As my collection consists of mainly French casts it’s no wonder I’ve covered this topic before. And before. And before. Well, I probably can’t even find ‘m all. But that last post is one of my favorite posts of 2016 as it’s about the Rally de Monte Carlo R5 Turbo of Jean Ragnotti.
Spotted last weekend at Interclassics Maastricht: Some will call it Sakrileg or sacrilege as this amazing clean 1969 LWB VW Typ 2 T2 (Car) Transporter is fitted with a watercooled Subaru flat four. And no, not a turbo’d STI unit, just a humble 74hp 1.8. Has air suspension, ready for action. They’re asking quite a lot…
A little while ago I was lucky enough to get a huge pile of Kyosho 1/64s from the Porsche Minicar Collection IV. And I realize I’ve shown way too little of these little gems.
Two issues with this one: I really need to convince my wife I need a 2 seater for my daily commute. And I’ll have to wait a freaking whole year if I’d order one today! Great resurrection Alpine!
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.
I’ve told before that Opel never really got as popular as VW was over here. When Opel came with their “Look at Opel now” campaign that said it all: “hey you all, we are not as boring as you all think”. New cars were introduced with some more frivolous designs. Like this Opel Corsa Swing.
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.
Still not full up to speed in the new year but as we’re probably doing new year’s resolutions, here’s mine. I’m gonna finish my 1:1 2002. I really will. It’s not yellow so I better get another vintage Polistil.
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...
This being the last Teutonic Tuesday of the year means I’m gonna do a little throwback to some of this year’s Teutonic highlights for me. As it’s still Christmas it gives me enough time to do other stuff than get out my gear and shoot new stuff while mrs. Jobjoris expects help in the kitchen. So here it goes. Picture…
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?
Last week I showed the Citroën BX 4TC Jonee sent me. The package it came in consisted of so much more pieces of awesomeness. One thing however wasn’t for me but for my daughter and she was terribly excited about it. She met “Santa Eisen” earlier this year when Jonee came to pick up his Citroën LNA so now she finally…
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.
Finally I fixed my lightbox. Somehow the AC Adapter of the LED strips was out of juice but a new one makes it glowing glorious again. So from helped out a bit by my phone
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.
This is another one from Fintail’s mega sale a little while ago. It always was somewhat of forbidden fruit for me. In Europe there’s somewhat a struggle as in other parts of the world. In the US it’s you’re either a GM or a Ford guy. In Australia you’re either a Ford or a Holden dude. In my country it was Volkswagen…
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.
In my younger years it was all about that sweet six inline from die Bayerische Motoren Werken. As it was torquey and vibration-free by default. The sound they produced was amazing! And BMW mounted the 6-pot M20s and M30s in all of their models. But then, all of a sudden, the 7 series E32 was fitted with a V8.…
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.
I adored the SLS. But when Mercedes-Benz announced their AMG GT I was excited: Endlich a car that was a true competitor to the Porsche 911. The SLS, the first car entirely developed by AMG (this AMG GT is the second one) was way more expensive than a Porker.