Pete Springer Winner Of The 1973 Baja 1000

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79-year-old Pete Springer has been traveling to Baja for over 60 years. He attended the 1969 Mexican 1000 as a spectator, raced a home-built single-seater in 1970, and won the Baja 1000 in 1973!

In this conversation, he shares tales from his many years of Baja adventures. Highlights include; driving a 1940 Dodge Flatbed to Bahia de Los Angeles. Running out of gas while flying a small plane -and successfully landing it on the road near Santa Rosalia. Crashing his motorcycle in a pitch dark desert, -he was riding without a headlight after all! And years of building off-road race cars through seat-of-the-pants engineering and a lot of trial and error.

Please note, I originally recorded this conversation in January 2020 (my second podcast recording) when I was a guest-host on the Baja Sessions Podcast. I am pleased to share this freshly remastered version here.

To see more about Pete, check out his blog posts here.

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