New for 2015. Peugeot 307

Three days into the New Year I had a craving a for a new model car, am I an addict going cold turkey, four days without a new model car? New Year. New model. New-Ray. New I went into the city centre, too late for Drybridge Market, most of the sellers had packed away their…

French Cars: Alpine Renaults

Alpine is the sporting offshoot of Renault. I have five, made by Solido, Bburago and Deagostini in France, Portugal, Italy and China.The Bburago model of the Berlinetta is 1:24 scale, the Bburago model of the Alpine 110-50 is 1:64 the others are 1:43.

French Cars: Peugeot

  With my family history, I should have perhaps more Peugeots in my collection. My father had three first a 305, then a  309 and finally a 306. My brother had a few and worked selling Peugeots at one time. My last full size car was a Peugeot 306 TD. However, I only have nine…

French Cars: Citroën

Citroën  was the first mass-production car company outside the USA and pioneered the modern concept of creating a sales and services network that complements the motor car.  Citroëns have a quirky distinct style and there are many iconic models. Two examples of the Matchbox Citroën DS.  “DS” is pronounced in French as “Déesse” which means goddess. When introduced in 1955,…

French Cars: Renault

French cars have a certain Gallic charm. In real life I had two French Cars (a Citroen ZX and a Peugeot 306). I never had a Renault, although I did consider a 19 once. In my collection of models, I have eighteen little Renaults from Majorette, Solido, Norev, Matchbox, Bburago and Corgi. Majorettes used to be…