Argentine Grand Prix

Argentine National Grand Prix, March, 1931

One of the few motor-races held in South America, this event is also one of the longest set-distance events. It is a town to town race over roads running from Buenos Aires through Rosario on to Cordoba and back to the Argentine capital again, the distance being 938 miles. Run off early in March the distance was covered by Carlos Zatuszech, driving a Mercedes-Benz car, 15 hrs. 44 mins. 5 1/5 secs., giving him victory at an average speed of a shade under 60 m.p.h. The second man Ansaldo, driving a Hudson, arrived over two hours later. Ernesto Blanco, with a Reo car, took third place.