Sport: The Roaring Road

From the steaming jungles of southern Mexico, over mountains and past frowning volcanoes, across the sunbaked plains of the north to the banks of the Rio Grande, stretches the longest, most punishing car-racing course in the world. On these twisting, plunging 1,912 miles of macadam and concrete, the fourth Pan-American road race began last week. One of the greatest international meets ever held, it had 177 starters from ten countries and was actually four races in one—big and small sports cars, big and small stock cars. At stake was a total $101,271 in...

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