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1953 Carrera Panamericana

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The 1953 Carrera Panamericana was the fourth running of the Carrera Panamericana Mexican sports car racing event, and the first edition as a part of the World Sportscar Championship. The race took place from 19–23 November, and was run from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, over 8 stages and 3,077 kilometres (1,912 mi).[1] 182 cars started the race, and 60 finished all 8 stages.[2]

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Pre-race

For the 1953 race, the existing Sports and Stock classes were both subdivided into Large and Small groups, giving four categories in which to compete. These were split by engine capacity; sports cars were divided under and over 1600 cc (98 ci), and stock cars under and over 3500 cc (213.5 ci). This was to accommodate the huge number of participants and the diverse breeds of cars within the race.[3]

Going into the race, Ferrari had a slender championship lead of just two points over Jaguar. Although neither manufacturer had sent work entries to Mexico, the title could still be snatched by the Coventry marque, despite the Italian marque having more cars in the event.

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Race

The race was won by a Lancia D24, similar to that pictured

Both Lancia and Lincoln came to the race highly organized and both factories swept 1–2–3 finishes in their respective categories. The Europeans dominated the sports categories, and the Americans the stock. Large Sports Cars was won by Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina and Gino Bronzoni of Italy in a Lancia D24 Pinin Farina, Small Sports Cars by José Herrarte Ariano and Carlos González from Guatemala in a Porsche 550 Coupé. Large Stock Cars was won by Chuck Stevenson and Clay Smith of the United States in a Lincoln Capri and Small Stock Cars by C.D. Evans and Walter Krause, Jr., also of the U.S., in a six-cylinder Chevrolet 210. Stevenson has the distinction of being the only person to ever win twice in the original race.

The race was marred by the death of a number of competitors. The co-driver and pacenote systems championed by the Mercedes-Benz teams of the previous year were vindicated by the failure of an alternative system used by some other works drivers, notably those of Lancia. During pre-race runs of the route at much safer speeds, Felice Bonetto and Piero Taruffi, winner of the 1951 edition of the race, painted warning signals on the road to remind themselves of particular hazards. This resulted in the death of Bonetto who, leading the race under pressure from Taruffi, missed his own warning signs. Entering the village of Silao, he encountered rough pavement at excessive speed and impacted a building, killing him instantly.[4]

As a result of Guido Mancini and Fabrizio Serena di Lapigio finishing in fourth place, in their Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta, they secured three points for Ferrari, thereby increasing the Maranello marque points lead over Jaguar, giving them the 1953 World Championship for Manufacturer title.[5]

The race was held over eight stages over a total distance of 1,912 miles. Fangio and Bronzoni won in their works-entered Lancia D24 Pinin Farina. The pair finished the race in 18 hours and 11 minutes, averaging 169.221 kilometres per hour (105.149 mph). Second place went to their teammates, Piero Taruffi and Luigi Maggio, in their D24, just 7:51 minutes behind. The podium was complete by another of the Scuderia Lancia cars that of Eugenio Castellotti, with his co-driver, Carlo Luoni, in their Lancia D23, over 6:01 minutes adrift.[6][7][8]

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Official Classification

Class Winners are in Bold text.

