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Monday, 3 January 2011
Dakar Rally 2011 to Art and Antiques Travel Adventure
Topic: Dakar Rally South America
  



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

Bob Frassinetti, Art Collector & Antiques Dealer in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dakar 2011 back in Argentina and Chile

 

Welcome to Dakar Rally, 2009, 2010 and 2011 here in Argentina and Chile.

 

 

 

Argentina-Chile-Argentina 2010 Dakar Route

The triptyque designed for the 2010 Dakar on the territories of Argentina and Chile promises to each kind of driver a sequence adapted to their qualities. The long stay in the Atacama Desert will be the climax of a 9000 kilometres loop through the continent. But the global balance of the course with varied difficulties force all to be consistent and careful to the end.

Stage 1 - Buenos Aires to Cordoba Friday 1 and Saturday 2 January

Bikes / Quads
* Liaison : 349 km
* Speciale : 219 km
* Liaison : 84 km
* Total : 652 km

Cars / Trucks
* Liaison : 349 km
* Speciale : 251 km
* Liaison : 84 km
* Total : 684 km

Going through Calamuchita
In the first days of the rally, overtaking is sometimes tricky. To make things easier between the bikers and the car and truck crews, a doubled course has been designed with just a few kilometres less for the riders. While the course will be separated, the program remains similar with tracks that will seduce the sliding specialists. In the car class, experts will have noticed a tribute to the Argentinean leg of WRC that usually goes through the Calamuchita Valley. The steering wheel virtuosos will be able to express themselves.

Stage 2 - Cordoba to La Rioja Sunday, January 3

Bikes / Quads
* Liaison : 56 km
* Speciale : 294 km
* Liaison : 276 km
* Total : 626 km

Cars / Trucks
* Liaison : 56 km
* Speciale : 355 km
* Liaison : 276 km
* Total : 687 km

Double sensation
Again to avoid tricky manoeuvres, bikes and quads will have, like on the previous day their own course. On the major part of the special, the motocross and enduro specialists will enjoy the blind jumps and series of fast bends. They will then have to take on a wilder environment: less sinuous but rockier. The drivers in cars and trucks will have to take good care of their brakes on a long descent at the middle of the special.

Stage 3 - La Rioja to Fiambala Monday, January 4

* Liaison : 259 km
* Speciale : 182 km
* Liaison : 0 km
* Total : 441 km

The white pit
It'll be on the third real day of racing that the competitors will have to deal with a first test. The change of context will be radical: with a switch from earth to sand and especially a dune portion of close to 30 kilometres. Other than their dimension that suits perfectly a first part of rally, these dunes are noticeable thanks to their white colour. In this new landscape, the crews will enjoy off-piste. They will also have to adapt to a change of climate and especially sand storms that are frequent in the area.

Stage 4 - Fiambala to Copiapo Tuesday, January 5

* Liaison : 394 km
* Speciale : 203 km
* Liaison : 32 km
* Total : 629 km

Welcome to the Atacama
The organisers have made sure of taking good care of the competitors during this day that will first of all be used to cross the border. After a very early start, the crossing of the Andes Cordillera will be done during a liaison. At an altitude sometimes over 4000m, the shivers will be linked to the temperature as well as the beauty of landscapes. The descent, Chile side, will take the competitors to an absolute desert special. The rather short distance of this exercise will allow one to work on the last settings for a 'sand' configuration that the vehicles will keep during several days.

Stage 5 - Copiapo to Antofagasta Wednesday, January 6

* Liaison : 90 km
* Speciale : 483 km
* Liaison : 97 km
* Total : 670 km

Danger zone
The area has a reputation for its density in gold and copper mines. And that'll be the theme of the hard day the competitors will witness on the road to Antofagasta, as demanding physically as it will be mentally. The open but rocky tracks of the first part of the day won't leave the slightest respite in terms of staying focused. And the off-road portions that follow will request solidity at all points of view: it is indeed here that the competitors will have to battle it out in the fesh-fesh, known on this continent as 'guadal'. At the end of this stage where changes in pace will be numerous; the notion of endurance will start to have its real significance. The less cautious will have already committed mistakes.

Stage 6 - Antofagasta to Iquique Thursday, January 7

* Liaison : 180 km
* Speciale : 418 km
* Liaison : 0 km
* Total : 598 km

Heading North
The efforts are equally spread out on the day's special. On the off-piste portion of the first third, the dust will push the competitors to be cautious. The larger and faster tracks that will be at the heart of the program will force those who are fighting for positions to maintain a fast pace. They will however need to keep a good amount of energy: indeed an African type erg awaits at the heart of a sandy portion of around fifty kilometres. But for the final part, the reward will be at the height of the difficulties. After having climbed a last dune, the competitors will take on a slide type sand downhill of close to three kilometres with Iquique and the waves of the ocean on the horizon. An unforgettable scene.

