Monthly Archives: November 2007

Mayhem crashes the party in Baja

Call it Holly’s excellent adventure.

High-profile socialite Holly Kylberg (she helmed the Nordstrom opening last month) is just back from the Baja 1000, the famously rugged 1,296-mile off-road race in Mexico. The six-member team included husband Rich Kylberg, Dutch Rehbun, Buzz Wiepking, Matt Autterson and his daughter Madison Autterson. Holly and Madison were two of very few dames in the race.

The good news: Team Kylberg finished in 46 hours, 22 minutes — and that’s more than four hours ahead of Patrick “Dr. McDreamy” Dempsey’s team.

But Holly tells me it wasn’t uneventful. They had to detour around a helicopter crash that killed two people, one of whom was the boss of a notorious Mexican drug cartel. His body was later stolen from the morgue by an armed gunman in a caravan of eight to 10 vehicles; two police officers were killed during the theft.

“What a wild experience,” Holly

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