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JORGE FERREYRA BASSO


Jorge believes that his passion for cars was born with him in Buenos Aires in 1943. He fulfilled his vocation when in 1964 he became a designer for Baufer, coachbuilders specialising in bodywork for racing cars, where he produced many successful designs. In 1968 at the age of 24 he gave up his 5th-year studies in Engineering to take up the post of Design Manager for General Motors Argentina.

In 1978, after holding an exhibition in the Central Hall of the Argentine Automobile Club of his pastel and other drawings on motor sport, he left Argentina to continue his career in the Design Department of Opel in Germany. In Europe he returned once more to his pastel colours to further develop his desire to put onto paper the speed and emotion motor racing.

Jorge is the author of more than 60 posters for a variety of motoring events from the Italian Mille Miglia and Targa Florio (and of course the Argentine Mil Millas Sport), to Oldtimer rallies in Germany and the United States. From his first “vernissage” in the old pits of Nurburgring in 1983 he went on to hold various exhibitions including during the period 1994-1997 when he reorganised and became Chief Designer, Color and Trim Studio and Seat Design Development for all Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Buick, Saturn and GMC with General Motors, Detroit.

He retired from his position as Chief Designer, Design Quality, General Motors Europe to return to his native city of Buenos Aires and to devote most of his time to furthering his desire to put onto canvas the rush and excitement of racing while taking the odd few moments to enjoy the view of the sunset from his 8th floor loft studio for which he exchanged his beloved Aston Martin DB4!

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Jorge piensa que su pasión por el automóvil nació con él, en 1943, en Buenos Aires. Su vocación se vio satisfecha cuando en 1964 se constituyó en diseñador de Baufer, carroceros dedicados a la construcción de automóviles de competición. De su tablero salieron hitos como el Chevitú, el Chevitry y tantos otros. A los 24 años de edad, deja sus estudios de 5º año de Ingeniería para ocupar la Gerencia de Diseño de General Motors Argentina.

Con sus pasteles y dibujos sobre automovilismo deportivo realiza en 1978, una exposición en el Hall Central del ACA, despidiéndose de su país y continuando su carrera en Alemania en el Centro de Diseño de Opel. Ya en Europa retoma sus pasteles y desarrolla sus inquietudes por plasmar la velocidad y emoción.

Autor de más de 60 posters originales para diversos eventos: Mille Miglia y Targa Florio (Italia) Oldtimer GP Nürburgring, Langenburg Classic, Rally Wiesbaden (Alemania) California Mille, Monterrey Historics (USA) y por supuesto para las Mil Millas Sport (Argentina).

Desde su primer “vernissage” en los antiguos boxes de Nürburgring en 1983, expuso en Retromobile, Meadow Brook, Laguna Seca, Detroit (1994-1997) donde reorganizó y dirigió los Estudios de Colores, Tapizados y Diseño de asientos para todos los productos Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Cadillac y GMC.

Se retira como Chef Designer, Design Quality, General Motors Europa para regresar a su ciudad natal, Buenos Aires, y dedicar la mayor parte de su tiempo a seguir plasmando el vértigo en una tela y ver la puesta del sol desde su estudio -loft en un octavo piso- que cambió por su amado DB4.


 


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