Julian Heppekausen is the first ever to win Baja with a ‘60s Bonneville desert sled.
Sand is perhaps the most difficult terrain for a motorcycle, but the Triumphs weight was an advantage over newer, lighter machines.
|The easy part - a lousy dirt road is the best road you'll find in the Mexican 1000|
|Baja buggies from vintage to new compete side by side with motorcycles|
|Historic Era entry Mark Post's highly modifed 1992 Ford F-150 racer|
|Hayden Roberts ('65 Triumph TR6) chats with Julian Heppekausen ('66 Triumph T120)|
|Julian's lucky number! An arcane mix of family numerology, which apparently works|
|Viet Nguyen's 1969 Triumph T100 at dawn, ready for the day's stage on his 500cc twin|
|Classic rally roll-charts keep the riders from getting lost...too often|
|Viet Nguyen's T100; unit Triumph 500cc twins are considered very reliable, but none has ever finished the Mexican 1000|
|Julian abandons the roll-chart for an impromptu mileage-based warning system for sand washes and potholes|
|Mark Stahl's Legend category '78 Ford F-100 pickup|
|Julian finishes a stage, alone again|
|John Crain's beautiful 1953 Rickman-Triumph pre-unit racer, the most exotic Triumph in the race|
|Nate Hudson's 1969 Triumph T100 after a day in the desert|
|Hayden Roberts exits Tijuana on his 1965 Triumph TR6|