Determine Your Vehicle's Era
NORRA HISTORIC - 20+ Years Old

Agua Dulce, CALIF. – If you’re not sure where your vehicle fits in classification at the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 let’s break it down. We will focus this installment on the Historic Era. The Historic Era is for tube frame, unlimited vehicles at least 20 years old. This class is for Trophy Trucks, and Truggys. A Truggy is an open wheeled vehicle that has the rear suspension design found in Trophy Trucks. They can be front or rear engine, but the one item that designates a Truggy is the straight axle in the rear instead of the transaxle found in typical unlimited, open wheeled cars. The Truggys and Trophy Trucks are tube framed, unlimited vehicles. The only limits on their designs are the general NORRA vehicle rules, and the 20 year old requirement. If you were to build a tribute vehicle, it would not be 20 years old so you would be put into the Evolution Era with the rest of the modern race vehicles. The Historic Era is for unlimited, but historic vehicles.

The Historic Era Ushered in the Tube Frame Unlimited Vehicles…


Entire rule books are available at if you have any questions about your vehicle just contact NORRA for assistance. There are cars, and trucks sitting out there waiting to be saved, and can be purchased for much less than it would cost to build from scratch. Historic Era vehicles are the big boys. You will be going very fast, and they should be driven with prudence.

HISTORIC Era (At Least 20 Years Old)


Historic Truck and Truggy class

  • Unlimited Class for Vehicles at least 20 Years Old

Historic Era Categories (racing for Historic O/A)

Historic Truck and Truggy

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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, five-day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, as well as modern pre-runners, trucks, buggies, UTVs, bikes and desert Rally Raid cars.

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-1970's.

NORRA enjoys corporate partnerships with Yokohama Tire, Method Race Wheels, South Point Hotel & Casino, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, STEEL-IT, RIGID, Multitool USA, Satellite Phone, Biltwell, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, PCI Race Radios, The Fab School, Schampa, K&N, Baja Bush Pilots, Mag7 Pits, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), B3KREATIV, and many more.