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On this day: 07-18-1948

Juan Manuel Fangio makes Formula One debut

Juan Manuel Fangio--the Argentine race car driver dubbed “the Maestro”--makes his European racing debut at the Grand Prix de l´Automobile Club de France in Reims, France on this day in 1948. Born in San Jose de Balcarce, Argentina, in 1911, Fangio left school at the age of 11 and began working as an automobile mechanic. With financial support from the town of Balcarce, he won his first major racing victory driving a Chevrolet in the Gran Premio Internacional del Norte of 1940, a grueling road race between Buenos Aires and Lima, Peru

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1995GeoMetro LSi12.70018.800
1993GeoMetro LSi Convertible13.80019.400
1993GeoPrizm LSi10.70017.700
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1993GeoStorm GSi8.70016.700
1990GeoPrizm GSi10.00017.300