"La Carrera Panamericana is a long, hard endurance race. Like other forms of motor sports, it is extremely dangerous."
Yep, it's scary, difficult, risky and sometimes fatal. But with high stress comes the need to relieve all of that excess energy and many PanAm teams find humor is the answer.
We got the deluxe suite at the beautiful Holiday Inn in Puebla and I got a free pair of slippers - sweet!
I told him his pants were sagging so he yanked them up....
Not really sure what to say here, it's just Rene doing some kind of dance at 6am in a 5 star hotel in the heart of Mexico City.
So I saw these ladies on the street in Queretaro in these great orange work coats and I wanted one. "Todos por Queretaro."
So Rene asked these ladies if he could buy the shirt off their back and they laughed and we got a photo instead.
A few years back one of the big race sponsors was the Phizer version of Viagra. My brother got this shirt that basically says, "My woman is in a good mood" and this is the only time of the year he is allowed to wear it.
Rene kept telling me how big Bimbo's suitcase was.....and how he called it La Maleta Abuelita (little grandma's giant suitcase) and when I saw it, damn, he was right, it was GIGANTE!
Richard and Simon - red and pink socks every night. I know Simon told me the story more than once, something about being in an elite English rowing club....and you wear pink socks to prove it.
What does Boing! mean in Spanish?
Everyone smokes in Mexico.
There's a lot of love during this race; it's a beautiful thing.
Simon dancing around with a string of toilet paper on his shoe.
So my brother noticed that the tablecloth matched Rupert's shirt........
And sure enough, it was a brilliant match!
Yah, baby, yah!
But the team decided Richard's white shirt could use a little life instead.
1970s Elvis or Neil Young 'burns.....either one works for me. Sweet chops!
I love Dr Simi, I really do.
This pic is a true WTF.....this driver with a broken leg evidently had the clutch pedal modified in his Jag so he could race!
Todd bequethed his autographed Jesse "The Body" Ventura doll to Geezer. Geezer voted for Jessie when he ran for mayor in Minnesota.