If it is October it must mean La Carrera Panamericana time once again! This is the road race that runs for seven days and some 2500 miles through Mexico, this year starting in Queteraro. Heading south to Puebla, then back north through Mexico City and various Spanish Colonial cities of the north before ending in Durango.
Once again we'll try to win ... It's not easy with world class competition from Mexico, USA and Europe. We've been at it I think 27 times since this event was created in 1988 and have had every imaginable result possible from winning to crashing out! But it is the best week of the year which is why we do it. The racing is great, the Mexican people are friendly, the food and scenery are unequalled, etc., etc. Forget what you see in the press, Mexico is one fabulous place.
And once again we'll be back with 'Olds en Nombre Solamente' (Olds in Name Only), our 650hp substantially modified 1954 Oldsmobile two door sedan.
The original race ran from 1950 to 1954 to publicize the road through Mexico joining USA to Central America, so they favor cars 'of the period'.
This year it starts October 13 and concludes October 20. You can follow on Mockett.com or on the La Carrera Panamericana website.
Please see the list of trade shows we'll be displaying at in 2017, as well as 2016's concluding show, BDNY, November 13-14 at Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Douglas A.J. Mockett