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Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja offers incredible off-road experiences for adrenaline junkies. Drive a $100,000 purpose-built race buggy on the same treacherous dirt and rock trails that comprise the famed Baja 1000 course, and enjoy restful evenings after each days’ thrills.

Roma (Trailer)

Roma (Trailer)

Every frame is truly a painting in director Alfonso Cuaron’s black and white love letter to his home – a film about a difficult year in the life of a family in 1970s Mexico City. Arrives in theaters 11/21/18 and on Netflix 12/14/18.

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Ride of the Dead

Ride of the Dead

Mexico’s Oaxacan highlands play host to the Trans Sierra Norte, a grueling mountain bike race, which ends in Oaxaca City just in time for the Day of the Dead celebration. Red Bull’s exceptional short film invites us to experience both with a rider touched by death.

Making Mexican Glazed Pottery

Making Mexican Glazed Pottery

A look at how raw clay is pulled from the earth and transformed by hand into beautiful and intricate sculptures by artisans in Michoacan, Mexico. It’s a wonderful, all too brief look into artistic traditions from Mariano Rentería’s fantastic Mexican Handcraft Masters series.

Roma (Teaser)

Roma (Teaser)

From writer and director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Children of Men) comes a Netflix film that’s close to his heart. Shot entirely in black and white, Roma follows a year in the life of a family in 1970’s Mexico, based on the filmmaker’s memories of growing up there.

Legend of Solorzano

Legend of Solorzano

We’ve spent some time on the treacherous trails of the Baja 1000, so we know how sketchy things can get. But we did it in a purpose-built Class 10 race car. But there are true madmen who do it in pre-1982 VW Beetles. Meet Eric Solorzano, aka “The King of Class 11.”

Skeleton of Color

Skeleton of Color

Great Big Story introduces us to Butch Locsin, an LA artist who creates wonderful Day of the Dead-inspired skull masks and combines them with colorful smoke grenades to bring them to life. His Instagram feed is packed with wild photos of his work and collaborations.

Adam Ruins the Border Wall

Adam Ruins the Border Wall

Adam Conover looks at Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico from a completely practical standpoint. This monstrosity would cost us tens of billions, assuming it could actually be built and staffed, and not solve the problem it’s intended to fix.

The Legends Rally

The Legends Rally

UTV Underground is offering a handful of guests the opportunity to enjoy epic off-road baja racing, accommodations, and gourmet food and drink. The first trip takes place 9/23-9/25/16 at the stunning Horsepower Ranch in Ensenada, Mexico.

Lords of the Atlas

Lords of the Atlas

Team ICON RAIDEN rides across 1,000mi. of Mexican desert on modded Triumph Tiger 800xc street bikes. While they provide an advantage on smooth roads, the brutal off-road stretches push the bikes and riders to their limits. (Thanks Matt!)

Mexico Pyrotechnic Festival

Mexico Pyrotechnic Festival

Photographer Thomas Prior captured these explosive photos from this annual festival, which attracts over 100,000 spectators and participants to watch stuff blow up – and nearly light themselves on fire – down in Tultepec, Mexico.

Tequila Shooter Bottles

Tequila Shooter Bottles

Nothing like guns and booze to get your evening off to a rousing start. This tequila from Hijos de Villa in either a Reposado Glock 9mm or Blanco Silver six-shooter bottle, and are perfect for firing “shots” into the two included glasses.

Mastretta MXT

Mastretta MXT

Mexico’s first native sportscar has Lotus-esque styling, zippy performance, and moderate pricing for a first-gen vehicle. It doesn’t hurt that its 2.0L turbo engine is made North of the border by Ford.

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TuboHotel

TuboHotel

Each room at Tepoztlán, Mexico’s TuboHotel is made from concrete pipe, outfitted with a Queen bed, fan, lighting, a glass front, and of course, curtains. You’ll have to share a bath, though.

Mexican Narco Cinema

Mexican Narco Cinema

VBS.TV‘s 3-part series takes on these gritty movies which feature drugs, violence, women, and trucks. With titles like Coca, Inc., these straight-to-DVD flicks need to find their way to Netflix.

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