GTO 3987 on Mulholland

GTO 3987 on Mulholland

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Carrera Panamericana (1950-54) excerpt

Our review from Cool Classics:

Who has seen Stephen Mitchell's videos on the Ferrari 250 GTO ( and already has a pretty good impression of what to expect from his latest documentary. It's about another legend in the classic car world: The Carrera Panamericana. This 'Race of Death', as it was called by some, was organized to promote the new Panamerican Highway that connected Central and North America. Stephen has managed to gather a lot of original footage and--maybe even more interesting--interviewed John Fitch, who raced for Mercedes. This gives you a great view from the driver's perspective on this epic road race, while on the other hand the knowledge of writer Dr. David Scully (who is writing a book about the Panamericana) explains why it all had to come to an end.

If you expect to sit down and watch a movie like 'Le Mans' or 'Grand Prix', you will be disappointed. If you expect to see a great documentary with expert's views on this incredible road race with authentic footage as a big bonus:..

I enjoyed it!

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