This week's Z was an easy one - at least for me. A look in the garage was enough. For those who don't know what it is - it is a car. Known as Opel Zafira. Opel is owned by GM and is their major brand and car manufacturer in Europe. We bought our first Opel in 2000 and have so far seen them in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany (obviously - that is where most of them are made), The Netherlands, France, Spain and Greece.
But not in the UK. There GM has its own subsidiary called Vauxhall. We knew that of course, but when we visited England in 2006 with out brand new car, I couldn't resist taking this shot of ours parked next to a "British" relative outside our hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere. BTW, the last picture was taken by my mobile, a Nokia N70.
Some months later I was in Dublin for a congress and half expected to see Vauxhall there too (they drive on the wrong side of the road there too, don't they?). But, nothing doing - it was Opel again.
I have not checked whether GM sells this car, or a version of it, in other parts of the world. Knowing how the car business operates these days, the probably do, but I don't know any names.
This was the last letter of the alphabet for now (at least the English one). It has been fun while it lasted and all hats off for Mrs. Nesbitt for hosting it and taking all the trouble that goes with it!
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