Retromobile is an auto show, except good: for one week, it puts together all sorts of amazing classic cars from a Hon-Hon Twingo to McLaren F1 cars. I wish I could be allowed to sleep in there.
The HON-HON Twingo is now considered a classic car by Renault! This one was basically brand new. I’ll make a dump of all the crazy stuff I saw at Retromobile in the coming days!
Last weekend I joined “La Traversée de Paris”, an incredible event where 700 classic cars get together twice a year and drive across Paris. Surely the best way to visit the city!
Hope the holidays are treating you guys well! Made this Lego Santa Sleigh for a bit of fun. Because V8-delivered presents are best presents, amirite?
But boy, do we make sure to be remembered. What a nutjob of a person. Eww.
On Drivetribe’s chat, Thursday. Maybe someone should ask him why exactly he doesn’t own a brown diesel Volvo wagon?
In the Château’s gardens, the golden morning light had finally pierced through the clouds. A gentleman was spraying starter fluid in the Bugatti Atlantic’s engine bay. Farther on my right, someone was warming up a Le Mans-winning Ferrari V12. “Yes”, I thought, “yes, this will do”.
Not pictured: a Bugatti Atlantic, the Ferrari Breadvan, Romain Grosjean, a Le Mans-winning 250TR and countless other Le Mans Ferraris, and so much more... Report/photodump should be there tomorrow is Kinja doesn’t kick me in the nuts!
The visor cam videos from Car Week at Laguna Seca start dropping on the RACER channel. Pick your fancy: GT40, 787B, IMSA Mazda MX6, Audi R8 with Tom Kristensen, ‘68 911 with Pat Long...
Last Sunday I went to the “Traversée d’Orléans” (literally: “driving through Orléans”), a yearly classic car event centered around Orléans, a city roughly 80 miles south of Paris. It was great fun, and also surprisingly popular with the locals!
Always loved the P34!
Look, I’m far from being the biggest patriot there is. Hell, I even feel more for Europe than I do for France. But I did get woken up by some low-flying jets, so let’s celebrate that day with some cool cars that came out of this country! It’s also a good excuse to post again that magnificent Matra V12 sound:
The guys still got it! I was surprised to see that Axl Rose still has a decent voice, especially after a 3 hours set. And Slash is a goddamn genius. Awesome show, and great crowd too!
While we were making our way to the RREC annual meet in the UK, my dad stopped by the side of the road and asked me if I wanted to drive his 1934 Rolls-Royce. You bet I did! So here’s the review, as promised. It’s not gonna be fully complete as I obviously don’t own the car and didn’t get to drive it for extended…
Last weekend was the annual Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club reunion in northern England, so my dad and I went for a 800-mile roadtrip in his 1934 20/25 Rolls-Royce. Here’s how that five days adventure went!
Because I understand the temptation. A Silver Spirit, for £6k! And it wasn’t in a bad shape either. But you just know that first repair bill is gonna be twice as much as that. Still tempting...
Sure, you might think that you have better things to do when attending the Le Mans 24 hours than to spend a couple of hours in a museum. But honestly, trust me it’s worth it. Plus it’s now free to visit during the race weekend, and stays open until 1am. And when it rains, it’s the best shelter you can find!
Going to Stamford to the annual Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club meet. But mostly to get bacon.
Once a year, France forgets to pretend it doesn’t like cars, and the magic of Le Mans happens. Hold on to your butts, it’s the Le Mans photodumpstravanganza!