Carrera was founded in 1956 by Wilhelm Anger. His original inspiration was Carrera Panamericana, a sports-car racing event that was the most dangerous race in the world back in the day. The speed, length and considerable perils of the race were widely known, so only the truly brave and passionate entered it. In time, Carrera has become one of the most competitive brands of sports eyewear. Just like the racers in the Carrera Panamericana, the renowned eyewear brand pushed itself beyond the limits to always deliver eyewear of unsurpassed quality. Over the years, Carrera became famous for producing helmets and safety goggles for cycling, sports glasses, folding glasses and ski goggles with interchangeable lenses. In recent years, Carrera has re-launched some of its iconic styles such as the Champion, the Endurance, the Safari and the Carrera 86. At the same time, Carrera has given a fresh start to their optical frames, which have come to match the style and edge of their sunglasses collections.