CARRERA was founded in 1956 in Austria by sports eyewear maker Wilhelm Anger inspired by the Carrera Panamericana auto race. In the 1980s, CARRERA sponsored sporting events such as the America’s Cup, the 1988 Winter Olympics, and Formula 1 racing. The very well known Carrera sunglasses models Carrera Champion and Carrera Safari were created in 2008 and are the best sellers since.