We are a nonprofit association that tries to join together all enthusiasts of the classic and vintage cars and motorcycles in Cuba.
You may wonder why a club called Amigos de Fangio was founded in Cuba, country with no motor racing history and quiet far from Argentina.
The reason for it is that Juan Manuel Fangio made his debut on the tracks of Malecon Havana in 1957. However, in February 1958 he finally marked its entry into our history when a group of youths belonging to the 26th July Movement kidnapped him to divert the world’s attention to the Cuba’s revolutionary movement. Ever since Fangio called these men as "friendly kidnappers" our sympathy towards him had grown.
49 years later, a group of enthusiastic auto racing and classic motorcycle, inspired by the human values of one of the biggest racing stars of all time and led by the cuban Lorenzo Verdecia, started this association on 1st of July 2007.
From now on, you are welcome to join this group of enthusiasts.
Who was Fangio?
Juan Manuel Fangio is generally considered as one of the best drivers in Formula 1 history, and by many international experts like the best sport pilot for all time.
He was world champion on five occasions, including winning four consecutive championships from 1954-1957. Fangio is the only driver in the history of F1 champion who won... more