Stage 7 - Iquique to Antofagasta Friday, January 8

* Liaison : 37 km
* Speciale : 600 km
* Liaison : 4 km
* Total : 641 km

"What's a salar?"
The longest special of the rally is also the most varied. When leaving Iquique, one always has regrets but the splendour of the landscapes will motivate the competitors just as much as the fun they will witness in the sand dunes they will have to swallow in the first part of the day. The ideal technique will be a lot harder to find when having to cross a salar, of around 3 kilometres. On this extent filled with huge blocks of dry salt, certainly never seen by most of the competitors, the speed will drop down to under 10 km/h! Once that's digested, the tracks heading to Antofagasta are, in majority, fast and open. The menu will be generous in terms of sand and kilometres. The rule book will allow the bikers and crews to reach the bivouac before 6.00 PM on the following day, during the rest day.

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The rest day in Antofagasta for the competitors and their service crews.

Stage 8 - Antofagasta to Copiapo Sunday, January 10

* Liaison : 96 km
* Speciale : 472 km
* Liaison : 0 km
* Total : 568 km

Dune desert
The hundred kilometres or so of liaison will allow the competitors to leave an often foggy area, in order to launch the special in optimal visibility conditions. If the rest day has had its effect, the debates will resume on this penultimate stage in the Atacama. On rocky terrain during the first part, minutes will easily be lost in case of a mistake for a title contender. With the kilometres covered, the cruising pace should progressively increase until hitting more and more frequent dune zones as we close in on Copiapo. Those who want to enjoy the final panorama won't be able to slow down and take it easy: the stage will be long and the days are short.

Stage 9 - Copiapo to La Serena Monday, January 11

* Liaison : 0 km
* Speciale : 338 km
* Liaison : 209 km
* Total : 547 km

Bikers, in line by 20!
The last day in the Atacama will be a good opportunity to make the best of sand and dunes: it is mainly on the first 180 kilometres that the difficulties will be gathered. The terrain being fairly open, the bikers will take off in lines of twenty. At this stage of the race, the leaders are clearly identified in each class but the podium can still change at any moment. In the same way, those who will have reached La Serena will certainly have covered the toughest part, technically speaking. A long distance will however have to still be covered with cold blood and taking it easily. For the amateurs, it is on these qualities that a Dakar can be played.

Stage 10 - La Serena to Santiago Tuesday, January 12

* Liaison : 112 km
* Speciale : 238 km
* Liaison : 236 km
* Total : 586 km

Short but essential
The end of the journey through the Atacama will remind all that Chile is mainly spread out on hilly territories. The vegetation is dense and varied and the competitors will be able to notice that on the road to Santiago. On the many hills, they will also have to get used to more and more sinuous tracks where trajectory mistakes can cost many minutes, or even hours. There is much more to loose than to win on the day's stage.

Stage 11 - Santiago to San Juan Wednesday, January 13

* Liaison : 211 km
* Speciale : 220 km
* Liaison : 3 km
* Total : 434 km

Saluting the Aconcagua
It's through the Paso Libertadores, at an altitude of 3500 metres that the competitors will leave Chile to return to Argentina where the day's special will take place. For the first fifty kilometres which will actually be the only portion of the rally competed at high altitude, the mechanics will need to work on settings to compensate with the lack of power. The competitors will race on the high hill tops of the Andes with views on the famous Aconcagua that dominates the area from the top of its 6859 metres. To reach San Juan, one will then need to find a way through the rios. In the same time the cars and trucks will have to take good care of their brakes for a long descent of close to 20 kilometres.

Stage 12 - San Juan to San Rafael Thursday, January 14

* Liaison : 23 km
* Speciale : 476 km
* Liaison : 297 km
* Total : 796 km

Between fairies and dinosaurs
For the longest stage of the rally, the program will be as lively as it will be spectacular. We will leave the area of dinosaurs on tracks cut by rios, surrounded by canyons and "fairy chimneys". After around 200 kilometres of special, the competitors will momentarily use the road in order to avoid a classified and protected natural site. The second part, exclusively sandy will have many jumps. The bikers can expect to have sore arms and the best of them will rarely ride at over 100 km/h. The day will be even more tiring due to the fact that it will end with a long liaison.

Stage 13 - San Rafael to Santa Rosa Friday, January 15

* Liaison : 76 km
* Speciale : 368 km
* Liaison : 281 km
* Total : 725 km

Life in grey
With two days to go before the finish, the standings can still be modified. No-one can consider being clear of staying stuck in the grey sand of the Nihuil dunes, the last few of the rally. After this part of close to 40 kilometres, larger and faster paths will lead the competitors to the finish of the special. These portions will be a rare opportunity to test on the distance the top speeds of the vehicles while taking good care of the mechanical aspect.

