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Blogger to Race $100 Car Across Mexico

El GuapoLos Angeles, CA  –  Automotive blogger and adventurer Michael Satterfield will be racing a 1962 Austin Healey across Mexico later this year. The car started as a project called “The Hundred Dollar Healey” since Michael purchased the car for $100 out of an abandoned airplane hangar in Southern California. Today Michael is prepping the car to compete in the inaugural Rally Historico Transpeninsular, a road race that will take him and the Healey across over 1,100 miles of Baja, California. The team has named the car “El Guapo” and is restoring the car back to how it would have been raced in the 1960’s, the golden era of gentleman racers.

Michael runs the popular automotive website and hopes that the project will inspire others to go on epic adventures. Michael himself has visited nearly thirty countries and has driven in most of them. From road tripping across Europe in a Peugeot to driving across the island of Java Michael prefers to travel behind the wheel of a car. The team plans to make a short film about the car, race, and is hoping to partner with a charity to raise funds through their racing efforts.

“We gave the car the name “El Guapo” as a joke since it is not the prettiest
of cars, I have been focusing on keeping the cars build budget low to showcase
just how accessible historic motorsports can be”, said Michael.

The team is being supported by Moss Motors, Frank Monise Motors, and JAZ Products, with service and modern safety equipment.
There is still a lot of work to get the car ready for the big race in May, but the team is confident that it will be ready to take on vintage racing teams from all over the world.

About Michael Satterfield “The Gentleman Racer”

Michael has grown up working in the automotive industry, his blog documents his adventures, cars, culture, and fashion. He has traveled around the world driving everything from Peugeots to Lamborghinis. He is an entrepreneur in the fashion industry and philanthropist who has worked in the developing world on infrastructure projects.

You may contact Michael Directly for comment at or 909-214-5439
Follow him on Social Media: 
Twitter @TheGentRacer
Instagram @TheGentlemanRacer


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