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.
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.
My last post... BEFORE THE LE MANS POSTS START COMING AGAIN!!!!! Because it’s only two more weeks until the biggest, most amazing race of the year is held again. So it’s time to focus a bit on that.
I always felt this one to look a bit like a Coccinellidae. Or Ladybird. Or Ladybug, whatever it’s called over there: We call it a Lieveheersbeestje, freely translated into “Sweet lord’s little creature”. It comes without the black on red though.
It’s time to show another Renault 4CV derivative. I’ve shown a few before, I think the last ones were the Vernet Pairard and the Autobleu. A car of which front and back are hard to tell apart. The Pichon & Parat Izoard. Created by Bernard Pichon and André Parat.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a 2CV over here. But I finally found the one that is most dear to me. The two-tone 2CV4 Spot. Orange on white: What’s not to love?
As I mentioned last Sunday there was one French cast in the vast amount of casts in the package from Shopteacher. And with the newly released R5 Turbo (new livery) by Norev I thought it was an excellent moment to skip Micro Machines Monday and show this one on French Friday instead.
This week is excellent. Not was just my 1:1 Pao transported to Kobe but this week, at the Geneva Salon international de l’automobile, Alpine finally released all necessary info on the newly introduced Alpine A110. And no: I haven’t got a model of that new one yet but it is an excellent opportunity to show of a…
Here we go again: Another Alpine. Or rather: Two more Alpines to show today. And for both there’s an American twist to ‘m. The first one, this yellow one because it was meant to be sold in the USA. As Opponaut Jonee already shared with Oppo quite a while ago.
This week’s post is a bit Teutonic as well. The picture above doesn’t show it with those two Alpines but it really is. The one on the right is TFritch’s beloved GT V6 Turbo Le Mans. He and I share a tremendous love for these so I know it must have hurt ‘m a lot when he added it as a ROAK to a package containing a…
Sure we’ve seen Renault 5 Turbo’s before, even I’ve shown several before. But when it comes to the rally livery that made most impact on me it probably is the yellow/black/white Elf one. Probably because at that time, Renault had a racing team with Elf competing in Formula One as well.
After last week’s record-braking 2CV Barbot Spéciale I thought “Let’s do another vintage record braking car”. Even more aerodynamic. And certainly capable of speeds the Barbot Spéciale could only dream about. The Renault Étoile Filante. And if you don’t speak French: that’s for shooting star.