In the late 1950's the Italian 'city-to-city' street races were infamous for being some of the most spectacular motorcycle racing events in the world. In Coahuila, Mexico a man by the name of Isidoro Lopez, the owner of Mexican motorcycle manufacturer Islo, had aspirations of racing his own Italian inspired motorcycle in the event. To achieve his dream of racing in Italy Lopez launched a project to build 4 175cc powered Islo race bikes which he planned to race in the 1957 event. Using Morini engines Lopez and his Islo designers created the spectacular looking 175cc Moto Islo "Carrera". The four bikes produced were up to the task but due to logistics their completion was delayed until 1958. Sadly this was the same year that the Italian government banned the races. Lopez and his Carerra's would never see Italian soil.