Tag Archives: Mexico

Behold: The Dumbest Sports Fan On Earth

There are bad judgement calls, and then there’s hiding in a hole so a race car will drive over your head.

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Watch This Homemade Documentary About The Classic Car Baja You Wish You Knew About 

We Live Machinery is a homemade documentary about the second running of the Targa Baja California—a Baja race featuring hundreds of participants in vintage Porsches, Alfa Romeos, Nissan Zs and others you wouldn’t typically see zipping through the desert.

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A Tesla Shipment Was Once Delayed By A Shootout On The Mexican Border

When answering a question on some of Tesla Motors’ delays in production at the Code Conference, Elon Musk mentioned one particularly unusual delay: a shootout on the Mexican border. “Things move as fast as the least lucky and least competent supplier,” Musk explained.

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The Real History of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a small holiday in Mexico that has become a huge American tradition. But why do we celebrate Mexican culture on May the 5th? No, it definitely isn’t “Mexican Independence Day.”

It actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which the Mexican Army successfully defended itself against the French. But activists in the 1950s publicized the day to educate Mexican Americans about their cultural heritage, and eventually it became an excuse to indulge in copious amounts of Mexican food and drink. You can probably thank beer corporations for that.

Trump Blasts Ford’s $1.6 Billion Mexico Plant Investment 

Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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2015 Baja 1000 Competitor Killed During Mid-Race Vehicle Recovery

Rumors have been circulating that a co-driver was killed during the 2015 Baja 1000 several days ago. I’m sad to report tonight that this has been confirmed.

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Mad Max Meets NASCAR: My Brutal 800 Mile Drive Across A Mexican Wasteland

Six men are driving 1,500 horses across a Mexican wasteland. On a tight schedule to make town, they’ll cut though plenty of danger, dust and drinking before the week’s out. It’s not a John Wayne movie, it’s a Baja prerun—the drive ahead of a huge off-road race. If you think the west isn’t wild anymore, this will change your mind.

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Hurricane Patricia, Live

One of the most powerful storms ever is hitting populated land right now, and none of the major media networks have live coverage. Let’s assemble the best of social media from the storm, and keep it live right here.

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This Self-Driving Car Just Completed a 1,500-Mile Journey Through Mexico

German researchers hopped in a car, turned it on, and didn’t touch the steering wheel for 1,500 miles through Mexico. The team says it’s the longest journey of its kind ever completed by an autonomous vehicle in the country.

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Legendary Off-Road Racing Movie Dust To Glory Is Getting A Sequel

Dust To Glory is ten years old now, but it’s still considered the definitive Baja racing movie. Before everyone had GoPros and iPhones, director Dana Brown told a story that inspired a whole new generation to get into off-road adventure. And next year, they’re doing it all over again.

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