Carrera's extraordinary adventure began way to back in 1956 when Austrian sports eyewear maker Wilhelm Anger founded the brand, drawing inspiration from the "Carrera Panamericana" road race - At its time the longest, fastest, and most dangerous race in the world. The passion behind the brand has been rewarded with an uninterrupted string of successes ever since.
Originally the brand produced motorcycle goggles and ski masks, but it soon broadened its product range to include ski helmets and then entered the fashion industry with its trendsetting collections of sunglasses and optical frames.
With the latest generation technology and up-to-the-minute design, it takes urban style and mixes it with the brand's sport heritage, blending Carrera's two core components to perfection.
Acquired by the Safilo Group in 1996, Carrera continues to be a successful leading international brand and a symbol of design, innovation and quality.