If you are familiar with Carrera racing, then you likely know about the Porsche Carrera. It was created just for that purpose! This is a border to border race that takes place with the best cars and at the fastest speeds in Mexico. The race only lasted for a period of four years (1950 through 1954). However, the place in history that it has will never go away.
The race idea started after the Pan-American Highway was completed. The race would last for 6 days. There were plenty of backers for the racing to continue, but for safety reasons it wasn’t able to do so. The purpose of it was to promote that the highway was done, not fast vehicles including the Porsche Carrera. It was felt that it was time to shift the focus back into the right direction.
There have been some attempts though to bring it back. In 1988, a 2,000 mile race was attempted with areas of the highway being closed when the racers where coming through them to ensure better safety. Another attempt took place in 2006 and 2007. The cost involved and the legal red tape though has put it on the back burner.
Today, many of the Porsche Carrera vehicles are in museums or they are personal collector’s items. For those that have the money to buy them, it can be like finding a hidden treasure. It isn’t fully known how many of them are left that is fully restored and operable.