Carrera Panamericana (1950-54)

Carrera Panamericana (1950-54)

Filmmakers Stephen Mitchell and Jeanetta Dumouchel of InterFUND introduce theirdocumentary on the Carrera Panamericana road races which ran in Mexico from 1950-54. The documentary titled Carrera Panamericana 1950-54 presents original footage and photographs of the races along with new interviews conducted by Mitchell of participants including American race driver John Fitch. "The races were run in stages over several days and took quite a toll on man and machine. What we have come to expect as safety concerns were nonexistent and we see crowds lining the road just inches away from race cars going by at a hundred miles per hour or more," says Mr. Mitchell. According to Ms Dumouchel, "The Carrera is probably the most dangerous road race ever run. It could never happen again as it did." "Probably the highlight interview is with 94 year-old John Fitch who drove an open 300SL for Mercedes-Benz in 1952...Producer, writer, narrator Stephen Mitchell's closing comments sums up the race, sometimes called the" Race of Death" by the press, saying, 'The times and those races had a Hemingway-esque quality that not only defied danger but seemed to welcome it.'" - Jeff Allison, The Prancing Horse "I learned more from this film than all other knowledge that I had combined...I am very surprised at the video from races so long ago—they are very exciting. The interview with John Fitch, who actually drove in the race, is worth the price alone..." Mike Gulett, My Car Quest Carrera Panamericana (1950-54)

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Carrera Panamericana (1950-54)
  • Carrera Panamericana (1950-54)

    Filmmakers Stephen Mitchell and Jeanetta Dumouchel of InterFUND introduce theirdocumentary on the Carrera Panamericana road races which ran in Mexico from 1950-54. The documentary titled Carrera Panamericana 1950-54 presents original footage and photographs of the races along with new interviews ...