San Diego, CA. - The Malcolm Smith Motorsports / Sunstar Racing For Life Offroad Team, and The San Diego Automotive Museum announce today the grand opening of a new exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The opening will be held at the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. The public is invited. All past overall Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 winners are being invited to attend. Planning to attend include Sal Fish, SCORE CEO and President, Johnny Campbell, 9-time overall winner, Larry Roeseler, 12-time champ, Malcolm Smith, winner of that first race in 1967 on a Husqvarna, and many more.
The exhibit will feature a fully restored 1967 Husqvarna 360 exactly as it was raced by Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts to victory in the first running of the Baja 1000 in 1967. It will be displayed along side a brand new 2007 Husqvarna TC 510, showing the advances made through 40 years of racing in Baja California. This Husqvarna has been provided by Sunstar Sprockets, the main team sponsor. This motorcycle will be used to compete in this year’s race.
Also on display will be Honda 1X, the bike made famous in “Dust To Glory”, a major motion picture released in 2003 about the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, as well as a class one car loaned by the McMillin family, the legendary off road racing family. The 1967 Husqvarna is being autographed by past winners of the Baja 1000. Malcolm Smith, JN Roberts and Johnny Campbell have all autographed it so far.
Both motorcycles will be auctioned off in December with the proceeds to be donated to the three charities supported by the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Racing For Life Offroad Team – The Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation, The Scleroderma Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.