The team at Rothsport Racing is proud to announce participation in the 2017 NORRA MEXICAN 1000. This stage rally format event is being held on the Baja Peninsula April 21-28, 2017 and is open to various vintage off road vehicles. They have collaborated with Richard Tuthill, of the very successful Tuthill Porsche Rally Team and will be preparing 5 air-cooled 911 based cars using Tuthill’s proven technology and components, along with Rothsport’s winning preparation and build quality.
This is an amazing opportunity for any driver who loves to vintage race. The unique and beautiful setting of the Baja Peninsula and the stage race format bring a whole new level of adventure and drive time. Referred to as “The Happiest Race on Earth,” the Mexican 1000 is described as a ‘mobile vintage car show’ where every new day brings an adventure along a different portion of the Baja Peninsula and associated cultural experiences. Further, 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the race and so it is certain to be extra special and Rothsport Racing will support you through the entire process of car build, transport and race support.
Porsche is of course not new to off road rally racing with campaigns dating back to the mid 1950s. Hans Hermann won the La Carrera Panamericna in a 550 Spyder and in 1968 Vic Elford and David Stone’s 911T brought Porsche it’s first overall World Rally Championship at the Monte Carlo Rally. There were notable efforts in the epic 1978 East African Safari as well as victories in the Pharaoh Rally in Egypt and the Paris Dakar Rally in the 959 Group B supercar. More recently, Jeff Zwart has achieved five class wins in various 911 models at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
The NORRA MEXICAN 1000 is a stage race that crisscrosses over 1000 miles of the beautiful Baja Peninsula and consists of ‘special stages’ (unlimited speed times on the dirt) linked together with controlled speed sections of highway. While the racing is competitive, the camaraderie among drivers and teams is strong and more than just a race, this is also an incredible adventure through the terrain as well as an opportunity to gather with like-minded vintage racing aficionados each night in a different colorful town along the route.
For the 2017 Mexican 1000 Rothsport will provide a fully supported race experience including:
- Ground up custom air-cooled Porsche 911 build with off road race prep utilizing
Tuthill Racing components
- Vehicle transport to and from Mexico, as well as support on the ground with our air-cooled 1974 Pinzgauer 712 6 wheel drive high mobility vehicle
- On site mechanical support
Space is very limited and so if you are interested in joining the campaign for the 50th anniversary run of the NORRA MEXICAN 1000, reserve your space with Rothsport Racing immediately.
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Please contact us for details.