For the first time, Aelix Clothing had the amazing opportunity to team up with and sponsor DDT’s (Dallas Design & Technology) Mark Stevens and Todd Steffen’s Baja 500 truck. The truck made the looongg trek across country from Ohio to San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico….all on the back of our trailer. We had some trials, drank a lot of Tecate, sweated out most of it, drank a ton of Monster, dined on gourmet gas station food, but most of all lived through the best time of our life. Enjoi the photos and the story.
On the trailer through the Colorado Rockies. Pit stop to take in the scenery.
An unfortunate mishap….no gas, no cell reception, in the middle of nowhere…. but we made a good time out of it.
Actual footage from that mishap…..
Catching a break waiting on the pit crew….
Race team check-in. Signing our lives away.
Waiting for them to get done…..Hurry up fuckers.
Getting a pep-talk from Jerry, Jesse James’ pit chief…..Only thing we got out of that conversation was the locations of the best strip joints.
Ensenada was an absolute mad house for miles during the parade but the Aelix truck was a huge success. Gotta love pushing a 5000 lb truck on baja tires through a crowd of fans.
When the stickers came out….. Dre’ needed a cattle prod and rubber bullets. 1000′s of stickers gone in 5 minutes.
The sweetest lady…… Our biggest fan with her two sons, Edguardo and Edgar. Thanks for all the help guys and look forward to the 1000!!!
Gettin’ baja’ed…..Thank god Tecate runs the country.
Paco interviewing Mario, the god-father of baja himself. Truly a legend.
The day before the race….Mario peeping the goodies.
“Finger tight”….”finger tight pro adjustments”.
Toasty Loco’s are banger. Nuthin’ better than meat in a Dorito’s bag.
Military checkpoints. Hide the stash.
Edgar doing some Aelix grassroots marketing. We’re kind of a big deal.
Last minute modifications….. Let’s race.
It’s on like Donkey Kong!
Pit chief with some sign language motivation.
Driver change in Santa Matias.
Mark Stevens, head driver after 200 miles…..tired, dirty, and needing a bottle of Advil.
Co-driver Todd Steffen…. it’s got electrolytes.
Diablo’s Lake Bed. Hottest place on earth. There ain’t no lake.
Diablo’s Lake Bed made us hot and pissed off.
Gas and food….in Diablo’s Lake Bed. Snicker’s and Twinkies.
Going over the truck to send the boy’s off for the win. Where’s the car wash?
Come to papa….
After 23 straight hours of racing through 125 degree temperatures, suffocating grit and grime, and fighting off the Chupacabra’s the truck met it’s maker against a boulder…. crumpled the tie-rod and destroyed the A-Arm. We were only 47 miles out of the finish line. For the truck’s maiden voyage though, despite the unfortunate breakdown, we managed to put down some killer checkpoint times and met an amazing bunch of folks along the way. The experience was in itself once in a lifetime…..well maybe twice in a lifetime….only next time twice as long. See the Aelix truck for Round 2 at the Baja 1000 in November.