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Two-thirds attrition rate: Following along with IV La Carrera Panamericana

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The videos are shaky and grainy and in Spanish, but 65 years later they remain fascinating because they’re first-hand accounts of the fourth running of La Carrera Panamericana, the first time the World Sportscar Championship included the grueling race on its calendar. The names of the drivers and their mechanics – along with their machines – ring clear, illustrating how important La Carrera was for racers worldwide, and the squeal of tires transcends any language barrier. (via)