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Harv Goranson
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I don't have any Mexican-manufactured vehicles, that I know of. But I do have models of cars that raced there. First, cars from the Carrera Panamerica, a grueling race held from 1950-1954. These are the ones I have pics of.

ART066
ART088
M4 7172 Alfa 1900 CPA
Top Model TMC 043 Ferrari CPA pic1
Tron P30 Oldsmobile 1960 CPA pic1
TrueScale TSM114339 Buick 1954 Carrera pic1
Vitesse L040 Cadillac Carrera

But wait, there's more! These are the F1 models I have that competed in the Mexican Grand Prix.

Mattel Ferrari 158 NART, 2nd place 1964, but this clinched the Championship for John Surtees.

Mattel T6279 Ferrari 158 F1 pic1

Ebbro Honda RA272, 1st place 1965, 1st win for Honda, and 1st win for Richie Ginther.

Ebbro 44260 Honda RA272 F1 pic1

Ebbro Honda RA273, 4th place 1966.

Ebbro 44262 Honda RA273 F1 pic1

 And now for some tequila.....

 

 


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Mike DeTorrice
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These all look great ! Does anybody make the Panamericana Lincolns from the race ? All the big American sedans are real eye-catchers in their unexpected race liveries.


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Harv Goranson
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@mikedetorrice Someone in Europe is making resin kits I think, Lincolns and others. Forgot the name though.


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JayGolan
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Mr Daluco from Brazil, who posted here a while ago, maintains a site with Mexico and South American collections.

These are from the  Auto Memorables Collection Mexico 

MEMORABLES | oficina143 (daluco.wixsite.com)

Many of the cars were produced in Mexico, The Ramblers and Jeeps particularly.


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Ken Spear
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I noticed another manufacturer on the bay called Arena Models which appears to offer many of the '50-'54 Carrera Panamerica cars.


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Karl Schnelle
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You have the M4 1900 which I don't have!  But I have this Brumm 1900 from the 1954 race...

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900

and some McGregor plastic Alfas, MADE IN MEXICO!  (Ex-Politoy molds):

McGregor Alfa Dauphine
Mcgregor alfaspider

 

 

 


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Harv Goranson
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@kenspear Arena - that's the one I was thinking of. Thanks Ken.


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Harv Goranson
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@karl Karl - M4 made a lot of CPA Alfas, but I chose that one because it won the 1.9L class in 1954.


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