But first, here are sights from yesterday’s drive from Oakhurst to Jackson, CA. Fremont’s Fort pictured above is a scenic lookout on Hwy. 49. General Fremont, a cohort of Lewis and Clark, was the founder of Mariposa, and had several gold mines in the area. Presumably, the Fort was built to protect his mines! In … Continue reading It’s a Wrap…
Portugal and Spain
Hasta Luego, Amigos
On May 22nd, our first task in Barcelona was to deliver our trusty Model A’s to the warehouse for preparation to ship home. Now, all of a sudden, we became just ordinary tourists. We coped by taking a 6-hour city tour: The next day, some of us had to leave for home (or for extended … Continue reading Hasta Luego, Amigos
Fond Goodbyes to Zaragoza
All good things eventually come to an end… Our Spanish car enthusiast friends picked us up at our hotel in Zaragoza and led us out of town to Villafranca de Ebro, very close to the Ebro River. We stopped in a small square and the police closed the entrance road once we were all parked … Continue reading Fond Goodbyes to Zaragoza
Spanish TV Interviews
Model A Touring club's visit to Spain as documented on Spanish National TV.
Meet the Participants of our Zaragoza Spectacular!
As I mentioned in my last post, we all drove our cars to the Plaza del Pilar, Zaragoza, Spain and left them there most of the day for a public car show. Here are individual photos of Model A Touring Club members with their cars: And here are individual photos of Associaiton Aragonesa Vehiculos Historicos … Continue reading Meet the Participants of our Zaragoza Spectacular!
Model A Spanish Spectacular
Our second day in Zaragoza, Spain, was so full that I’m going to have to split into at least two parts! Part one: In the morning of May 20th, our Spanish car club friends met us at our hotel with a police escort and led us to the Plaza del Pilar for a public exhibition … Continue reading Model A Spanish Spectacular
Police Escort Leads Our A’s to Zaragoza
As we were planning this Model A tour of Portugal and Spain, a Spanish historical vehicle club found us on the internet and contacted us. Chema Blasco from the club asked us to tweak our itinerary so we could visit them in Zaragoza, Spain. We were thrilled to accomplish this first joint meeting of the MODEL … Continue reading Police Escort Leads Our A’s to Zaragoza
El Toro y la Model A
On the 18th, we travelled from Bilbao to Pamplona, Spain. This was our first really rainy day and we had few photo opportunities. After we settled into our hotel in Pamplona, we gathered for a walking tour of the city center. (The rain had let up by then.) One of the first topics the guide … Continue reading El Toro y la Model A
More of Bilbao, Spain
Here are shots from our second day in Bilbao, Spain. First, some pictures of the amazing architecture of the Guggenheim Museum: And views from old town. Notice, there are no cars in this day’s photos. Bilbao is a very big city with heavy traffic, no parking, and large pedestrian areas. Views from above the city, … Continue reading More of Bilbao, Spain
Model A’s Reach Basque Country
Today’s drive was challenging, but it led us to our most northern point in Spain. First, however, we drove though the countryside near Logrono to the beautiful Bodegas Beronia to learn about the wines in the region. Then we headed out. However, as we approached Bilbao, we had significant down hill stretches – 10% to … Continue reading Model A’s Reach Basque Country