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 Juan Manuel Bordeu

Juan Manuel Bordeu

Birth
Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death 24 Nov 1990 (aged 56)
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Burial Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Memorial ID 7986100 · View Source
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Auto Race Driver. A wealthy landowner, he started his career in 1954. After meeting the great Juan Manuel Fangio, Bordeu became the protegé of the great champion. He made impressive races in Europe during 1959 and 1960. In 1961, few weeks before his debut in Formula One, he had a terrible accident testing a Lotus in Goodwood, England. His recovery was slow and painful, his european experience was over. Then he returned to his first love, the popular Argentine Turismo Carretera, where he won 21 races, clinching the 1966 Championship (Chevrolet) and the 1964 and 1971 vice-championship. After his retirement, he still maintained the close friendship with his old master Fangio, became the first President of the Fangio Foundation.

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  • Originally Created by: 380W
  • Added: 14 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7986100
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Juan Manuel Bordeu (28 Jan 1934–24 Nov 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7986100, citing Cementerio Privado Jardín de los Ceibos, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina ; Maintained by Find A Grave .