About the Author

Rod Koch spent ten years in the sport of off-road racing.  The first seven years are described in his first book, 7 Years from Start to Finish (The Baja 1000—The Early Years).  He then transitioned into another motor-sport, pro-rally racing where he continued to compete through 2002. He wrote about the SCCA Southern Pacific Division Pro-Rally events for six years as the press representative for the California Rally Series.  He still writes occasionally for Dusty Times Magazine.  He lives in Norco, California with his wife Bonnie, who shared his adventures in Baja and beyond.