Pos Class No. Entrant Driver(s) Car Stages Time
1 S+1.6 36 Scuderia Lancia Juan Manuel Fangio
Gino Bronzoni
Lancia D24 Pinin Farina 8 18:11:00
2 S+1.6 22 Scuderia Lancia Piero Taruffi
Luigi Maggio
Lancia D24 Pinin Farina 8 18:18:51
3 S+1.6 38 Scuderia Lancia Eugenio Castellotti
Carlo Luoni
Lancia D23 Pinin Farina 8 18:24:52
4 S+1.6 26 Scuderia Guastalla Guido Mancini
Fabrizio Serena di Lapigio
Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta 8 19:40:29
5 S+1.6 6 Club Francia Amigos de la Panamericana Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago T26GS 8 20:11:22
6 S+1.6 23 Scuderia Guastalla Mario Ricci
Forese Salviati
Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta 8 20:16:28
7 T 52 Bob Estes Chuck Stevenson
Clay Smith
Lincoln Capri 8 20:31:32
8 T 53 Bob Estes Walt Faulkner
Chuck Daigh
Lincoln Capri 8 20:32:55
9 T 95 Ronald Ferguson Jack McGrath
Manuel Ayulo
Lincoln Capri 8 20:33:07
10 T 51 Bob Estes Johnny Mantz
Bill Stroppe
Lincoln Capri 8 20:33:30
11 S+1.6 5 Efraín Ruiz Echeverría Efraín Ruiz Echeverría
Pedro Villegas Becerril
Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina 8 20:48:29
12 T 66 A. B. Poe Tommy Drisdale
Johnny Gomez
Chrysler New Yorker 8 21:21:19
13 T 67 Knox Converse Royal Russell
Jesse Ashley
Chrysler New Yorker 8 21:34:26
14 S+1.6 11 Akton Miller Ak Miller
Douglas Harrison
Caballo de Hiero-Oldsmobile 8 22:07:36
15 T 60 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez Oscar Alfredo Gálvez
Eduardo Martínez
Lincoln Capri 8 22:18:44
16 T 79 Jorge Descote Jorge Descote Lincoln Capri 8 22:27:01
17 T 64 E. N. de Milo Ernesto Petrini
Alberto Fiorentini
Lincoln Capri 8 22:28:36
18 T 59 Douglas Ehlinger Douglas Ehlinger
Luis Solorio
Packard Mayfair 8 22:34:40
19 T 72 Thomas A. Deal Bill Sterling
Julius L. Colspret
Cadillac Series 62 8 22:40:30
20 T 93 Pat Zoccano Pat Zoccano
Glen N. Barnhart
Buick 8 22:42:21
21 T 55 Union de Choferes Roberto Belmar
Angel Acar Valle
DeSoto Diplomat 8 22:45:02
22 T 101 Arturo Alvarez Tostado Arturo Alvarez Tostado
Alfredo Cabrero Porras
Chrysler New Yorker 8 22:50:59
23 T 118 James Rice Ferdinando de Leeuw Murphy
Cornelio Medina
Lincoln Capri 8 22:51:28
24 T 113 Ricardo Ramirez Ricardo Ramírez Oldsmobile 88 8 23:01:10
25 S+1.6 25 Guillermo Girón Guillermo Girón
Rodolfo Beaudin
Jaguar XK120 8 23:01:49
26 T 102 Juan de Aguinaco Juan de Aguinaco Oldsmobile 88 8 23:02:47
27 T 70 Al Rogers Al Rogers
Ralph Rogers
Chrysler New Yorker 8 23:13:45
28 T 88 Ernest C. Hall Ernest C. Hall
Louis Unser
Buick 8 23:14:35
29 T 87 Luis Rafael Garzon Luis Rafael Garzon
William Griebling
Oldsmobile 88 8 23:28:15
30 T 114 Hector Rivapalacio Hector Riva Palacio
Juan Courtney
Oldsmobile 88 8 23:28:20
31 T 82 Gilberto Julian Riega Gilberto Julian Riega
Modesto Jose Riega
Lincoln Capri 8 23:55:50
32 S1.6 152 José Herrarte Ariano José Sala Herrarte Ariano
Carlos A. González
Porsche 550 Coupé 8 23:57:04
33 S1.6 158 Fernando Segura Porsche 356 Super 8 24:18:25
