2017 19 Capitales Historico Ends

The 2017 19 Capitales Historico rally ended and it ended well for the Ceretta brothers, Paulo and Alejandro.  Paulo reported that they finished first in their category, Category F and fifth in the standard general results.  The picture below shows Alejandro and Paulo in the center of the awards stage with their trophies held high.


Alejandro and Paulo (black t-shirts) Hoisting Their Trophies

The picture below provides  closer look at both of the trophies that they won.


Trophies Won By The Ceretta Brothers At the 2017 19 Capitales Historico

My other friend from New York who was competing in the 19 Capitales Historico, Fernando Denis, did not fare so well.  Fernando was driving his BMW 2002tii with his Dad doing the navigation. The inset on the picture below shows Fernando with his Dad.  His Dad watched this rally many years ago and recently has finally got to compete in it with his son.


Fernando Denis’ 1974 BMW 2002tii

Fernando and his Dad were forced to withdraw from the 19 Capitales Historico on Day 5, the last day of the rally, due to ignition problems.


Fernando Denis Retired Due To Ignition Problems

I was pleased to see that the winning car was one of my favorite cars, an IKA Torino.  As I have noted many times before, this car was based on the mid-1960s Rambler American.  The winning car is shown below.


The Winning Car Was An IKA Torino

Because of the participation of Paulo and Fernando from the USA, the American flag was displayed among the featured flags at the 19 Capitales Historico.  Most of the entries came from either Uruguay or Argentina.  There were surprisingly few entries from Brazil, given the proximity between Uruguay and Brazil.


The American Flag Was On Display At The 19 Capitales Historico

If you have any questions or comments about this post or the 19 Capitales Historico you can leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net

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