Fast In The Bar, Slow In The Car: Lucha Libre Fairlady Gears Up For The Mexican Road Race

Remember the Carrera Panamericana »9/09/08 5:00pm9/09/08 5:00pm-veteran '67 Nissan Fairlady a few months back? Those from Lucha Libre Racing are at it again, donning their wrestler masks, climbing in the Datsun, and heading to Mexico next month to race some more! These guys aren't just crazed Datsun racers looking for hoonage kicks- they'll be…

La Carrera Panamericana: It's a Race, Not a Rally

Inverting the maxim constantly bandied about by competitors in the Gumball 3000 and Bullrun, among other events, La Carrera Panamericana is most assuredly a race. We've had radio silence from our correspondents from the last day as they were busy with qualifying (qualifying isn't mandatory for La Carrera, but a good… »11/10/06 5:30pm11/10/06 5:30pm

La Carrera Panamericana: Rachel Arrives in Veracruz

Ms. Larratt did a bunch of towing and hauling to get from the Eastern Midwest to the Southern Mexico, and just prior to that, a bunch of bandaging and rollcaging her Elise. We'll tell you this: preparing for an event like La Carrera is a whole helluva lot of work. We didn't manage to pull it off. But at least we've… »11/09/06 12:15am11/09/06 12:15am

La Carrera Panamericana: Coop Arrives in Veracruz

Wherein, Mister Chris Cooper and Se or Gerie Bledso make it to Veracruz and are greeted by a big, giant head. Plus, pictures of neat scenery and beyond-cool racing cars. If Coop can manage to stay awake after a day of high-speed navigating, we predict the boy's race reports will be wicked-awesome. Click over to the… »11/08/06 11:45pm11/08/06 11:45pm

Jalopnik Movie Night: French Documentary on La Carrera Panamericana

With a history that includes racing legends Phil Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling, the Carrera Panamericana (now preceded by "La") is a race of primarily vintage cars (though an Unlimited Class allows relative youngsters) from Southern Mexico to the Texas border. First run in the early 1950s to celebrate the… »11/07/06 4:52pm11/07/06 4:52pm

More La Carrera Panamericana: Rachel's Blogging, Too!

A few long hours ago, we pointed you in the direction of Coop's Positive Ape Index in hopes of enlightening those of you who don't yet understand the sheer awesomeness of the Mexican Road Race. We also mentioned Rachel Larratt, who would be a mensch if mensches had vaginas. Plus, she's occasionally Canadian, has many… »11/07/06 12:31am11/07/06 12:31am

Looking For Mister Goodcar: La Carrera's Unlimited Class Seeks FXX

So we were yammering with Haller too late at night, and as late-night yammering between car guys often ends up, ridiculous ideas spring forth. On the spot, he decided to offer free entry into La Carrera Panamericana's Unlimited Class to any hombre with cojones enough to subject his Ferrari FXX to the Mexican… »9/04/06 9:00am9/04/06 9:00am

Our Mad Existence: Lincoln Carrera Panamericana Replica

While the Virgin of Guadalupe probably graced a number of dashboards in the Mexican Road Race, it's highly doubtful that Madonna will ever appear on the decklid of any of its competitors, especially since it went tits-up after 1954 — four years before Madge was born. However, Eva Peron did grace the trunk of one… »6/30/06 12:30am6/30/06 12:30am