Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One year more...

...best wishes to all from this site!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Unfinished sketches...

...of two Citröen, a Dyane 6 and a 2CV AKS400.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lady in red

This beauty, a Seat 1430 FU, was photoed a week ago here in Pamplona, and with license plates from 1975, is one of the last cars of this model, built in Martorell (Barsselona)from 1969 to 1975.
The only "extras" of this very well preserved car are the two reversing lights, the side mirrors and the license plates, made in the actual style.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cop-wheels (III)

Seat Altea XL, Mossos de Esquadra, Pineda de Mar, Catalonia. Here in Spain some regions had his own police, wich asumes some tasks of the other "national" polices, as oficial buildings protection, traffic,riots... In Catalonia are called the Mossos de Esquadra.
These vehicle, photoed last mont is the long version of the Seat Altea, a car in the roads since 2004 and built at Martorell, Catalonia. The Mossos police uses them since late 2005.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Worst road...

...of the world?
Nooooo...ha,ha. American Ford plant at Dearborn (Mich.), 1945. A tester, rides a 1946 model Ford listening for chassis noises while the car is driven along a specially constructed cobble-stone test road. Picture from "Illustrated London News" of January 1946.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lebanese medevac

Here is a ilustration that I made for mi friend Moustafa Assad, that he requested me for his book Blue-Steel III about lebanese M113 family. In fact, from the photos that this track was based, it's a former mortar carrier M106 converted to an armored ambulance. It is pictured during the 2006 israeli offensive in the south of Lebanon.
More information about the magnific books of Moustafa here.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Black & white times

November 1956. This international KB truck went out of control in a bridge of Chicago city. Only the wood rail prevented it from a fatal end. Photo from spanish Garbo Magazine.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cop-wheels (II)

Huarte (Navarra): A 2004 Skoda Octavia 4x4 TDI from Huarte local police.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A year of life

Today this blog celebrates his first birthday. To celebrate it, I just post a serie of shots of a same Jeep model that I posted as the first photos in this blog. In this case, this blue Ebro was photoed some months ago in the outskirts of Pamplona, with license plates from 1973. The one-year-ago pictures of the other Ebro and information of this vehicles are here.

Thanks to all of you friends for your visits!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


There are near 30 years between these two shots. They are Pamplona local police cars . The black and white picture is a Seat 124 station wagon version (more on Seat 124s here)in the early 80's. The color ones are a Peugeot Expert and a little Smart, both from 2008. Vehicle colors and uniforms have changed. In next posts I'll show you vehicles from policial units of my country, be alert...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Military insignia

A bunch of dusty M113s of Light Infantry Brigade "San Marcial" parked in their home base at Araca (Alava).

M113s of Cavalry Brigade "Castillejos" at San Gregorio training camp (Saragossa).

Since the use of modern military badges in the spanish army, the vehicles used by the army had been used as central motive in patches. Here are a graphic example, the well known M113. Since the arrival of this APC to Spain in 1969 his image is used by mechanized forces as in these three types of breast insignias:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Forever Young II

Some months ago I saw a tunned Seat 124 in my town, Huarte. Yesterday, I photoed another car of the same model in Pamplona, but now in his original configuration. This very well preserved vehicle is from 1977. Enjoy with it, very few cars of this model are in this neat condition today.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Echoes from a past war

A pair of shots from my personal archive of iraqi army vehicles soon after the long and bloody war against Iran, the famous UAZ 469 jeeps produced in Lenin's birthplace, Ulyanovsk. The camo is green over sand. Sadly, other wars came to this country...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Home, wheeled home!!

Here are a pair of vehicles used as home-made caravans that I photoed in the last months here in Pamplona. Designed for other tasks, their final destiny is the same: to be a mobile home.

US M715, ex United States Army.

German Opel Blitz, ex-firefighters vehicle.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Little red thing

In the last months of 1960, a new vehicle emerged from the assembly lines of the Moto Vespa factory (Madrid). The Vespacar was a three-wheeled cart, inspired by the italian Piaggio Ape model. With a load capacity of 400 kg and a velocity of 60 km/h, the Vespacar, also known as "motocarro" (wagon-cycle)soon will be a very popular light transport here in Spain, and were a common image in the roads during the next 20 years.

Today, 50 years later, the famous desingn and T-shirt factory of Kukusumuxu operates a fully restored Vespacar here in Pamplona, and so I can show you some pictures of this little red beauty.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Urban guerrillas!

Here are a pair of jeeps painted in urban camo!! Photoed some days ago near my home, these two dusty and muddy Suzuki Samurais from the years 1987 and 1988. The Suzuki Santana Samurai was a 4x4 vehicle made in the factory of Santana at Linares (Jaen) between 1985 and 2003. The large number of Samurais that were made during these 18 years are one of the most ever production of a vehicle here in Spain.