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Pastimes : The no EV Car Nut Thread

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To: miraje who wrote (31)5/22/2024 8:56:52 AM
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Yes, it's scheduled again for 2024 here:

lacarrerapanamericana.com.mx

I've heard that it's morphed over the years. Some of the trip includes speed events at race tracks instead of just two lane roads.

I'm sure they've added some guard rail since I was last in the event!!!

Our old XK 140 was clocked by the federal highway police at 142 MPH on one of the speed sections in norther Mexico. I was at the wheel and my brother was Co-Piloto for that section. There was so much air collecting under the car that it felt like is was floating!!

Each race was about 2000 miles long. So, three times 2000 makes that old Jag a 6000 mile Mexican warrior. Also, each year we drove the car about half that on the way to Tuxtla Gutierez just to get a feel for driving in Mexico with traffic. All in all we had only two problems in all those miles. We had a rear tire fail at speed in '92 and we had the battery "kill switch" fail in '94. Not bad for an ancient kitty!!

I'm glad you enjoyed it. If you look on Youtube, you'll find other years of the PanAm race in video form. "The Drivers Cut" from 1991 is a good one.

Best wishes,
OAG Tom
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