Desert Mouse

The Baja 1000 is a motor racing event, organized annually, from Ensenada to La Paz, on the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Founded by Ed Pearlman in 1967, Baja racing is one of the most violent and demanding types of motor sport as cars face extreme conditions crossing hundreds of miles in the desert. This 1974 Volkswagen Beetle Baja Bug, also known as “Desert Mouse”, is one of the rare vehicles created to cope with the difficulties of these racing almost 50 years ago.