FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2016
Gentlemen's Guide To Racing (GGTR) Announces Participation In The 2016 Mexican 1000
-- GGTR Attending With A BBC / topgear.com Journalist, Reporting Daily From The "Road" --
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): The GGTR is pleased to announce its participation in the 2016 Norra Mexican 1000. Michael “Skiny” Power and co-driver George LaMonte are signed up to pilot a a very rare Nissan Class 1 truck that George rescued from the crusher and brought back to life. The car has subsequently been completely refreshed by Spencer at ES Motorsports as well as a team of dedicated people that have worked late into the nights to make sure the car is perfect for the start.
The chassis was originally built by T-mag Motosports (not to be confused with T-bag Motorsports- an operation out of San Francisco) and had over a million dollars spent on its development. It was raced for one year of class1 in 1991 by Scoop Vessels.
Spanish Tony, the Gentleman’s Guide to Racings Cultural Attaché has conﬁrmed his appearance at the start line of the Race in Ensenada and will continue to sample baja’s local culture every mile of the way to La Paz from his personal tour bus where drinks and sausages will be served at the ﬁrst night's stop in the Bay of L.A. Friends of the GGTR from Deus Ex Machina’s will be running the race on a 1966 Triumph T120 and will co host the evening's informal desert cocktail soirees. All racers welcome to join. Please look for the GGTR Flag.
The GGTR will be attending with a BBC / topgear.com journalist Rowna Horncastle as second co-driver slash mixologist and will be uploading daily updates from the race on the topgear.com website. Please follow our adventures on Facebook and Instagram. View the video Press release below:
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GGTR NORRA 1000 Press Release
From the desk of Spanish Tony / GGTR Cultural Attaché
"It is with immense pleasure that I am able to announce that Team GGTR will shortly be descending upon Baja California to participate in the 2016 Norra 1000.
"With minutes of critical planning now behind us, we have entered a semi transcendental phase, as we countdown to the all important matter of scrutineering... of the Ensenada bar scene and beyond to experience the many cultured gifts and sex shows this unique peninsular has to offer.
"In closing we would like to thank the following people for their continued conﬁdence in the GGTR's ability to bring a little fun and competition to where ever we go. Optima Batteries, AlpineStars, Bell Helmets, Nitto Tires, race-dezert.com and ﬁnally our Helmet Painter extraordinaire Kelly Kocher custom paints.
"See you in Ensenada Gentleman and good luck. Spanish Tony"
ABOUT THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO RACING
Michael "Skiny" Power, Alex Roy
It is the burden of all true gentleman to lead an exciting life...
Armed merely with generous amounts of horsepower and good taste, the GGTR will take its audience on a journey into an unfamiliar world inhabited by a dying breed of gentlemen racers.
Finished - Score Baja 1000 November 20, 2011
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2016 UPDATED ERAS AND RULES!
With the Eras firmly in place, NORRA has further clarified its rules for each of its respective classes. The rulebook is posted online at http://norra.com/rules_current.php. 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 American Racing Wheel, South Point Hotel Casino, Walker Evans Racing, Azunia Tequila, KC HiLites, Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Mastercraft/Impact Safety.