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…
Digging up a random old picture for your viewing pleasure this evening. This was, at one point, my entire 1/43 collection.
It’s been just over half a year since we were introduced to the wonderful Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 LEGO Ideas project by AbFab1974 that we all supported (you did, didn’t you?), so it’s probably time for an update on those projects.
After a tiring but fun day of hanging out with friends, I’m back on my computer and ready to finish up this French Friday action! So, continuing where we left off this morning, the big three of France did indeed produce successors to each of their large executive five-seat berlines of the ‘70s and ‘80s despite largely…
Alright, since Jobjoris seems to think I’m lacking in the French Friday department (and because this is my last French Friday before Uni), I’m going to take advantage of today a bit more than usual so please excuse my consistent postings. Anyways, this time we’ve got three competing French executives from the turn of…
Long day and week, I’m sorry I’ve not had time to put together a proper feature to honor France’s contributions to motorsport today. In lieu of that, here’s a couple of recent French acquisitions that I’m really happy about! More on these amazing “205s” (nudge nudge wink wink, say n’more...) soon.
Below are some HWEP spoils (or iHWEP in the case of Jobjoris). I have to thank Jobjoris, MustangFan, Vdubyajohn, and PlasticPrints for these goodies obtained in trades. Captions will tell the tale.
Usually when an automaker releases a model they aim for it to accomplish something new. Something improved, possibly even something unexpected. Volvo’s 90 Series; Alfa’s Giulia, Jaguar’s XE—all of these cars released in the past year have served to advance their respective brands immensely through unprecedented style,…
Peugeot. Today known for its expertise in making excellent small hatchbacks, this French behemoth was once renowned for its best-selling large sedans and estates which were both durable and elegant. The 504, 505, 405, and 406 created this legacy and made large cars a cornerstone of Peugeot’s product line.
Well, it happens to be 17/2, and it’s also a Friday, so here is a 1:72 French car!
Marcus Grönholm secured 9 podiums finishes in 12 races he completed while winning the World Rally Championship in 2002 in this Peugeot 206 WRC.
Last year during “Le Dakar” I showed a fictional competitor of the Paris-Dakar rally by Jean Graton. This year I’ll show a true Dakar Classic, the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Grand Raid.
Wait, what’s that, another Peugeot 203? Well sort of. It’s even built at Peugeot’s Sochaux factory. But officially it’s a Darl’Mat Peugeot 203. A creation of Emile Darl’mat, a Parisian Peugeot dealer which created all kinds of specials based on Peugeot mechanicals.
Just as I was wrapping up my post on the CMF Renaults my dad came in with a package that I ordered Monday with these in it...
Another car I’ve shared before. Although up until now it was the Hot Hatch edition of the 205. Did I do a T16 already actually? This one however, is as much bread and butter as it gets. The 205 Look.
Pininfarina and Peugeot go way back. That gorgeous 405 Coupé we all love. The 504 Coupe with it’s PRV V6. And the entire 404 line-up I’ve told about before.
Well, for my first French Friday featurette, I’ll be starting small - micro-level small.
Hi! Hope everyone has a great start to the week! I’ll share a picture of my blue Peugeot 407 by Majorette with the 1:1 scale version of my own Peugeot 407! Also, another of the all new Peugeot 308 with a photobomb by my doggie Muffin!
Ok, I lied. On Monday I said I’d bring this post to you on Tuesday, which evidently never happened. But here we are, on a Wednesday, so let’s put this whole thing behind us and go on with the post. Also, even though it’s not French Friday, let’s just call this a Wacky Wednesday!