Tuesday, September 28, 2010

For lovers of cars

Pam and I watch a program on our Spanish satellite TV about a USA company called West Coast Customs. It never fails to amaze us what these people are able to do to transform ordinary cars into something special.

It isn’t just in America that customising is popular. All over the world there are people intent on making their cars “different” including those in this area of Spain.

Of course there is not much point in spending hard earned money and time on your car if nobody else sees it. So a group of enthusiasts in Torrevieja organised what they called a Noche del Coche to provide a platform for people to show off their prized automobiles.

The first Noche del Coche was held in Torrevieja’s new sports yacht harbour, Marina Salinas March 2010. Since then owners of  classic, specialist, tuning and interesting cars and bikes have been  invited to go along, enjoy each others company and view each others vehicles the last Friday of each month.

Last month there were apparently over 20 cars to see but if you missed it don’t worry because there will be a special event this Friday to celebrate Octoberfest.

Octoberfest, which will run between Thursday and Sunday, noon until midnight, has been organised by the local café Ole del Mar. Entrance is free, as is parking outside of the white fence that surrounds Marina Salinas. Visitors can park their cars within easy walking distance of the event, inside of the first barrier.

On Friday 29th October there will be another Noche del Coche and on Haloween Night the Ole del Mar will be holding a special fancy dress night with prizes for the best dressed.

For  more information about the  Noches del Coche please visit www.NochedelCoche.com or call Dave on 697 198 939. Marina Salinas is located 100-metres past the entrance to the Fairground Car park and past the Pascual Flores and Delfin S61 Submarine.

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