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The Carrera Panamericana Mexico

Author : R.M. Clarke
ISBN : 1855204126
Genre : Transportation
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The fast-paced story of how Lincoln, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Oldsmobile, Lancia, Chevrolet, Porsche, Dodge and Mercedes-Benz won glory in the gruelling Mexican road races run between 1950 and 1954.
Category: Transportation

Carrera Panamericana

Author : Daryl Murphy
ISBN : 9780595483242
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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, Nüburgring 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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Book Of The 1950 Carrera Panamericana Mexican Road Race

Author : Floyd Clymer
ISBN : 1588501167
Genre : Transportation
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148 pages, 344 illustrations, size 8.25 x 11 inches. Why is this book considered by many automotive historians as the "Most Complete Account" of the 1950 Carrera Panamericana Race? When the inaugural "Carrera Panamericana" road race was run in 1950, there was very little coverage of the race printed in the contemporary press of the day. Most European publications totally ignored the race or perhaps they did not even know it was happening, and while a few US newspapers managed to print a paragraph or two on a daily basis, it certainly was not "front page" news and much of the information was questionable and sometimes inaccurate. Even the reports that appeared in the specialized "Auto Racing" magazines were sketchy at best, and it appeared that those magazines did not take the race too seriously, or attach any significance to the possible future potential of the event. Looking back, it was fortuitous that publisher Floyd Clymer secured the services of Roland Goodman, a US newspaper reporter living in Mexico, to cover the race in depth and to document all of the finite details such as the race statistics, accurate lists of the drivers, cars etc. Had the Clymer-Goodman relationship not happened, much of the history of the 1950 race would have been lost forever. All too often details become clouded over the years and the Spanish language custom followed by most Mexican parents of attaching the mother's name after the father's name such that the son Agustin of Mr. Garcia and the former Miss Lopez would be named Agustin Garcia Lopez and, at times, may be referred to as Garcia or Lopez, which makes for questionable interpretation of reports at a later date. In other words, you had to be there to get it right and Roland Goodman was Floyd Clymer's "man on the spot" and our thanks should go out to both of them for creating this comprehensive record of the 1950 "Carrera Panamericana."
Category: Transportation

La Carrera Panamericana

Author : Johnny Tipler
ISBN : 9781845846893
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Carrera Panamericana was first run to celebrate the inauguration of the Panamerican Highway, and traversed the length of Mexico, from Tuxtla in the south to Juárez near the Texas border. Firms like Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Porsche took advantage, and as class winners, Porsche even applied the event's Carrera name to its sportier models. Since its 1987 revival, it's been run rally-style with half-a-dozen special stages a day. Just as it did in the early-'50s, half the entry comprises brash American stock cars, today mostly Panamericana specials based on spaceframe chassis and 600bhp NASCAR V8 engines and running gear, lurking beneath period Studebaker, Hudson, Lincoln or Oldsmobile bodywork. The '50s and '60s European classics are no less heavily modified. Mexicans love a fiesta, and the arrival of La Carrera Panamericana at each of the provincial towns on its seven-day, 2000-mile progress through central Mexico last November provided an excuse for wild celebrations. As Johnny Tipler and his co-piloto Sarah Bennett-Baggs experienced when they drove the race in 2011 in a Porsche 914/4, everywhere the entourage is mobbed by enthusiastic spectators, waving, cheering and demanding souvenirs. Crowds throng, brass bands play salsa, and the tequila overflows. Includes over 400 images, maps of the modern and original 1950s routes, plus results of original events.
Category: Sports & Recreation

10 10ths

Author : Suzy Witten
ISBN : 9780991371518
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14-year-old Andi Gazek, a lifelong car nut, mini-MacGyver, and expert strategizer (i.e., fibber) from Montana, hits the road one abandoned summer in search of the racer father she never knew. Finding him is not enough. Now she wants him to drive the world famous 2,500-mile vintage car rally race--La Carrera Panamericana--with her in Mexico... and she expects him to teach her. What she learns, and what he learns, in their wills-clashing, car-crashing process is miles beyond any road map. 10/10ths is a lesson charged, richly peopled, coming-of-age action adventure set in a contemporary car racing world full of high-speed hairpin curves and misdirection. For a Young Adult reader, it's a page turning dented ride to what being "family" means. (Pre-teen to Adult)

The Porsche 924 Carrera

Author : Roy Smith
ISBN : 9781845846459
Genre : Transportation
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The 924 Carrera was a homologation model built to qualify the 924 model to race in Group 4. One of the great supercars of the 1980s, the 924 Carrera was considered by many to have better handling characteristics than Porsche’s flagship 911. The book features interviews with many of those involved with the car at the time together with race stories, statistics, and a unique exposé of component failures during racing.
Category: Transportation

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89104096987
Genre : Subject headings, Library of Congress
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ISBN : UOM:39015047933471
Genre : Automobiles
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Category: Automobiles

Mercedes Benz

Author : Dennis Adler
ISBN : 161673082X
Genre : Mercedes automobiles
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Category: Mercedes automobiles

Road Track

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ISBN : UOM:39015047919157
Genre : Automobile racing
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Category: Automobile racing

The Faster They Go

Author : John Bentley
ISBN : OSU:32435014865349
Genre : Automobile racing
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Category: Automobile racing

Road Race

Author : Chris Jones
ISBN : 0679507108
Genre : Automobile racing
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Category: Automobile racing

Automobile Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015058314918
Genre : Automobiles
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Category: Automobiles

Autocar Motor

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ISBN : UOM:39015023868972
Genre : Automobiles
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Category: Automobiles

Road And Track

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ISBN : UOM:39015010623133
Genre : Automobile racing
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Category: Automobile racing

Annual Report

Author : Egana Goldpfeil (Holdings) Limited
ISBN : UCSD:31822032824948
Genre : Corporations
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Category: Corporations

Cars Parts

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ISBN : UOM:39015058304745
Genre : Automobiles
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Category: Automobiles


Author : Glenn Povey
ISBN : 0955462401
Genre : Rock groups
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From their gigs in tiny church halls to multimillion-selling albums--"The Dark Side" "of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," and the rock opera "The Wall"--and elaborate stadium shows, this tome celebrates legendary rock band Pink Floyd. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and rare graphic memorabilia, including posters, advertisements, handbills, and tickets from every era of the band's remarkable history, this survey provides a comprehensive overview of the group, its members, and the times. In addition to a biographical account of the band's collective and individual careers--from their pre-Floyd times in the early 1960s to the present day and their music's evolution from psychedelic and space rock to progressive rock genres--this definitive reference presents a meticulously researched chronological listing of every Pink Floyd and solo concert with set lists, radio and television appearances, and a UK and U.S. discography.
Category: Rock groups

Mexico And The Old Southwest

Author : Haldeen Braddy
ISBN : IND:39000005900050
Genre : Social Science
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This collection explores Mexican lore and southwestern history as it relates to the emerging Mexican-American way of life in the much-romanticized old west of cowboys and Indians.
Category: Social Science