An Old Automobile for An Old Town

An Old Automobile for An Old Town

The weekend is the perfect time to catch the classic automobiles in La Antigua Guatemala. You can catch classic automobiles near churches and hotels because they are used for weddings and other celebrations, including quinceañeras.

In the picture above, I captured two classic German automobiles; where is the second one and what color and brand name is it?

Update: Here’s the a rear view of the classic Mercedes Benz 300 from 1955.

Back of An Old Automobile for An Old Town

Update 2: Okay, finally I have some time to share with you the theme song for the white cucarachita or escarabajo, the nickname in Guatemalan Spanish for the VW Beetle. I hope you enjoy it. For those who want to try it in their next Karaoke session, follow the white rabbit! 🙂

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  • Erick

    Are you referring to the white VW beetle shown in the bumper’s reflection of the benz? That benz is sweet! I wouldn’t mind being driven around all over Antigua in that.

  • Manolo

    Punch buggy!! I sense a guest appearance by the Rudy-movil.

  • Hugh Stacey

    That’s a three-count and it’s out! I was looking for your white Vee-Dub that appeared a few days back in a great black & white photo of the schoolgirls social network gathering! Erick beat me to it, but indeed in is reflected in the bumper of the Merc.
    I’ll have to renew my marriage vows in Antigua and travel in style.

  • Eric

    I think the Rudy-movil needs a theme song, since it’s turning up everywhere. Batman had a theme song when he was cruising in the Batmobile, El Santo had theme music when he was racing to the rescue in his convertible … what should the theme song be for the Rudy-movil? Hmmmmm….. 😉

  • @Erick, that was fast, I didn’t think it was that obvious. 😉

    @Manolo, thanks to you now everybody knows about the white beetle rabbit. 🙁

    @Hugh, you must renew your marriage vows in Antigua Guatemala and travel in classic style for sure.

    @Eric, good idea, I think I already have the song, just let me remember the name of it and I will post it soon. 😉

  • Cristina

    Rudy, were you able to get any pictures of the classical car convention in LAG in April?

    • @Cristina, no I did not get a chance, I think I was on a trip at the time. Sorry. 🙁

  • NicWirtz

    How about la macarena for the Rudy-mobile? Or perhaps Salta by King Africa? As long as Rudy wears http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/King_Africa_in_Puerto_del_Rosario.jpg in it.

    Ok Rudy’s staring now, doesn’t look like he agrees 🙂

  • Eric

    I am curious about the ‘Rudy-movil’ theme. At first, I pictured our roving photographer stalking the city for candid photos, so maybe the shark theme from “Jaws”, but no, too scary…then I thought maybe the “theme from Peter Gunn”; it has a roaming the streets with a camera sound to it…then I thought Blondie’s “One Way or Another”, then maybe “Soul Man”, but now…who knows.
    Alright, Rudy, what is it ? What song do the antiguenos listen for, and know that you’re out on the street, camera in hand ?

  • @everyone, okay, finally I have some time to share with you the theme song for the white cucarachita or escarabajo, the nickname in Guatemalan Spanish for the VW Beetle. I hope you enjoy it. For those who want to try it in their next Karaoke session, follow the white rabbit! 🙂

  • Eric

    Ja-ja-ja-ja !! Rudy, this is the PERFECT theme song for el escarabajo. What was I thinking ? My guesses pale in comparison. At first, I thought the song was a remake of an old tune from los EEUU, but I turned the sound up, listened to the lyrics, and I have been laughing for two days. Ja-ja-ja, how true !
    Thanks for sharing the theme song, and Viva el escarabajo !!