Together with Maradona in soccer, Fangio put Argentine sports at the top. The car driver had his times of glory in the 1950s and he is still unbeatable. Juan Manuel Fangio was born in 1911 in Balcarce, province of Buenos Aires, in a modest family of immigrants italiens. While a teenager, he worked in a mechanical workshop and discovered the cars, a brand-new invention that he loved.
At the age of 21, he opened his own mechanical workshop helped by his father and some friends. In 1936, at the age of 25, Fangio started unofficially motor racing as the pilot of a 1929 Ford A.