The monthly meeting of the classic cars in Armação de Pêra takes place on the 1st Sunday of each month from 10am to 1pm, and this event seems to grow in popularity each month.
It’s easy to find if you park in the free car park just before the Holiday Inn hotel, and then walk along to the promenade above the beach where the old mini-golf used to be … you really can’t miss it!
We estimated that there were at least 70 old classic cars displayed this month – it’s quite a sight!
The event is promoted by the Junta de Freguesia – the parish council; the ‘Amigos dos Veículos Clássicos do Barlavento’ group (here’s their FB page link for you); and the local amateur football club team “Os Armacenenses”
Most of the cars are in an amazing condition considering the age of them … they are all so well-preserved and well looked-after – they really are people’s pride and joy!
They are also a real step down memory lane for a car enthusiast … or just a lover of old cars .. Dave had great fun admiring the old VW Beetles which were his first car – and first love! ..
Some of them are obviously worth a lot of money too:
And others, like our friends’ BMW Isetta ‘bubble car’, is a real rarity, and worth a second look!
There is also a selection of Smart cars all lined up – we know that they are not strictly ‘classic cars’ but they are lovely!
and some Harleys sneaked in there too!
There are some real classics like this Tiffany Classic Elite Coupe … look at the leather trunk straps on this beauty:
Our favourite was this Mercedes Sports car – how gorgeous is this one:
It’s a beautiful setting above the beach – and many of the owners are very willing to engage in conversation and tell you more about their car:
And it’s obviously a place where old friends meet up each month too – it was really busy!
At 1pm many of the cars drive off in a procession around the streets of Armação de Pêra .. so don’t be late or you will miss them!
We hope that you enjoy our photographs – and if you are free on the first Sunday of the month .. and you like classic cars .. then you won’t want to miss this free event!
Here are some more shots for you to enjoy – click on any of the images to start the slideshow – and feel free to share with anyone else that you think might be interested.