Desert Dingo Racing is one of the few teams crazy enough to try and take on the legendary Baja 1000 off-road race in a class eleven Volkswagen Beetle. Class eleven means stock so, plainly put, the Dingos race a stock air-cooled VW bug in the longest continuous off-road race in the world. No, it’s not easy; in fact, it is near impossible, despite the VW Bug’s legendary durability, adaptability, and gumption. We are talking about silt beds that will swallow a Beetle whole, rocks that are bigger than the wheels, and hidden jumps placed on the course by locals who watch in excitement as unwary racers catch huge air. The terrain of the Baja 1000 is well suited to 1,000 horsepower trophy trucks with two-feet of suspension travel. For a stock Beetle, that is already more than 40 years old, it’s sheer torture on both man and machine. The Dingo’s have yet to win the race, in fact they have yet to finish, but the #1107 is ready to show you what it’s got and win your heart.