Sunday, June 4, 2023

Around 70 classic vehicles participated in the car race from Recoleta to Tigre

Jorge Vazquez, owner of the Black Ford T and a member of the Antique Cars Association of Córdoba, told Tallam, “We are very proud to participate in an event of this style, as it allows us to demonstrate our passion to the public. ” Alluding to the so-called Recoleta Tigre Grand Prize.

According to the owner, who wore a black suit and a tall hat, the car was in a state of abandonment in a shed at Belle Ville in Cordoba and it took a long job to restore that classic piece.

“The most difficult thing was to restore the engine, because there are parts that are very difficult to find, but thanks to several acquaintances, I was able to restore it,” said Vazquez, who was accompanied by his partner and son. Wore old costumes too.

In the place where the vehicles were clustered, people living in the northern region of Buenos Aires approached the old cars with curiosity and great interest, asking for photos and videos with the cars.

Roberto Suarez is the owner of a black 1915 Dodge that attracted attention due to the blaring horn on the right side of the vehicle, and is part of a group of vintage cars in Rio Negro.

Suárez, who was accompanied by his son, admitted that he owes his passion for cars to his father, who worked as a mechanic for a long time.

“This car is the result of a lot of work and effort, because I have devoted many hours, days and months of my life to it. It is part of my family,” said the driver carrying a large pipe excitedly.

Sporting a No. 5 on the front and an Entre Ríos flag on the rear, Omar drove a 1927 Chevrolet Roadster whose gold-painted sides gleamed in the morning where smoke billowing from the exhaust pipes made the scene a Recoletaean sight.

While sipping coffee and reviewing vehicle details, Omar, who had a leather hat similar to the style depicted by Pierre Nodouna from the Wacky Race cartoon, remarked: “I like attending these meetings because the others Nice to meet you colleagues.” who have the same passion for iron as I do”.

On this subject, he indicated: “I always dreamed of having a car of this style and in 2014, thanks to some acquaintances who found it, I had the possibility of having my own vehicle of this type.”

Vintage motorcycles from the early 20th century, with a variety of styles and care that attracted the eyes of onlookers, were attended and displayed at the meeting.

Marcelo Marquez, motorcyclist and motorcycle collector, owned a green 1925 Harley Davidson, whose engine-generated noise caught everyone’s attention.

“It’s a family heirloom, my grandfather had it, then my father and then he passed it down to me. I take care of it more than my life,” admitted the 55-year-old motorcyclist, a native of San Fernando.

With the number 1 on the decal, a 1912 Anasagsti automobile, one of the first home-built cars owned by the Classic Automobile Club, featured gold-colored gear shifters, a large black horn, a coated roof, painted with original white cloth and leather it was done. seats.

“This car is one of the first cars produced nationally and whose engine, despite the passage of time, remains original,” said Manuel, one of the vehicle’s restorers, while trying to start the vehicle manually.

The Club de Automobiles Clásicos de la República Argentina recreated the first open road race for automobiles in our country; Which took place on December 9, 1906, between the elegant neighborhood of Recoleta and the city of Tigre, organized by the recently founded Automville Club Argentina (1904) and divided into two stages.

The reissue of this historic race is a tribute to one of the most important events in the history of Argentine motorsports and also the most important event for veteran cars in Latin America.

Today the race started on Avenida Quintana between Ayacucho and the historic La Biella bar, where the participants had breakfast before the start, greeted with handkerchiefs by the public running through the Recoleta. Talam.

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