Monday, July 23, 2007

Famous Quotes Then and Now

I guess it's time to drag out the old maps and dust off Spanish for Dummies since I can't pronounce any of the names of the cities we will be passing thru. It's bad enough trying to ask for directions let alone if you can't even tell someone the name of the place you're looking for. At any rate here is a list of the places we will be headed as we head back north during the 20th Anniversary running of La Carrera Panamericana. The final 2007 route will be: Oaxaca, Tehuacan, Puebla, Queretaro, Morelia, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, and Nuevo Laredo.

It's interesting to note that we will be racing thru the Sierra Madre mountain range, the same mountain range where the novel The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre took place with the great Humphrey Bogart. As great as that movie was what I find even more interesting is some of the more famous quotes from the movie simply because they are the same quotes that can be heard during the La Carrera Panamericana even to this day. Here are just a few......

Can you help a fellow American down on his luck?

Hey you fellas, how 'bout some beans? You want some beans? Goin' through some mighty rough country tomorrow, you'd better have some beans.

Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.

We've wounded this mountain. It's our duty to close her wounds. It's the least we can do to show our gratitude for all the wealth she's given us. If you guys don't want to help me, I'll do it alone.

You know, the worst ain't so bad when it finally happens. Not half as bad as you figure it'll be before it's happened.

I love what it says on the Warner Brother's poster. It sounds more like it was a movie about the La Carrera Panamericana than looking for gold. "The nearer they get to their treasure the farther they get from the law! HIT A NEW HIGH IN HIGH ADVENTURE!"

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