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May 11, 2021
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2021 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 Presented By Method Race Wheels
Winner Trophies Start to Ship This Week
Agua Dulce, CALIF. - Attention all winning teams: if you were unable to pick you your trophy, we will be shipping it starting this week. The mailing labels have already been printed, but drivers of record should double-check the mailing address on their NORRA account and let us know if it's not up-to-date.>> WINNERS: ORDER YOUR EXTRA TROPHIES NOW
NORRA trophies are handmade works of art. They are a bronze sculpture attached to a bronze base. The trophy process begins with a handmade form in the shape of the Baja sculpted from clay. From the sculpture, a rubber mold is made. A hard plastic “buck” is cast in the rubber mold. Finally, the hard plastic buck is used to make an impression in casting sand that forms before the molten bronze is cast for the finished trophy. Who is the artist making the trophies you may ask? It’s none other than NORRA President Mike Pearlman. He is an ornamental iron artist when he isn’t participating in the "Happiest Races On Earth!"
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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.
Pearlmanâ€™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, RIGID, STEEL-IT, Volcon, Slime, Optima Batteries, K&N, Satellite Phone Store.com, Biltwell, PCI Race Radios, Schampa, Nite Rider Offroad, Multitool USA, Stage V Media, B3KREATIV, Mag7 Pits, The Fab School, Cerveceria Transpeninsular, Horsepower Ranch, Baja Bush Pilots, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF), and many more.