Here is my 2017 Top-10 acquisitions! I decided it would be more fun to pair purchases with trades, RAOKs, etc., and I’ll start off with one of the best RAOKs from 2017, and probably ever. Another is down later on the list, but this one is more recent, so it comes first. This list is in no particular order, just what I…
I recently found out Alfa Romeo had an amazing little van, so I obviously ran to the Google oracle to see if there were diecast models of it. I’m not disappointed. These are so cute, I want them all!
Welcome to Forty 3rd Christmas Village edition in which I will build my village one model at a time. I remember there was a post months ago regarding classic buses by edu-petrolhead and one of the buses got my attention.
Here is probably something only a few people are aware of. Or maybe a lot are aware of it but seldom mentioned about it. So let me present the Tomica Limited Vintage Neo in 1/43.
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”.
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????
This car only exists because of the fact Porsche was absorbed with its Formula I program in 1959. So, to keep momentum in it’s GT-racing, Porsche needed a miracle.
I’ve done a Delahaye before, the 175 Coupé with a Motto body. The one we see here is a 235, built in de same era (1951-1954). Delahaye still mainly sold chassis to have a coachbuilder create a body for it but with this 235 it took a new path and added a body production facility in it’s factory.
As some of you might know I had a fellow Kinja-naut Jonee over last week from the USA. And he brought me some excellent goodies, both from France and the USA. Like this awesome Porsche 935 by Bburago.
It’s been a while since I did a post on a Renault 4CV derived car. So it’s about time I did another one, and it actually is a plain 4CV, a 1063, that proved it wasn’t just local races the 4CV competed in. Because this one went all the way up to Italy.
Und das war es, just re-showing shots of an old post. Tschüss!
I was a huge fan of the EB110 from Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. (sounds Italian!), the company founded by Italian Romano Artioli in 1987. But somehow a worldwide recession and some maybe not so brilliant business moves (acquiring Lotus for instance) forced the company to be liquidated. And that was the moment big bad…
Philipilihp already did a write up on the BMW 700 quite some time ago so I won’t have to tell it’s story again. Although these ones are of the more sporty kinds.
As I’m in some sort of British flow this week on Instagram I thought I’d share this Citroën Bijou. From Slough. England. And yes: There is a 2CV underneath this greenish awesomeness! So it’s French as well.
A lot of hardcore automotive fanatics have complained over the years about the M3 getting softer. To many the E30 still is the one to get when it comes to balance and handling. The E36 was way too comfortable and to make things worse: that US edition was missing out on power.