Author Name "Iacona, Guillermo S"
Title Las Temporadas Argentinas 1947-1949
Number of photos 200 illustrations
Book Condition New
Number of pages 236 pages
Dimensions 10.5'' x 10''
Publisher autoar.net 2008
ISBN Number 9870538150 / 9789870538158
Availability In Stock
Seller ID 39273
"The name Iacona may be familiar to readers because Estanislao Iacona has co-written a number of books about Argentina and Guillermo (Willie) is his brother. The book concentrates on just three years of racing - real road racing since all the events were run on closed public roads and were Formula libre (not to the then current F1).
Argentina was one of the wealthiest countries in the world before World War II based on its massive agro-business exports which continued through the war. After the war, motor racing enthusiast President Peron and his charismatic wife Evita supported the local Automobile Club in promoting a series of races around the country to which European drivers and cars were invited - a welcome trip to the Southern hemisphere summer, away from the cold European winter."