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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 08:15 AM
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For a period in the mid-1980s ('85 or' 86?) the Laguna Salada had water nearly to both sides of the roadway crossing it - most of that nine or ten mile section we cross heading south from Mexicali. We crossed it twice and it was pretty amazing - all that water. So amazing in fact that we neglected to get a photo or two of the event.

We are looking for one or two images of that.

I would like a higher resolution image and will U2U you if you post and maybe you could get it to me via email.

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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 09:06 AM


People from Mexicali would drive south to go fishing along Highway 5. It was quite an event... for some time! During those years, I was zipping south with the wife and dog to camp on Shell Island, and never took a photo of the lower Laguna Salada. If I come across anything, I will add it.



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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 09:14 AM


Google is your friend
found images from 1978
copyright Peter L. Kresan
according to Google he still seems to be in business





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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 09:21 AM


shortly after the water receded:






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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 11:31 AM


I have a VHS videotape of Rod Hall racing in the Baja 1000 down Hwy 5 in the area between KM70+ to KM87 and it shows water on both sides. I have it labeled as 1980 Baja 1000. I recorded it off ESPN in the late 80s. I'd have to watch it to be sure of the date.
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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 11:50 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
I have a VHS videotape of Rod Hall racing in the Baja 1000 down Hwy 5 in the area between KM70+ to KM87 and it shows water on both sides. I have it labeled as 1980 Baja 1000. I recorded it off ESPN in the late 80s. I'd have to watch it to be sure of the date.


joe walsh's excellent instrumental "Laguna Salada" would be a perfect soundtrack for a desert racing film!:yes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5xp4w35Ne8



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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 12:27 PM


See what it was like 1984 to 2016: https://youtu.be/AmJOh34OWO0

1984:



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