A lineup of 375 V-12 Ferraris in the impound area at Tuxtla-Gutierrez prior to the start of the V Carrera Panamericana Mexico in 1954. Overall winner Umberto Maglioli’s Ferrari (#19) is in the foreground.
Photo: Boyd Harnell
A First-Hand Look at the 1954 Carrera Panamericana Photos and Story By Boyd Harnell A white Jaguar convertible hurtled out of a turn I was approaching near the southern Mexican town of Tehuantepec; before the sports car shot past, the passenger and driver waved at me, and in seconds the XK120 thundered out of sight. I later learned their wave signaled a last hurrah for two US fans en route to the start of La Carrera in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas,…
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