Sleek Lamborghinis, iconic Harley Davidsons, and enough Aston Martins to make James Bond blush. These are just a few of the vehicles on display at the 21st annual Autoclásica in San Isidro Thursday through Sunday.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, visitors to the Buenos Aires province’s Hippodrome can feast their eyes on more than 1100 vintage cars and motorcycles. This year’s event will celebrate the 120th anniversary of Ford, the 75th anniversary of Porsche, and 70 years of the “mythic Corvette,” among many other makes and models. The Autoclásica will also showcase such Japanese classics as the Nissan 280ZX, the Honda Prelude, and the Toyota Celica.
In addition to these displays, expert automobile restorers Gabriel de Meurville and Stand de Zackspeed will be offering clinics each day at 3:00 p.m., free of charge. The Autoclásica boasts a variety of food trucks if you want to grab a bite while you take in the sweet rides. And if you have children five and under, you can enroll them in one of the (exceedingly adorable) Gran Prix Junior races by emailing [email protected]. (The races are held daily, but spots tend to fill up quickly, so submit your request if you haven’t already.)
On Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., a panel of judges will be awarding the “Best of Show” for motorcycles and cars, respectively. Major contenders in the latter category this year include the Porsche 356 Speedster, the Aston Martin DB4, 5, and 6, and the Lamborghini 350GT, to name just a few.
The Autoclásica is organized by the Classic Automobile Club of Argentina in San Isidro and is the largest expo of its kind in South America. For a complete schedule, visit the Autoclásica website here.
Entry costs AR$7000 (approximately US$20 at the official exchange rate, US$7 at the MEP dollar exchange rate) and can be secured via Ticketek. You can also purchase tickets at the Autoclásica itself for AR$9000 (approximately US$26 at the official exchange rate, US$9 at the MEP dollar exchange rate).
Parking at the Hippodrome is available for AR$4000 (approximately US$11.50 at the official dollar exchange rate, US$4 at the MEP dollar exchange rate).