Every March Ron goes on a 900 mile motorcross ride through Baja with a group out of Utah. There's a large group of Las Vegas people that go along and several members of Ron's family enjoy the trip too.
There's at least 60 riders that go and they're on all kinds of machines, motorcycles, quads, and this year...the introduction of The Bousa Car:
Ron, two brothers, and a cousin all had these cars built last year. They have a hyabousa motorcycle engine in them, which I've been told is really fast. They were excited to try them out on the baja terrain.
Day one started off with Ron & Matt looking pretty good. But...
Oops. If I can retell the story right, while they were driving down the path a tie-rod broke. Which bent the front wheel underneath the frame. They got out and in a very McGuiver-like way, beefed up the remaining front wheel with a spare part so that it would hold up the weight of the car. Ron continued driving the car over 150 miles a day on three wheels.
Along the way the Policia pulled him over. In the Spanish Ron could understand, the cop told him the car was dangerous. Ron was driving down on a highway at that time and he thought all the cars out there were more dangerous than his. After taking Ron's I.D., the policia man came back with an offer, take a ticket for an unsafe vehicle for $500 or pay him $20 and drive away. Ron gave him a twenty and a couple of hats, and took off down the road.
On the last day he was driving down the path when the rear wheel hit a rock, it pushed the car forward into the corner that didn't have a wheel, which caused the car to roll. Now it has a little body damage to go with the missing front wheel.
Lee's car needed the help of a local welder in some tiny little town.