When the Black Tiger spins out for the final time at Santa Barbara, Woody Hartford wonders if his driving was to blame. Were his maneuvers legitimate, or the acts of a daredevil who takes risks for the thrill of it? Woody's fiancee, Mary Jane, is glad Woody is through proving his manhood on the racetrack, and can settle down- after his bones knit- to earning the down payment on their first house. But her rival, rich girl Rocky Randolph, is sure who she wants to test the new Black Tiger Mark II, and when an enthusiastic oilman offers to finance it, Woody and his mentor, mechanically canny, uncannily ectomorphic Worm McNess, are off for the Guatemalan border for the start of the gruelling Mexican Road Race, two thousand miles of bad road guaranteed to test a machine to destruction. But Woody won't be driving...the factory in Milan is sending their own man to co-drive with Worm. Ah weel, that solves who'll be the 1st pit man, for Worm wouldna trust ony mon unfamiliar wi' Davie's Principles and Problems of Internal Combustion Engines. But can Worm find another Davie man in Mexico City?
Original title: Mexican Road Race
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Sports
- For the detail-conscious: although the book is pretitled "A Black Tiger Story" on the cover of the Berkeley paperback, the phrase does not appear on the title or copyright pages, and we have therefore removed it as a subtitle.