The Carrera Panamericana Race was intended to publicize the completion of the Pan-American Highway through Mexico. The grueling multi-day race stretched 2,000-plus miles across all types of terrain. Ferrari dominated the sports car class, but America luxury car manufacturer Lincoln ruled the stock car class, winning the event from 1952-1954. Lincoln had proved themselves as a Racing Champion for three seasons. The final race for 1954 was won by a 1954 Lincoln Capri, car # 149, and was driven to victory by Ray Crawford & Enrique Iglesias.