Dust To Glory is an epic action-adventure documentary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, an off road race from Ensenada to La Paz Mexico (the Baja Peninsula) that tests the hearts, minds and machines of hundreds of individuals and teams each year. The movie isn’t just about the race though, focusing instead on the people that participate, and the passion and the persistence that goes into completing the Baja. Not sure what I mean? How about a few quotes from the movie:
- If you win, four grand, maybe.
- The buggy wasn’t prepared to stop in the middle of the road, and the Volkswagen wasn’t prepared for such little room. (Crash) Neither were prepared that the buggy would start from the bumpers touching, and that the Volkswagen wouldn’t start. Then a good Samaritan came along, waved along the truck, which got its fender ripped off, thus starting the Volkswagen. A pattern had begun to develop.
- Don’t let off the gas. Whatever you do, do not let off the gas.
- A concern for safety would start a 20,000 horsepower free for all.
- I’ve bounced off of front ends of cars. I’ve bounced off of fences. I’ve bounced off of cattle. You know, it’s a little bit like Russian Roulette.
- The Weatherman knows death is neither fair, nor just, and there’s nothing to do, but to go back to work.
- To finish first, you have to first finish.
- He took a center line, held it wide open, and prayed.
- Outside is utter chaos, but that chaos is around ‘em, and they’re sitting in the middle of the tornado, the eye of the storm.
- They challenge it not for money or fame, but for simple bragging rights.
- Racers don’t race because they want to die. They want to go fast.
Though the people are the movie, it’s the cinematography that makes the movie. Brought to you by the same people behind Step Into Liquid, Dust To Glory is filled with enough action and enough adventure to get your own heart pumping and your own adrenaline flowing. There are the long range helicopter shots, the first person helmet mounted camera shots, the camera in the road shots, the camera in the car shots, and the occasional home movie shot just to keep it really real. You’ll feel the dust, and you’ll feel the glory, and in the end, you’ll wish you were there. It’s like they say, “It’s a hell of a race”.