34 TS 217 C. D. Evans C. D. Evans
Walter Krause, Jr.
Chevrolet 210 8 24:48:21
35 TS 207 Norman Patterson Norman Patterson
Bernie Shires
Ford V8 8 24:58:55
36 TS 209 Oscar Cabalen Oscar Cabalén
Guillermo Ibanda
Ford 6 8 25:03:48
37 TS 259 Scott F. Yantis Scott F. Yantis Chevrolet 210 8 25:09:51
38 TS 235 Malcolm Eckart Malcolm Eckart
Carroll Hamplemann
Hudson Jet 8 25:17:05
39 TS 238 Humberto Maneglia Humberto Maneglia Ford 6 8 25:34:27
40 TS 222 Hector Ortiz Palacios Hector Ortiz Palacios
Ramon Leal Contreras
Plymouth Belvedere 8 25:53:31
41 TS 204 Segurs Chapultepec Francisco Ramirez Fonseca
Alberto Maya Juarez
Hudson Jet 8 25:59:48
42 TS 225 Enrique Paredes Enrique Paredes
Luis Herrastri
Hudson Jet 8 26:00:42
43 TS 245 Tadeo Taddia Tadeo Taddia
Sebastian Florencio
Chevrolet 210 8 26:01:53
44 TS 268 Miguel Vinardell Miguel Vinardell Chevrolet Bel Air 8 26:03:33
45 TS 256 Baltazar Alaimo Baltazar Alaimo
Eliseo Rodriguez
Chevrolet 210 8 26:04:08
46 T 147 Clemente Aspe Clemente Aspe Mercury Monterey 8 26:05:44
47 TS 282 Rafael Larocca Rafael Larocca Ford 6 8 26:06:05
48 TS 210 Morelos Carlos Diaz Garcilazo
Enrique Alvarado
Studebaker Champion 8 26:10:36
49 TS 228 Luis Maria Martorani Luis Maria Martorani Ford Victoria 8 26:11:56
50 TS 244 Guillermo G. Airaldi Guillermo G. Airaldi
Francisco Spatafora
Chevrolet 210 8 26:25:21
51 TS 258 Domingo B. Lombardi Domingo B. Lombardi
Jorge Jose Ferrario
Ford 6 8 26:27:41
52 TS 277 Robert E. Barckimer Robert E. Barckimer
Frank Danley
Ford 6 8 26:40:39
53 TS 215 Leones Doroles Club, Hidalgo Rafael González Sandoval
Aurelio Lara
Nash Statesman 8 26:54:23
54 TS 272 Carlos Fortunati Firpo Carlos Fortunati Firpo Ford 6 8 27:00:50
55 TS 276 Oscar Martorani Oscar Martorani Ford 6 8 27:01:13
56 TS 248 Carlos Pfeffer Carlos Pfeffer
Antonio Luís Michelini
Ford 6 8 28:07:55
57 TS 278 Carlos Battilana Olazabal Carlos Battilana Olazabal Ford 6 8 28:14:19
58 TS 255 Guillermo Marenghini Guillermo Marenghini
Alfred Rho
Chevrolet 8 28:24:41
59 TS 227 Sebastian Gonzalez Sebastián González
Carlos Soto Olivares
Ford Victoria 8 28:27:21
60 TS 257 Omar Nestor Bide White Omar Nestor Bide White Chevrolet 210 8 30:53:14
61
NC
S1.6 155 Hans Hugo Hartmann Hans Hugo Hartmann Borgward Hansa 1500 RS 8 Over time limit
62
DNF
S1.6 154 Jaroslav Juhan Jaroslav Juhan
Antonio Asturias Hall
Porsche 550 Coupé 7 Mechanical
63
DNF
S1.6 162 Manfredo Lippmann Manfredo Lippmann Porsche 356 Super 7 Mechanical
64
DNF
TS 218 Remo Gamalero Remo Gamalero
Juan Carlos Domínguez
Ford 6 7 Mechanical
65
DNF
TS 269 Mario Reibaldi Mario Reibaldi Ford 6 7 Over time limit
66
DNF
TS 271 Jorge Daponte Jorge Daponte Chevrolet 210 7 Mechanical
67
DNF
T 63 Liga Nacional del Transporte Luis Leal Solares
Alfredo Garcia Avila
Lincoln Capri 6 Over time limit
68
DNF
TS 233 Andres Ferreno Barreiro Andres Ferreno Barreiro
Juan Carlos Suárez
Ford 6 6 DNF
69
DNF
TS 262 Agustin Aguaviva Agustin Aguaviva Ford 6 6 DNF
70
DNF
