March 24, 2016

The Time To Register For The 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 Is Now! - 30 Days Out!
-- Travel Tips For A Safe Visit In Baja, Mexico


(Agua Dulce, Calif.): Don’t miss out on the NORRA Mexican 1000; registration for the historic race is underway, and the event is approaching rapidly. NORRA has a class for your vintage or modern race vehicle or motorcycle, prerunners, ATV or UTV, (Moto & UTV racers have additional incentives so dust yours off and come join the fun). Motorcycle competitors receive free pits and pit fuel. It could not be any easier to realize your dream of racing the entire length of the Baja Peninsula during this epic adventure. The course travels through some of the most spectacular scenery on the Baja Peninsula. The rally starts April 23rd from Ensenada with stops in El Rosario, Bay of LA, Loreto, LaPaz, and the finish line in San Jose del Cabo on April 27th. At each stop you will enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine and relive the day’s adventure with Baja racing legends that are also competing. You can check out the list of fellow competitors, which includes Walker Evans, Rod Hall, Ricky Johnson, and Steve Hengeveld here:

Co-drivers can be registered and paid for by the Driver of Record, or a co-driver can complete their own registration and pay for their own wristband by creating their own account. Awards ceremony party wristbands need to be purchased in advance so we can guarantee availability. The Grand Mayan is primarily a time share and therefore there are no rooms available to rent but there are several hotels (most all-inclusive) within walking distance to the Grand Mayan. Contact Juan Carlos of Baja Voyager for suggestions and reservations: The resort has a maximum number of guests allowed and we will have around 1000, so we urge everyone to buy tickets during online registration or in Ensenada. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available in San Jose Del Cabo.

Don’t wait for another year to go by; go to for complete information about joining the Mexican 1000 today!


  • View your 2016 entry online and be sure that you have chosen a vehicle number and have uploaded your profile pictures. If you have not, please log back into your norra account and complete registration.
  • Be sure that you have signed your liability waivers and uploaded your driver's license and insurance card.
  • Register your co-drivers or have your co-drivers register themselves by opening a norra account.
  • Purchase your extra party wristbands for crew/guests/family and friends
Helpful tips for competitors during the rally are to




Confirm your hotel reservations in each location - if you need assistance finding last minute accommodations, please contact Juan Carlos with Baya Voyager


Insure your vehicles with Instant Mexican Insurance

Helpful tips for competitors during the rally are to
  • Keep your passport (verify it is current) and insurance card on your person.
  • When you enter a small town slow down and be watchful for pedestrians.
  • Learn the local driving signals and learn how to interpret the local street signs.
  • We suggest you keep your policy with you when you leave your vehicle.
  • Don't leave unattended luggage in public areas.
  • Don't leave valuables inside of your car and in plain sight for anyone to see.
  • Have some pesos or greenbacks on you just in case.
  • Carry a sat phone with a list of emergency contact numbers including NORRA Ops.
  • Write your race frequency and the Weatherman channel on a piece of tape on your dash in case someone asks for it or you need to call.
  • Have the itinerary for the hotel at your next location, your pit book or team plan, and some food, water or tequila in case you need to wait for assistance.

You should also bring a laid back, Baja attitude. After all, if you’re not having fun in Baja, you’re doing it wrong!


Reserve Sat Phones and other communication devices with Sat Modo




With the Eras firmly in place, NORRA has further clarified its rules for each of its respective classes. The rulebook is posted online at If you have any questions, please contact us.




Beginning in 2010, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) began promoting a rebirth of the NORRA Mexican 1000 rally. The unique off-road rally was co-created by promoter Mike Pearlman to consist of special stages (unlimited speed timed stages in the dirt) linked together by controlled speed liaison / transit sections (highway). The one-of-a-kind, once-a-year, four-day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, rally cars, a limited group of modern desert racecars and classes for prerunner trucks and buggies.

Pearlman’s late father Ed and others established the first running of the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally in November of 1967, which eventually became internationally recognized and evolved into the Baja 1000 in the mid-1970s.

The NORRA Mexican 1000 is supported by General Tire, American Racing Wheel, South Point Hotel Casino, Walker Evans Racing, Azunia Tequila, KC HiLites, Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Mastercraft/Impact Safety.