MSN Worlds Wackiest Car Events

Banning Motorsports 2010 Baja 1000 WinnersBaja Peninsula, Mexico

Competitors in this legendary 1,000-mile race through the heart of the Baja Peninsula are crazy enough; punishing heat, perilous terrain and fierce competition push these bush pilots to their limits. But it’s the spectators along the route that sometimes force drivers over the edge. The crowds have been known to convert unassuming mud puddles into 3-foot-deep pits, and some teams have even been held up by drug traffickers. For a couple of days in November each year, the Wild West is just south of the border.

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