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#1 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 23:41

Six cars factorys figthing in the track, millionaires budgets, with ex F1 drivers...,
Cosworth-Berta, SODEMO, Spiess involved in the stuff..

Is the magic Argentinian TC 2000 ..!!

The last Sunday 6/9, in the mytic El Zonda, in San Juan
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#2 devil500

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:41

Those Argentina Civics look bad ass :eek:

#3 David M. Kane

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:44

Looks good! :up:

#4 Lel

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 02:36

Repco
That's really great stuff...thanks for sharing, and keep them coming!!

BTW...Te sugiero que consigas algun amigo que te ayude con tu ingles...no quiero ofenderte pero es pesimo.
Saludos

#5 ClubmanGT

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 08:33

Wow. That Corolla is just awesome.

I wish we still had a 2l touring class in New Zealand.

#6 F1Fanatic.co.uk

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:35

That track looks stunning - look at the bridge and the mountains in the background. Where is that?

Edit: Ah sorry I see you put the name of the track above the first picture. Any more pics?

#7 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:39

Unbelievably tricky track? ;)

http://maps.google.c...3,0.009527&z=17

Looking at the circuit in Google Earth with terrain turned on shows what a beautiful setting the track is in.
http://img367.images...rgentinajf0.jpg

#8 F1Fanatic.co.uk

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:01

So the bridge is part of a crossover then? What a cool circuit! Argentine Grand prix please Mr Ecclestone! :cool:

#9 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:03

Originally posted by F1Fanatic.co.uk
So the bridge is part of a crossover then? What a cool circuit! Argentine Grand prix please Mr Ecclestone! :cool:


Is the same track "El Zonda" where the great Andrea de Adamich won with the Ferrari F2 in 1968., the "Temporada Argentina" of european F2.

El Zonda, in San Juan
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#10 pingu666

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:15

that is epic :)

#11 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:24

The 18th May, 72.000 persons enjoyed the street race TC2000 in the Santa Fé city!!

Remarkable issue: with only 2.0 litres and 8.300 Rpm, the TC 2000 engines have 325-330 HP in the Renault Meganes (tunned by SODEMO) and the Ford Focus factory team (tunned by Oreste Berta),

The ex Renault F1 tester José López won in Santa Fé city.
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The awesomes Focus, Official Team Ford Argentina, the driver Martin Basso also race in the FIA GT too.

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Ricardo Risatti is Champion in the Spanish F3 '07, and tested the Toyota F1 car in Paul Ricard the last October.
Now run with this lovely Chevy Astra (Spiess engines) team General Motors Argentina official
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#12 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:57

Awesome video - Street race TC 2000 in Santa Fé:
Enjoy this!!
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

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#13 devil500

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:15

Those are just cool looking cars :D

#14 pingu666

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:47

thats crazy, love how close the crowds could get :)

like a urban mini avus

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#15 imaginesix

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:50

Awesome racing Repco, thanks! A few things;

1- Your English is fine.
2- That hp figure can't be right, unless they use turbos.
3- Is the race series on now? Isn't it winter in Argentina? Where can we follow the series?

Thanks again!

#16 pingu666

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:01

didnt the toca cars have about that power? mind they wherent cheap :

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 17:03

Originally posted by imaginesix
Awesome racing Repco, thanks! A few things;

1- Your English is fine.
2- That hp figure can't be right, unless they use turbos.
3- Is the race series on now? Isn't it winter in Argentina? Where can we follow the series?

Thanks again!


The engine power in the top squads is supposed to be around 310 bhp (they don't use turbos) thou I don't know how reliable it is. The WRC teams still declare around 300 bhp, but I remember when Raies Competición bought a Corolla WRC for the Argentine rally championship, they confirmed (I think it was at Berta Motorsport) around 360 bhp or something, and it was the lowest spec engine.
And yes it is winter in Argentina and the series is on now (holidays for motorracing are in summer here)

EDIT: Oh, and last weekend race at El Zonda was great, thou I wanted Werner to win it...

