The Crown is dead – long live the Crown!

I am back in one of my favourite country’s in the world – Singapore. I can’t get enough of this place -a  brilliant fusion of Asian and Western cultures which seems to give Singapore its unique appeal. You could call it the Switzerland of Asia…. everything is good, but they have some daft laws. One…

Hot Wheels Renault Sport R.S. 01

Seriously, Hot Wheels are doing some good castings at the moment. I now ignore all the weird and wacky – I will leave those for the children to play with and consume, so as I look to expand the Garage slowly but surely, I will start adding proper licensed castings to the HW stable. I…

Majorette Renault Megane – Gendarmerie

Another great casting here using the basis of the Renault Megane to create the Gendarmerie livery for the model. Once again, we have opening doors and a full metal body – none of this plastic mumbo jumbo. Whilst totally relevant for the French market (which is where I bought this one), I do wonder if this…

Cars you don’t see often – Renault Kangoo 4×4

This is summat you don’t see very often at all. I have had a soft spot for the Renault Express since it’s launch in 1985 as it was just like a Renault 5 but a proper van. Whilst in Paris a few years ago I captured a proper workhorse of a Kangoo beaten down and…

Cars you don’t see that often – Renault 5 TR

The Renault 5 started the journey for the company into a small, suitable car for everyday practicality for French families where the mainstay was the 2CV6. Majorette and Matchbox have immortalised this car within their castings over the years and now that the Clio is mainstay of the range which like every other car has…

Cars you don’t see often – Renault Thalia

This is a bit of a rare sighting which I saw in Germany quite recently. Known as the Renault Symbol in most parts, this booted version of the older version of the Clio and certainly not a car you will see on British roads at all. Always interesting to see in real life.

Bburago 1/43 Renault Clio IV

This is why I have a real soft spot for Bburago 1/43 – licensed castings that are very realistic. Whilst the wheels can be considered as generic, the rest of the car is not – and IMO, it is spot on. Perhaps there are plans for a Renault Sport version on the future? That would…

The CAR Top 10: Tenuous Motorsport Links by CAR Magazine

The CAR Top 10: Tenuous Motorsport Links by CAR Magazine 1. Renault Clio Williams Yes, yes, it was one of the greatest hot hatches ever, and did at least add 200cc, 13bhp and a wider track to the already handy 1.8 16v’s CV. But the F1 team’s involvement was limited to Frank’ssecretary faxing a copy…