Argentine Temporada Motor Races 1950 to 1960 In 220 Contemporary Photos


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  • ISBN: 9781845848286
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  • Publ Date: 2015-12-24
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  • Binding: HardBack
  • Pages: 144
  • Imprint: VELOCE PUBS
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  • ID - 198240

Table of Contents :

Chapter 1 - PrologueChapter 2 - 950: FOUR WINS FOR FERRARI 125Chapter 3 - The first defeat of the Mercedes Benz W154Chapter 4 - Ascari won in a race marked by tragedyChapter 5 - Fangio, Trintignant and the first 1000 km.Chapter 6 - Juan Manuel Fangio and Mercedes-Benz an excellent duoChapter 7 - Fangio Vs MossChapter 8 - Italian rulesChapter 9 - First win for a rear-engined carChapter 10 - British domination Bibliography and Further Reading


The annual Temporada (racing season), held in the 1940s and 1950s, were a time of transition in Argentine motorsport, progressing from racing circuits on rough tracks to more refined venues in Argentina's public parks. After WWII, the Temporadas were organised in the Torreon in Mar del Plata, Parque Independencia in Rosario, Palermo, Constanera and Retiro in Buenos Aires, and Sarmiento in Cordoba. Thanks to these races, Argentina began to be seen as a suitable destination for a Formula 1 Grands Prix, and for the World Sports Car Championship, the Buenos Aires 1000km. The circuits hosted the likes of Villoresi, Varzi, Farina, Wimille, Ascari, Moss and Prince Bira, and arguably taught Juan Manuel Fangio how to drive race cars.

Wonderfully illustrated with 220 contemporary photographs, including many that have never been published before: images that will take you back in time, to the unique atmosphere of top motorsport in South America from 1950 to 1960.

Author Biography:

A freelance writer, and author of 'The Illustrated History of the Buenos Aires 1000km,' 'Las Temporadas' (DVD) and 'The Pampas Bull - Jose Froilan Gonzalez,' Hernan Lopez Laiseca has an obvious passion for motor racing. He has a fanatacism for cars, races and photos, inherited from his father. Hernan's office at Buenos Aires houses a great collection of books, magazines, and an exclusive photo archive. His main objective as a writer is to ensure that the glorious stories from motoring's past are not forgotten and, instead, serve to build a present and future with more solid and permanent values.



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