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.

Monday 13 August 2012

Wheeled box!

This ugly square thing is an old moving truck based on a Mercedes light truck.His license plates are from 1985 and I found it last mont in Pamplona.

Sunday 12 August 2012

Summer times

This simple and funny car is the Citröen Mehari, built between 1968 and 1988. Based in the Citröen Dyane 6, his body made in ABS plastic and soft top gave this vehicle a beach look, and soon the European coasts were a typical habitat for this car. Although his fragile appearance and light weight (less than 600kg!), two armies, the French (7.064 units) and Irish (12 units) used them. The number of Meharis produced was 144.953, and 13.284 of them were built in the spanish Citröen factory at Vigo between 1969 and 1981. I found this nice Mehari in the Mediterranean town of Calafell (Tarragona) last week, and his license plates tell me that was produced in 1884.

Friday 8 June 2012

Adios, amigo

The date of today marks the end of the production in Spain of an emblematic car of the 70 and 80's, the Ford Fiesta. This car started his life here in the newly constructed Ford plant in Almussafes (Valencia)in 1976, and late last year reached the Fiesta n. 5.000.000, with the production stopped during the years 1996-2002. The Fiesta had six generations of the model, including a totally new designed Fiesta in 2002 that nothing had in common but the name with the 1976 car. These pictures that I took last year here in Pamplona shows one Fiesta with license plates from the first year of the production of the model, 1976. In that year, a the price of the Fiesta was about 177.200 pesetas (1.067 euros!)