On November 14, 2007, the Baja 1000 road race came through the northern outskirts of Todos Santos. The race was supposed to hit Todos Santos in the wee hours of the morning but delays at the start and along the route meant the race arrived later, around 9-10 am. Some participants showed but there were huge gaps and delays so we did a lot of sitting around waiting. More than 12 hours later, cars and motorcycles were still running the route in Todos Santos. I heard some engines all the way through the night and into the early morning of November 15.
I won’t get into all the bad press the race is getting these days. The Baja Peninsula, while less populated than many places, is more populated than ever before. The race actually runs on roads that people need to use for business and general living. Many along the route are no longer happy about the race passing their way. It’s understandable really. I have a friend who refused to take his kids to school because he would have had to drive 3+ miles on the race route to reach the school. It just wasn’t worth it to him and he is not alone in his feelings.
Anyway, here are a few photos of some of the vehicles that came by while I was out viewing.