As long time readers will recall, regular contributor to The Garage, Gary Faules, spent the better part of a year resurrecting a rusted Ford Mustang into a mighty GT350R. The car’s name is Lucky and it was built with one goal in mind: to tackle the La Carrera Panamericana. The whole process, from build to the actual race was captured on film. Well, film so to speak. Raally, the whole process was filmed in Hi Definition to create perhaps the most comprehensive La Carrera documentary ever seen.
For those who don’t know, the La Carrera Panamericana has a history dating back to 1950 and is still considered one of the most dangerous, grueling road races. The event is sponsored by the Mexican government and pits 100 of the worlds’ best against over 2000 miles of winding tarmac. Teams race from the southern most border of Mexico, back up to the US border in just 7 days. Our hero Lucky, finished 3rd in class on his first time out and even garnered a win on the famous Mil Cumbres stage which has claimed more than it’s share of vintage rally machines. The video cameras were there for the whole trip.
Months of editing have taken place and the story of Lucky’s rebirth, along with a healthy dose off La Carrera history are just about ready for the public to see. For now, check out the trailer after the break.