A half century in the making, 405 competitors lined up in front of the sun bleached Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in hustling and bustling Ensenada, Mexico, for the start of the 50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000. A 1,134-mile white knuckled, teeth chattering odyssey through silt, sand, rock yards and bolder fields of Mexico’s sparkling Baja California peninsula – the racers flashing through such exotically named towns as Ojos Negros, San Felipe, Bahia de Los Angeles and San Ignacio – the 1000 is the Daytona 500/Indianapolis 500/Monaco F1 Grand Prix of off-road racing.
And has been the case from the inception of the brutal affair, it was the ferocious Trophy Trucks, at 140-plus miles an hour, leading the way to the finish line at La Paz. With intrepid wheelmen such as Monster Energy-backed Cameron Steele, Troy Herbst and two-time 1000 winner BJ Baldwin, strapped in and guiding the 6,100-pound land missals “The Trophy Truck costs about $750,000 to build,” explains Baldwin. “If you were able to equate it to a very strong diesel truck that you could buy off the showroom floor, the Trophy Truck is probably 300-times stronger”, the 1000 is a site for any true motor racing fan to behold. And for that reason, the creation and production of this 39-second teaser to celebrate an amazing film about the men and machines who went to war at the 50th Annual Baja 1000 presented by Monster Energy.