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Ibiza's First Classic Car Run of 2007

The roads round Ibiza's highest village, San Jose, were thronged with vintage and classic cars today

The roads round Ibiza's highest village, San Jose, were thronged with vintage and classic cars today as The Automobile Club of Ibiza held its first rally of the year.

whippetThe streets by the town hall were converted into an exhibition centre as the villagers lingered over the gleaming chrome, whitewall tires, and polished bodywork of about 30 motoring marvels.

Names from the past - Whippet, Oakland, Panhard - which no longer figure in today's motoring parlance, rubbed fenders with old versions of Citroens, Fiats, Cadillacs, and the pride of the British fleet, Jaguar and Triumph.

oaklandDefinite favourites amongst the crowd were the 1920's Whippet, (photo above) an American Car built in Toledo, Ohio, but with right hand drive for the Argentinian market which drove on the left until the 1940's, and a 1920's Oakland, (photo right) a sure fire gangster car if ever we saw one.

After a morning on show, the cars were driven off in a slow speed procession around San Jose's lanes before everyone went off for lunch.

The Automobile Club hold many similar events throughout the year, particularly on public holidays like Easter and local fiestas, so keep your eyes open if your in Ibiza on one of these occasions.


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