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.
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.
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.
Just one pitiful little turbo, ho hum...
Here for French Friday is the Majorette #270, the casting of the first-generation Renault Clio.
So finally I got my hands on the Citroën DS3! This Abu Dhabi themed WRC car (along with it’s Red Bull liveried cousin) has been in my sights for quite sometime, but $10 seemed to be way too high for a 1/64 car.
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.
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.
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.
This particular car has been shown before, but since I don’t usually do a French Friday post, I think it’s okay!
Today I’m finally back to a French Friday with a car that could have come from nowhere else. This has been seen before here, but is now half a world away, it’s the Panhard CD.
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.
So the mailman got me more goodies this week. And thematically this could have been posted yesterday or today, a distinct lack of time yesterday meant today was the day!
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…
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.
This model has an interesting story to it. The guy I purchased it from said it was from a Russian magazine, where in every issue, a car was sent along. But, after the magazine went bankrupt, the cars were sold off and he bought some. I bought more then just this Renault, so expect more of these in the coming weeks.
It’s about time I get a 1/18 out of it’s box. One I really was glad Otto released this year. A Simca 1000 Rallye 2 with SRT 77 kit. In green. My favorite color for these.
During my stay in Normandy I found time to drive over to Bretagne and visit the best French car museum to me yet, the Manoir de l’Automobile. Housing the vast collection of Michel Hommell.
I finally got my hands on a Majorette casting, the Alpine A110-50. At first I thought it was missing the rear wing, but it looks like there might be two versions of this, one with the wing and one without, each one issued in different colors. It’s a neat little beast, looks to be well proportioned. I really like the…