Around 70 vehicles of various styles, designs and origins, and with drivers dressed in vintage costumes, took part in a race organized by the Club de Automobilos Clásicos de la Republica Argentina today from the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Recoleta to Tigre.
Jorge Vazquez, owner of the black Ford T and a member of the Association of Antique Cars of Córdoba, told Telum, “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 Córdoba 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, who 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 owns a black 1915 Dodge that attracted attention because of the honking sound 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 his passion for cars owes much to his father, who worked long hours as a mechanic.
«This car is the fruit of a lot of hard work and effort, because I have devoted many hours, days and months of my life to it. He’s part of my family,” said the driver, carrying a large pipe, excitedly.
Sporting a No. 5 on the front and an Entre Rios flag on the rear, Omar drove a 1927 Chevrolet Roadster, its gold sides glistening in the morning where smoke from the exhaust pipes made the atmosphere a pleasant sight.
While sipping coffee and reviewing vehicle details, Omar, who had a leather hat, similar in style to the one presented by Pierre Nodoyuna from the cartoon Los Autos Locos, remarked: “I like attending these meetings because it Nice to meet other colleagues who have the same passion for Iron as me ».
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 father and then he passed it down to me. I care about it more than my life,” admitted the 55-year-old motorcyclist, a native of San Fernando.
With the number 1 on the decal, the 1912 Anasagsti car was one of the first home-built cars owned by the Classic Automobile Club, best known for its gold-painted gear lever, a large black horn, the original white cloth-covered roof Was different leather 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 beautiful neighborhood of Recoleta and the city of Tigre, was organized by the recently founded Automóvil Club Argentino (1904) and was 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 from Quintana Avenue 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.