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May 21, 2003 – Automobile builder Alejandro de Tomaso dies
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May 21, 2003 – Automobile builder Alejandro de Tomaso dies

Alejandro de Tomaso was born in Argentina in 1928 to a politically prominent family. In the mid 1950s he fled his country for his grandfather's homeland, Italy, after being suspected of participating in a plot to overthrow the current Argentinian president. He landed in Modena, a city rich in automotive history and racing culture, which influenced the rest of his life. De Tomaso began a career as a racing driver for companies such as Maserati and Scuderia, making his Formula One debut in 1957. He participated in four races that year, but he scored no championship points. That didn't stop him from pursuing automotive excellence. Above: De Tamaso Vallelunga. By Rikita - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0Top: Alejandro de Tomaso with a Ford powered Pantera at Ford HQ. In 1959 he founded the De...

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