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Despite pandemic and elections, Rally Maya Mexico draws more than 120 participants

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — More than 120 participants have signed up for the annual Rally Maya Mexico, says its organizer Benjamín de la Peña. He said with the current situation of the ongoing pandemic coupled with the electoral process, they have been surprised by large volume of interest.

“The pandemic and the electoral issue was a limitation, however, that will not prevent this edition from being a success with an interesting route. It is quite a spectacle to see the most important rolling museum of Mexican motor racing come together,” he said.

De la Peña says to date, 124 participants have signed up for El Rally Maya Mexico, which runs May 22-29. It is the seventh edition of the national race. Participants will depart Campech on the 22nd and finish the 1,200 kilometer journey in Isla Mujeres.

“The most important thing is the national and international promotion that we gave in the Yucatan Peninsula,” said de la Peña highlighting the support they have from sponsors and the governments of Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

He says that this year, the oldest participant is a 1904 Oldsmobile with a nine horsepower engine going 35 kilometers per hour. The most modern will be 1980 model vehicles.

“We are going to have vehicles from all over the country and all different brands such as Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Chrysler, Ford and Volkswagen, among others. Rally Maya México is a rolling museum of classic cars that is not easy to put together,” he stressed.