Welcome to the Sixth annual edition of the Targa Baja California
Scheduled for October 31st thru November 3rd, 2019 we are changing details around a little bit and we are pretty sure you will enjoy this event for our devotees and newcomers.
Wednesday October 30th: Arrive early and relax at the Viejas Casino Resort.
Located in Alpine, California about 30 minutes east of San Diego, this location is both fun for its amenities as well as the casino for us to play in. Rates are really reasonable for this 5 star resort. Contact them to make your reservation ASAP ! 800 938 2532 and mention 191030Targa for the group rate. You have till September 29th when they release the rooms. If our room block is sold out, please contact me right away so we can set up more.
Event check in location will be in the lobby , by the registration desk for the tower. Wednesday evening is open, so we are sure you will enjoy the libations at the bar in the main casino ;-) . A designated parking area will be available for us as well.
Event Check in Wednesday 5 pm till 7 pm, then 9 pm till 10pm
Thursday October 31: Viejas to Tecate to Rumorosa to Ensenada. Viejas final event check in Tower hotel lobby.645 am till 7:45 am . Driver meeting at the cars 8 am and off we go. Group drive to the border Planned two stops before we cross to regroup. A meeting and photo op with city and tourism dignitaries. Then on the road to La Rumorosa. Two times down, two times up with a difference. Before your second time going back up, we will have lunch at the restaurant at the bottom of the hill. This is adjacent to the Pemex station. Following lunch , we go back up the hill and follow the road to Tecate, then towards Ensenada. We will probably have a planned stop to regroup and refresh ourselves.
Evening is open with our group staying at Posada El Rey Sol and El Cid (across the street) if we sell out the Posada. Please contact Jahazeil at 646 178 1601 ext 123 or email@example.com for both Thursday night Oct 31st and Friday night November 1st. Mention Targa Baja. There are plenty of restaurants, located within steps of the hotel, for you to enjoy.
Friday November 1 : Posada El Rey Sol to Valle de Trinidad (regroup and refreshments) then back to Ojos Negros < Location for lunch TBA. Post lunch Ojos Negros back to Ensenada- open night
Saturday November 2 : Posada El Rey Sol to El Tigre, then La Mision . South through Ensenada to Santo Tomas < possible winery tour. Regroup, then north to Estero Beach Resort. Farewell Party Saturday evening and staying at Estero Beach. Dia de Los Muertos PARTY- Costumes STRONGLY suggested ! We will have a contest ;-) Contact the hotel and let them know you are with Targa Baja. www.hotelesterobeach.com Tel. 646 176 6230 o 35 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday November 3rd. Estero Beach to Tecate USA. Some of you will be leaving early on your own, while the main group will leave no later than 8 am . We will exit through Tecate, which makes it a lot easier to negotiate and besides that we have a few more fun roads on the USA side we can enjoy heading home
Cost per car (one or two people) will be $600
This will include event jacket for one, T shirts for two, 2 large event stickers, 2 smaller event stickers, top of glass event sticker, route book ,event hat, Breakfast at the El Rey Sol, Refreshments in Valle de Trinidad, lunch in Ojos Negros, Farewell dinner party/ Dia de Los Muertos theme for one or two, at the Estero.
EXTRAS? Please specify sizes
Jackets- embroidered with the Targa Baja emblem and sponsor. Men's size only $65 (one is included with your entry)
T shirts- soft cotton printed with the Targa Baja logo. Specify Men's or Women's sizes $15 each (two included with your entry)
Hats- Baseball cap embroidered with the Targa Baja logo. $15 each (one included with your entry)
Large hood Targa Baja sticker - high quality low adhesive- no paint damage (lasts 5 years or more when left on your car) $10 each (two included with entry)
Small window Targa Baja sticker- high quality low adhesive $5 each (two included with entry)
What to expect in Mexico
Some wonderful people that are really enthusiastic about our cars
State and local government support, including selected escorts with the Federales
Some great roads where you can explore your car's limits ,without fear of matching bracelets and uninvited overnight stays
Mechanical support and towing crews: We have two teams, with trucks and tow trailers, following the group. Each year, they don't disappoint and do their very best to get repairs done on our cars that break down. They will also carry extra fuel, coolant, oil just in case.
Fantastic views of the Mexican Riviera and the memories to go with them
What you need to join us
Valid driver license
Insurance coverage- both sides of the border. We work with an excellent agency that gives you proper value coverage in Mexico at a reasonable rate
619-428-0095 Qualitas Insurance if you cannot work through the on line sign up- Tell them Targa Baja and they will assist you in applying on line.
NOTE: For those cars with higher values than normal for an equivalent model, you should have an appraisal to document the value.
Here is the special link for the older cars/ high value rates that we enjoy. The link gives us the discounted rate too ! http://www.bordermex.net/admin/qualitastawebportal/QQ.aspx?code=TARGA
Your USA insurance will NOT cover you in Mexico. An accident in Mexico is a FELONY! So having the proper coverage makes everything as seamless as possible, in case of an accident.
Since we are entering another country, you will also need the following:
Valid passport, or global entry card
A reliable car that can stand the rigors of 3 days at speed. 5" ground clearance is recommended, as the speed bumps at the border are tall ! The rest of the roads in Mexico are good.
Gas at the stations, by law, is pumped in by attendants and Premium is good. You can assist or advise if necessary
Race gas available by prior reservation < details? contact me so you can pre purchase 100 octane, or higher . Our support crews will carry it for you , while following the event.
One person per car must be a NASA member. Your membership is good for one year, so you don't need to renew for our other upcoming events.
REFUNDS? At this late date we cannot issue a full refund or credit. IF we sell out the event and you end up not going, we will refer to our waiting list so you can receive a full credit towards a future Targa event. Valid for a full year.
This event is open to 1975 * and older makes: Okay, so we bend this rule a little for continuation models and other interesting models that might be newer. E mail me a pic and tell me why your car deserves to enter. email@example.com
Finally, this is a rally tour. In that there are no prizes for first or last. There is no speed contest. You are sharing the roads with the public and sometimes animals. So Common Sense is the rule.
As another PLUS, Dia de Los Muertos is a big deal holiday in Mexico and... it happens to fall on the days of our events. You can bet that cruising the Primera avenue in Ensenada on Friday night will be awesome . Your hotel is but 30 feet away , so bring out some cool masks and attire to join in. Saturday night's Farewell party will be a blast with our costume party (PRIZES!!)
Your event planners
Octavio and David
Targa Baja California
Wednesday October 30th
Viejas Casino and Resort
5000 Willows Road
Alpine , Ca 91901
800 938 2532
Saturday, November 2nd
Hotel Estero Beach
Departamento de Reservaciones
Tel. 646 176 6230 or 646 176 6235
October 31st Thursday and November 1st, Friday
Posada El Rey Sol
Jahaziel Villareal Estrada
646 178 1601 ext 123