Stage 14 - Santa Rosa to Buenos Aires Saturday, January 16

* Liaison : 166 km
* Speciale : 206 km
* Liaison : 335 km
* Total : 707 km

Celebrate the heroes
From the first to the last, staying focused is key on this final special where the statistics are formal: there are always withdrawals just a few lengths away from the finish. The 206 kilometres of special, covered on very fast tracks therefore have to be negotiated extremely carefully. At the finish, the heroes of this 32nd edition will at first be celebrated in the village of San Carlos de Bolivar. The aficionados, aware that the most intense moments of joy occur on the line, will certainly have come in numbers. After the avalanche of emotions, the competitors will drive to Buenos Aires where a huge crowd will be expecting them for more glorious moments.

 

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    Overland Travel Adventure Tour for Argentina & Chile. Some parts of Rote 40 and Rally Car Tour with Bob Frassinetti.

     

     

     

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    I am again organizing, coinciding with the end of the Dakar Rally 2011, here in Argentina & Chile, a unique travel adventure trip down here in South America for only 3 other travelers apart from myself, the idea is starting out here in Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city full of live and exotic sights, we will be visiting unique buildings, lighthouses both in the city and on the Island of Martin Garcia some 40 miles by River …. As well as a option for a  day crossing to Colonia in neighborhood country Uruguay, visiting the old Portuguese town of Colonia, some 300 years old …… After a day or 2 here and around these places we will carry on travelling towards Chile, going via Rosario, Cordoba and then Mendoza, seeing the Pampas, the Andes Mountains visiting Wine Bodegas, wonderful unique sights, searching town by town for Arts and Antiques, for those especially interested in old tractors steam engines we will also be hunting them, likewise for those insulators collectors, and visiting Museum and Art Galleries on all mayor stops, this adventure is not only about “hitting the road, jack” but also looking out to a parts of the world, that are rapidly changing and it might be one of the last times do see and document it before “man and the weather” change it forever…. See sights and sounds like maybe have been the same for hundreds of years, remote villages, high up in the mountains or across in Chile. So we will be also crossing over to Santiago de Chile, the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso,  and then down south to the Big Island of Chiloe, this mystical and magic island, with hundreds of churches and strange wooded buildings over the sea, lighthouses and many islands to visit, and then back  crossing over gain the Andes mountains, back across to Argentina, Via Esquel, Route 40, Ruta 40, seeing and travelling on trains, crossing lakes and bays, on paved and unpaved roads, hunting antique tractors, visiting lighthouses and museum, buying art and antiques and sleeping in small towns and villages some times in top notch boutique hotels other time in down and out places… Bariloche and Puerto Blest, for those by now tired out can catch a flight back to Buenos Aires, then home, or for those willing to spend Christmas and New Year in this part of wild South American and in style can carry on with me ……..  Eating and tasting local foods and drinks, as well as wines … the idea is to have a total adventure in places I have already travelled to and others that I’m not familiar with. All this, for an adventure, that could well turn out to be  ……… a drive of a life time. We would be travelling in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, 4WD this is a good on and off road vehicle, with all the equipment necessary also for camping out a night or 2 on the road, when it’s nice to ….. so far the idea is still being worked on, so it’s subject to some change, all I wanted to check out with this auction is if there are any possible candidates who would be willing to accompany me…… at the same time we would be documenting the trip for deferent purposes… I have worked out some kind of cost for the trip, its based on a daily rate per person, this doesn’t include any extra expenses but only the use of the vehicle and me driving it (included all running costs of the vehicle, me, there the 24 hours helping, couching and providing information on the sights we will see ) and insurance, it would be US $150 per person per day of adventure, minimum days 21, calculated on a base of 3 passengers and if all seats are occupied and sold here at auction, today or in future run up auctions. Great trip for a family of 3, friends, or adventurers who never got the chance to be one…… and why not just for those lovers of art and antiques who want to experience pure fun and the sport of hunting down items, village by village town by town ….. All other expenses; from trip down, to Buenos Aires and back home, from food lodging here and on the road and all personal expenses all the way to medical costs if any, all, and each expense for each person, are apart, are to be paid by each of the individuals doing the trip, and you can do this threw your local travel agent or any way you feel fit in doing it. There are some risks involved so its best only to do trip if you are in good health and to let me know of anything before hand. Some information on myself, Lonely Planet has me listed as a “friendly and bohemian art dealer guide” on page 49 of its latest edition of Lonely Planet Guide for the city of Buenos Aires. This guide was written by Sandra Bao, and is just out, by the way, a great in view to our City. I'm also known on Internet online magazines and forums where I publish my insiders’ articles and inputs for travelers & dealers on art to antiques dealers, just Google my name! Or Yahoo! I’m a qualified eBay seller with great feedback! And I have been on line on eBay since 19968. That goes back a long way for Internet users. Foot NOTE  Bob Frassinetti, art and antique dealer and free lance journalist from Argentina, Buenos Aires, working on the web, writing both for pleasure and work on art, antiques and collectibles, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighboring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure from Route 40 and Lighthouse Adventures along the Atlantic and Pacific coast, Dakar Rally  2009, 2010 and now for a 3erd time, 2011, “Building a Gallery Museum in the Province of  Cordoba” ........  Travelling for Art and Antiques"   and I have been on line since 1996  

