Las Temporadas 1947/1972
1947: Varzi, Villoresi. Alfa Romeo & Maserati.
1948:Varzi, Villoresi, Wimille. Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Simca Gordini.
1949: Ascari, Farina, Fangio, Galvez, Prince Bira. Tribute to Jean-Pierre Wimille. The Simca Gordini, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari y Maserati. (colour film) IMPERDIBLE!
1950: Fangio, Farina, Ascari, Villoresi, Parnell, Bonneto among others. The Maserati 4clt, Ferrari.
1951: Froilan Gonzalez winning at "La Costanera"circuit . The Mercedes Benz team: Fangio, Lang y Kling.
Bonus Track: Sport cars race at La Costanera. Jhon Fitch winning with Allard. The Schwel Cruz Alfa Romeo 2300 Monza, Healey Silverstone, Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Cisitalia 202, among others.
1952: The Buenos Aires Autodrome inauguration. Ferrari, Talbot, Cooper, Maserati among others.
1953: Argentine GP: Farina winning with Maserati. Ferrari, and others..
1954 1000 Kms Buenos Aires Giuseppe Farina/Umberto Maglioli (Ferrari 375MM ) & Argentine GP.
1955 1000 Kms Buenos Aires Enrique Saenz Valiente/Jose-Maria Ibanez (Ferrari 375 Plus ) & Argentine GP.
1956 1000 Kms Buenos Aires Stirling Moss/Carlos Menditeguy (Maserati 300S ) & Argentine GP.
1957 1000 Kms Buenos Aires Masten Gregory/Eugenio Castellotti/Luigi Musso (Ferrari 290MM ) & GP Argentine GP.
1958 1000 Kms Buenos Aires Peter Collins/Phil Hill (Ferrari 250 TR58 ) & Argentine GP.
1960 1000 Kms Buenos Aires Phil Hill/Cliff Allison (Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 59/60 ) & Argentine GP.
1970 1000 Kms Buenos Aires Jean Pierre Beltoise/ Henri Pescarolo (MATRA 650)
1971 1000 Kms Buenos Aires Jo Siffert/Derek Bell (Porsche 917K )
1972 1000 Kms Buenos Aires Ronnie Peterson/Tim Schenken (Ferrari 312PB) & Argentine GP
The Argentine Racing Seasons: "Las Temporadas"
As World War II ended, the Argentineans slowly began to return to the motor sport practice after years in which it had been suspended because of the deficiency of spare parts, tyres and basic raw materials to develop or to prepare automobiles. But those cars and those motors that had kept quiet during the Great War still were intact and ready to return to be started up.
In 1946, the Automovil Club Argentino (ACA) retook the task of diffusing the automobile sports by organizing two Fuerza Limitada (Limited Force) races that symbolized the restart of the post war activity.
In the first months of 1947, they decided to organize a series of three races for the so called "Autos Especiales" (Special cars) or Grand Prix, with the presence of the great European aces of the moment and using for it two " park type" circuits with the approval of the international authorities; one at Retiro in Buenos Aires, and the other at the Parque Independencia in Rosario.
This idea would not only allow to offer good spectacles to the fans, but also that the Argentine pilots could acquire some of the machines that would arrive at this side of the world, starting that way the growth of the local automobile park.
The Temporada Argentina called that way because it was disputed in the months of the Argentine summer, was a European destiny for great opportunities for the pilots and the Teams. It offered good departure rewards (... between 500 and one thousand dollars by pilot and car), two months of "holidays" and the opportunity to sell the cars, the motors and even the helmets and goggles to local pilots.
In 1948 it was run in the Lakes of Palermo in Buenos Aires, at the Circuit El Torreon of Mar del Plata and again, at the Parque Independencia in Rosario. The following year the scenes were repeated adding to it the one of the Parque Urquiza in Parana, Entre Rios.
In that first stage of "La temporada", the names that stood out were those that made great the motoring in the world: Villoresi, Varzi, Farina, Wimille, Ascari, the Principe Bira, the Argentineans Juan Manuel Fangio, Jose Froilán González, Oscar Gálvez, Roberto Mieres , Benedicto Campos, Pascual Puopolo, the Uruguayan Eitel Cantoni and the Brazilian Francisco "Chico" Landi.
Until 1951, it developed every year with greater interest from the public and the pilots. The Argentine successes that had been insinuated with Juan Manuel Fangio and Oscar Gálvez were confirmed with Jose Froilán González´s with an Automovil Club Argentino Ferrari victory over the Mercedes-Benz Team integrated by Fangio, Herrmann and Lang with the W163 of pre-war.
In 1952 the Municipal Autodrome is inaugurated and, a year later, Argentina enters on the select group of countries that integrated the World Championship of Pilots. On January 18th the first edition of the Grand Prix of Argentina was carried out with the most important pilots and teams of the moment. The great Alberto Ascari is the winner. Two weeks later in the same circuit a race without points was organized, and the winner is another of the great heroes of the motor race of all the times: Giuseppe Farina with a Ferrari.
From 1954 to 1958 the Temporada is carried out uninterruptedly integrated by a Grand Prix with points, a test of Formula One outside championship and the "1000 Kilometers of Buenos Aires", test of sport cars with points for the World Championship of Marks.
In 1961, the Automovil Club Argentino decided to suspend the International Season organizing in 1964 a series of international races of smaller categories looking for the participation of Argentine pilots. The first passage of that change was the arrival of the cars of European Junior Formula that ran in Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Rosario. Soon Formula 3 and Formula 2 would come with a good amount of the new generation of pilots
In 1971 the Temporada returns with an official test of 1000km of Buenos Aires and one non-official of F1, race that would have its official date until 1981 where the spectacular stage of the international races in Argentina ended.
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