Peking Tango – 1937 Chevrolet Master De Luxe Coupe
Riding high on its raised suspension and carrying one spare tire on the roof and a second in the trunk, the Chevy Coupe looks ready for anything.
Photo: Mike Jiggle
The legendary Argentine enjoyed a fantastic career in racing, and in Formula One he scored 24 Grand Prix victories from just 51 starts. He tops nearly every poll that attempts to name the world’s best, and it is easy to see why Moss refers to him as “the greatest of all time.”
Born in 1911, in Balcarce, a small city near Buenos Aires, Juan Manuel Fangio was the fourth of six children. Young Fangio was soon drawn to the world of cars, and dropped out of school at the age of 13 to start work as an assistant mechanic at a local garage before being enrolled in compulsory military service at the age of 21. In 1932, he was assigned to the Campo de Mayo cadet school near the Argentine capital, where his prowess behind the wheel of a car caught the attention of his commanding officer who appointed him as his official driver!
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