Monday, July 26, 2010
La Carrera Panamericana Goes Across The Pond
Thanks to Johnny Tipler we can enjoy some great photos of this years awesome turn out of LCP cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 in the UK. The Festival also marks the 60th anniversary of the Carrera Panamericana road race and 50 years since the RAC Rally took to the forests of Britain for the first time. All the cars were simply beautiful examples but Johnny says on his blog that the standout car was the Porsche 550 Coupe built for the 1953 Le Mans and then run in La Carrera Panamericana – so it’s in my book. CLICK HERE FOR JOHNNY'S BOOK
One of the cars was a Jaguar C-Type, the only one of its kind to have competed at the fearsome Carrera Panamericana road race in Mexico. Chassis XKC 029, driven by Fiskens’ Will Stone at last weekend’s event, contested the race in 1953 and ’54 and appeared at Goodwood resplendent in its striking newly restored ‘Veracruz’ livery last seen in 1954.
I have also included a short video of my good friend Andy Prill who raced with me in 2007 doing an interview at the festival as well.