S+1.6 9 O'Farrill Jean Trévoux
Jean Bachereaux
Packard Motto Special 5 DNF
71
DNF
T 57 E. Carl Kiekhaefer Frank Menendez
James E. Beake
Chrysler New Yorker 5 Over time limit
72
DNF
S1.6 151 Calzado Canada Salvador López Chávez Porsche 356 5 Engine
73
DNF
TS 212 Douglas Marimon Douglas Marimon Ford 6 5 DNF
74
DNF
TS 240 Vincente Tirabasso Vincente Tirabasso Chevrolet 5 DNF
75
DNF
TS 254 Angel Lovalvo Angel Lovalvo
Antonio Spampinato
Ford Victoria 5 DNF
76
DNF
S+1.6 7 Club Francia Amigos de la Panamericana Jean Behra Gordini T24S 4 Accident
77
DNF
S+1.6 8 Club Francia Amigos de la Panamericana Jean Lucas Gordini T16S 4 Over time limit
78
DNF
S+1.6 12 Scuderia Guastalla Umberto Maglioli
Piero Cassani
Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta 4 Lost wheel, accident
79
DNF
S1.6 153 Guillermo Suhr Guillermo Suhr Contreras
Oscar Alfonso
Porsche 356 4 Over time limit (Accident)
80
DNF
TS 280 Jose Brea Jose Brea
Alfonso Moreno
Ford 6 4 DNF
81
DNF
S+1.6 34 Scuderia Lancia Felice Bonetto Lancia D24 Pinin Farina 3 Fatal accident
82
DNF
S+1.6 50 Scuderia Lancia Giovanni Bracco Lancia D23 Pinin Farina 3 Accident
83
DNF
T 61 Philips Radio Mexico Felix Cerda Loza
José Aguilar
Lincoln Capri 3 Engine
84
DNF
T 80 Hayes/McNamamra Keith Andrews
Pete Woods, Jr.
Cadillac Series 62 3 DNF
85
DNF
T 149 Ray Crawford Ray Crawford Lincoln Capri 3 Engine
86
DNF
TS 221 Manuel Hidalgo Manuel Hidalgo
Luis Bicio
Ford 6 3 DNF
87
DNF
TS 223 Jose Rubiol Roca Jose Rubiol Roca Ford 6 3 Engine
88
DNF
TS 239 Daniel Musso Daniel Musso Ford 6 3 DNF
89
DNF
TS 241 Manuel Cobas Manuel Cobas Ford 6 3 DNF
90
DNF
TS 247 Ricardo Julian Manrique Ricardo Julian Manrique Chevrolet 3 DNF
91
DNF
TS 252 Fernando Tirabasso Fernando Tirabasso
Antonio Vidal
Ford Victoria 3 DNF
92
DNF
TS 253 Hugo Servetto Hugo Servetto
Francisco Vega Monroy
Ford Victoria 3 DNF
93
DNF
TS 286 Ruben J. Joly Ruben J. Joly Chevrolet 3 DNF
94
DNF
TS 288 Eugenio Veicier Eugenio Veicier
Alfonso Hernandez
Chevrolet 210 3 Accident
95
DNF
TS 300 Anza Hermanos Rogelio Anza
Ricardo Pola
Ford 6 3 Accident
96
DNF
S+1.6 4 Allen Guiberson Phil Hill
Richie Ginther
Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Coupé 2 Accident
97
DNF
S+1.6 21 Tony Bettenhausen Tony Bettenhausen
Duane Carter
Murrell Belanger
Kurtis-Chrysler 500K 2 Over time limit (Electrical)
98
DNF
S+1.6 45 Scuderia Guastalla Luigi Chinetti
Alfonso de Portago
Ferrari 375 MM Vignale Spyder 2 Over time limit (Engine)
99
DNF
T 89 Universidad Militar Otto Becker Estrada
Marcel Carrel
Oldsmobile 88 2 DNF
100
DNF
T 97 Mario Andreini Mario Andreini Mercury Monterey 2 Over time limit
101
DNF
T 150 Charles Royal Charles Royal
George Clark
Cadillac Series 62 2 DNF
102
DNF
S1.6 159 Dr. Ing. Porsche K.G. Karl Kling Porsche 550 Spyder 2 Drive shaft
103
DNF
S1.6 160 Dr. Ing. Porsche K.G. Hans Herrmann Porsche 550 Spyder 2 Steering arm, accident
104
DNF
S1.6 165 William Doheny Ernie McAfee
George Metger
Siata 208s 2 DNF
105
DNF
