Cars Made for Racing

By Jesús Aguado

MH Racing is a company on the rise. It has been manufacturing cars for expert drivers, and this year the car with the catch phrase, “Don’t crack under pressure,” recently won the Pan-American Race. The drivers were Erick Comas and Isabelle Sadeleer.

Eva and Max Helstrom, who own the company, arrived in Mexico 18 years ago dreaming of participating in the Pan-American race. Six years later, Max decided to follow his passion by building and designing cars for others and did it here in San Miguel de Allende. That led him to found the growing company that assembles cars that the most renowned Mexican, French, Swedish, and German drivers, like Stig Blomqvist, Ricardo Treviño, Michael Jourdain, and Harri Rovanpera, want to try.

At the facilities of MH Racing the cars start from zero and have engines that can reach a speed of 340 kilometers per hour. They are also equipped with the most recent technology for the driver’s protection.

Eva Helmstrom feels proud of founding this company because, above all else, it is managed by sanmiguelenses who have creative ideas to keep this world-class enterprise growing.

The Pan-American race is, according to its web site, the most dangerous race of any type in the world. It is a 3,114-kilometers-race that crosses México from Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas to Durango. It was started in 1950 and ran for four years in a row; because of too many accidents and deaths it was canceled and resurrected in 1988.


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