The Pegaso Spyder Z102 BS of Joaquin Palacio. Palacio lost control near Rio Hondito totally destroying his car and claiming the life of a soldier controlling spectators by the side of the road.
Photo: Boyd Harnell
The Conclusion of Boyd Harnell’s First-Hand Look at the 1954 Carrera Panamericana Mexico City-Leon, Leon-Durango: November 21, 1954 The carnage continued to mount on the next leg, Mexico City to León. There were four major crashes and one fatality, all of them occurring at a washboard curve outside Mexico City near Rio Hondito. I had followed the last Carrera entrant from Mexico City northward, and in less then thirty minutes spotted Bechem’s battered Borgward. The sports menor leader had fallen…
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