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1954 LINCOLN CAPRI MEXICAN ROAD RACE CAR

1954 LINCOLN CAPRI MEXICAN ROAD RACE CAR

Palm Springs, CA

Roger Clements of Perris, CA, displayed this very rare and very original 1954 Lincoln Capri which campaigned in the "Carrera Panamericana Mexico" races in the mid-1950s. Walt Faulkner drove this car; our friend, the late Bill Stroppe, who worked on all of Ford's race cars in the '50s, '60s and '70s, was one of the engineers who dreamed-up this radical race car and built it. Two cooling fans for the rear drum brakes and an early air-operated jack system for pit stops were among the many "first-evers" on the car. The event itself was the precursor to the Baja 500, Baja 1000 and too many more major off-road events to mention in this space.

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