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Bogacs, Hungary
 

Bavaria to Bogacs Hungary

Bogacs

Eger Land Rally


Rally End

Puzska

Budapest


W
e were guests at the home of Dirk and Gretel Bensinger in Bogacs' Hungary. Bogacs is near the historic city of Eger Hungary, the starting point of Eger's annual vintage automobile and motorcycle rally. Areas visited Spitz, Bogacs, Mezokovesd, Kacs, Tibolddaroc, Tard, Lillafured, the Puzska, and Budapest.
 



   
Friday morning in Bogacs Hungary. within a few minute walk of the hot spring pools.

 

   
A few last minute touches to Baby Blue before the planned road rally.
   
The Opel waking up after 6 months of storage.

Opal

   
Preparing Hungarian Goulash.

   
Gretel in the kitchen preparing breakfast. Breakfast was hard bread, cheese, salami, tea and coffee, homemade plum marmalade and hard boiled eggs.

Gretel in Kitchen

   
We were fortunate to have Dr. Czaba Balabas as our interpreter for the rally. Pictured is Czaba's fiancÚ, Clara, and Valerie

   
Neighbor Georgie, with Dirk and Valerie. Valerie is holding a pelt.

Fox Hide

   
Czaba and Clara on their BMW Motorcycle.

BMW

   
Traveling to Eger for rally registration.

On the Road

   
Approaching Eger.

Opal Leading

   
The Opel, the little gas sipper, getting fueled up.

Gretel

   
The Imperial is not a gas sipper.

Anthony

   
Local school children admiring the Imperial. Please keep in mind that until the early 1990's most eastern Europeans were accustomed to the Trabant automobile. Currently, all makes of modern automobiles travel in Hungary. However an American car from the 1950's era is a rare site.

Children

   
The registration in Eger. Thank goodness for Dr. Czaba our translator. Also, a small glass of plum schnapps. All ladies were presented a pink and white rose.

Registration

 

 

The courtyard of Eger. Sunday morning it will be home to the Rally.

   
Walking up the hill to the Castle of Eger.

Eger Hill

   
Three crosses on the upper area of Eger Castle. This has special meaning as Valerie's father is involved in Crosses across America.

Crosses

   
Sunset over Eger.

Val Sunset

   
 

   
Scary looking statues.

Scary

   
There is a McDonalds everywhere. My wife and I met at our local McDonalds in Bridgeport West Virginia. We were 16 years old and it was our first job.

   
Valerie and I at a local restaurant

Restaurant

   

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