TS 219 Juan Fernando Piersanti Juan Fernando Piersanti
Oscar Piersanti
Chevrolet 2 DNF
106
DNF
TS 243 Osvaldo Jose Mantega Osvaldo Jose Mantega
Ernesto Nunez
Chevrolet 210 2 DNF
107
DNF
TS 251 Arnaldo de Tomas Arnaldo de Tomas Ford Victoria 2 DNF
108
DNF
S+1.6 1 Robredo Fernando Razo Maciel
Javier Montes de Oca
Chrysler New Yorker Special 1 Engine
109
DNF
S+1.6 10 José Antonio Solana José Antonio Solana
Alfonso Iniesta
Solana–Oldsmobile 1 DNF
110
DNF
S+1.6 13 Javier Razo Maciel Oscar Fano Bush
Raul Aurelio Martinez
Glasspar –Mercury 1 Over time limit
111
DNF
S+1.6 14 Fernando Dujan Mejia Fernando Dujan Mejia
Antonio Mucharras
Cadillac 1 Over time limit
112
DNF
S+1.6 16 E. Carl Kiekhaefer John Fitch
Bud Boile
Chrysler New Yorker Special 1 Over time limit
113
DNF
S+1.6 35 Jose Ham Gunam Jose Ham Gunam
Armando Santamaria
Ham Special 1 Over time limit
114
DNF
T 54 Fernando Carriles Pagaza Fernando Carriles Pagaza
Jorge Goudet
Lincoln Capri 1 Over time limit
115
DNF
T 56 E. Carl Kiekhaefer Bob Korf
Don Ziebell
Chrysler New Yorker 1 DNF
116
DNF
T 58 Vinilsa Vladimiro Cheterquin Olanque
Martin Pecastaing
Cadillac Series 62 1 Over time limit
117
DNF
T 69 H. W. Dietrich Rodger Ward
Miles Spickler
Lincoln Capri 1 Accident
118
DNF
T 92 Edward Stringer Edward A. Stringer
David C. Stringer
Cadillac Series 62 1 DNF
119
DNF
T 96 Arquimedes A. del Saz Arquimedes A. del Saz Mercury Monterey 1 Over time limit
120
DNF
T 99 William Toia Duane Carter Lincoln Capri 1 DNF
121
DNF
T 103 Juan Jose Courtney Juan Jose Courtney
Carlos Zambrano
Oldsmobile 88 1 DNF
122
DNF
T 121 Alianza Camioneres de Mexico Abelardo Matamoros Acosta
Raul Blancas
Lincoln Capri 1 DNF
123
DNF
S1.6 199 Joaquin Castillo de la Fuente Joaquin Castillo de la Fuente Porsche 356 SL 1 Over time limit
124
DNF
S1.6 200 Jacqueline Evans de López Jacqueline Evans Porsche 356 1 Over time limit
125
DNF
TS 201 Carlos Rogelio Anza Octavio Anza Esquivel
Ricardo Anza
Ford V-8 1 DNF
126
DNF
TS 202 Bonos del Ahorro Nacional Guillermo Albafull
Billey Saidel
Ford V-8 1 DNF
127
DNF
TS 205 Jose Antonio Marin Jose Antonio Marin
Miguel Lecuona
Plymouth Belvedere 1 DNF
128
DNF
TS 208 A. B. Poe Frank Davis
Dennis Cannon
Plymouth Belvedere 1 DNF
129
DNF
TS 211 Dario Ramonda Dario Ramonda
Armando Lopez
Ford 6 1 Over time limit
130
DNF
TS 214 Chiapas Carlos Alvarado Castanon
Luis Ascencio Cordero
Studebaker Champion 1 DNF
131
DNF
TS 229 Alberto Augusto Crespo Alberto Augusto Crespo
Jacinto Alvarez
Ford Victoria 1 DNF
132
DNF
TS 236 Roberto Salmon Corona Roberto Salmon Corona
Jorge Sojo Guzman
Ford V-8 1 DNF
133
DNF
TS 249 Pedro Beamonte Pedro Beamonte
Francisco R. Rodriguez
Ford 6 1 DNF
134
DNF
TS 250 Kaiser Mexico Manuel Luz Meneses Kaiser Manhattan 1 DNF
135
DNF
TS 261 Carlos Maria Silva Ferrer Carlos Maria Silva Ferrer Ford 6 1 DNF
136
DNF
TS 265 Ramon Enrique Bauzada Ramon Enrique Bauzada Ford 6 1 DNF
137
DNF
TS 273 Marcelo Alos Vercher Marcelo Alos Vercher Chevrolet 210 1 DNF
138
DNF