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    Bob Frassinetti, art collector and antique dealer as well as free lance journalist from Argentina, Buenos Aires, working on the web, writing both for pleasure and work on art, antiques and collectibles, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighboring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure from Route 40 and Lighthouse Adventures along the Atlantic and Pacific coast, Dakar Rally  2009, 2010 and now for a 3erd time, 2011, and now we are “Building a Gallery Museum in the Province of  Cordoba” Real Estate Investment  ........  Travelling for Art and Antiques"   and I have been on line since 1996 

    Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South Amercia. Argentina, Chile, and now Paraguay and Uruguay.


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    Posted by bob frassinetti at 11:48 AM
    Updated: Monday, 3 January 2011 12:13 PM
    Thursday, 4 November 2010
    2011 and Art to Antique Travel Adventure for Argentina and Chile …..
    Topic: Dakar Rally South America
      Dakar 2011 and Art to Antique Travel Adventure for Argentina and Chile …..  This auction is for  "2 other fellow travellers " for a travel adventure of a life time, DAKAR 2011, I’m organizing a unique travel adventure trip down here in South America for only – up to 3 other travellers apart form my self, the idea is staring out in Buenos Aires and travelling towards Chile, following as close as possible the Dakar January 2011 Rally and at the same time seeing the Pampas, the Andes Mountains crossing over to Santiago de Chile and then south to the Big Island of Chiloe, back across to Argentina, Via Esquel, seeing and travelling on trains, crossing lakes and bays, on paved and unpaved roads, hunting antique tractors, buying art and antiques and sleeping in small towns and villages some times in top notch boutique hotels other time in down and out places…… the idea is to have a total adventure in places I have already travelled to and others that I’m not familiar with. All this for an adventure that could well turn out to be a drive of a life time, we would be travelling in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, 4WD this si a good on and off road vehicle….. so far the idea is still being worked on, so its subject ti change, all I wanted to check out is if there are any possible candidates who would be willing to accompany me…… at the same time we would or could be documenting the trip for deferent purposes… I have worked out some kind of cost for the trip, its based on a daily rate per person, this doesn’t include any extra expenses but only the use of the vehicle (included running costs) and insurance, it would be US $190 per person per day of adventure, minimum days 7, calculated on a base of 3 passengers and if all are ocupieded and sold here at auction. All other expenses; from trip down, to Buenos Aires and back home, from food lodging here and on the road and all person expenses all the way to medical costs if any, all , and each expense for each person, apart, are to be paid by each of the idividuals doing the trip, and you can do this threw your loacl travel agent or any way you feel fit in doing it. There ares ome risks involved so its best only to do trip if you are in good health and to let me know of anything before hand ....... ..   Some information on myself, Lonely Planet has me listed as a “friendly and bohemian art dealer guide” on page 49 of its latest edition of Lonely Planet Guide for the city of Buenos Aires. This guide was written by Sandra Bao, and is just out, by the way, a great in view to our City. I'm also known on Internet online magazines and forums where I publish my insiders’ articles and inputs for travellers & dealers on art to antiques dealers, just Google my name! Or Yahoo! I’m a qualified eBay seller with great feedback! And I have been on line on eBay since 1998. That goes back a long way for Internet users. Please feel free to contact me and ask your question, or you can chat with me in our office in Buenos Aires, using Yahoo Instant Messenger ID ( artdealer_ar ) or MSN Messenger ID: ( bob-frassinetti ) ICQ ID ( 78541000 ). Bob Frassinetti, Everything on Art & Antiques as well as Travel Information for Buenos Aires and Argentina by Bob Frassinetti (Phone:  +54 911 4475 3983 or in B's A's: 15 4475 3983 ) Invest in Argentina Real Estate an uprunning opportunity with a Future   Everything on Art & Antiques as well as Travel Information for Buenos Aires and Argentina by Bob Frassinetti (Phone:  +54 911 4475 3983 or in B's A's: 15 4475 3983 ) Invest in Argentina Real Estate an uprunning opportunity

