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This weekend, Buenos Aires will feature the annual Autoclásica 2009, South America’s biggest and best festival featuring both classic and antique cars and motorcycles. Ok, not quite the fast & the furious, but something like that.

Taking Spanish Courses in Buenos Aires? Round up a group of friends or fellow students and head down to this exciting car show!

This year, Autoclásica will be showing off more than 400 automobiles, of all shapes and size, and 200 motorcycles, from all over the world, each still in their original state and perfect working order. This event will feature some very special automobiles including 20 original Rolls Royce’s (from between the year’s of 1908 and 1970), 24 Argentine “Monopostos” (small racing car), and a few original Morgan cars, mostly from the post-war years.

Bentley will be making a special appearance by placing 7 cars in the show that will be making a tour of Route 40 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the brand. As will the Berliet 1913, the winner of the Best of Show Autoclásica 2008 award.

There will also be more than 100 stands on the grounds that will be featuring antique pieces and accessories, clothing, car models, books, and representatives of the car brands themselves. For automobile lovers who are looking to take home a souvenir, this is where you will find it.

One the last day of the car show, October 12th, a selected committee will award the most outstanding automobiles in every category of the Fédération Internationale de Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) and the “Best of Show” between both cars and motorcycles of 2009.

This is one of the those great Buenos Aires events that truly shows us how international the city is, and a great place to mingle with locals, practice your Spanish, or just people watch and discover another side of Buenos Aires and Argentina.

This event will take place at the Hipodrome de San Isidro, Ave Sante Fe and Ave Marquez, San Isidro.  Tickets are 12 pesos at the entrance.  10am – 6:30pm.

Interested in Studying Spanish in Buenos Aires? Find out more here!