Heavy Metal Affliction – Desert Dingo Racing Part Two
March 26, 2015
Welcome to Part Two of the of the Heavy Metal Affliction interview with Desert Dingo Racing’s co-founder Jim Graham. Last week Graham told us what it takes to get into Class 11 racing, and just how hard it is to compete in a nearly stock VW Bug that is some forty years old. This week Graham breaks down some more of the details of actually running in the Baja 1000. It’s not as simple as just showing up, suiting up and hitting the track, as you will find out.
Heavy Metal Affliction – Desert Dingo Racing
March 19, 2015
Car addiction takes many forms, and for some, you may not even know how bad you have it until something triggers a response. For Jim Graham of Desert Dingo Racing, that trigger was the classic petrol head film Dust to Glory. After watching those desert heroes take on the rigors of the longest desert race in the world (the Baja 1000), he was hooked.
Stay rock steady with new Forza Horizon 2 DLC
This is xBox, MARCH 3, 2015
The latest in a line of Forza Horizon 2 DLC car packs has been released and features a host of new vehicles, all with a common theme running through it. Up for your delectation this month is the Rockstar Energy Car Pack which features the following new cars to add to your ever-growing garage.
Forza Horizon 2’s Rockstar Energy Car Pack Includes Tanner Foust’s VW Beetle
xBox Achievements, March 03, 2015
Forza Horizon 2 has a new DLC car pack out now, offering up Tanner Foust’s yellow and red 2014 Global Rallycross VW Beetle, alongside another five new rides to add to your bulging garage of desirable metal lumps. There’s another Forza first in the Rockstar Energy Car Pack too, with the 1970 VW Desert Dingo #1107 Baja Bug.
Forza Horizon 2 – Rockstar Energy Car Pack out now
CONNECTED – Digital World, March 3, 2015
The new Rockstar Energy Car Pack is now out for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One. The Rockstar Energy Pack includes an array of cars that are just waiting for their chance to kick up a cloud of dust. Built for the dirt-filled circuits of the Red Bull Global Rallycross series, Tanner Foust’s Global Rallycross 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC is an ideal mixture of pure power and serious grip. In the woods or on the road, the newest Subaru WRX STI is ready for action; for luxury cruising there is no match for the “Ultimate Driving Machine,” the BMW 850CSI.
Forza Horizon 2: Rockstar Energy Car Pack Released
Segment Next, March 3, 2015
The Rockstar Energy Car Pack is now available for Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox One, and can be purchased from the Xbox Live Store for $4.99. Before heading into the vehicles that come with the pack, the free car for the month of March is the Acura Integra Type-R, “a high-revving, front-wheel-drive masterpiece that will have many JDM fanboys jumping for joy.”
February 16, 2015
Ein VW-Käfer und das härteste Off-Road-Rennen der Welt
Desert Dingo Racing hat noch nie das Baja 1000 gewonnen, geschweige denn überhaupt die Ziellinie erreicht. Das Baja 1000 ist das längste durchgehende Off-Road-Rennen der Welt und die Desert Dingos gehören zu einer Handvoll Teams, die in der sogenannten Class 11 antreten—die besteht komplett aus VW-Käfern von vor 1982. Gegründet wurde Desert Dingo Racing vom Burning Man-Pressesprecher Jim Graham und inzwischen sind die Dingos zu einem buntgemischten Haufen geworden, vom 63-jährigen, gras-rauchenden Dennis „Crusty” Lange bis hin zum launischen Qaudbike-Enthusiasten Gil Medrano. Jeden November macht sich die Truppe auf und versucht, das quasi Unmögliche zu schaffen. Das Ganze ist fast so, als würde man in einem Schlauchboot eine Segelregatta gewinnen wollen.
February 11, 2015
Taking on the World’s Most Difficult Off-Road Race in a VW Bug
Desert Dingo Racing has never won the Baja 1000. They’ve never even finished. The Baja 1000 is the longest continuous off-road race in the world and the Desert Dingoes are one of only a handful of teams that race it in Class 11—the racing term for stock pre-1982 Volkswagen Beetles. The brainchild of Burning Man spokesman Jim Graham, the Dingoes are an eclectic bunch, from weed-smoking 63-year-old Dennis “Crusty” Lange to heating and cooling man and quad enthusiast Gil Medrano. What they set out to accomplish each November is a nearly impossible task. It’s like trying to win the America’s Cup in a blowup raft.