Sunday, March 27, 2011
Viva Carrea Magazine
Photo in this recent edition of Frank Ruppert and Gary Faules with the 1951 race trophy made of silver
Anyone who has an appitite for anything of historical signifgicance with respect to La Carrera Panamericana should absolutely become a member and subscribe to the Road Race Lincoln Register. While it does cater primaraly to Lincolns, there is a wealth of information and amazing photographs and feature articles about the race it's self. In this month's edition of VIVA CARRERA there is the first installment of an interview with my very dear friend, the late Frank Ruppert who is without a doubt one of La Carrera Panamerican's most significant caracters and contributers.
Founded in 1972, the Road Race Lincoln Register was created to recognize the very special breed of Lincolns manufactured in 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955, now known and revered as the "Road Race Lincolns," a rare breed of luxury car that became legendary for its prowess and durability in the "Mexican Road Race" in the early 1950's.
The club is international, with members in seven countries outside the United States. The club was expanded to include the 1949-1951 Lincolns, and then later assimilated 1956 and 1957 Lincolns into its ranks. It currently has approximately 250 members in the U.S. and seven other countries, and is an excellent source of information, parts and technical assistance for these cars.
The club publishes its magazine VIVA CARRERA! on a quarterly basis, with full color printing on the outside and inside covers. Dues are $36/year, U.S. and outside U.S.
The club may be contacted through its Editor:
Bill Culver - 640 Homestead Avenue - Metairie, Louisiana 70005, or firstname.lastname@example.org