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 17:19

Originally posted by F1Fanatic.co.uk
So the bridge is part of a crossover then? What a cool circuit! Argentine Grand prix please Mr Ecclestone! :cool:


Bite your tongue!!! Keep Bernie, Max, and Tilke as far away as possible. We don't need the 3 stooges destroying another track in the name of safety, comfort, access, and Bernie's wallet.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 22:06

That second picture shows the "stands" ;) ....at first glance I thought it was tire smoke, but it must be an "asado", I get hungry just thinking about it.

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#20 imaginesix

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 22:54

Originally posted by Repco von Brabham
Remarkable issue: with only 2.0 litres and 8.300 Rpm, the TC 2000 engines have 325-330 HP [/IMG]

Are you sure about the RPM limit? I looked up the tech regs here; http://www.tc2000.co.../reglamento.php and I couldn't find any reference to a rev limit. To get that much power from a NA 2.0L engine they'd have to run around 11,000 rpm..

#21 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:19

Originally posted by imaginesix
Are you sure about the RPM limit? I looked up the tech regs here; http://www.tc2000.co.../reglamento.php and I couldn't find any reference to a rev limit. To get that much power from a NA 2.0L engine they'd have to run around 11,000 rpm..


I am very sure ..., the limit is 8300 Rpm from the 2002 season.,
before was of 8500 Rpm, like the WTCC.

My son Lucas Benamo , drive a Honda Civic, in private Team "Rio De La Plata" his owner is the ex Champ Cart driver Juan Ignacio Cáceres ., I have all the data and unlimited acces to team workshop., the engines Honda are tunned by my best friend Victor Rosso, the owner of RAM's Racing, the Honda's company in charge.,
(But today, now, all the Hondas have 318 HP like maximun... :( :( ..)

My son Lucas, in his Honda Civic, Team Rio De La Plata, (uruguayan Owners).
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For checking all the NEWS in English, about the magic TC 2000 click here:
http://www.tc2000.co...cias_ingles.php

There is a rumour about Citroen wish signed to Tommy Erdos for 2009 ... I'm not guilty!!!

#22 pingu666

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:26

nice looking car he got there :)

i got a feeling the old f2 rally cars got 290~hp from a 2 litre engine... i could be wrong tho :$

#23 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 23:10

Originally posted by TARKUS
That second picture shows the "stands" ;) ....at first glance I thought it was tire smoke, but it must be an "asado", I get hungry just thinking about it.


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#24 turin

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 23:58

:drool:
As they say, God is everywhere, but his main office is in Argentina

#25 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 22:49

I only wish post this picture:

(Somebody understood this)
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#26 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 20:16

The magic TC 2000 in the "Autosport" magazine!!

The TC 2000's race inSalta:

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The race in General Roca:
(Toyota return to the victoty)).
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The race in Santa Fé street circuit: (First Honda victory this year)

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The race in the mytic "El Zonda" de San Juan:

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Bonus Track:
The Autosport journalist, Tony Watson, talk about the TC 2000 Championship.
Video:
http://es.youtube.co...h?v=oIHgqP2mrI8


Best regards.

#27 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 23:07

TC 2000 Updates

ANTHONY REID. HONDA PETROBRAS
"I want to win the Buenos Aires 200 Km"
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Buenos Aires, July 25th 2008.- The highly-experienced Scottish driver, Anthony Reid, will again compete in the Buenos Aires 200 Km, and in the process will become the only European driver to have competed in the event's five editions. In an exclusive interview with www.tc2000.com.ar, he spoke about his previous outings down here and the repercussion of the event in Europe, and said: "I want to win this race for Honda and myself."

How do you view your forthcoming participation in the Buenos Aires 200 Km enduro?
I very much enjoy coming to Argentina every year for this race, It is a big race in South American Motorsport and it’s important for the Manufacturers, Teams and Drivers to do well.

¿What does this race mean to you?
For me personally it is a privilege to race for the Honda team and my friend Victor Rosso, they are a very professional team, they look after me very well and I really want to win this race for Honda and myself.

