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    International Roadtrip Adventure !

    Craig Robert's brother Doug gave me a ride to Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show Saturday.
    We met Hector who is driving a 1969 Torino ( NOT a Ford ) from the Southern tip of South America
    to Northern Alaska. He has videos on YouTube. We visited with him several times, took lots of pics
    and even got a bit part in a video that was broadcast on Telemundo and is on his Facebook page.
    My questions about Opels in Argentina and Hectors answers start at about 6 1/2 minutes.

    Find his stuff at www.elmundoentorino.com

    More about Torinos at www.carthrottle.com/post/nxgg85b/
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    OK Roy, I finally found it on Facebook after first watching the top video which I guess is of his friends or relatives home in Arizona... they seem to be doing ok w/a Porsche among the cars in the garage and driveway.

    Since I don't understand Spanish I only understood the part where you asked about Opels.

    It sound like one hell of a trip... and I'm concerned when I travel more than a few hours from home. Let's hope he has good weather while driving thru the USA. With all the flooding and storms I'm not driving across the country or even to Florida.
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    The IKA Torino would be a hit at my AMC shows too, as they are basically a modified Rambler American built in Argentina. I always thought IKA did a nice job of giving them some European flair.

    Quite a drive! He needs to time his trip to be in St. Louis end of July for the AMO National Show.

    Edit: IKA/Renault made more mods than I knew. It was actually a hybrid of the Rambler American and Classic with locally produced engines.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IKA-Renault_Torino
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRoy View Post
    Craig Robert's brother Doug gave me a ride to Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show Saturday.
    We met Hector who is driving a 1969 Torino ( NOT a Ford ) from the Southern tip of South America
    to Northern Alaska. He has videos on YouTube. We visited with him several times, took lots of pics
    and even got a bit part in a video that was broadcast on Telemundo and is on his Facebook page.
    My questions about Opels in Argentina and Hectors answers start at about 6 1/2 minutes.

    Find his stuff at www.elmundoentorino.com

    More about Torinos at www.carthrottle.com/post/nxgg85b/
    Cool, the 2nd link pulled up some track thing though.
    I don't do spacebook so...... Jarrell
    You lose your dreams, you lose your mind. (The Rolling Stones)

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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    Cool, the 2nd link pulled up some track thing though.
    I don't do spacebook so...... Jarrell
    I found the carthrottle site by searching for "Torino automobile , Argentina".... Sorry, the link I copied doesn't work for me either. ????

    Also never joined FB, don't intend to, but do view posts there sometime. Once in a while it might be worth the time.

    Cameron, Thanks for adding Wikipedia article . The world is full of unique and interesting cars that we never hear much (or anything) about,

    More pics, Nice classy interior, seats are same as '60s Ferrari Lusso.
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