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As chaotic as 2020 has been for most, this time of year means one thing and brings back a sense of normalcy …. BAJA! The Camburg crew headed down to Baja California Mexico for 3 days of off-roading fun and adventure with a little racing mixed in.

Leaving from Huntington Beach, the fleet drove 135 miles to their first stop, the Tecate Port of Entry. Camburg brought down their Sig Sauer Jeeps Only Gladiator and their FOX equipped Overland Ford Raptor. Once across the border, something changes, and that excitement of being down in Baja never gets old. They regrouped in town, aired down their General Tires knowing Method’s Bead Grip technology had them covered and then made the 75-mile drive south east to Laguna Hanson in the Sierra de Juarez National Park. Traveling through the back country and dirt roads of Baja is a perfect example of why communication & navigation is essential. Rugged Radios and OnX Offroad GPS come in clutch for these adventures and integrate easily with Scosche’s mounts and accessories.

Needing to get to their final stop to setup camp for the night, they headed toward Ojos Negros which was only 35 miles to the west. Their plan was to catch the start of the Baja race the next morning. Once in camp they fired up the grill, cranked up some tunes on the Scosche Boom Bottle and enjoyed some ice cold Camburg Four Sons Mexican Lager from their Igloo coolers around the camp fire. It was a good night down in Baja!

Waking up to dirt bikes and trophy trucks never gets old. They hung out for a bit to watch some of the racing, cooked breakfast and then packed up camp and headed east for a day of off-roading. They migrated just north of San Felipe to play on the beach. Magnaflow’s exhaust and K&N filters really help out performance when you’re in a caravan of vehicles in the dirt for hours on end. The crew then headed out to setup camp near race mile 485 to catch some of the racing at night as the racers looped back into Ensenada. The Baja Designs work lights made sure dinner and Monster drinks were on point. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of nowhere with poor lighting except for a dead battery, and Full Throttle made sure that wasn’t going to be an issue.

With all adventures, they eventually come to an end. The Camburg crew packed up and made the 330+ mile voyage back home. Another Baja trip in the record books.

“I love coming down to Baja. Where else can you off-road all day, eat some of the best street tacos in a small town and watch trophy trucks blasting the whoops? … It doesn’t get much better than that.” – Jerry Zaiden

With 2020 coming to an end soon, Camburg already has some awesome adventures and races planned for 2021.

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Jay Leno (pictured, Larry Chen photos), the former host of “The Tonight Show” and reknowned automotive enthusiast, took a 7300 class win in his Mint 400 debut with a nearly stock Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro (below). Leno drove the first loop with navigator Ryan Millen before handing off to his co-driver, builder/racer Jerry Zaiden, for the final leg.
Leno’s Mint 400 experience will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Emmy-winning “Jay Leno’s Garage.”