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Old 10-25-2006, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gumball!! (Baja Beer Bet!!)

It's Awn!!!


OK – so I get this call from Lance…

” I’m all pissing myself - I just got a Jeepspeed and I’m gonna win the Baja 1000!!!”…or something like that.


And it reminds me of a long time ago when I hailed from Lances (red) neck of the woods and had the same experience. Here I was in Sacramento - never been to the desert, much less Mexico – and getting ready to race my first desert race, the Baja 1000!

And I sucked – got 9 miles!!

But I never looked back and never regretted it – many years of racing and met a bunch of great friends that helped along the way. (Also spent way too much money, crashed a lot of trucks and occasionally won a race or two…) I wish Lance, Camo, Mike, Bob and others the best and hope they have a blast!

SO…why come out of retirement now??? Here’s the deal – I want to help Lance and his band of misfits get to LaPaz (or at least out of Ensenada). I’ll send some spare parts, provide some people and help plan logistics for the Nor-Cal team.

BUT…I think a Baja Beer Bet is in order. I’ll team up with Eric “Big Air” Filar in his Alloy / Precision Gear / Fat City Jeepspeed and we’ll see who gets to LaPaz first. We’ll share resources and help each other as a PBB 2-Jeep team, but the last 50 miles every man for himself! If neither team makes it to LaPaz, whoever gets further wins - the other team will buy all the Cerveza (and rice and beans)!!

Viva El Baja Mil!!!


To be continued...


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Alloy USA and Precision Gear Baja 1000 Teams:

Trophy Truck #2 - "Pistol" Pete Sohren
Trophy Truck #16 - "PAB" Cameron Steele
Class 7xs #741 - Heidi Steele / Chris Vano
Class 8 #811 - Greg Adler / Eric "I don't skate" Heiden
Class 3 #3xx - FJ Cruiser Donahoe Racing/BF Goodrich Rock Crawling Team
Class 17 Jeepspeed #1701 - Pirate4x4.com/Shaffers Off Road (buyers of cold cervezas)
Class 17 Jeepspeed #1702 - Alloy USA/Precision Gear/Fat City (drinkers of cold cervezas)

All these teams use off the shelf parts to race the toughest off road race in North America - we're proud to work with all of them. Good luck and be safe to all the participants - it's gonna be hell! And a hell of lot of fun!!!
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Old 10-25-2006, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SWEET!!! I look forward to the free beer!!!!
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good thing beer is cheap in mexico

were planning on staying in lapaz an extra day just to drink all your beer
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Ron, maybe you should FLY to La Paz so you can meet us at the finish line. Since that's the only way you guys are gonna be able to make good on this bet!
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Good luck Ron...Put my beer on a raincheck.
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You have fun in the silt in your 2WD
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No problems. We'll just put the wings back on You have to touch the silt to get stuck in it


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Old 10-25-2006, 11:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm in that pic. directly under the A on the door in the black shirt and shorts next to the red shirted guy. I'm pretty much famous now.
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I'm in that pic. directly under the A on the door in the black shirt and shorts next to the red shirted guy. I'm pretty much famous now.
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I'll put two cases of beer and some camarones for the winner in La Paz.

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Dont get to excited Lance, by the time you see the checkered flag we'll have allready finished the brew and camarones
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Dont get to excited Lance, by the time you see the checkered flag we'll have allready finished the brew and camarones
Getting out at Sanfelipe and driving the chase truck to the finish just to drink are beer?I'm sure your team will love that
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I'm in that pic. directly under the A on the door in the black shirt and shorts next to the red shirted guy. I'm pretty much famous now.


If the Alloy/ FatCity team can even make the spectators famous, then my money's on them. I have a good feeling about those guys.
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Give us a shout, we will have two pits set up.
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I´ll up the stakes, four cases of beer and some ceviche for everybody plus the original price for the winners.

Name the place ...
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too cool! we'll keep you posted - are you going to be in LaPaz?

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I'm across the pond in Los Mochis, well be taking the ferry to La Paz the 16th. I hope to see you guys up there.
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If the Alloy/ FatCity team can even make the spectators famous, then my money's on them. I have a good feeling about those guys.
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It's Awn!!!


OK – so I get this call from Lance…

” I’m all pissing myself - I just got a Jeepspeed and I’m gonna win the Baja 1000!!!”…or something like that.


And it reminds me of a long time ago when I hailed from Lances (red) neck of the woods and had the same experience. Here I was in Sacramento - never been to the desert, much less Mexico – and getting ready to race my first desert race, the Baja 1000!

And I sucked – got 9 miles!!

But I never looked back and never regretted it – many years of racing and met a bunch of great friends that helped along the way. (Also spent way too much money, crashed a lot of trucks and occasionally won a race or two…) I wish Lance, Camo, Mike, Bob and others the best and hope they have a blast!

SO…why come out of retirement now??? Here’s the deal – I want to help Lance and his band of misfits get to LaPaz (or at least out of Ensenada). I’ll send some spare parts, provide some people and help plan logistics for the Nor-Cal team.

BUT…I think a Baja Beer Bet is in order. I’ll team up with Eric “Big Air” Filar in his Alloy / Precision Gear / Fat City Jeepspeed and we’ll see who gets to LaPaz first. We’ll share resources and help each other as a PBB 2-Jeep team, but the last 50 miles every man for himself! If neither team makes it to LaPaz, whoever gets further wins - the other team will buy all the Cerveza (and rice and beans)!!

Viva El Baja Mil!!!


To be continued...
Man you people are soooo lucky. I wish you all good luck, and you are living the life that I can only dream about. The desert rules.Leo
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:37 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I did some research, and it looks like the Raddison is the best place in La Paz for the FatCity/ Alloy/ Precision Gear team to consume their free cervesas. PBB have any other ideas?
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