This beautifully illustrated book captures the entire history of the Argentine Grand Prix and the Argentina International Temporada Series, covering all the great races of the golden age of motor sport – when danger and passion defined racing.
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 Córdoba. 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.
- A photographic journey through the golden age of motor sport in Argentina
- Includes never before published photographs from the period, taken from original glass-plate negatives
- A candid look at an era when danger and passion defined racing
- Exceptional Grand Prix racing drivers in action, from Ascari to Varzi
- Iconic GP cars shown in the heat of battle – Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and more
- A unique visual insight to Argentina’s unique public park circuits …
- … and a fitting tribute to the heroes of motor racing