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Rubén Luis Di Palma
Birth: Oct. 27, 1944, Argentina
Death: Sep. 30, 2000, Argentina

Auto Race Car Driver. Rubén Di Palma was one of the most charismatic driver in the history of Argentina´s motorsport. His career lasted almost 40 years, racing in many categories as well in Europe, Brazil and USA. He was born in Arrecifes, a town well known in Argentina as "cuna de campeones" (Champions` birthplace) for his long tradition in motorsport. He made his debut in the Turismo Carretera category at age of 19 (10/30/1963), and won his first race at his hometown on 5/31/64. During his career Di Palma raced more than 600 times and won 101 races, he was Turismo Carretera Champion in 1970 & 1971, Sport Prototipos Champion in 1971 & 1972, Mecánica Argentina F1 Champion in 1974 & 1978, TC 2000 Champion in 1983 and Supercart Champion in 1993. His last victory was on 9/13/1998 at age 53. He shared his passion for the motorsport with the passion for flying. In 1985 he got a world record flying in an ultraligt plane 5,209 kms in seven days, and on 28/2/1986 he crossed the Cordillera of the Andes in his ultralight plane. He lost his life when he crashed his helicopter at Carlos Tejedor (Provincia de Buenos Aires), on September 30, 2000. (bio by: 380W) 

Cause of death: Helicopter crash
 
Burial:
Cementerio de Arrecifes
Buenos Aires
Capital Federal, Argentina
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: 380W
Record added: Nov 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6964321
Rubén Luis Di Palma
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Rubén Luis Di Palma
Added by: 380W
 
Rubén Luis Di Palma
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