1974 Alpine-Renault A110 B “Team Vialle”

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The Alpine-Renault A110 was the most successful rally car in the world in 1973, it was the year of the inaugural World Rally Championship, and the lightweight French car was an unstoppable force. 1973 would see the works Alpine-Renault rally team traveling to Monte Carlo (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Sweden (3rd), Portugal (1st and 2nd), East…

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Rêve de Gosse by Raoul.W

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Rêve de Gosse is a sculpture by Raoul.W, a French artist with a far better understanding of automobile mechanics and design than most, as he spent decades restoring vintage cars before creating a name for himself as an artist. This piece is titled Rêve de Gosse (Dream Kid), he created it in 2015 by painstakingly…

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Jerry by Nys Hervé

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Hervé Nys is a French artist known for his unusual and often mechanical sculptures. This sculpture is called “Jerry” (for obvious reasons), it’s made of 18 jerry cans with hidden internal steel reinforcement, and it measures in at over 8 feet high. Total measurements are 43″ x 20″ x 98.5″, and the weight isn’t listed,…

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R.M. Williams x Blitz Kawasaki W650

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Fred, Hugo, and Blitz Motorcycles Blitz Motorcycles is a bespoke motorcycle garage that needs no introduction. They’ve been building some of the most immediately recognizable custom bikes anywhere in the world for years, and they’ve inspired everyone from home garage bike builders to professionals, whilst having some of their creations showcased in art galleries, museums, and…

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1980 Renault 5 Turbo

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The French have their own unique approach to building cars. If you don’t know what I mean just take a look at the Citroën 2CV, the Renault Twizy, anything built by Voisin, the Helicon, or the Citroen DS. Whereas the Brits, Germans, and Italians all generally chose similar paths for their four-wheeled horseless carriages the…

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Film – Raymond Loewy: Father of Industrial Design

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Raymond Loewy is know as the father of industrial design, and for good reason, he designed everything from Air Force One, to the Shell logo, to Skylab – and a thousand other things besides. This film offers a candid glimpse into Loewy’s personal home, including a visit to a local hardware store where he offers…

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BAAK Motorcycles Triumph Bonneville T120

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BAAK Motorcycles started out in founder Rémi Réguin’s basement workshop back in 2012 and has since grown into a 5 person company with a dedicated 3200 square foot workshop in Lyon, France. BAAK build custom motorcycles, but they also make a range of parts for Triumphs, Moto Guzzis, and Royal Enfields, and interestingly they also…

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1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS ‘Goutte d’Eau’ Coupé

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The Talbot-Lago T150-C SS is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful and elegant automobile designs of the 20th century. The styling is characteristic of the work of Italian Giuseppe Figoni, the creative half of the French coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi. The Talbot-Lago Story Talbot-Lago was a French automobile manufacturer based just over 5 miles from Paris in…

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l’Usinarium Celsius Lamp

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l’Usinarium is a French creative studio that recycles antique furniture, lighting, and electrical equipment into modern homewares that retain their original patina and style. The Celsius Lamp is one of their newest creations, it’s made from a vintage Swedish oil lamp using full brass construction and is fitted with an Edison bulb, and a cord…

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1986 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

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With its mid-mounted 4-cylinder turbo producing a hefty 386 bhp in competition trim, the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo is one of the quickest and most unusual Renaults of the 1980s. It was built as the successor to the hugely successful Alpine Renault which had dominated European rally competition until the Lancia Stratos came along and…

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Bugatti Type 35

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The Bugatti Type 35 was one of the most successful racing cars of pre-WWII Europe and today it stands as one go the most successful racing cars of all time. The iconic Bugatti horseshoe grill fitted to the front of the Type 35 is the one that set the standard for all that would follow,…

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BMW PRAËM S1000RR

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The BMW S1000RR was originally developed to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship, for homologation purposes they produced 1000 road going versions of the model in the same year but due to overwhelming public demand they began a full production calendar for the bike from 2010 onwards. The specifications of the S1000RR would be…

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