Cars of Tintin Series – Land Rover Series 1

The book "Calculus Affair" starts with a bang. Lot of thunder and lightening and things breaking in hands, especially the whiskey glasses of Captain Haddock and Joylon Wagg, from the Rock Bottom Insurance company. Tintin and Captain Haddock heard gunshots. When Prof Calculus came home from his walk they found bullet holes in his hat, … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Land Rover Series 1

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Cars of Tintin Series – Renault Goelette

Tintin had an eventful journey to the Moon in the book "Explorers on the Moon". While on the way back, the explorers ran out of oxygen. They somehow managed to put the rocket on autopilot and landed safely on earth. By the time the rocket landed, everybody was unconscious. Fire engines (Bedford QL) and ambulances … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Renault Goelette

Cars of Tintin Series – Bedford QL Series

In my last post we saw that Tintin and Captain Haddock were received by ZEPO, the Syldavian secret police and taken to a secret place. Our heroes were in a Dodge Coronet while the ZEPO followed them in a 1949 Ford. Tintin had been taken to the super secret Sprodj Atomic Research Center where they … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Bedford QL Series

Cars of Tintin Series – Jeep CJ2A

Sheikh Bab-El_Ehr's men rescued Tintin from the Police at Khemikhal in a Morris Six. Meanwhile Thompson and Thomson were tricked by the Police into searching for and bringing Sheikh Bab-El-Ehr in exchange for £ 5000. The two detectives started their journey in a red coloured car which is one of the most iconic and widely … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Jeep CJ2A

Tyrant’s Rides Part I

Budda…budda…budda…budda…budda the sound of slow revving engines of heavy motorcycles. Poorly dressed crowds waving national flags, thronging both sides of a wide avenue and cheering on a cue. Military Policemen in ceremonial uniform on heavy bikes, aka Harley Davidsons lead a cavalcade of black cars decked with national flags. The leader in exotic military uniform … Continue reading Tyrant’s Rides Part I

Cars of Tintin Series – Humber Snipe 1936

We have been following our friend Tintin in his adventure "The Black Island". As the book was published with illustrations from two different eras, I am covering cars from the old version published in 1938 as well as the new version published in 1966. In the 1938 version, the villains were following Tintin in another … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Humber Snipe 1936

Cars of Tintin Series – Hanomag HA 4500/ AL 28

The Black Island was the next adventure of Tintin. The story began with Tintin enjoying a morning walk when a plane landed in a field and Tintin was shot at. Later in hospital he realised that there was some connection between the attack and England. While he was on his way to the coast by … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Hanomag HA 4500/ AL 28

Cars of Tintin Series – Automiesse

I am continuing with the story " Blue Lotus". I have come across a vehicle which is new to me. I am sure, not may people beyond Europe would have heard of this company. There is a scene in the book where Tintin on a cycle collides with a red truck. The truck is an … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Automiesse

Cars of Tintin Series – Wolseley Armoured Car

The "Blue Lotus" is based in Japanese occupied China. So it is but obvious that military vehicles of the Japanese Imperial Army find mention in this book. One of the vehicles depicted is an armoured car sent in pursuit of Tintin. Initially I thought it was a Vickers vehicle which was commonly used by the … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Wolseley Armoured Car

Cars of Tintin Series – Latil

Till now we identified and learnt about two cars in the Tintin Adventure, “Tintin in the Land of Soviets”. Today's vehicle is larger. Actually it is not a car but a truck. In hindsight, the name of this series could have been " Automobiles of Tintin Series". Notwithstanding, in order to maintain continuity, I shall … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Latil