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Oreste Berta: “The Wizard of Cordoba”

We tell you the story of the self-taught genius Oreste Berta, who won three honoris causa titles, and who killed Juan Maria Traverso.


Oreste Berta is originally from Rafaela, Santa Fe. However, he was courted. He resides many years ago in Alta Gracia, and it is there that he had offspring. There she gave birth to her three children, and her car models. In the world of motorsport it is very well known. He's a Iron Wizard.

Oreste Berta was a self-taught, and came to build the best car models. He took a brief step in college and, for different reasons, decided to drop out. However, that was no impediment to becoming an engineering genius. That's why he was recognized by various institutions. He received three honoris causa degrees, awarded by the National University of Córdoba, the National University of San Juan and the UTN.


What is inherited is not stolen

From the age of 8 he began to feel this fierrera passion. He learned by observing and exercising, at his grandfather's harvesters factory. At 13 he built motorized bikes. And at 16 he began with the formal study of Engineering; without However, he dropped out of formal studies very soon. That didn't stop him. become a full-fledged engineer. He always took the subject with a lot seriousness, never stopped informing and training. With only 20 years of age he received proposals from the United States, to which he agreed. Until you receive a proposal by Kaiser Industries Argentina (IKA). And he went back to his homeland.

From experience and creativity, combined with knowledge, Oreste Berta created thousands of models. The Berta LR, the Berta V8 engine, SP International, F5000 and the F1 attempt were some of your nuggets.

The Magician continues to work in his little workshop of Alta Gracia. Together with their children, they repair and make race cars. However, Berta confesses that now she only watches the races out of curiosity. He is not passionate about the current dynamics of motorsport.

We Argentines thank you for your magic and recognize your work. Great, Wizard!

Publication Date: 25/01/2020

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