ARG - ARGENTINA
LONGCHAMPS
Not to be confused with Longchamps
Description Still without the municipal authorization to host horse races, on February 6th 1910 the Longchamps racecourse hosted the first verified flight in Latin America, carried out by the Frenchman Henri Brègi on a Voisin plane. To entertain the more than 3000 present, on that day a motorcycle and 2 car races were held on the horse track 3000 meter long respectively for the "Anzani", Touring Club and "Villa Longchamps" prizes.

On February 7th 1910, Henri Brègi once again made a demonstration of air navigation and a car race 50 km - 19 mi long was held.

Finally, on February 8th 1910, Henri Brégi made a couple of flights on his Voisin for the third time and another 50 km - 19 mi long race was held.
Location Longchamps, Almirante Brown
B - Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
Location Longchamps, Partido de Almirante Brown
Between current calles Bolivar and Los Studs on one side and Sarmiento and Av. San Martín on the other.
Latitude - Longitude - 34°51'40"     - 58°23'00"
-34.861111     -58.383333
UTM Coordinates X = 373551.358  -  Y = 6141486.407  -  Zone 21H
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 30 m - 98 ft
Inauguration February 6th 1910
Closing February 8th 1910
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Argentinian Spanish Viejas carreras en el cercano sur. Automovilismo Deportivo en Almirante Brown Author: Luis Alberto González - Published by: Nuestros Fierros - Published in: Buenos Aires, Argentina - year: 2020 - ISBN: 978-987-27299-6-7

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Hipodromo de Longhamps
Description  
Years 1910
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Courses established on or around horse track venues
Inauguration February 6th 1910
Closing February 8th 1910
Last update of this page February 25th 2021
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3000  m 9843  ft 1.864  mi   (1)





Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
February 25th 2021 Hipodromo de Longhamps 1910 Guido de Carli   Luis Alberto González New Description without map
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