Morton is going to Dakar with the RPA team but hopefully someone is manning the office and responsing to email.

That's a great idea. I hope Baja Bound decide to support it. This is a very fun race, and I think the rally format is going to attract a lot of people who have dreamt of racing in Baja, but did not want to get run over by a trophy truck :D The

decafe 12-31-2011 05:10 AM

with dakar going i am more excited about this rode my bike yesterday and then called to confirm transportation for bike happy new years everyone


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