Articles tagged Juan Galvez

Page 20 of April 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 1947

Continental Races

Maserati Success in First Post-Waw Argentine Grand Prix Luigi Villoresi beats Varzi's 3-litre Alfa-Romeo in 1 1/2-litre 16-valve car Before a large crowd, which included the President of Argentina, the President of the Central Bank, and their ladies, Buenos Aires' first post-war International race was run off on February 9th, over a course of about 1 1/2 miles to a lap, which had to be covered 50...

Page 76 of August 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, August 2004

Argentina cried for him

Onofre Marimón was starting to shine on Europe's tracks under Fangio's guidance. The future looked promising, until an accident at the Nürburgring, 50 years ago. Tony Watson explains Before examining Onofre's demise, we should go back to his seventh world championship grand prix start, the 1953 season-closer at Monza. Qualifying had gone well, and from the second row he had quickly latched onto...

Page 66 of May 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 2003

There's no race like home

Discuss who is the greatest driver of all and Fangio will soon crop up. Yet there was a man who matched him in Argentina, but who did not race outside South America. The intriguing story of Oscar Gálvez is told by Tony Watson Two drivers polarised Argentina's motorsport scene during the 1940s: one of them went on to claim five world championship drivers' titles; the other stayed at home, but also...

Page 70 of October 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, October 2005

6000 miles to Caracas

The Gran Premio de la América del Sur almost forced Fangio to quit racing, as Tony Watson relates. Photography courtesy of the Juan Manuel Fangio museum Monday, November 8 1948: Oscar Gálvez has been leading the 5950-mile Gran Premio de la América del Sur since the first leg from Buenos Aires — nearly three weeks ago. It is now only 420 miles to the finish line in Caracas, and he is starting this...


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