Antique Car Race: Great Prize Recoleta - Tigre

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More than 70 classic cars and motorcycles manufactured before the 1920´s will be exhibited on Saturday, November 30, 2013 in Recoleta, before the start of the XVII Great Prize Recoleta-Tigre. The vehicles will be on exhibition on Saturday, on Quintana Ave. between Ayacucho & Ortiz, between 1 pm and 5 pm. After the exhibition the cars will take a short tour around the area and will be garaged until the next day.

The race will start on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 9:30 am at La Biela (Quintana & Ortiz); from there the vehicles will take on Av. Figueroa Alcorta, Tagle, Av. Del Libertador all the way through Vicente López, San Isidro (where the drivers will be able to make a pit stop) and San Fernando, taking Cazón and Paseo Victorica until arriving at around 11:30 am to Museo de Arte de Tigre. The pilots and their companions will be wearing the typical costumes of the time (early XXth century), making this a fun and picturesque event for adults and children along the route.

The oldest car in the race, with 112 years, is a steam-propelled Rochester Splindleseat 1901 from USA. Among the most antique ones – manufactured before 1910-, an Internacional Harvester 1903, an Orient Runabout 1904, a Cadillac Doble Phaeton 1904, a Bouget 1906, a Renault AK 90 1906, a Renault 1906, a Ford T 1908, a Mercedes 35 PS Cardanwagen 1908, a Metz Plancar 1908, a Panhard Levassor 1909, a Benz 1909, an Imperia Spider 1909, a Case Racer 1910, and a Scat Corsa 1910. Besides, one of the only still existing units of the Anasagasti, the first cars mass-produced in Argentina. Among the motorcycles, the most antiques are a Goricke 1904 and a Shaw from 1910.

The Great Prize Recoleta - Tigre is unique in South America for it´s singularity and the good state of preservation of the participating vehicles.

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