    Posted by bob frassinetti at 8:15 PM
    Updated: Thursday, 4 November 2010 8:18 PM
    Wednesday, 3 November 2010
    Dakar 2011 and Art to Antique Travel Adventure for Argentina and Chile ?..
    Topic: Dakar Rally South America
    Dakar 2011 and Art to Antique Travel Adventure for Argentina and Chile ?..  This auction is for  "2 other fellow travellers " for a travel adventure of a life time, DAKAR 2011, I?m organizing a unique travel adventure trip down here in South America for only ? up to 3 other travellers apart form my self, the idea is staring out in Buenos Aires and travelling towards Chile, following as close as possible the Dakar January 2011 Rally and at the same time seeing the Pampas, the Andes Mountains crossing over to Santiago de Chile and then south to the Big Island of Chiloe, back across to Argentina, Via Esquel, seeing and travelling on trains, crossing lakes and bays, on paved and unpaved roads, hunting antique tractors, buying art and antiques and sleeping in small towns and villages some times in top notch boutique hotels other time in down and out places?? the idea is to have a total adventure in places I have already travelled to and others that I?m not familiar with. All this for an adventure that could well turn out to be a drive of a life time, we would be travelling in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, 4WD this si a good on and off road vehicle?.. so far the idea is still being worked on, so its subject ti change, all I wanted to check out is if there are any possible candidates who would be willing to accompany me?? at the same time we would or could be documenting the trip for deferent purposes? I have worked out some kind of cost for the trip, its based on a daily rate per person, this doesn?t include any extra expenses but only the use of the vehicle (included running costs) and insurance, it would be US $190 per person per day of adventure, minimum days 7, calculated on a base of 3 passengers and if all are ocupieded and sold here at auction. All other expenses; from trip down, to Buenos Aires and back home, from food lodging here and on the road and all person expenses all the way to medical costs if any, all , and each expense for each person, apart, are to be paid by each of the idividuals doing the trip, and you can do this threw your loacl travel agent or any way you feel fit in doing it. There ares ome risks involved so its best only to do trip if you are in good health and to let me know of anything before hand ....... ..   Some information on myself, Lonely Planet has me listed as a ?friendly and bohemian art dealer guide? on page 49 of its latest edition of Lonely Planet Guide for the city of Buenos Aires. This guide was written by Sandra Bao, and is just out, by the way, a great in view to our City. I'm also known on Internet online magazines and forums where I publish my insiders? articles and inputs for travellers & dealers on art to antiques dealers, just Google my name! Or Yahoo! I?m a qualified eBay seller with great feedback! And I have been on line on eBay since 1998. That goes back a long way for Internet users. Please feel free to contact me and ask your question, or you can chat with me in our office in Buenos Aires, using Yahoo Instant Messenger ID ( artdealer_ar ) or MSN Messenger ID: ( bob-frassinetti ) ICQ ID ( 78541000 ). Bob Frassinetti, Everything on Art & Antiques as well as Travel Information for Buenos Aires and Argentina by Bob Frassinetti (Phone:  +54 911 4475 3983 or in B's A's: 15 4475 3983 ) Invest in Argentina Real Estate an uprunning opportunity with a Future   Everything on Art & Antiques as well as Travel Information for Buenos Aires and Argentina by Bob Frassinetti (Phone:  +54 911 4475 3983 or in B's A's: 15 4475 3983 ) Invest in Argentina Real Estate an uprunning opportunity
     

    Posted by bob frassinetti at 1:55 PM
    Wednesday, 24 March 2010
    Dakar 2011 back in Argentina and Chile
    Topic: Dakar Rally South America

    Extract from Dakar Home page:http://www.dakar.com

    23-03-2010 - DAKAR 2011: ARGENTINA-CHILE, ACT III

    After two editions in South America, the organisers of the Dakar are pleased to announce that the world’s leading rally-raid will take place there again in 2011.

    The excellent relations built up with the two countries, the vital assets in sporting terms, as well as the swell of enthusiasm seen amongst spectators last January, have led the Dakar team to propose a third instalment in Argentina and Chile for the 2011 edition, which will take place from 1st to 16th January.

    For Enrique Meyer, the Argentine Secretary of State for Tourism, “being able to count on the Dakar again is a dream come true for Argentina. For the last two years, in addition to the sporting aspect, we have displayed to the whole wide world (more than 190 countries) our landscapes and people. We are very proud to welcome the Dakar again and have worked very hard to be able to do so”.

    Furthermore, the new Minister for Sports in Chile, Ruiz Tagle, explains, “It is an honour for Chile to be confirmed as a co-host of the Dakar 2011. We are convinced that this veritable international festival of sport is a perfect way of showing the unique sites of our country to the rest of the world. We would like to underline the importance of this event at a time when our country is suffering the consequences of a devastating earthquake. This Dakar will help us look toward the future and demonstrate that Chile is capable of overcoming such misfortune”.

    For the coming years, the rally organisers are continuing to work on several projects, in particular the possibility of a return to the African continent.

