Luciana and I are going to Bariloche for Christmas and a week's vacation. It has been over two years since I last went to my home town and I must admit I'm looking forward about going.
The idea was to have everybody there, but one of my brothers couldn't get tickets for that date. Too bad.
On December 30 we're rushing back to Buenos Aires just to go back to Junin and spend New Year with my in-laws...
Quite a week! I'll post some pictures and stuff.
My Brother, Alex, found a very interesting link today and he decided to share.
In 1938 my grandfather bought a brand new BMW 328, which he brought to Argentina (I think there is a picture of my grandma sitting in the far too loaded BMW some place at my mom's). The model is has become one of the most wanted items for collectors, and too far beyond my reach.
There are endless stories around the 328, like the time when a cop pulled my grandpa off the road for speeding, gazed at the speedometer-less cabin said "sorry Mr. I must of been confused this car can only hit 60 km" I guess no-one ever clarified he was looking at the "60" in the tachometer.
I was told the car was even Driven by Manuel Fangio, five time Formula one World Champion, amongst other very relevant motor sport figures. (The car allegedly one quite a few legal races and quite some more illegal ones!)
Now it looks like that same car made it to the UK during the 1980's. Here's what my brother found.
I couldn't but help feel a little bit sad about a part of my family's history so far away and out of reach. We still keep the anecdotes, though.