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La Carrera Panamericana 2022

Rachel Persaud Automotive Photography
La Carrera Panamericana
Known by many as the most dangerous road race of all time.

Originally held between 1950 - 1954, the road race took place across the new stretch of Panamerican Highway from Juarez down to the Guatemalan border. During it’s time it became legendary. The first race in 1950 was won in an Oldsmobile 88. In 1951 there was a Ferrari 1-2 finish. 1952 saw Mercedes take the winning spot. 1953 was won 1-2-3 by Lancia and the final year was awarded back to Ferrari.
With over 20 fatalities, the race was cancelled and named one of the deadliest races in motorsport history.

In 1988 the Mexican race started once more and has run for 36 years. Now regarded as one of the last surviving endurance open road races…
I can confirm - it’s still wild.

The modern version of La Carrera Panamericana is a historic road rally. For the 2022 event we started the 7-day adventure in Veracruz and finished in Durango - 3500km (2175 miles!)

What an experience. The words I’d use to describe this event wouldn’t do it justice, anything you’d relate them to probably doesn’t come close.
Every day on this adventure you’re surrounded by beautiful new scenery, determined drivers, and the happiest crowds I’ve ever met. As part of the media, it’s incredibly freeing – no red tape, no speed restrictions, no limitations, the country is yours.

I plan on returning for 2024, as for now, here’s some of the 22’ images:


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