Carrera Panamericana: the Mexican Road Race. In its day it was the longest, fastest and likely wildest international automobile race ever staged. A World Championship event along with Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, NA¼burgring and the Tourist Trophy, most drivers considered it the best-and the worst-of them all.From 1950 to 1954, it was witnessed by ten million spectators along a nearly 2, 000-mile course that featured deserts where the faster cars could reach 180 mph and 10, 000-foot mountain passes requiring first-gear operation. Carrera Panamericana influenced engineering and marketing from Michigan to Modena. Ferrari designed and named a model specifically for the race. Lincoln emerged as a high-performance sedan and Porsche's Carrera was named in honor of its wins.The Pan-Am was so unconventional and fascinating that it came to hold the world's attention for a full week each year. It was one of the last of the great open road events and the first in which European and American cars could be compared and marked the return of US factory support to racing in America.115 aYuyoa Mariscal 1954 Alfa 1900T 256 Sergio Montovani, Italy 1954 Buick 116 Cesar Campo (2) 1954 Buick 122 Pat Zoccano 1954 ... 1954 VW 1200 262 Jan Wyersa#39; Germany (9) Capri 1954 VW 1200 263 Manuel Hinke (8) 1954 Lincoln 105 Manuel Ayulo, USA 1954 ... USA Capri 1954 Lincoln 109 Jack McGrath, USA 1954 Tula#39;lsmo Especlal caPla#39;i 1954 Chevrolet 216 Iorge Descotte, France 1954anbsp;...
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