Being a racer in the 1970s was drastically different than it is today. In those days, finishing a race meant grabbing a drink and a cigarette and trying to find a girl, not shilling some energy drink while your publicist tweets from your account.
Living in the shadows of the larger and more widely known Mexican road race, La Carrera Panamericana, there exists another race held in Northern Mexico that boasts the same amount of speed stages for a fraction of the cost. This is the Chihuahua Express.
After a tragic accident at this year's Northwest 200, Simon Andrews has passed away. I'm trying to find the words on why I was such a huge fan, or even how to describe him. We didn't lose a legend, or the best road racer, or someone who broke records. He came in 9th, or 7th, or 16th. He'd make it to the podium here…
Back in the 50s, the only advertising a gullwinged Mercedes needed was a Mexican vulture through the windshield. Fifty years later, the bird has been replaced by a Bavarian bombshell styled like an avian robot of doom.