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Video of the Week: Racing a Type One Beetle in the Baja 1000

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Of all the epic desert races, the Baja 1000 is one of the most infamous, drawing competitors from across the globe. It’s a spectacular sight to watch their fully-customized race trucks bombing through the course at full speed, but in a way, it’s even more impressive to watch class 11 – the stock Volkswagon Type One Beetles – complete the same racecourse. But why would someone want to drive a Bettle in this race? Perhaps the appeal comes from an enhanced sense of accomplishment that one experiences when crossing the finish line. Whatever the motivation, one team to keep your eye on this season is Fourtillfour Car Club.

Matt is a paragliding pilot and adventure seeker living full-time in a 25-foot Airstream travel trailer pulled by a Ram 2500. His love of the outdoors has driven him to explore remote destinations across North and South America in search of the most aesthetic peaks and beautiful flying sites. IG: @m.b.swartz