Sunday, June 03, 2007

It's time to whip it out... Map that is.


Gerie Bledso does a superb job keeping everyone informed as to any and all information, rule changes, and anything you could possibly want to know regarding the La Carrera Panamericana. His monthly "Carrera Driver" newsletter keeps us all up to date and anyone who has ever had such duties can tell you it's no easy task and it's a no glory position. So speaking for California's Best Race Team I would just like to tell Gerie how much we appreciate all that you do.

This evening I just received the latest edition of the Carrera Driver newsletter and besides some rule updates and changes and other information he started off by telling us about the 20th anniversary running of the La Carrera Panamericana. Before hand allow me to say, I can't begin to tell you how exciting this whole process of being officially entered in what is historically one of the most famous races in the world let alone the added excitement of it being the 20th anniversary celebration. I keep telling myself, this is the sort of race that legends are made out of and we are part of it.

Carrera Driver Newsletter


Eduardo Leon the President of La Carrera Panamericana has finally ordered those dreaded words -- “no mas, no more gingos!” -- so registration has been closed. If you are not among the fifty-seven who have paid a least a deposit by now, or solemnly swore that “the check’s in the mail,” I would not buy an old car with the firm intention of racing this October.


The following route has finally been announced on the official web site. It should be cooler and much less humid in Oaxaca than Veracruz, given the extra 5000 feet in altitude.

Oct. 26 - Oaxaca to Tehucan

Oct. 27 - Tehuacan to Puebla

Oct. 28 - Puebla to Queretaro

Oct. 29 - Queretaro to Morelia

Oct. 30 - Morelia to Aguasclaientes

Oct. 31 - Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

Nov. 1 - Zacatecas to Nuevo Laredo

(Boy am I glad we have an interpreter since I can't pronounce a single one of those names!)

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