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    A combined vintage car club rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sunday (14 September) attracted some of the finest example of vintage cars in the world.

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    A combined vintage car club rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sunday (14 September) attracted some of the finest example of vintage cars in the world.

    In a country where cars were imported for almost 50 years before the world's major car manufacturing companies established local plants, it's not unusual to find vintage models in mint condition.

    Despite the fact that in Argentina cars can cost up to three times as much as in their country of origin, the country has millions of avid motorists.

    Many owners still use their vehicles for day-to-day transportation, and they're a fairly common sight on Buenos Aires' modern motorways.

    Included in Sunday's rally was the first truck used by the now famous wine-makers Calvet ... a 1910 Panhard Labasot. The truck was used to make wine deliveries around Buenos Aires.

    Also on display were a 1926 French Armilcar sports roadster and a T-model Ford from 1923 (a great year for Fords).

    The rally took place through the main traffic arteries of Buenos Aires. The vintages cars swerved in and out amongst their modern relations without any engine trouble or accidents....in fact their drivers seem to be the only people even vaguely enjoying themselves on the road.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNMQ6WKODIW0SQ9ZX7N4HDRAR
    Media URN:
    VLVABNMQ6WKODIW0SQ9ZX7N4HDRAR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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