TS 279 Constante Luis Mundo Constante Luis Mundo Chevrolet 210 1 DNF
139
DNF
TS 295 Benito Flores Estavillo Benito Flores Estavillo
Manuel Calzadillas Vega
Ford 6 1 Over time limit
140
DNF
TS 296 Carlos Buenaventura Perez Carlos Buenaventura Perez
Guillermo Romero
Mercury Monterey 1 DNF
141
DNF
S+1.6 3 Owen Gray Owen Gray
E. J. Elliason
Chrysler New Yorker Special 0 Mechanical
142
DNF
S+1.6 15 Scuderia Guastalla Antonio Stagnoli
Giuseppe Scotuzzi
Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta 0 Fatal accident
143
DNF
S+1.6 17 Jack Ensley Jack Ensley
Stephen Spitler
Kurtis-Cadillac 500K 0 Out of fuel
144
DNF
S+1.6 18 Francisco Ibarra Francisco Ibarra Jaguar C-Type 0 DNF
145
DNF
S+1.6 19 Jorge Moctezuma Jorge Moctezuma
Antonio Ferreira
Ford V-8 0 Accident
146
DNF
S+1.6 20 E. Carl Kiekhaefer Reginald McFee
George Thompson
Chrysler New Yorker Special 0 Accident
147
DNF
T 65 Hilton Motors Bill Vukovich
Vern Houle
Lincoln Capri 0 Gearbox
148
DNF
T 74 Raimundo Corona Illescas Raymundo Corona
Jesus Martin del Campo
Packard Mayfair 0 Accident
149
DNF
T 75 Aldredo Macias Aldredo Macias
Rodolfo Hugo
Mercury Monterey 0 Mechanical
150
DNF
T 83 Rudolph Ryans Rudolph Ryans Lincoln Capri 0 Fire
151
DNF
T 85 Jacobo Muniele Falick Jacobo Muniele Falick Lincoln Capri 0 Mechanical
152
DNF
T 148 Hugo Aspe Hugo Aspe
Ancieto T. Aspe
Mercury Monterey 0 Accident
153
DNF
S1.6 156 Adolf Brudes Adolf Brudes Borgward Hansa 1500 RS 0 Accident
154
DNF
S1.6 157 Jacques Péron Jacques Péron O.S.C.A. MT4 1100 0 Tyres
155
DNF
TS 203 Morelos Olegario Perez Pliego
Guillermo Estrada
Studebaker Champion 0 Accident
156
DNF
TS 213 Alfonso Cesar Franc—o Alfonso Cesar Franco
Jose Hernández
Ford 6 0 Accident
157
DNF
TS 216 Antonio Adrian Zarantonello Antonio Adrian Zarantonello Ford 6 0 Accident
158
DNF
TS 220 Ramiro Aguilar, Jr. Ramiro Aguilar, Jr.
Joe Blanco
Chevrolet 210 0 Accident
159
DNF
TS 224 Surroz Ford Bob Christie
Kenneth M. Wood
Ford 6 0 Accident
160
DNF
TS 226 Alberto August Mickey Thompson
Rodger Flores
Ford 6 0 Accident
161
DNF
TS 230 Ernesto Nanni Ernesto Nanni Chevrolet 0 Mechanical
162
DNF
TS 232 Alfredo Cogorno Alfredo Cogorno Ford 6 0 Mechanical
163
DNF
TS 234 Radio 620 Oscar Cepeda
Luis Pombo Rivadeneyra
Willys Aero 0 Accident
164
DNF
TS 242 Nestor Luis Lafage Nestor Luis Lafage Ford 6 0 Mechanical
165
DNF
TS 246 Adolfo Sogolo Adolfo Sogolo Ford Victoria 0 Mechanical
166
DNF
TS 266 Mario Jorge de Poli Mario Jorge de Poli Ford 6 0 Mechanical
167
DNF
TS 267 Jorge Pedro Castellano Jorge Pedro Castellano Ford 6 0 Mechanical
168
DNF
TS 270 Radio 620 Jorge Cepeda Mier y Teran
Heron Cabrera
Willys Aero 0 Mechanical
169
DNF
TS 275 Miguel Gustavo Molinero Miguel Gustavo Molinero Ford 6 0 Mechanical
170
DNF
TS 285 Francisco Casuscelli Francisco Casuscelli Plymouth Belvedere 0 Mechanical
181
DNF
TS 290 Federico Herrero Federico Herrero Ford 6 0 Mechanical
182
DSQ
T 73 Richard D. Doane Jim Rathmann
Irving Kirbell
Oldsmobile 88 8 21:16:47/Illegal heads

