by Alejandro Beiroa, ACI delegate, Argentina…..
Autoclasica, organized by the Classic Car Club of the Argentine, is the most important exhibition of classic vehicles located in South America.
This year the event was held in the gardens of the San Isidro racecourse (Buenos Aires) from October 11th to the 14th. This year it celebrated three important centenarians: Bentley, Zagato and Citroën.
The Citroën Club of Buenos Aires exhibited a great variety of models; the oldest car was a 1925 5CV.
A full range of Citroëns were displayed: Traction Avants that included: a 1937 11 Normale Cabriolet, a 1938 7CV sedan 1938 and 1947 11 BL sedan.
Hydropneumatic models included; a 1968 ID19, a 1981 CX Athena, a 1980 GS Pallas, a SM (American version) and a rally version. DS21.
In the two cylinders category; a 1958 2CV (Belgian origin), a 1960 2CV (Argentine), a 1969 2CV (Argentine), a 1979 3CV (Argentine), an Ami 8 (manufactured in Uruguay), a Dyane 6 (manufactured in France), a 1971 Mehari (Argentine) and a Visa II club (manufactured in Uruguay).
Citroën Argentina presented in their stand the Origins series: a C3, a C4, and a C4 Cactus.
The Citroën Club of Buenos Aires received a special distinction from the Citroën Argentina Club; a beautiful chromed plaque recognizing their work since 2000.
There was also the presence of ACI Uruguay delegates Nicolás Mescia and Jorge Santamarina.
Autoclasica awarded the 1937 Traction Avant 11 Normale Cabriolet the best Citroën of the exhibition.
The next event of the Citroën Club of Buenos Aires will be the celebration of the 100 years of Citroën to be held in the city of La Plata (Buenos Aires) on Dec 1, 2019.