1146 makes a brief appearance in a VW commercial December 2007
Desert Dingo Racing featured in NBC Sports covereage of the Baja 1000 December 30, 2007
Desert Dingo Racing featured in two clips from "Baja Unlimited" December 27, 2007
KPIX Channel 5 coverage of Desert Dingo Racing November 13-14, 2007
VW preps for Baja race CNET UK, November 13, 2007
The Baja 1000 route, as depicted on a Google Earth map. The off-road race began on 10 November in Ensenada, Mexico, and traverses about 2,100 kilometres.
The Love Bug Wylie Wong's blog, November 10, 2007
Check out this beauty. Inspired by a racing documentary, my buddy Jim bought a junky, engine-less 1969 VW bug from a guy who was about to tow the car to a junkyard. He showed the documentary to a few friends, discovered that they, too, had always fantasized about exploring their inner NASCAR driver. So they signed up to race the Baja 1000, a grueling 1,300-mile race through the Baja California desert in Mexico.
VW revs up for Baja 1000 - photo spread CNET News.com, November 9, 2007
The Baja 1000 route, as depicted on a Google Earth map. The off-road race begins November 10 in Ensenada, Mexico, and traverses 1,300 miles. Teams have 53 hours to complete the course. They cannot go more than 60 mph on the highway, and GPS tracks the teams to ensure compliance.
Taming the Baja 1000 in a tech-ed out 1969 VW Beetle CNET News.com, November 9, 2007
If you were to see the 1969 Volkswagen Beetle I'm looking at, missing a couple of tires, its engine compartment and hood open, and its interior feeling very much like a work in progress, you'd probably mistake it for one of the countless automotive projects currently underway in American garages and driveways. You certainly wouldn't think any special was afoot.
“We’re excited to add the GlucoMON to our growing list of sponsors for the Official World Diabetes Day race car," said Desert Dingo Racing co-owner Jim Graham. "It shows what a great opportunity this race is for showcasing new diabetes devices at an international event such as the Baja 1000. The environment is harsh and any device that can take on the Baja can surely be counted on to function reliably in the classroom connecting kids with diabetes with their parents wherever they may be.”
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Sponsoring a Race Car!!! Challenge Diabetes, October 30, 2007
As posted here previously, Jim Graham of Desert Dingo Racing contacted me looking for some help in getting the word out about their partnership with the International Diabetes Federation and their entry in this year’s Baja 1000 race across the desert. Well, we got to talking and here we are.
Burners running Baja 1000 in November Tribe, October 28, 2007
Skid, ronjon, sCary, Seth, Crusty, Carrie and Scott have been working on their Class 11 entry in this November's Baja 1000. Subscribe to the Twitter stream twitter.com/desertdingo to follow our team as they race the full length of the Baja peninsula in a 1969 VW bug. And visit the website desertdingo.com to see them transform their street legal beetle to a mean racing machine.
Baja Chalupa? Er… 1000? Unbalanced Diabetic, October 26, 2007
While I was in Puerto Rico, I got an e-mail from a Baja1000 team asking me to help spread the word about their team, Desert Dingo Racing. These guys are running the official World Diabetes Day car, a 1969 VW Beetle. The race itself coincides with World Diabetes Day, so the timing is perfect.
Deserts, dingoes and diabetes Honey Sweet, October 25, 2007 by Khürt Williams
Desert Dingo Racing LogoI was recently contacted by Jim Graham, co-owner of Desert Dingo Racing . His team is racing a 1969 VW Beetle in the Baja 1000 in Mexico. This year the Baja 1000 event occurs on the same day as World Diabetes Day sponsored by the Internation Diabetes Foundation.
Desert Dingo? Scott's Diabetes Journal, October 24, 2007
What do the terms "Desert Dingo", "Class 11", and "Baja 1000" have to do with diabetes? That is a very good question.
The Baja 1000: Local Team Will Drive 1300 Miles of Desert for Diabetes The Valley Post, October 23, 2007 - By Michael Thomas
For most of us, driving a 30-year-old Volkswagen from Felton to Scotts Valley without breaking down could be a challenge. But driving that same car for 1,000 miles over Baja deserts, along crumbling roads, through dry ravines and slippery creek beds? It sounds impossible, but that's exactly what a group of locals plans to do in November.
The Fantastically-Excited-It’s-Friday! Five Lemonade Life, October 19, 2007
Is it Friday? Really? Please don’t tell me it’s a lie because I’ve been waiting all week for this! … Earlier this week I received an email from Jim Graham, the co-owner of Desert Dingo Racing and a participant in this year’s Baja 1000. His team will be driving a near-stock 1969 VW Beetle in the Baja 1000, which is a 1300 mile course will take them from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas on the southern tip of Baja California. Why am I telling you about Jim and his team? Because two of his team members, Mike Aquino and Richard Palasik, have type 2 diabetes and other members of the team have diabetes in their family.
German car powered by American drivers racing in the Mexican desert for an international cause Tales of My Thirties, October 14, 2007
Vintage Volkswagen Beetles racing in the desert of Baja California. An interesting concept, no?
Even better, Desert Dingo Racing has partnered with the International Diabetes Foundation to raise funds for that organization with its 1969 VW Beetle. The drive-a-thon will take place during the 40th annual Baja 1000 desert race from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas. Oh, and yeah, the race just happens to fall the week of World Diabetes Day.
Baja 1000 off-road race World Diabetes Day website
In the USA, Desert Dingo Racing, a team of high-tech professionals based in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz, California, will be raising awareness of diabetes and World Diabetes Day by competing in one of the most challenging off-road races in the world – the Baja 1000.
Desert Dingo Racing team revives vintage VW Beetle Volkswagen Blog, July 26, 2007
The Desert Dingo Racing team has approximately less than four months left to revitalize the old and beaten Volkswagen Beetle in time for the annual fast and furious war called Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road this November.
racing team seeks car artist SLV Press-Banner, August 1, 2007
A local team that calls itself Desert Dingo Racing is holding a contest to find an artist to paint its two Volkswagen Beetles for entry in the 1,300-mile Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race in November.
A 1969 VW Beetle Will Race in Baja 1000… Cool VoxBlog, July 27, 2007
A racing team composed of 10 members from Felton, Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek, San Jose and Washington, D.C. called the Desert Dingo Racing are now preparing themselves and they racing machine to compete in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race that will take place at the Mexican peninsula of Baja California this coming November. The Desert Dingo Racing will enter their 1969 Volkswagen Beetle model and aims to win the race.
BOUND: Local team, rebuilt Volkswagen
headed for 1,000-mile off-road race Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 25, 2007
The 1969 Volkswagen Beetle is in a million pieces in a San Jose backyard right now. By November, though, it'll be ready to rev, rattle, clatter and roll 1,300 miles through the gnarled and rutted Mexican desert, the dust and the heat in a race that's been described as "a 24-hour plane crash."