part of the legend, La Carrera Panamericana (1950-1954),
one of the most famous events in auto racing history.
The event was revived as an open road race in 1988
and for twenty-two years has offered both experienced
racers and novices an opportunity to experience the
thrills and challenges of the original Pan Am. Today
it is unique in the world—driving top speed on
public highways for a week.
year one hundred cars line up in southern Mexico to
race 2000 miles north. The event passes though the
heart of the country, a string of mountains and impressive
colonial cities. The Mexican Highway Patrol, whose
top officers travel with the race, clears the highways
for the timed speed runs. Along the way, a million
spectators cheer the racecars along.
Each night the race stops in a different city. In
a typical year the Pan Am will start in Veracruz and
stop for the night in Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro,
San Luis Potosi, and Zacatecas. Except for Veracruz,
these cities are at high altitude, so the weather is
typically cool and clear.
Mexican Road Race is always an adventure. Just getting
a racecar to the start is a challenge. The Pan Am
remains a serious test of drivers and their cars
and a major cultural experience. Finishing the race
in Nuevo Laredo after seven long days behind the
wheel is a major accomplishment. Earning a spot on
the podium is a huge bonus. It's a lifetime of memories.
Join us this year. You may never have the opportunity