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The Baja 1000 That Made Off-Road in Cabo Popular

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Off-road in Cabo has gained lots of attraction over the years thanks to one of the longest, most storied events in Baja California, Mexico, the off-road SCORE Baja 1000 race, which just celebrated its 45th annual all terrain endurance run from Ensenada to La Paz every November. A race which has led to fuel the popularity of off-road buggy adventure activities in Cabo; or all terrain vehicles (ATV) tours for the thrill seeking visitors to Cabo San Lucas and the Southern Baja California Region. Most ATV tours include pick up and return of guests to their respective resorts and range in price somewhere in the neighborhood of $75-120 USD. The fun and wild ATV tours, generally last 3 hours and usually have 3 available time slots (9:00 am, 12 noon, 3:00 pm) to drive around and go ''Baja 1000'' crazy, kicking up dust and putting the pedal to the metal at nice beach/desert trails, where participant safety and complete enjoyment are every companies top priority. In San Lucas, one of the favorite beaches to ATV is Migriño on the Pacific Ocean side about a 12-16 minute drive from downtown Cabo Wabo. Other ATV tours use Tule Beach and in San Jose del Cabo's, Costa Azul; where the mountainous terrain is a near-perfect match to anything simulating the Baja 1000 experience. Cactus, Motosol, ATV Tours, Amigos, Aventura are but a few of the many tour companies that offer a grand time with a variety of buggys and vehicles to traverse rapidly and crazily across the desert and beach plains of sunny, beautiful Los Cabos. The first official Baja 1000 race started in 1967 in Tijuana, Baja California, under the name of NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally. The course length in 1967 was 849 miles (1,366 km) and ended in La Paz with an overall winning time of 27 hours 38 minutes (27:38) set by Vic Wilson and Ted Mangels while driving a Meyers Manx Buggy. The race was organized and sanctioned officially by the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA). The race first gained immediate notoriety after its appearance as part of ABC's ''Wide World of Sports'' where viewers listened to sports anchor, Jim McKay broadcasting the 1968 dual. Soon after, celebrity Hollywood actor James Garner and Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones joined in the dusty, maniacal motor sprint along the Baja Peninsula from Northen Ensenada to Southern La Paz.

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