Inspired by the Carrera Panamericana, a boarder to boarder sports car racing event that took place yearly in Mexico from 1950 to 1954, Austrian Wilhelm Anger named his new eyewear company CARRERA after the iconic road rally when he founded his company in 1956
. In 1964 after developing and patenting optyl, Anger renamed his company Optyl International and devoted it to the production of motorcycle goggles and ski masks. Renamed CARRERA International in 1974 the company expanded to include a line...
of sunglasses such as the iconic CARRERA Porche Design, which soon found a following among the sporting classes.
The reputation of the brand grew during the following decades through the sponsorship of various events and as the brand of choice for podium athletes. CARRERA’s line of products were also expanded in the late 1980s to include sports related goods, fragrances and cycling wear.
The CARRERA fragrance line was introduced in conjunction with Muelhens in 1988. CARRERA’s first self titled men’s cologne is a refreshing natural fragrance suitable for daytime wear. Other popular CARRERA men’s colognes include the low sillage, citrus based CARRERA Emotion, which is perfect for office wear, the musky CARRERA Black which is suitable for evening or casual wear, the aromatic CARRERA Master which is suitable for office wear and the seductive CARRERA Red.