    Important dates for organisation of the rally:

    15th May 2010: Enrolment for the rally opens on www.dakar.com
    End of November 2010: Vehicles from Europe will board at Le Havre for the trans-Atlantic crossing
    30th and 31st December 2010: Scrutineering in Buenos Aires
    1st January 2011: Briefing, starting ceremony and departure to the first bivouac
    2nd to 15th January 2011: Dakar Rally 2011 Argentina-Chile
    16th January 2011: Finishing ceremony in Buenos Aires

    The detailed route and sporting news will be unveiled at a press conference in Paris on 29th April.

     

    Come and enjoy The Dakar Rally 2011 in Argentina and Chile!   

    Meantime, Invest in all that Argentina has to offer from Museum quality Art to Fashion from Antiques to Real Estate, and enjoy living with Arts and Antiques and Travelling all the south of South America, from Argentina, Chile to Paraguay or Uruguay. And for those of you interested in Dakar 2011, I will be following along side the Rally here in Argentina & Chile, so if interested join me, ... ....... read all about it here:  http://www.frassinetti.com   or email me: admin@frassinetti.com for more Information on Rally Dakar 2011

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    Posted by bob frassinetti at 12:49 PM
    Sunday, 30 November 2008
    Join me on the Dakar Rally 2009
    Topic: Dakar Rally South America
    Following the Dakar Rally 2009 from January 3 to 18, 2009,  a travel raid adventure for Argentina and Chile with Bob Frassinetti.  
               
    Link to Photo Album Rally Dakar Argentina Chile

    Dakar Rally 2009 from January 3 to 18, 2009,  Travel Adventure for Argentina and Chile …..  

    This ad isplaced here as well as on Face Book and on eBay,see me on eBay ..... is for a "personal driver " for tour travel adventure, I’m organizing a unique travel adventure trip down here in South America for only 3 other travellers apart from myself, the idea is starting out in Buenos Aires and travelling towards Chile, and back, for some 15 days following with short cuts the Dakar Rally 2009,........ All this making it an adventure that could well turn out to be a drive of a life time, we would be travelling in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, 4WD this is a good on and off road vehicle….. so far the idea is still being worked on, so it’s subject to change, all I wanted to check out is if there are any possible candidates who would be willing to accompany me…… at the same time we would be documenting the trip … I have worked out some kind of cost for the trip, anyway, if interested email me, now.  admin@frassinetti.com  Bob Frassinetti

     

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    Dakar Rally 2009 from January 3 to 18, 2009,  Travel Adventure for Argentina and Chile …..  This auction is for your "personal driver " for a travel adventure, I’m organizing a unique travel adventure trip down here in South America for only 3 other travellers apart form my self, the idea is staring out in Buenos Aires and travelling towards Chile, and back, for 15 days following the Dakar Rally 2009,........ All this making it an adventure that could well turn out to be a drive of a life time, we would be travelling in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, 4WD this is a good on and off road vehicle….. so far the idea is still being worked on, so its subject to change, all I wanted to check out is if there are any possible candidates who would be willing to accompany me…… at the same time we would be documenting the trip … I have worked out some kind of cost for the trip, its based on a daily rate per person, this doesn’t include any extra expenses but only the use of the vehicle ( included running costs ) and insurance, it would be US $190 per person per day of adventure, minimum days 15, calculated on a base of 3 passengers and if all are ocupieded and sold here at auction. All other expenses; from trip down, to Buenos Aires and back home, from food lodging here and on the road and all person expenses all the way to medical costs if any, all , and each expense for each person, apart, are to be paid by each of the idividuals doing the trip, and you can do this threw your loacl travel agent or any way you feel fit in doing it. There are some risks involved so its best only to do trip if you are in good health and to let me know of anything before hand ....... ..  Étienne Lavigne, director of the Dakar, officially presented to the press this morning the detailed route of the Dakar Argentina Chile 2009.
    After more than a hundred days of reconnaissance, the sporting team invites participants to evaluate their skills on over 9,500 km 100 % Dakar including 5,650 km of special. Dunes, fesh fesh sand, limitless roads, mountains… all the ingredients will be there to remind competitors that the arrival in Buenos Aires on January 17 will be hard-won. The plains of Patagonia, the Atacama Desert and the passageway through the Andes Mountains – all in the heat of the austral summer – will provide an ideal setting for testing the endurance of pilots committed to the Dakar 2009.
    And many have responded to the call.

    On the morning of January 3rd, 530 teams will take off from Buenos Aires: 230 motos, 30 quads, 188 cars and 82 trucks, representing 49 nationalities.

    The figures for this South American Dakar are amazing. In addition, the elite of worldwide rally-raiding will meet to fight it out over these new territories.

