Friday, July 24, 2009
This photo was taken by my cousin Pablo Juanarena during a motor exhibition in Madrid.
Is avery well restored Dennis fire engine from the Madrid Fire Dept. These trucks of the 40's were purchased in the 50's from Great Britain vehicle stocks.
This picture is a humble tribute from this blog to the six firemen dead this week while they was fighting the fires in the mountains of Spain.
The name of these heroes: Jordi More, Jaume Arpa, Ramón Espinet, David Duaigües, Ramón Conejero and Pau Costa.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Here is another great shot taken by my friend Luis Pitarch in Kosovo. This little cabrio is a Zastava 750, the popular italian Fiat 600 made under license from 1962 onwards in Kragujevac, Yugoslavia. Since the start of the Balkans conflict the production was ended (the license was given to Tofas in Turkey where production continued until 1995)and Kragujevac produced armament until april 1999 when the factory was bombed by OTAN planes.
This funny car was painted in camouflage and used probably by militias. His license plate, barely visible, I think it's from the serb municipality of Priboj (license code: PB in cyrillic alphabet).
Monday, July 13, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Since the beginning of the past siecle, the military movement was linked to the motor transport, and this to the big trucks. Although the most powerful images of an army are the tanks, here are a humble tribute to these workhorses of the logistics.
These shots of M939 series trucks were taken by my great friend Luis Pitarch some years ago in Kosovo. Thanks, Luis!