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...
It’s been a while since I built one of Kyosho’s 1/64 Ferraris. But this rainy Sunday I felt it was time to see of my daughter was ready to help out a bit. Achievement unlocked. (Animated GIF alert!)
A bit late for the French Friday party but no worries, I didn’t forget! I’ve shown a few Matras before, even a 1st gen Bagheera. But in the second year of production the Bagheera Courrèges was introduced. Named after André Courrèges.
I’m not sure if we’ve seen this one around these parts. I for one haven’t shown many of Solido’s 1/64 line up. Just the Karmann Ghia and the W12 Nardò.
Yeah yeah, the Samba is like an Alpine from PSA to me: I’ve shown ‘m before and it won’t be my last. I just love ‘m.
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.
Hereby I present you proof that adding sound of an air cooled flat six will immediately improve the quality of both sound and visuals. Damned, now I seem to be in the need of another book. And a DJI Spark.
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!
After three days of Automotive awesomeness, topped with delivering a French car for shipping to the US, it’s time to slowly get ready for autumn. And concentrate a bit on getting the 1:1s ready for winter and enjoy the smaller scales a bit more.
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.
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.
The Love Bug. According to Wikipedia Herbie the Love Bug is a “sentient anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, a character that is featured in several Walt Disney motion pictures starting with the 1968 feature film The Love Bug.” So it’s a car that actually lives. And it still lives on.