¡Rally Alert!

Border Crossing Instructions

Agua Dulce, CALIF. – This is an opportunity for convenience that will drastically improve the time for crossing vehicles on their way to NORRA registration. Please follow the rules below.

Please make sure that everyone in your party, has passports or passport cards. Every one also must have an FMM or "tourist card." To get one, go to, and complete the information there. Then download and print the resulting form. (Note that all dates on the form are day/month/year.) Present your card to Mexico customs at the border crossing for validation. You can also get it validated at the Port of Ensenada at: Migración, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada. Here's the link to it in Google Maps: (it's in the little blue building).

U.S. car insurance is not valid in Mexico. We recommend you get Mexican car insurance before you leave. Short-term insurance can be purchased online at Instant Mexican Car Insurance.

All NORRA Baja border crossings are to be conducted at the San Ysidro/Tijuana "El Chaparral" border.

All NORRA racers are to conduct Baja border crossings in Lane #2.

All race teams and support vehicles should have a NORRA sticker on the windshield or visible, printed, NORRA logo on the dashboard. Mexico Customs will be in charge of receiving racers through the border crossing.

All vehicles should have the following documents in order and preferably in a folder ready for inspection:

  • Vehicle registration.
  • Proof of ownership, green sticker, invoice or DMV paperwork.
  • If the owner of race car or support vehicle is not present during crossing, driver must show photocopy of owner’s ID along with paperwork.
  • All vehicles need to have a license plate (except possibly race cars)

Have a list (and invoices) of all major spare parts (engine, transmission, wheel/tires). They must match the race car. For example, if the race car has an 8-cylinder engine and the chase truck has a spare 4-cylinder engine, it will not be allowed thru the Border duty free and you must pay taxes for those parts. Only four (4) spare tires per race or chase truck are allowed maximum duty free.

Vehicles with race car spare parts must go across the border simultaneously with race the car. No chase truck with spare parts will be allowed through the Mexican border duty free on its own.

Finally, No gas of any kind allowed through the border!

If you need assistance, please call Tijuana State Tourism, Francisco Patiño +1 664 385 0423 or 011 52 1 664 385 0423


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Beginning in 2010, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) began promoting a rebirth of the NORRA Mexican 1000 rally. The unique off-road rally was co-created by promoter Mike Pearlman to consist of special stages (unlimited speed timed stages in the dirt) linked together by controlled speed liaison / transit sections (highway). The one-of-a-kind, once-a-year, five-day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, as well as modern pre-runners, trucks, buggies, UTVs, bikes and desert Rally Raid cars.

Pearlman’s late father Ed and others established the first running of the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally in November of 1967, which eventually became internationally recognized and evolved into the Baja 1000 in the mid-1970's.

NORRA enjoys corporate partnerships with Yokohama Tire, Method Race Wheels, South Point Hotel & Casino, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, STEEL-IT, RIGID, Multitool USA, Satellite Phone, Biltwell, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, PCI Race Radios, The Fab School, Schampa, K&N, Baja Bush Pilots, Mag7 Pits, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), B3KREATIV, and many more.