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
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
Model A Touring club's visit to Spain as documented on Spanish National TV.
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!
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
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
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
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
On Monday, we had another beautiful day to drive through the Spanish countryside, but first some of our group visited an underground bodega in Aranda de Duero. On the road, we found a pretty monastery not too far away. Here are more sights during the day’s journey. Once we reached Logrono, which is in the … Continue reading Model A’s Heading into Rioja
This day’s Spanish adventure was a very pleasant drive through the countryside. Not too far from our starting point in Tordesillas, we found the Castle of Portillo. Climbed a lot of steps up the tower, but the view from the tower was fantastic. Later in the day, we could see the huge castle of Penefiel … Continue reading Castles and Model As