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Back in the late 60's
a small race team comprised mainly of family
and some close friends began a relationship with the Baja peninsula
starting with the NORRA series. Like so many others, my Uncle, Don
Simpson along with his close friend Dale Webb, set out to challenge
themselves against the Baja. With very few sponsors and a whole
lot of enthusiasm, they finished the race and were hooked from then on.
After many years of successful racing and some not so good, they passed
the competitive bug onto their sons incorporating yet another generation
into the realm of off-road racing. From motorcycles to trophy
trucks and every class in between, our family has been a part of it.
those times we are not racing, we have engaged in hundreds of fishing trips, family
vacations, goof-off trips, holiday get-togethers and general exploratory excursions all up and
down the entire peninsula. Before the paving of the Transpeninsular Highway in the early 70's, a special trip was made by
Don and his wife Lee, to travel the road one last time before it fell
prey to the "black doom" of asphalt.
As is said of Baja, "Bad roads bring good people", and he is one of the
best there is in Baja with over a million miles traveled south of the
When Don took me to his house in San Felipe for the first time back in
1981, he had me hooked me too. I am sort of a navigator at heart, and
love to look at maps every chance I get, especially race maps. I got my first of several
GPS units back in 2001 and have used them constantly ever since. Each trip, be it
a race or just a play trip, we have been gathering GPS information of
our ventures in Mexico. We have merged all the information into one
focuses on the best of all worlds for Off-Road Racing by
creating the most informative electronic background maps possible when it
comes to Baja for the Lowrance GPS.
the years 40 plus years of traveling the roads down south, a good map or road-book
has always been in the cab of each vehicle we drive. As the years
progressed, our knowledge grew and our equipment improved. Now a GPS
unit is in each vehicle, even in Don's 1970 Ford truck with this GPS
Curtis circa January 1978 in Barstow at one of my first off-road races.
(click for large image)
Primary Features of the chip...
- Focuses exclusively on Baja California, and parts of
- Developed by racers and chasers – for racers and
- Focuses primarily on “chase roads” for all Baja races
as well as all Major Highways
- Includes city streets with street names (where known)
- Ranchos with names (where known)
- Major "points of interest" all along the peninsula
(intersections and "junctions")
- Contains the majority of back roads from Tijuana to
Cabo San Lucas along race courses
- Pemex station locations for major towns as well as
many smaller towns
- Incorporates major topographical contour lines
|The information on these chips is based on the combined
efforts and experiences of family and friends, as well as information gathered
from multiple race teams. Our Baja map chip is the result of
hundreds of cumulative years of racing, chasing,
exploring, and extensive general research of maps, almanacs,
and on online resources.