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"The Last Great Road Race" | La Carrera Panamericana 2013

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Published on Jan 20, 2014

Teaser for the upcoming Valkyr Productions Original film, "THE LAST GREAT ROAD RACE".

In the 1950's the Mexican government created a race to celebrate the opening of the Pan-American Highway. Cancelled after only four years because of too many deaths, and then revamped in the late 80s, the rally today, is widely considered the world's last true great road race.

The 2000-mile, 7-day road rally snakes it's way through the heart of Mexico, From Veracruz on the Gulf, to the mountain region of Zacatecas. The cars are required to be pre-1975, but can be modded to anything from enthusiast to a nascar-like setup with nearly 1000+ hp. Classes divide the field of more than 80 competing teams running Porsches, Alfa Romeos, Mustangs, Studebakers, and many other vintage cars outfitted specifically for racing. The entire race is 100% legal as it is escorted by Federal police who compete for the honor to support the event.

John Benton from Benton Performance (http://bentonperformance.com), a vintage Porsche shop in Anaheim, invited us (Valkyr) along to follow their team through the race as they ran their modified 1962 Porsche 356b in Sport Menor class. Being a massive car enthusiast, there was no way I could pass up an opportunity like this.

Costing a small fortune to even compete, La Carrera has become an iconic event over the past few decades and as the event lacks any substantial cash prize, what's at stake you might ask? Ego's and bragging rights.

The race was an incredible gritty, intense adventure and we currently are putting together a feature detailing everything from emergency repairs in the middle of transit stages to drivers rolling their cars on speed stages and the overall race as a whole. Stay tuned for the full length film, THE LAST GREAT ROAD RACE.

Further reading and photo galleries: http://valkyrproductions.com/2014/la-...

Directed and Produced by: Jeremy Heslup of Valkyr Productions LLC
Assistant Producer & Camera: Graham Mattock

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Music by Pierce Fulton - http://twitter.com/PierceFulton

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