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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2006, 05:57 PM
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Racing Baja 1000 with 1969 Cadillac?

Hi all,
I'm wondering what your opinions would be on trying to race the Baja 1000 in a late 60's/ early 70's Cadillac Eldorado or Sedan Deville.

I know it sounds like a crazy idea, but it's no joke. I'm a filmmaker from Los Angeles, currently living in Oregon. A couple of friends and I came up with this idea and are interested in giving it a shot and possibly making a doucmentary film about the experience.

Here's what we've come up with so far...
Purchase a Cadillac in poor aesthetic but strong mechanical condition, and take it to a buddy of ours who is a mechanic and would be able to lift it and install stronger supsenion, brakes, etc. Overhaul the engine and the trans if needed. Fit the vehicle with external racks, a rollbar, and appropriate tires.

Three of us would then race in the vehicle, carrying extra fuel, water and other items.

We have some knowledge of the race and the experience, we are not treating this as a joke and we are serious about trying it.

What are all of your feelings about the idea and things we should consider? I appreciate any advice and input.

Thank you.
Jim D.
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