La Carrera Panamericana III

October 23, 2017 @ 19:00

This third edition of La Carrera Panamericana featured the debut of several new entries:

1954 – S1.5 – #58 Porsche 550 Spyder – Distribuidora Volkswagen Central South America – Fernando Segura/Linge

Result: 12th overall/4th in class… created by yours truly

1953 – TS – #226 – Ford 6 – Ellico/Ford – Mickey Thompson / Rodger Flores

Result: DNF… created by JMSRacer

1952 – S – #10 Porsche 356 Super – von Berckheim/Linge/von Hohenlohe

Result: DNF accident 3rd leg… created by yours truly.

You can read more on this model/chassis here.

1950 – T – #52 – Oldsmobile 88 – Hershel McGriff / Ray Elliott – City of Roses

Result: Winner.  …created by JMSRacer.

Along with these four new entries other returning participants completed the field bringing the total number of models to 9. Those who had raced in at least one prior Carrera Panamericana were:

Alfonso de Hohenlohe in a Volkswagen 1200:

Bill von Esser in the lone Corvette C1:

Flash Gordon in his Ford 8:

Gordon doing his best to hang on to the Porsche of Suhr under braking for the Xavier narrows.

Playboy Alfonso ‘Fon’ de Portago in his hand painted Ferrari 750 Monza:

Hermann Lang in his futuristic 300SL (because it was a later W196 body):

The number 3 Mercedes 300SL W196 braking into the first corner.

Practiced but did not start:

‘Flash’ Gordon in his Ford 8 would practice but did not start the race.

The field would leave in 3 minute intervals.

 

Overall Race Order After 1/3 Distance:

  1. #58 – Fernando SEGURA (Porsche 550 Spyder) S1.5 (Leader);
  2. #3 – Hermann LANG (Mercedes-Benz 300SL) S (1 lap);
  3. #12 – Bill von ESSER (Chevrolet Corvette C1) S+1.5 (+1.412 seconds);
  4. #261 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Volkswagen 1200) TE1.9 (2 laps);
  5. #10 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Porsche 356 Super) S (3 laps);
  6. #52 – Hershel McGRIFF (Oldsmobile 88) T (+0.057 seconds);
  7. #2 – Alfonso de PORTAGO (Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti) S+1.5 (+2.163 seconds);
  8. #226 – Mickey THOMPSON (Ford 6) TS (4 laps);
  9. #210 – ‘Flash’ GORDON (Ford 8) TS – DNS;

Overall Race Order After 2/3 Distance:

  1. #58 – Fernando SEGURA (Porsche 550 Spyder) S1.5 (Leader);
  2. #12 – Bill von ESSER (Chevrolet Corvette C1) S+1.5 (+0.393 seconds);
  3. #3 – Hermann LANG (Mercedes-Benz 300SL) S (2 laps);
  4. #261 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Volkswagen 1200) TE1.9 (+6.761 seconds);
  5. #10 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Porsche 356 Super) S (3 laps);
  6. #52 – Hershel McGRIFF (Oldsmobile 88) T (4 laps);
  7. #2 – Alfonso de PORTAGO (Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti) S+1.5 (+3.586 seconds);
  8. #226 – Mickey THOMPSON (Ford 6) TS (7 laps);

Overall Race Order After Full Distance:

  1. #58 – Fernando SEGURA (Porsche 550 Spyder) S1.5 (Leader);
  2. #12 – Bill von ESSER (Chevrolet Corvette C1) S+1.5 (1 lap);
  3. #3 – Hermann LANG (Mercedes-Benz 300SL) S (2 laps);
  4. #261 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Volkswagen 1200) TE1.9 (4 laps);
  5. #10 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Porsche 356 Super) S (6 laps);
  6. #52 – Hershel McGRIFF (Oldsmobile 88) T (7 laps);
  7. #2 – Alfonso de PORTAGO (Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti) S+1.5 (+9.584 seconds);
  8. #226 – Mickey THOMPSON (Ford 6) TS (10 laps);

Click on the Carrera Panamericana III event poster below for a full gallery of images:

Position By Class:

+P – S1.5

  1. #58 – Fernando SEGURA (Porsche 550 Spyder);

LP – S+1.5

  1. #12 – Bill von ESSER (Chevrolet Corvette C1);
  2. #2 – Alfonso de PORTAGO (Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti);

LP – S

  1. #3 – Hermann LANG (Mercedes-Benz 300SL);
  2. #10 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Porsche 356 Super);

LP – TE1.9

  1. #261 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Volkswagen 1200);

LP – T

  1. #52 – Hershel McGRIFF (Oldsmobile 88);

LP – TS

  1. #226 – Mickey THOMPSON (Ford 6);

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