• Short Summary

    The Argentine Grand Prix started on December 1, with cars grouped in 3 categories. Well-known?

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    The Argentine Grand Prix started on December 1, with cars grouped in 3 categories. Well-known drivers participate in this outstanding event, which covers 5.491 kilometers in seven laps.

    The first to start are the drivers of the "Standard Car" Category. After them ("A" and "B" categories) come the drivers of the "highway" category. Here the crowd cheers the favourites: Juan Galvez (No. 1), his brother Oscar Galvez (No. 2), Marcos Ciani (No. 3).

    Last lap: Juan Galvez, driving a Ford, won the last stage (December 14) at an average speed of 167 1/2 Km, p h. He beat Marcos Ciani (Chevrolet) by 4 minutes 41 seconds, while Oscar Galvez (Ford) was third, but 25 minutes 42 seconds further behind.

    The average speed of winner Juan Galvez over the 5.491 Km. was almost 138 km.p.h.

    At certain times, during the last lap, it rained heavily, which made roads treacherous.

    The seventh lap finished in the Municipal Car Racing Stadium in Buenos Aires. Twenty of the 26 cars which finished the gruelling race were Fords. The others were Chevrolets.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KTVPAVT9IUCC3U9EJTJ62RZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KTVPAVT9IUCC3U9EJTJ62RZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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