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Video: Rothsport Racing 964s return to Baja, make Porsche history at 2018 Mexican 1,000

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Video, words, and photo by Randy Wells

The Baja Mexican 1,000 off-road race is tough. Arguably, it’s the toughest desert race in the world. There are huge boulders, big jumps, water crossings, and endless silt beds. About half the cars that enter the annual National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) rally from Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo don't finish.

Fortunately, Jeff Gamroth of Rothsport Racing had the tools, spare parts, and crew to take on the 51st event in his Porsche 911 #89 — just like he had last year (click here to read that story in the August 2017 Porsche Panorama. Click here to watch the video). A sister Rothsport Racing Safari 964 #65 named Desert Flyer was driven by Cameron Healy at the same event this past April.

Watch the film "ICARUS" above to see what happens in this year’s desert rally!

Film © 2018 Randy Wells. All Rights Reserved. 

NOTE: Desert Flyer is on display at the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon until the end of the year. 

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