Sunday 26 October 2014

Politi-Car propaganda

The propaganda services of the regime of general Franco always were interested in mostrate the success of spanish industry and in these years the little Biscuter was one of the few spanish built cars.
Here are two shots of movie stars from the era posing with the Biscuter. Pictures are trom spanish magazines "Garbo" dated in 1956.
The Biscuter series 100 was the typical small and economic cars that some european countries built as response to the critical economic situation of the era. Designed by french designer Gabriel Voisin in late 40´s, drew no interest in France and was licensed it to "Autonacional S.A." in Spain. Built from 1953 to the early 60´s with a production of 12.000 units of all variants, very few of this two-seat and 240kg and aluminium body car survived today, mostly of them in museums.
Italian actress Marina Berti
Hollywood actress Patricie Wymbre (3rd wife of Errol Flynn)
Commercial ad.


Thursday 21 August 2014

Chevy pickup

Today's treasure find: A superb 1954 Five Window Chevrolet Pickup used as mobile advertisment in Mutilva, Navarra (Spain). as curiosity note that in the Old glory flag are 50 stars, but a contemporary flag with the '54 model must be only 48 stars.




Too much time...

... parked. Really this time was a hard year for me and my family. But I hope from now onwards I can write more often along this road. Let`s go!
 

Sunday 3 March 2013

Iron mule

This is a manoeuver diesel locomotive 10101, called "Meme" or "Pegasin". It was powered by the same engine of the Pegaso Comet truck. Designed in 1955, only 46 units were built betweeen 1959 and 1963, and worked well since then to the 90's. I photoed this well painted "Pegasin" as decorative monument in the industrial area of Esquiroz, near Pamplona.

Monday 24 December 2012

White xmas

Amchitka Island, december 1943. Nice shot from www.kadiak.com

Saturday 15 December 2012

Camo style

A Renault Rodeo at Bidart (France), december 2011. This vehicle, built between 1970 and 1987, was the Renault alternative to the Citroen Mehari, but this car wasn´t so succesful than the Citroen, and few of these Rodeos can be seen today.

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Super-Man

This impressive truck was photoed at Erice de Iza, Navarra (Spain) nearly a year ago. Is a german MAN Kat I 4x4, a truck designed for the german armed forces. From 1976 to 1983 MAN built 8.634 units of the family Kat I for the german army, navy and air forces in 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 versions.This german military surplus truck had a Zeppelin communications shelter.