Having been canceled in 1954 and against odds, the Pan American Race made a comeback in 1988 and has functioned as a historic event since then, with recent national and international winners including former Rally and F1 drivers.
The name of Carrera Panamericana has become synonymous with two brands steeped in the history of motorsports: Porsche and Tag Heuer, whose former boss Jack Heuer registered the name ‘Carrera’ for his company’s famous watch after learning about the race at the beginning of the sixties.
The name of Carrera Panamericana has become synonymous with two brands steeped in the history of motorsports: Porsche and Tag Heuer.
Tragic and stimulating in equal measure, the Carrera Panamericana has become part of the folklore of motorsport. Perhaps the great Juan Manuel Fangio was thinking about the race when he delivered one of his most famous quotes: “There are those who stay out of the mischief, and there are the adventurers. Race drivers are adventurers; The more difficult something is, the greater the attraction that comes from it. “
And the races were not much more difficult than the Pan American Race …