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Class Winners

Class Winners
Sport Internacional 36 Lancia D24 Pinin Farina Fangio / Bronzoni
Tourismo Internacional 52 Lincoln Capri Stevenson / Smith
Sport hasta 1600 cc 152 Porsche 550 Coupé Gonzalez / Herrarte Arinao
Tourismo Especial 217 Chevrolet 210 Evans / Krause, Jr.

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Standings after the race

Pos Championship Points
1 Ferrari 27 (30)
2 Jaguar 24 (28)
3 Aston Martin 16
4= Cunningham 12
4= Lancia 12
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included in this set of standings.

Championship points were awarded for the first six places in each race in the order of 8-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only awarded points for their highest finishing car with no points awarded for positions filled by additional cars. Only the best 4 results out of the 7 races could be retained by each manufacturer. Points earned but not counted towards the championship totals are listed within brackets in the above table.

References

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  2. ^ "Carrera Panamericana 1953 – Race Results". Racing Sports Cars. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  3. ^ "50th Anniversary of the Carrera Panamericana". Classics.com. 6 May 2000. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  4. ^ Dietrich, Nanni. "Felice Bonetto". Motorsport Memorial. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  5. ^ "World Championship - final positions and tables". Classicscars.com. 2000-06-16. Retrieved 2014-08-08.
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Further reading

  • John Pickworth. Carrera Panamericana. John Morton Pickworth. ISBN 978-8492726523.
  • Daryl E. Murphy. Carrera Panamericana: History of the Mexican Prad Race, 1950-54. iUniverse, Inc. ISBN 978-0595483242
  • Johnny Tipler. La Carrera Panamericana: The World’s Greatest Road Race. Authors Online Ltd. ISBN 978-0755202355


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