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Sand Blast :: New York Times :: Photographs by Peter Bohler

By December 24, 2011Cars

What happens when you get 142,000 people to show up in the middle of the desert in souped-up $200,000 customized dune buggies? Good fun. It’s kinda of like Mad Max, minus all the random violence and end-of-the-world doom-and-gloom of course.

Sand Blast :: New York Times :: Photographs by Peter Bohler
Sand Blast :: New York Times :: Photographs by Peter Bohler
Sand Blast :: New York Times :: Photographs by Peter Bohler
Sand Blast :: New York Times :: Photographs by Peter Bohler

Excerpt by Julie Bosman:
The sand dunes of Glamis, Calif., are a majestic expanse of pristine sand and sky. Until the dune buggies arrive, that is. On weekends, thousands of them — as well as motorcycles and pickups and pretty much anything with wheels — descend on this barren stretch 150 miles east of San Diego. Glamis has been a mecca for sand racing since the 1950s.

+ Source: Sand Blast :: New York Times :: Photographs by Peter Bohler :: Story by Julie Bosman
 

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