These never before seen photos were sent to me by my very good friend Reno who lives in Mexico and is an avid car guy like the rest of us and he has worked very hard at acquiring them. He bought the original photos from mr. Olivares (82 years old now) who was hired by the Mexican Newspaper Novedades to follow all the original 5 LCP races and take professional shots for them. Besides Reno and myself this is the very first time these photos have been seen by anyone. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE. Enjoy.
Check out the gala dinner festivities with the formal dinner and the race cars.
A.K. Miller getting some srvice on his car
McAfee Robinson Ferrari 375
The Borgward team
The President's sponsored Cadillac
Writing on the back says "The fatal crash of Che Estrada Menocal from Guadalajara." There are 2 cars there and the bottom one is an early 50's Packard. Notice the smoke still coming up from the Packard, so the photographer jumped down to the place just after the fatality occurred.
Reno wrote; Gary, this pic is quite interesting and impressive at the same time. This was taken just few hours from Felice Bonetto's fatal crash in Silao before starting that lap. An old gentleman driver from DF which was a young kid at that time was exactly were this photo was taken so he was besides Mr Olivares when he was taking this shot. This man is now 71 years old and when I showed him this after he was astonished to see it and he told me the full story. What a great coincidence.
Ferrari 22 Franco Cornacchia
Ferrari Team Car
XK120 Jaguar Roadster
Pedro Villegas Becerril Lancia
Lancia DB 24
Juan Manuel Fangio
Mercedes Team Car
Mercedes Gull Wing
Leaving dealership after service. I thought that was a young boy on the left sporting the pair of Converse tennis shoes until I saw his mustache.