Monday, June 5, 2023

Recoleta – Tigre Grand Prix: 70 cars over 100 years old take part in a historic race

A true spectacle for lovers of classic cars adds color and a historic edge to an autumn weekend with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Around 70 cars and drivers over 100 years old, dressed in vintage clothing, take part in the Recoleta – Tigre Grand Prix.

The race was organized by the Club de Automobilos Clásicos de la República Argentina from the Buenos Aires neighborhood to the municipality north of Greater Buenos Aires.

This Sunday the race started on Quintana Avenue between Ayacucho and the historic La Beila bar, where the participants had breakfast before the start, welcomed with handkerchiefs by the public walking the Recoleta.

George Reta, from that unit, told Bugle He said that the Grand Prix was first run in 1906. It was the first race held on an open road in Latin America. “What we do is the memory of that race. And all the cars that participated this year, about 72, he had to be in 1919 or earlier, The car that started first was driven by Jorge Alejandro Newberry.”

the only ones also joined steam cars What in the world George explains that cars were bought in the early 20th century. “This fact shows what Argentina knew until the 1930s.”

The first car was driven by Jorge Alejandro Newberry.

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 one black 1915 dodge which attracted attention due to the horn noise 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 fruit of a lot of hard 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 enthusiastically.

Vehicles went from Recoleta to Tigre.

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 checking 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 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.”

Only two steam-powered cars in the world took part.

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, has a 1925 Harley Davidson Green Whose engine generated noise caught everyone’s eyes.

“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, 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.

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