You'll be co-driving the Honda with José María López. What do you know about him?
I know Pechito from last year and know he is a very good young driver, he also achieved a lot of success in Europe and was Test driver for the Renault F1 Team, I saw him testing F1 at Silverstone.

¿What is known of the 200 Km in Europe?
The BA 200kms is becoming well known in Europe especially as some of the WTCC drivers and ex-F1 drivers are participating in this race.

¿What do you most like about the event?
What I like about this event is it is very competitive, also the Argentinean fans are very passionate and they support motorsport like they support football, there will be 60,000 fans at the track for the race.

Do you like long-distance events, with a change of drivers?
Over the years I have done a lot of sports car racing including finishing 3rd at Le Mans in a Porsche 962C and endurance racing in Japan. This year I have been racing a Ferrari 430GT in British GT. It is an interesting format for Touring Cars.

You came close to winning the 2007 event with Carlos Bueno. What are your thoughts on this edition?
It is my ambition to win this event, I finished 2nd last year but it does not guarantee anything as TC2000 is very competitive, however Honda is a very good team and I have a lot of confidence that we can do well.

Do you like the layout used for the 200 Km?
The BA circuit is challenging especially the first corner and the infield is very technical but the Honda is very good around this track.

http://www.tc2000.co...gles.php?id=217

Anthony with the beastal Civic in the last 200 Km edition..
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#28 pingu666

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 00:39

ah cool :)

#29 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:14

Originally posted by pingu666
ah cool :)


Also, Robert Huff and the great Alain Menu coming to Buenos Aires 200 Km race, too..!

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#30 Rob29

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:07

Wow! How did I miss this thread before? Some of the most beautiful photos I have seen here.If BTCC could find circuits like that maybe they might get crowds simlar? Mention of Tony Watson reminded me he was a 'pen pal' of mine in the 70s long before the internet,and he came to England around 76 and did a run at Brands at the FF racing school.I have a stack of stuff he sent me relating to Argentine F1 & F4(which he did)Sadly I never managed to get to Argentina-please advise date of next years Santa Fe race as soon as possible. :)

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:15

Originally posted by Repco von Brabham
I only wish post this picture:

(Somebody understood this)
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:clap: ;)


Good 'ol Tomy Erdos, drives for my companies LMP2 team.

#32 pingu666

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 17:52

i remmber him driving a marcos :)

pretty cool the old guard turning up :D

http://www.dreamhtpc...ay/index13.html olivers mount is quite pretty, but not big enough for car racing, or safe enough really...

#33 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 19:14

Originally posted by Rob29
Wow! How did I miss this thread before? Some of the most beautiful photos I have seen here.If BTCC could find circuits like that maybe they might get crowds simlar? Mention of Tony Watson reminded me he was a 'pen pal' of mine in the 70s long before the internet,and he came to England around 76 and did a run at Brands at the FF racing school.I have a stack of stuff he sent me relating to Argentine F1 & F4(which he did)Sadly I never managed to get to Argentina-please advise date of next years Santa Fe race as soon as possible. :)



Look the last race, TERRIFIC RACE, this last sunday 20th July:

http://es.youtube.co...h?v=Mclwlj3zDng

TERRIFIC

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 18:26

Here is a link for download the 2007 race.... My friend Pablo is uploading it to me coz im racing there this year with a privateer honda civic. So, if someone wants it... heres the link of the torrent file.

www.balbiani.com (my site first ov course)

https://www.racing-u...?cls=5&id=11430

#35 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 00:02

The next Sunday...,


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#36 BuzzingHornet

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 00:40

Great pictures :) Thanks for sharing... I have new wallpaper :)

#37 Powersteer

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:16

Been a while since stuff as good as this was around...Thanks.

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#38 pingu666

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 02:00

:up:
ive been slowly downloading the tc2000 stuff off RU :)

#39 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 23:05

TC 2000 Update

Chevrolet pair to race in Buenos Aires
Monday, 4th August 2008

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Alain Menu and Rob Huff are confirmed as part of the Chevrolet line-up for the Buenos Aires 200.

