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]

Pre-race[edit]

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.

Race[edit]

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 Pininfarina, 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 Pininfarina 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 Pininfarina. 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 team-mates, 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]

Official Classification[edit]

Class Winners are in Bold text.

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

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Class Winners[edit]

Class Winners
Sport Internacional 36 Lancia D24 Pininfarina 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[edit]

Pos Championship Points
1 Italy Ferrari 27 (30)
2 United Kingdom Jaguar 24 (28)
3 United Kingdom Aston Martin 16
4= United States Cunningham 12
4= Italy 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[edit]

  1. ^ Krejci, Martin. "World Sportscar Championship 1953 – Carrera Panamericana". World Sports Racing Prototypes. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  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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  8. ^ a b "SPAM protection / Ochrana proti SPAMu". Wsrp.ic.cz. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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