Hey Oppo, long time no see! Just a quick post to let EurOppos know that I’ll be at the Ring for VLN3 next weekend, and then make a big loop going to Maastricht and driving back to Paris via Belgium. If anyone is around there and wants to come say hi, it’d be my pleasure!
This is, I think, the third time I’m showing the Tour Auto to you, Oppo. So I was a bit worried that everyone would be bored of it by now. But as soon as I walked in the Grand Palais, I knew it’d go just fine!
Every week I build a classic F1 car, and this week it’s Michael Schumacher’s first title-winning car, the 1994 Benetton B194!
I’m starting a weekly series of Lego F1 cars, and this is the first episode! The MP4-23 sure is a crazy-looking car, so it was extra fun to try and model it using Lego bricks, especially the nose and those rabbit ears.
I just discovered a racing series made entirely of Twingos! They get a beefier engine and safety stuff, 130hp for less than 800kg and stock brakes and transmission. This looks incredibly fun! I think I have a new bucket list item. Maybe we should get an Oppo racing team!
But a Matra was finally confirmed on the entry list for this year’s Le Mans Classic today. Bring earplugs. And tissues.
By which I mean, I got fined. Apparently last week when I drove through Paris, a policeman thought my plate wasn’t readable. So I received a fine in the mail today. But I’m 98% sure my plate was actually perfectly readable, as I’m usually pretty carful about that, and anyway I haven’t cleaned my car since then but…
Hello LaLD residents! This is my first post on here (but most of you have already seen me around on Oppo I suppose). For the third year running I decided to try and recreate the latest F1 cars in Lego form!
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!