Desert racing is something that unfortunately does not get the coverage it deserves. It utilizes some of the most advanced technology in motor sports and draws spectators and crowds by the thousands. It’s also, from a competitors standpoint, one of the most grueling forms of off-road racing there is. We’ve all heard of the Baja 1000 and the Paris Dakar Rally but I don’t think that people understand the true punishment that both man and machine take on runs like this. The above video shows trophy truck driver Marc Ewing (he founded Linux by the way) as he bounds through the desert from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada. The visuals are shot in high definition and I’ve got to tell you that the camera work is simply stunning. I’ve been saying that I would like to try my luck at running off-road someday in something other than a golf cart. Who knows, maybe the stars will align one day and I’ll actually get my chance.