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Thursday, Oct 26 — Sunday, Oct 29, 2017
Targa California, ,

Targa Baja California 2017 edition

Sponsored by : Autokennel, Judy Eig/ Morgan Stanley, Hagerty/ St Clair Insurance, Randy Inglis Restorations, and TRE Motorsports

October 26-29th

We are happy to present another edition of our famous (infamous ?!) Targa Baja California. A  road tour in a non competitive friendly environment for the classic era of sports cars *

Open to only 50 entries, this event covers approximately 700 miles over four days. Spectacular scenery, great road conditions, government approvals, and of course the support of our sponsors combine for a wonderful south of the border experience.

Here is the itinerary for the event:

Wednesday (optional) October 25th
Arrive early to the HQ hotel at the Viejas Casino / Resort located at 5000 Willows Road, Alpine California 91901 Tel # 619 445 5400 and choose the RESERVATIONS option. Use our special group code  171025TARG  when making reservations as we have rooms blocked there for one night.
Event check in will begin at 4 pm till 6:30, then resume after a dinner break from 7:45 till 10 pm. Last time we had a table set up in the lobby and will most likely do the same again.

Thursday Oct 26th
Viejas Casino / Resort- Event check in from 6:30 am till 7:30 am. Followed by drivers meeting (parking lot), then we take back roads to Tecate USA. We regroup and cross the border together.

Tecate Mexico approx 9:30 am : Group get together in the town square, some refreshments, Pan Dulce, welcome from the new mayor of Tecate. Introductions to other government officials, then escorted by the Federales to the Rumorosa (Hill descent and hill climb). Two tours , regroup at the top, then drive into the town for a group lunch (ala carte) . After lunch and gas fill up, escorted drive back to Tecate at the Estancia Inn.  Contact Reservations at 011 52 665 521 3066 mention Grupo Targa Baja California. Your room reservation cost is $70 plus about $9 for the breakfast. You are staying for one night.

Tecate Dinner: We have arranged a dinner at a special restaurant in the town square. Cost is approx $28 per person and included a glass of wine or beer. Local award winning chef is preparing some wonderful delights. We have arranged for shuttle buses to take us there and back, so the cars can remain secure in the Estancia Hotel parking lot, so you can enjoy the evening better.

Friday October 27th
Estancia Inn Breakfast , short meeting in the parking lot with a drive to the Ruta de Vino. We will visit the Wine Museum along the way, with two stops planned in Ensenada. Following our lunch in Ensenada, we will take to Highway 3 towards Ojos Negros. With a Federales escort, our drive will be spirited and safe. We will regroup in Ojos Negros and drive the twisty mountain roads back to Ensenada for an open evening. 
Our hotels in Ensenada are the Posada El Rey Sol and the El Cid located across the street from each other . Call Jahaziel Villarreal Estrada at 011 52 646 178 1601 123 and tell him you are will grupo Targa Baja California. This will be for two nights stay and includes breakfast at the restaurant each morning. Don't stay up too late as Saturday's drive begins early for a long day!

Saturday October 28th
El Rey Sol to Observatorio San Martir and return. Over 300 miles round trip day,  going south past Santo Tomas to climb the mountain to the tallest peak in Baja (roughly 70 miles each way from the intersection of Highway 1). We will visit the National Park and Observatory there, have some refreshments, then return most of the way down the mountain to Rancho Melling for a barbacoa lunch (included with your entry) The views are fantastic and the road challenging. We return to Ensenada for an open evening. 

Sunday October 29th
El Rey Sol Farewell awards and breakfast. Following breakfast we take the toll road to Tijuana to the border. Our expected wait time can vary, but should be no more than 2 hours at the worst. 

Two mechanic staffed pick ups with tools, fuel (High octane fuel also available by prior arrangement- contact me) , with trailers in case of mechanical break downs

* Requirements
Car must be in the spirit of the event. 1975 and older makes, with continuation models approved on a case by case basis. i.e. , a 1989 911 / 930 turbo looks like a 75 911, so those are eligible. Replica cars like Cobras, Sebring "Healey" etc are eligible. Got something newer and interesting ? Contact me at and lets talk.

Cars must be registered, and insured in USA (please provide proof of both at event check in) 
One occupant per car must be a NASA club member in current standing

Insurance in Mexico is a must ! We will provide you with the link to the supplier we have used in past years. They cover classic cars at market pricing.

PASSPORTS or passport card : A MUST HAVE ! A driver license or birth certificate won't help. If yours is expired or don't have one, there are plenty of on line services that can expedite this for you. Do a search online

Your car should clear a 5" block of wood; Topes (speed bumps ) in Mexico are sporadically placed (entry to Tecate, some other locations) which literally look like cannon balls buried into the pavement. There isn't a lot of them, but you should have adequate ground clearance to navigate over them.

 We will e mail entrants a suggested car preparation list to follow. 

Entry fee is $510 per car and includes the following:

NASA event insurance for USA side of the border
Event T shirts (2 per car  )<< specify size please !
Event Hood decals (2 per car)
Event small decals (2 per car) 
Event windshield banner decal 
Mechanic general support / tow (you would arrange payment for anything that takes them beyond a simple repair) 
Event tour booklet
Welcome snack and beverages in Tecate
Beverages at San Martir Observatory
Lunch at Rancho Melling (for 2)
Event hats (2 per entry) 

Extra T shirts, hats, decals can be purchased separately 


Viejas in Alpine September 30th
Hotels in Mexico October 1st
Event entry:  Credit back only towards future Targa events with a  deadline of October 15th. After that we are committed to expenses incurred on your behalf in Mexico. Event entry is transferable in case you can't make the event. But it is your responsibility to get reimbursed by the person taking your place.

Entrant field is limited to 50 cars.  This event sells out fast, so don't miss out ! If you have questions, e-mail Dave at
Thank you
Dave Bouzaglou and Octavio Velarde

Event Disorganizers
Targa Baja California

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