Sitting here at home with a heating pad on my chest instead of working, I’m finally having a chance to watch some of the content I’ve missed over the past weeks. Not only does Gary Faules contribute here in The Garage, but he also keeps tabs on the world of La Carrera (and other automotive fun) at his own blog. The following video from the 2008 running of La Carrera teaches a couple of lessons.
First off, I’ve heard lots of guys see pictures of the 50’s era cars and think they are just neat old cars with stripes and stickers. If you crank up your speakers really loud, you’ll understand quickly that Othon Garcia Silva’s Buick is a full on monster racing machine. Wow, does this thing sound wicked!
Next up, you’ll see a classic case of how a light weight, lower powered car can fend off a big horsepower competitor that also weighs far more. Marc Davis does an incredible job of keeping his Falcon ahead of the Buick in the twisty bits. When they reach the main straight at Autodromo De Queretaro though, the monster comes to life and takes what it wants!