Sunday, June 28, 2009
The total production of the famous Sherman tank by thepowerful military industry of the USA totalized more of 50.000 units, mostly during the Wolrd War years. After the war, a number of these Shermans were sold to private users. Here, a pair of these tanks, used by a constructor, are demolishing in the late 50's a house at Patterson, New Jersey.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Soon the Sanfermines will erupt here in Pamplona, and crowds of foreign visitors will come here to join the "fiesta". About fifteen years ago a group of south africans came to Pamplona in this Bedford truck, equipped as a "some-like-a-bus" including a trailer.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I took these two photos in 2004 at Málaga airport. This beautiful fire truck is an american International Loadstar, and then it was being restored. I hope now the public can enjoy it there in sunny Málaga!!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I sawn you photos of Viasa Jeeps but also spanish Viasa built a series of Jeep vans during the 60-70's. Here is a olive green (but no a military vehicle) SV-430 model from 1973. I took these photos near Barcelona last summer.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Kenya, summer of 1958.
A car was en route from Nairobi to Mombasa when suddenly a rhino, whith a wheight of more of 500 kg., crossed the road. The violent collision caused the death of the animal. This photo shows the poor rhino and his executor, an american Chevrolet Bel-Air 1955.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Flying Fortress was the most know plane used by the United States in his bomb attacks over Germany during the Second World War. His crew was 10 men. During the missions over Europe, more of 4.500 B-17s were lost. This is a sketch made with colored pencils. It depicts a bomber of the 381st Bomb Group.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I took this week these photos in Pamplona (Navarra). This autocaravan is one of the survivors of the Commer-Santana van series, built by Santana here in Spain under british license from 1964 to mid-70's. The childs of the 70's loved them because they looked as the police truck of the US TV series "S.W.A.T."!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Here is another illustration made for the book "Landing Zone Lebanon". Now is a Leclerc tank from the 2e Division Blindee francaise. This book is a very, very good source of graphic information of the UN vehicles during the initial stages of the United Nations intervention in 2006.
Here is an illustration wich I made some years ago of an AAV-7 amphibious vehicle of the Lagunari regiment of the italian army in Lebanon. This picture was for the book "Landing Zone Lebanon" of Moustafah El-Assad.
Now here in Spain is June 6th, D-Day. I think that is the best day to start with this blog. All these past years, a lot of people go to Normandy to conmemorate the allied invasion with their historic vehicles, and reenact the troops of this battle. One of them was mi friend Roger. A former fireman of Nantes, Roger always went with their friends of the 15th Cavalry Group reenactment association to Ste. Marie Eglise.
Sadly, some weeks ago Roger passed away. Now, his association's vivouac area, Camp Riley is more little than other years, and his jeep and smile will be missed. This blog is dedicated to him. Good bye, Roger!