Wednesday, October 18, 2006

La Carrera Panamericana trivia

May 5 1950

Bill France and Curtis Turner of NASCAR fame enter in the Carrera Panamericana race, a 2,172 mile race from Mexico to Guatemala. They crash out of the race.

I guess Bill figured he was safer building tracks in the U.S. where they could only do 200 miles per hour in a circle. Now before anyone starts sending me hate mail, I'm just kidding. (Not about Bill and Curtis, they really did enter and they really did crash.)

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