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Hinomaru
09-22-2016, 09:48 PM
Folks brought out their Vintage Mini Automobiles - was fun watching them.jestera

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Robert Nixon
09-22-2016, 10:01 PM
Great shots, thanks for sharing! I recognize some of those but not all of them! Is this an annual event? Looks like something one of the major networks or car magazines need to cover.

Hinomaru
09-22-2016, 10:40 PM
Great shots, thanks for sharing! I recognize some of those but not all of them! Is this an annual event? Looks like something one of the major networks or car magazines need to cover.

Thank you so much Robert for looking and for your comments. Yes this is an annual event and actually part of Portuguese Cultural Festival which takes place in summer. Don't see a connection between Portugal and European / Japanese Mini Cars from the past tho! :hurt: But its a lot of fun watching these vintage cars go around while sipping wine / beer and enjoying Portuguese Food from Street Vendors.

Fiat500USA
09-23-2016, 07:56 AM
That's neat. It's nice to sample different cultures, whether it's food or automobiles.

Hinomaru
09-23-2016, 10:14 AM
That's neat. It's nice to sample different cultures, whether it's food or automobiles.

Thank you Fiat500USA. A fun event but the sad part is I'm old enough to remember when these cars came out. :crying:

Amacento
09-23-2016, 01:21 PM
Dreamy :bowdown:

DowneasTTer
09-23-2016, 01:28 PM
Thanks for the photos. I'm old enough to have owned 3 of the cars listed... The giant one MGA Coupe, mine was a 56 roadster but huge in comparison to the others. I had two of the Honda's a 600 sedan as in the pic and 600 coupe. Both great little cars and a lot of fun to rally in the early 70's (pedal to the metal and late for almost every checkpointjestera" and of course a Fiat 500. That was my first car. I was 15 at the time and purchased a 58 from an estate in Bar Harbor, Maine for $50. Loved it and drove it for many years. Thanks again for the memories.

Southernroadrunner
09-23-2016, 01:54 PM
Those are great pics for sure. Thank you

Hinomaru
09-23-2016, 05:02 PM
Thanks for the photos. I'm old enough to have owned 3 of the cars listed... The giant one MGA Coupe, mine was a 56 roadster but huge in comparison to the others. I had two of the Honda's a 600 sedan as in the pic and 600 coupe. Both great little cars and a lot of fun to rally in the early 70's (pedal to the metal and late for almost every checkpointjestera" and of course a Fiat 500. That was my first car. I was 15 at the time and purchased a 58 from an estate in Bar Harbor, Maine for $50. Loved it and drove it for many years. Thanks again for the memories.

Thank you DowneasTTer! Glad to know I'm not the only one from the Triassic Period jestera Your MGA Roadster is such a beauty - what a design. I also drove a little Honda Z with an Air Cooled lawnmower engine :) but it was such a fun car to drive.

From manual roll down windows & knob turning radio back then, I never dreamed of steering wheel controlled Blue Tooth hands fee & usb connected MP3 music selections. Its hard to go back to the past century technology. I can't believe we used to walk up to the Television to change channels :wink: or what did I do when going places without voice instructed GPS Google Map Navigation.

Hinomaru
09-23-2016, 05:03 PM
Those are great pics for sure. Thank you

Thank you Southernroadrunner.

Hinomaru
09-23-2016, 05:07 PM
Dreamy :bowdown:

Thanks Amacento!

msjulie33
09-23-2016, 06:45 PM
that's really cool thanks!

Hinomaru
09-23-2016, 10:05 PM
that's really cool thanks!

Thank you msjulie33.

hoddinr
01-29-2017, 10:27 PM
Let's see - Gogomobile was one, a few original Fiat 500s, a Messerschmitt tandem, a Skoda, an Isetta. What else?