Christmas was early this year! I just received a package from Santa, all the way from Lapland California. The contents were way beyond I could comprehend so it will take me a while to cover it all. One thing in there instantly made my heartbeat rise over 100bpm: Citroën’s BX 4TC.
Finally I fixed my lightbox. Somehow the AC Adapter of the LED strips was out of juice but a new one makes it glowing glorious again. So from helped out a bit by my phone
After being active here for a few years now you get into the situation many models have passed already, even when you’re doing mainly French/German cars. It’s not that I can’t show new models but the Renault Clio V6 I’ve shown before.
This is another one from Fintail’s mega sale a little while ago. It always was somewhat of forbidden fruit for me. In Europe there’s somewhat a struggle as in other parts of the world. In the US it’s you’re either a GM or a Ford guy. In Australia you’re either a Ford or a Holden dude. In my country it was Volkswagen…
Les 2CV de Cochonou. A manufacturer of Sausages. That’s what Cochonou was. And they made a few 2CVs for publicity, a few ended up being used at the Tour de France.
In my younger years it was all about that sweet six inline from die Bayerische Motoren Werken. As it was torquey and vibration-free by default. The sound they produced was amazing! And BMW mounted the 6-pot M20s and M30s in all of their models. But then, all of a sudden, the 7 series E32 was fitted with a V8.…
No worries: I hadn’t forgotten about my French Friday post. Just a bit busy. But after finding out about Choro Q Zeroes I have gathered some additional ones so this is an excellent moment to do a short post on the most French Choro Q of ‘m all.
I adored the SLS. But when Mercedes-Benz announced their AMG GT I was excited: Endlich a car that was a true competitor to the Porsche 911. The SLS, the first car entirely developed by AMG (this AMG GT is the second one) was way more expensive than a Porker.
Still an issue with my lights in the lightbox so no lengthy post today. Just trying to figure out how to shoot with the light of my iPhone.
Well, Gigant... Not in the “capable to haul stuff” meaning probably but man this VW sell these a lot. A true giant that way. The VW Type 2 T1 Transporter.
Finding my self in some serious time issues AND my lightbox starts to failing on me (the lights that is so these are all shot with some construction lamp and my iPhone for extra lightsources) so this is just a small post. Luckily on a car Amoore100 already did an excellent write up on, the last gen Renault Twingo.
The biggest Opel was the Admiral, a big saloon with a V8. One step down, but a little bit sportier, was the Commodore. Just as in real life. A senior captain, assigned to command more than just one ship. But he ain’t an admiral.
It is built by Jean Rédelé. But it ain’t an Alpine. But fellow French Friday adept TFritch already did a piece on this little nimble car so you might recognize it. Le Renault Spéciale Rédélé.
I’ve expressed my love for the Barkas B1000 before. But when Jonee visited me two months ago (sorry about the bitterballen, dude) he took an even more awesome one with him: this blue van instead of the pickup. “The way God had intended it”.
This one is from my French holiday this summer. I found it at a Carrefour, a local supermarket chain. It’s a 2CV obviously, by Welly, and the scale is somewhat odd.
With all those HW Car Culture Modern Classics Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 EVO lls shown here lately it’s time to show the real deal. From a diecast era way, way behind us. I’ve shown one or two before. No worries though: I have more of these.
It’s about time I’d do another car from Jean Graton’s mind. So I present you: the Vaillante Ipharra. And it was that special it was good enough for our hero Michel Vaillant himself to drive one in his private life. In the same episode I’ve talked before actually: the 8th episode with the title Le 8e Pilote.
Number 996. Not to be mistaken for 666 but still: to many a number not to be adored. Same here actually. At first I was like: What the Fuchs is happening here? Where do the eggs come from????
New - to me - release by Norev: the R4L in Gendarmerie outfit. And all I can see when I watch any R4 nowadays is that it is so obvious where Le Regie looked at when they designed the R4: Japan.
Second Majorette of today! This one is from my trip to Normandy last summer. You can’t go home without some Norevs and Majorettes. And this one really got my eye for being a...