What a fantastic postcard! The harbour in Saint Tropez in the fifties. The old buildings, the pavement cafes, the yachts, the people walking and cycling, chatting and staring. And the cars! So many! Three or four caught my eye… This … Continue reading Topless in Saint Tropez
Postcard showing an Austin Healey Sprite or MG Midget parked in the middle of some quintessentially French cars – a Renault R8 0r 10), Citroen Ami 6, Renault 4 and Citroën 2CV outside the Tour du Tournoer in Toulouse. Continue reading The Midget and the Tower
Two postcards of the Lygon Arms, Broadway show very different classic cars. One with a prominent Rolls Royce, the other with a Citroen DS. Continue reading All Change!
Mysterious unidentified car from the Netherlands crossing the ford at Sidmouth. Is it a Citroen? Also why is that Hillman Minx yellow. Postcard musings. [SOLVED – Glas] Continue reading Unidentified and Unreflected
Cars with front and rear doors hinging on the centre pillar, i.e. suicide doors st the front, normal doors at the rear. Continue reading More Suicide Doors – Of course!
An old postcard showing a SEAT 600, SEAT 850 Sport Couple, a Renault Cuatro Latas and a Citroen Dynam in Valencia. Continue reading Los coches
Nineteen fifty-five and France was looking optimistically to the future. Citroen launched the technically sophisticated and very aesthetically graceful DS19 and Jean Prouvé combined engineering and architecture to create, with Claude Simon, the Restorama (a restaurant and night club) on the Grande Côte … Continue reading Modernism
Frognerseteren Hovedrestaurant in Oslo This postcard was posted from Oslo on 7 August 1952 to Mr & Mrs Littles in Cheshire, England. It has a nice message: “Just a little reminder of the holiday we spent some years ago. We … Continue reading People and Cars in Oslo
Regular readers will know my penchant for yellow cars. Here, in front of the Hotel de Ville in Beziers, we have a Citroen Ami 6, a couple of 2CVs, a bright yellow Triumph Spitfire, a Renault Dauphine, a Renault 4 … Continue reading Triumph Beneath the Tricolour
Here’s a nice colourful scene. It’s Cannes in the South of France. When I bought this postcard I did so for the bright red Triumph TR3 with its top down crossing Boulevard de la Croisette. When I examined it more … Continue reading A Splash of Colour at Cannes
Here we have a nice selection of cars parked outside a hotel on the Sustenstrasse Pass in Steingletscher, Switzerland in the early sixties I imagine. Nice Citroen DS in the foreground and a couple of Beetles back left. Not sure what the … Continue reading Swiss Time Pass
Back in May 2015 I published a post called Reverse-Rake Windows and displayed a postcard with a Ford Anglia and a Ford Consul parked side by side. … Continue reading Reverse-rake rear windows #2