Saturday, December 15, 2012
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, November 27, 2012
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, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
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, June 8, 2012
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!)
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
HERE, and the other is the versatile Peugeot Partner I Combi, a french van built from 1997 onwards. This police car is from the first serie of the Partner model, with license plates from 1997.