In 1969 Steve McQueen, James Garner and Michael Nesmith entered an off-road race in Baja, California, Mexico. It has come to be known as the longest, toughest and most dangerous race in the world, The Mexican 1000. More than 200 people entered the race, but less than half would finish and some would pay with their lives. We tracked down the iconic cars driven by Garner and McQueen to their new owners and followed them to Mexico in the modern-day desert race, which follows roughly the same 1000 mile route from Ensenada to La Paz. This 16mm film, thought to be lost for years, shows a glimpse of a bygone era and features not only movie stars, but notable racers of the time like Parnelli Jones, Bruce Meyers and Rod Hall.
Two titans of cinema faced off at the longest, toughest and most dangerous race in the world!
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