From the jungles of southern Mexico the world's longest, most dangerous race course runs 1,908 miles to the U.S. border. For the first 1,200 miles it winds through 3,000 curves, clinging to sheer cliffs and over ridges 10,000 feet up. Since the first race run in 1950 to celebrate completion of this trans-Mexican route, 12 drivers and 10 spectators have been killed. Luck—good and bad—plays a big part in the first three days' racing in the mountains. North of Durango the road levels. In the last two days the race goes to the swiftest car and surest driver who has survived the run through the mountains.
TWO KILLED (PRERACE)