Watch: The Other Way to Go to Baja

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who plan meticulously and those who prefer to fly by the seat of their pants. The Hoonigans are the latter.

The setup is simple here: buy the cheapest running Baja bug you can and take to the Baja 1000.

We recently featured a video of Jason Torchinsky driving the Project Baja Beetle, which raced the event this year after six years of planning with a support crew driven down the peninsula by nearly a dozen cars. In other words, they did it right.

Hoonigan did not. To be fair, the last minute plan came together out of necessity. According to the video, Hoonigan had planned to take a pair of Ford Raptors to Baja, but the plan fell apart and they only wanted to drive the support roads, not the actual racetrack. So there was, kind of, a plan in place, it just wasn’t a thorough one.

As the guys point out, though, fixing the Beetle turns out to be pretty easy and cheap, which is why we all need more air-cooled VWs in our lives.

Watch the build above, and the drive below: