Months before Maximilian’s execution he sent what was left of his personal fortune in Spanish, Austrian and American gold coin, gold and silver plate, and jewelry back to Austria. The fortune never made it out of Texas, or so the story goes…
In February 1519 a fleet of Spanish ships landed on the coast of Mexico. Onboard was a force of nearly six hundred Conquistadors; led by the infamous Hernán Cortés, they had come to Mexico to conquer the land and convert its people to Christianity. And if they all got filthy rich in the process, that was okay too!
When: Once a year in the Fall. The 2008 race will be held November 20-23. Where: Baja, Mexico The granddaddy of all desert races, the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
Price: $250,000 – Multi-Millions King of the Dirt The Baja 1000 is one of the toughest road races on the planet. To win it, you need a lot of guts,