In my youth there was only one capo di tutti anatre, one king of 2CVs, the Charleston. Stylish and you actually spotted a lot in ‘80's Holland. So of course I have a few of those.
Hunting through the old folders, I found pics of this Alpine Renault A110 1600S that I have never posted on here.
Abarth is for FIAT. Gordini is for Renault. The world is awesome in it’s simplicity. Right? Wrong. Because SIMCA worked with ‘m both. Actually, despite Gordini is known for his creations for Renault, he started at SIMCA. Henri Pigozzi, the guy producing FIATs in Nanterre and therefor creating SIMCA, recognized the…
Ok I finally admit it. I’m a fan of resin models. Especially red, French ones.
The French term Fourgonnette is all about a small delivery vans. And you’d always see many Fourgonnettes en France. Every single French manufacturer had a pretty small car turned into one. Citroën had to come up with one based on the 2CV. You might have seen some before.
Two weeks ago we took a look at the progenitor of all modern European-style compact vans—the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner. Today’s machine was right on the heels of that iconic pair: Renault’s Kangoo, released only a year after PSA’s two vans. While Renault may have been fudging a bit to come up with a…
Sorry. Excuse me. For putting up another post on the R5 Turbo by ChoroQ. But this time I added the blue and white ones. I simply can’t get enough of these. I might need help.
The French have a knack for making charming cars. Even in this age of homogeneity and relative blandness, the French are able to carve out characterful little machines that may not be fast or particularly nimble, but are cute and whimsical: the Citroen C4 Cactus; the Renault Twizy; the Citroen E-Mehari. Yet this has…
As a tradition I’m sharing a contender of the greatest rally raid in the world during the event itself: Paris-Dakar! Last year it was the LWB 205 T16 Grand Raid, this year it’s the Citroën ZX Rallye Raid. Which in fact was the successor of the 205T16 Grand Raid’s successor, the 405T16.
Matra’s relationship with the French Big Three has always been one of political rife and strife, yet highlighted with many brilliant cars that resulted from subsequent partnerships with PSA and Renault. The Matra-Simca range produced masterpieces such as the Bagheera, Murena, and Rancho. However, Matra would go on to…
This is another piece that came over from Veghel, The Netherlands. My good friend sounds like he’s saying Tommy Kah when he says Tomica, thus the headline. I may be wrong, but I’ve been pronouncing it toe-me-ka...which is it?
Anyway, French Friday:
Most of you might know my love for Alpine. Some of you may even know my favorite Alpine racer to be the M63. But I still haven’t found one. Luckily my good pal and dear friend Jonee send me a package for X-mas that consisted of something that could ease the pain a bit. Or rather: A lot! The Alpine A210.
You know the drill: last Friday of the year so a small retrospect to my French content of last year. And what a year it was...
As Philipilihp declared this Friday to be 356 day I have to adapt. But not completely. So I’ll just do a short re-post of the French 356's little cousin. As I can’t just skip French Friday now can I?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.