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Carrera Panamerican History of the Mexican Road Race 1950-54 by Daryl E Murphy. 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, Nburgring and the Tourist Trophy, most drivers considered it the bestand the worstof 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 Porsches Carrera was named in honor of its wins. The Pan-Am was so unconventional and fascinating that it came to hold the worlds 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. Chapters are;
Creating the Carrera
The havoc begins Carrera Panamericana 1
The world discovers Mexico Pan-Am 2
The three pointed star invades Mexico Pan-Am 3 Sports Class
Dawn of a dynasty 1952 Pan-Am stock class
Lancia and the legend 1953 Pan-Am large sports class
And then there were two 1953 Pan-Am small sports class
The four horseman of Dearborn 1953 Pan-Am stock class
The prancing stallion versus the iron horse 1954 Pan-Am large sports class
Porsche comes of age 1954 Pan-Am small sports class
Meanwhile at the back of the pack small stocks and European stocks
Some kind of hero 1954 Pan-Am large stock class

Softcover, 161 pages, 155mm x 230mm, b&w photos, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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