The Carrera Panamericana is no walk in the park. It's a cross-country race through Mexico that requires lots of driving skill, and a car that can take a beating. Most entrants take vintage exotics like Porsches and Mercedes-Benzes, but filmmaker Drew Sidaris took a different approach.
Sidaris decided that instead of spending a bunch of money on something like a 911, he'd get an old Chevy to race instead. Specifically, a two-door 210 from 1953. Fitted with a cage, racing seats, harnesses, and not much else, he took it to the legendary race no less than four times. When he was busy co-driving for another team, he leant the car out for others to race. After that, he made it his daily-driver for seven years. Equipped with a 5.0-liter straight-six from a school bus and seriously long gearing, it's capable of 130 mph, and runs like a top.
caught up with Sidaris to get the story on his car in its latest video, and it's utterly fascinating. Nowadays, he uses the car mostly for Charity events. But the car's history lives on.