Chevrolet has confirmed that World Touring Car Championship pair Alain Menu and Rob Huff are to take part in the Buenos Aires 200 kilometre touring car race.
The pair will take part in the event to support Chevrolet Argentina's title challenge, with Menu looking to try and repeat his victory in 2006 – which came after podium finishes in the two previous years.

Huff meanwhile will be making his second appearance in the race, although Nicola Larini won't make the trip to South America due to other commitments already in place – with Brazilian Hoover Orsi taking the Italian's place in the driver line-up.

"We are very happy to again have the WTCC drivers with us for what is the biggest event of the year in South American motorsports," Jorge Maquiez, senior commercial supervisor for Chevrolet's TC2000 programme, said. "Actually, we will be the only brand bringing in foreign drivers who are driving for the same brand elsewhere in the world, and this proves once again the strength of a global brand like Chevrolet.

"In 2006, the association between TC2000 and WTCC drivers worked very well for Chevrolet, as we won the race; last year, we could not do it because of a date clash, so we are really enthusiastic that we are able to repeat the experience in 2008.
The advantage, this year, is that both Alain and Rob know the track, the race and the TC2000 cars ; on the other hand, the 2008 championship is more competitive and closely-fought than ever. The seven first races have seen seven different winners, which is something unprecedented in the TC2000. We had a relatively slow start of the season, but then our cars have been gaining in reliability and in performance, and we won our first race in round six, in Resistencia.

"Currently, our best-placed driver, Cristian Ledesma, is lying fourth in the standings and a win or a podium finish in the Buenos Aires event, which is granted almost double points, would be extremely helpful to re-open the battle for the title as we get into the second part of the season. Ledesma will race with Alain Menu, while Marcelo Bugliotti will pair with Rob Huff like in 2006 and Ricardo Risatti will share the wheel with Hoover Orsi, who is a Chevrolet driver in the Brazilian stock-car championship.

http://www.crash.net...enos_aires.html


Saludos..,

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#40 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 23:21

Good UK article and pictures, about this classic race:

http://www.f1sa.com/...5064&Itemid=219

The last picture, was taken in Curitiba, Brazil, during the joint race WTCC-TC 2000, the last year.

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#41 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:39

Even in RUSSIA, too!!!

http://www.7tv.ru/news.xl?id=190951


Vamos carachooooo!!!!... :up:

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:55

Originally posted by Repco von Brabham


I am very sure ..., the limit is 8300 Rpm from the 2002 season.,
before was of 8500 Rpm, like the WTCC.

My son Lucas Benamo , drive a Honda Civic, in private Team "Rio De La Plata" his owner is the ex Champ Cart driver Juan Ignacio Cáceres ., I have all the data and unlimited acces to team workshop., the engines Honda are tunned by my best friend Victor Rosso, the owner of RAM's Racing, the Honda's company in charge.,
(But today, now, all the Hondas have 318 HP like maximun... :( :( ..)


Yo quiero uno!

How often do the engines fail?

Do they ever race in the rain?

Those are some badass cars.

What kind of rubber do they run?

When are they coming to the 'states?

#43 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:44

Anthony Reid's Shakedown, today in Córdoba


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Honda Official Website: http://www.hondaracing.com.ar/


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Posted 06 August 2008 - 21:15

Great pictures and it's good hearing the series is getting coverage.

....now let's see more pictures of grid girls :eek: :love:

#45 Calorus

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 21:23

Originally posted by tiagotiago
Great pictures and it's good hearing the series is getting coverage.

....now let's see more pictures of grid girls :eek: :love:


Pah, grid girls. If I want porn, I'll watch REAL porn, god knows I have enough. I want to see CARS!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 21:59

Originally posted by Repco von Brabham


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If Carlsberg made forum posts......


Top pics/vids. Cheers :)

#47 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 22:49

Originally posted by Calorus


Pah, grid girls. If I want porn, I'll watch REAL porn, god knows I have enough. I want to see CARS!



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#48 Calorus

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 22:50

Mmmmmmmmmmm.........

#49 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 22:54

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 00:47

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Gracias ché!