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
Laughton Goodwin garage in Kidderminster in the 1950s – Agents for Austin, Citroen, Rover, Armstrong Siddeley and other leading makes. Continue reading A Fifties Forecourt
Of course I love this postcard. That’s what we car lovers do, take a photo of dramatic scenery with our car in it. Here we have a Renault Vivasport in the Pyrenees Continue reading What a view!
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
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
Cannes, South of France, the early sixties. I can smell the overheated plastic seats. In the foreground, what a pair! A Fiat Pininfarina Cabriolet and a Renault Dauphine Gordini. What a pair of lovelies. Continue reading A couple of Lovelies in Cannes
This time in Ibiza. Fiats and a Renault or more likely SEATs and a FASA, rear-engined all. Continue reading Yet more cars on beaches.
Another Renault Dauphine. I do like them. This one’s in Folkestone, parked appropriately in front of the Cafe Royal. Continue reading Dauphine at Cafe Royal
The Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcestershire. On the back of this postcard it says “Remembering visits from King Charles I and Cromwell, the Lygon Arms stands by one of the great wide streets of the village. Its 1620 doorway guards … Continue reading Bygone Lygon Arms
What’s going on here? Tenby 1960s. Seems to be some sort of gathering over there on the left. A guy peeing into the sea on the right and a couple of old boys in rain coats admiring the black BMC Farina … Continue reading Tenby – tres exotique!
What caught my eye on this postcard was the little Renault 4CV parked up close and cosy to the Jaguar. Not what I would have expected in this scene. I wondered when Renault stopped making them and looked it up on … Continue reading Goings on in Eastbourne