    Mitsubishi’s title will be up for grabs against their major rivals at Volkswagen, BMW and Team Gordon. In T2, we will find Toyota and Nissan looking for a highly coveted victory. On the two-wheeler side, KTM will turn out in force to maintain its domination of the discipline. All the best truck teams will be there, too: Kamaz, Tatra, Hino, Mercedes, Ginaf, and the title-holder Man will vie for first place.
    The enthusiasm emanating from the Dakar 2009 contestants finds an even greater echo in the Argentinians and Chileans, who show exceptional eagerness for the rally.

    The Dakar exists above all because of a longing for discovery and a capacity to confront the unknown. By crossing the ocean, the rally is ready for an experience that is true to its values and temperament. 100 % Dakar: it is the quality of the challenge offered to the competitors with one idea always in mind: human adventure, extreme adventure.


    Stage 1 - Saturday, January 3Buenos Aires > Santa Rosa
    Connection: 196 km Special: 371 km Connection: 166 km Total: 733 km
    Many have heard of La Pampa, where men are reputed to be “rough, but always courteous”. This first stage will provide the opportunity to discover the length of these vast plains. Dakar competitors have never faced such a long special. With over 400 km of rolling routes, perhaps the fastest on the program, this will constitute a real warm-up. It will be the occasion for everyone to affront a long day that will get rid of all problems in adapting to jet lag.

    Stage 2 - Sunday, January 4Santa Rosa > Puerto Madryn
    Connection: 0 km Special: 237 km Connection: 600 km Total: 837 km
    The longest stage of the rally will not necessarily be the most difficult. However, it should still be approached with vigilance and, above all, will a complete set of rally equipment. After a rapid first part of the special, a foretaste of sand will be proposed. On the off-roads of this stage, copilots will need to pay careful attention to their course. The more distracted will begin to “turn in circles”.

    Stage 3 - Monday, January 5Puerto Madryn > Jacobacci
    Connection: 70 km Special: 616 km Connection: 8 km Total: 694 km
    For the third day of the race, the special program is a tough one, ranging over 600 km. It will be a sign that the competitors have reached the heart of the matter, even though big problems are still to come. The entry into Patagonia, which will be accompanied by a significant change in terrain, will need new piloting abilities. The landscape is much hillier, and those who prefer long curves will find what they’re looking for. Here, orientation is done using the lakes that border the route, around ten throughout the day, and numerous pink flamingoes will be the preferred guides for this stage.

    Stage 4 - Tuesday, January 6Jacobacci > Neuquen
    Connection: 4 km Special: 459 km Connection: 25 km Total: 488 km
    At the start of this stage, the rocky passageways will make heavy demands on the arms of motorcyclists, while those who are accustomed to “wadis” will be obliged to negotiate the Argentinian “rios” with the same careful attention. Next, the first sandy portions and the long kilometers of off-road will thrill those who love driving them. Careful now! Mistakes can begin to be costly: the stage toward Neuquen has all the ingredients of a trap. By taking on more or less of a lead, the favorites can begin to show themselves and provide indications of a ranking that just might last.

    Stage 5 - Wednesday, January 7Neuquen > San Rafael
    Connection: 173 km Special: 506 km Connection: 84 km Total: 763 km
    The major test of the first week of the race will perhaps be fought on the road to San Rafael. The long distance will oblige teams to remain concentrated at all times. The pilots will also be confronted with real dune passageways, including a range nearly twenty kilometers long. Long off-road stretches will alternate with much more technical sections in the track following the “rios”. The Cordillera can be seen on the horizon, but taking time to sightsee is out of the question: a too-late arrival at the bivouac always leaves a mark.

    Stage 6 - Thursday, January 8San Rafael > Mendoza
    Connection: 76 km Special: 395 km Connection: 154 km Total: 625 km
    The day’s program is once again full of crossings, since the special begins with around sixty kilometers of dunes. The trail becomes easier in the second part, but competitors might well be slowed down by a wide ford that must be crossed with exceeding skill to avoid an extended bath. On arrival at Mendoza, the rally will penetrate the foothills of the Andes mountain range.

    Stage 7 - Friday, January 9Mendoza (ARG) > Valparaiso (CHL)
    Connection: 80 km Special: 419 km Connection: 317 km Total: 816 km
    The variety of terrains and landscapes, a constant given for the Dakar 2009, is evident once again on this stage, where, in addition to a change of country, most of the competitors will get to know the Cordillera of the Andes. Before measuring themselves with the mountains, they must cross over a series of dunes and endure a session of fesh fesh, which is identical to Saharan sand, but which the inhabitants of the region call “guadal”. Concerning the mountains, this will be the only special to include passageways at 3,000 meters on technical routes that will sometimes allow a glimpse of the Aconcagua, the highest point in the Andes (6,959 m). Then, competitors will cross the border on the link section to reach the sea at Valparaiso.

    Stage 8 - Sunday, January 11Valparaiso > La Serena
    Connection: 245 km Special: 294 km Connection: 113 km Total: 652 km
    After a day of rest on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, an easier restart has been programmed. On mid-range mountain roads, driving hotshots should be able to really strut their stuff. The experts in car positioning, trajectory and sudden braking will show how it’s done. But for the rally leaders, there is certainly more to be lost than won during this stage.

