Now for something a little different that car enthusiasts will enjoy: A little salsa picante to go along with your favorite past time of driving a sports car on great roads !
The Targa California organization in partnership with Happy Discover of Ensenada, will be hosting the Targa Baja California. Three days of driving great roads, while exploring and enjoying the treats of the Mexican Riviera. Our schedule is firmed up and is as follows:
October 30th Thursday, Viejas Casino Hotel in Alpine California (east of San Diego) Arrive early, sign in for the event, enjoy the resort. Recommended as we will be leaving early Friday am on the event. www.viejas.com Mention Targa for the discount
October 31st Friday. Back roads driving from Alpine to the Tecate USA border crossing. Regroup, in Tecate USA, and cross together to meet the Mayor of Tecate. Tecate is sponsoring a welcome breakfast while our cars are parked around the town square ! Following breakfast , there will be an escorted drive towards Ensenada. There will be a stop along the way for refreshments. After lunch we will drive to La Bufadora (the Blow hole), enjoy some relaxation time there, the back to our host hotel ; San Nicolas Hotel and Casino (yep more gambling opportunities !) Check in and kick back. Group dinner at Los Broncos (ala carte- right across the street from the hotel) Our cars will be safe in the fenced and guarded parking lot of the hotel. So you can safely stumble back across the street to your bed San Nicolas www.snhotelcasino.com Mention Targa Baja California for the discount
November 1st Saturday. More fun back roads (escorted) with stops in the wine country, for some tasting, more cool places to visit and an afternoon Asada (BBQ steak meal) as part of your entry. Drive back to the hotel, relax, then join us poolside for our Fiesta Mexicana dinner and entertainment.
November 2nd, Sunday. Escorted drive back to the Tecate crossing with special lane assignment to help speed us through to the USA side. The event ends there, but I imagine more than a few will enjoy back roads to the main highways to take us home.
Cost for the event is $310. With NASA membership ($45 USA entrants). Welcome breakfast, Asada BBQ and Fiesta Mexicana poolside Saturday night included with your entry. Hotel reservations should be made under Targa California for the special rates at both the Viejas and the San Nicolas. We are enjoying the support of the following groups so this event presents maximum enjoyment in a safe environment.
Entry deadline is September 18. NO refunds after this date, Refund is limited to $210 of the entry fee. No refund for NASA membership
The Honorable Mayor of Tecate: Ing. César Moreno González de Castilla The Honorable Mayor of Ensenada : Prof. Gilberto Hirata Chico. Baja California State Goverment Director International Relations: Mariano Escobedo L. National Auto Sport Association : Our sanctioning body and insurance provider in USA. Comité de Mercadotecnia Gerente del Fideicomiso Público ,para la Promoción Turística de Ensenada: Lic. Luis Alberto López Ponce.
PASSPORT REQUIREMENT: US citizens entering the United States by land or sea are required to present a passport OR other WHTI compliant travel document such as a passport card. A drivers license is not enough !
NASA membership: At least one person per car must be a NASA member. If you had joined, or renewed , during the Targa California event this past April, then you are okay. The membership is for one year. Member enrollment is through the NASA site at www.nasaproracing.com There is no need to put a car number, or transponder number on the form.
Entry form: This will be available through the NASA site. Check the calendar on the left side of the page, and link through to the Targa Baja California page. It is quite simple for this event. No goodies or meals to buy. We are short on time to organize this event and wanted to make sure the essentials are covered and the entry fee remained fair.
Car insurance: You will need proper coverage for your car and occupants south of the border. Your USA based insurance companies most likely do not cover you. Please contact our recommended vendor for insurance cars from USA , contact David Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org
He will work with each entrant to obtain a policy for details. Agreed value insurance will be available through the recommended companies. They will outline what is needed so you have proper value coverage of your classic car. Blue book does NOT show correct values for our older cars. Cost is dependent on total value amount.
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