My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

I now move on to my next car in the series of my personal collection of scale models. The car I am describing today was part of the campaign started by Ford to beat Chevrolet in the 1950s. The marketing campaign was called the "Ford Blitz". But the result was something else. Instead of making … Continue reading My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

Advertisements

My Collection – 1903 Cadillac Model A Tonneau

The history of automobiles goes back more than two centuries when experiments had started to build a "horseless carriage" run by steam. One such famous machine was demonstrated by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot in 1769 at Paris. Steam powered "horseless carriages" ruled the roads of Europe for nearly a century and quarter. The cumbersomeness of steam … Continue reading My Collection – 1903 Cadillac Model A Tonneau

My Collection – Duesenberg SSJ

I have been collecting model cars - I prefer to call even the 1:32 scales model cars and not toys - since the age of 3. Initially they came as gifts for a car crazy kid and were extensively used in my imaginary world of fast cars, wide clean roads with lane markings and clover-leaf … Continue reading My Collection – Duesenberg SSJ

Cars of Tintin Series – Cadillac Type 75 1937

After saving the rule of Emir Ben Kalish Ezab and foiling the nefarious plans of Rastapopoulus in "The Red Sea Sharks"; which had one of the largest collection of cars in any Tintin; our young friend moved on to his next adventure. This was a humanitarian effort where he embarked to find and save his … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Cadillac Type 75 1937

Cars of Tintin Series – Plymouth Belvedere 1957

A red and cream coloured car number 7 dominates the foreground in the last picture in the book "The Red Sea Sharks". Its huge and dwarfs the other European cars. Competition is offered only by car number 17, another behemoth from across the Atlantic. A Cadillac Eldorado. The car under discussion is the Plymouth Belvedere. … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Plymouth Belvedere 1957

Cars of Tintin Series – Cadillac Eldorado 1957

The adventures of Tintin in the "Red Sea Sharks" came to an end with Rastapopoulos escaping in a single seat submarine (a specialty of Herge). The book ended with Joylon Wagg arranging the finale of the Vagabond Car Club rally at Marlinspike. The last scene of the book shows a huge collection of cars parked … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Cadillac Eldorado 1957

Cars of Tintin Series – Dodge Coronet 1953

After the long chase in Arturo's Lancia Aurelia and after ascertaining that Professor Calculus had been kidnapped by the Syldavians, the duo of Captain Haddock and Tintin headed towards Syldavia. They took a Swiss Air bus, a Saurer 3C-H to the airport. Story continues in Syldavia where all the cars had a grille resembling the … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Dodge Coronet 1953