    Stage 9 - Monday, January 12La Serena > Copiapo
    Connection: 88 km Special: 449 km Connection: 0 km Total: 537 km
    We are at the first step of a decisive trilogy. The reputation of the Atacama Desert, known as the world’s driest, will be tested by the competitors. Those who hope to find dunes will be rewarded. But they will also be fed a generous helping of rocks. This stage is typical of the Dakar 2009, with numerous changes of terrain. The positioning of difficulties, with long stretches of dunes at the end, will require pilots to conserve their strength. They must show themselves to be both multi-talented and with a firm sense of how to manage their efforts.

    Stage 10 - Tuesday, January 13Copiapo > Copiapo
    Connection: 20 km Special: 666 km Connection: 0 km Total: 686 km
    The day’s special is simply the longest and most difficult of the rally. As on the previous day, the competitors will face a series of dunes at the end of the day that stretch over a hundred kilometers. And in this area, even the leading specialists will be faced with something new. The Chilean dunes are veritable mountains of sand, and pilots must learn to climb and descend their sides over more than one kilometer. Another unknown: due to the extreme heat of the region, no one knows exactly how the sand will behave. In any case, remaining clear-headed will be imperative all the way to the end.

    Stage 11 - Wednesday, January 14Copiapo > Fiambala
    Connection: 20 km Special: 215 km Connection: 445 km Total: 680 km
    On this most majestic stage of the rally, the talents of copilots will be at the strategic center. In the morning, vehicles will leave the Pacific Ocean behind and head toward the border. In the meantime, it will be necessary to constantly choose which valley to take. The return to Argentina will be through the enchanting surroundings of the Paso San Francisco, at an altitude of nearly 4,700 meters. To close this long “day of colors”, the link will lead competitors to a sandy landscape that resembles Mauritania. And if fate lends a hand, the rally could even experience a “Bolivian winter” there, a rare phenomenon that sometimes provokes snowfalls in the middle of summer!

    Stage 12 - Thursday, January 15Fiambala > La Rioja
    Connection: 4 km Special: 253 km Connection: 261 km Total: 518 km
    As concerns crossings, the day’s special is a concentrate of technique. Various types of dunes will be encountered, including the very formidable “white dunes”. Just three days from arrival, this stage can scramble rankings, especially because the assistance vehicles will not have access to the Fiambala bivouac. The Golden Rule is still: “know how to economize your machine”.

    Stage 13 - Friday, January 16La Rioja > Cordoba
    Connection: 161 km Special: 545 km Connection: 47 km Total: 753 km
    After having swallowed thousands of kilometers, participants will face a first-class physical challenge in this next-to-the-last stage. State-of-the-art pilots must maintain their position, while amateurs must avoid an excess of confidence. Errors can leave bitter memories, since this will be the day of cacti. At the bivouac, doctors will no doubt be called on to wield the tweezers. Finally, for the experts of traditional rallies, certain routes are part of the patrimony of the World Cup that takes place every year in Cordoba. Here, aficionados will guarantee a large popular fiesta.

    Stage 14 - Saturday, January 17Cordoba > Buenos Aires
    Connection: 224 km Special: 227 km Connection: 341 km Total: 792 km
    The adventure began on La Pampa. After having explored two veritable nation-continents, the competitors will find a more familiar type of landscape. On long, rolling routes, concentration remains necessary. Those who arrive with a ranking in Buenos Aires will have achieved the most impressive loop ever undertaken in rally-raid. And they will remain forever first Interested, join me for Dakar 2009, Chile and Argentina.
    Bob Frassinetti

       Some information on myself, Lonely Planet has me listed as a “friendly and bohemian art dealer guide” on page 49 of its latest edition of Lonely Planet Guide for the city of Buenos Aires. This guide was written by Sandra Bao, and is just out, by the way, a great in view to our City. I'm also known on Internet online magazines and forums where I publish my insiders’ articles and inputs for travellers & dealers on art to antiques dealers, just Google my name! Or Yahoo! I’m a qualified eBay seller with great feedback! And I have been on line on eBay since 1998. That goes back a long way for Internet users. Please feel free to contact me and ask your question, or you can chat with me in our office in Buenos Aires, using Yahoo Instant Messenger ID ( artdealer_ar ) or MSN Messenger ID: ( bob-frassinetti ) ICQ ID ( 78541000 ). Bob Frassinetti, Everything on Art & Antiques as well as Travel Information for Buenos Aires and Argentina by Bob Frassinetti (Phone:  +54 911 6965 1955 or in B's A's: 15 6965 1955 )    

     


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    Updated: Monday, 1 December 2008 11:28 AM

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