"photographs of Carlos Ghys´ biography, part 17 = «KEIN RODRIGUEZ»"

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BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA
My friend Kein Rodriguez and his «Yellow Submarine»…

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Kein RODRIGUEZ
Graphic work

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Jose Froilàn «Pepe» GONZÁLES
Graphic art by Kein Rodriguez

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Michael SCHUMACHER
Graphic art by Kein Rodriguez

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BUENOS AIRES 2003
Meeting with Kein and his wife in a fantastic city…

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EVITA PERON
Evita Peron resting here at the Recoleta cemetery

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LA CASA ROSADA
La Casa Rosada (Spanish for «the Pink House»), officially known as the Casa de Gobierno («Government House») or Palacio Presidencial («The Presidential Palace»),
is the official seat of the executive branch of the government of Argentina.

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PEDRO CHAVEZ
Carlos was this close to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during his visit to Buenos Aires.

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TANGO DANCERS…

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LA BOCA
La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
It is known throughout the sporting world as the home of Boca Juniors, one of South America's top football clubs.
La Boca is a popular destination for tourists visiting Argentina, with its colourful houses and main street, the Caminito.

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THE PAMPAS
The road from Buenos Aires to Balcarce (400 km of prairies and cows!).

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BALCARCE - JUAN MANUEL FANGIO MUSEUM
Balcarce is a city in Buenos Aires Province about 32 miles west of Mar del Plata.
The city is famous as the birth place of Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio and today houses the Museo del Automovilismo "Juan Manuel Fangio" ("Juan Manuel Fangio" Museum of Motoring).
. Located just a few blocks from where Fangio was born, the museum houses a valuable collection of cars, trophies, photographs and other memorabilia.

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JUAN MANUEL FANGIO
Maestro at work…

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Kein shows daughter Anica one of his sponsorship designs on a race car.

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CEMETERY OF BALCARCE
Loreto-Fangio Family Crypt (center)

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BUENOS AIRES 2003
meeting with Jose Froilàn GONZÁLES in his office. An unforgettable experience with a very charming man!
«Pepe» Gonzàles won the first Grand Prix for Ferrari in race history.

Enzo Ferrari once expressed his amazement that the rotund Argentine driver could race cars so effectively, considering just what a lather he seemed to get himself into. Yet this contemporary of Fangio - nicknamed "The Pampas Bull" by his English fans but called "El Cabazon" (Fat Head) by his close colleagues - was a first rate all-round sportsman to whom motor racing was just one accomplishment. His vast bulk seemingly overhanging the cockpit sides as his arms flailed away at the steering wheel. Yet he was fit, tough and strong. He came to prominence when his 2-liter supercharged Ferrari beat the visiting Mercedes W163s on the tight Costanera street circuit in Buenos Aires during 1951. Later that same season he would score Ferrari's first World Championship Grand Prix victory at Silverstone, an achievement he repeated in 1954 when - again - he saw off the works Mercedes team.

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1951 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - SILVERSTONE
«Pepe» Gonzàles on his way to victory in a Ferrari 375.
(painting by Nicholas Watts)

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Carlos Reutemann - Ferrari 312 T3
Beautiful artwork of my favorit driver by Kein Rodriguez. Gift from Kein during our visit to Argentina.
Gracias amigo!

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