My Collection – Mercedes Benz 300 SL

I had turned all of seven years when my father gifted me the book "Motor Car, An Illustrated International History" by DB Wise. Chapter 15, aptly named "The Flamboyant Fifties" had a picture of a silver grey Mercedes Coupe in profile on page 276. It had a slippery shape and wheels which covered nearly half … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz 300 SL

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My Collection – Jaguar E-Type 1961

Now we come to one of the most iconic cars ever. A legend in true sense. I searched for a while before I could lay my hands on a 1:18 scale model of Jaguar E-Type. The car is a 1961 model, the first cars in the series that came out and its British Racing Green … Continue reading My Collection – Jaguar E-Type 1961

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

Indian Automobile Scene in the 1970s

Dear readers, please accept my apologies for this unwarranted gap in my posts. We are over with the cars in Tintin series and starting with some personal thoughts till I progress enough with my research for my next series. I was born in India in the early 1970s. It was a really bad place to … Continue reading Indian Automobile Scene in the 1970s

Cars of Tintin Series – Renault 12

Tintin and Captain Haddock along with Professor Calculus boarded a bus full of General Alcazar's rebel troops and headed for Tapiocapolis. When they entered the city they were dressed as the Picaros who were supposed to perform for General Tapioca. The bus they boarded was a DAF SB 1602 Jonckheere. The carnival scene depicted in … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Renault 12

Cars of Tintin Series – DAF SB 1602 Jonckheere

Colonel Alvarez had accompanied Captain Haddock, Tintin and Professor Calculus to pyramids at Hotuatabotl in a Land Rover Series 3. They were forewarned by Pablo. At the pyramid, Pablo helped them escape to the other side and their friend General Alcazar was there to pick them up and help them escape in a Chevrolet 3800 … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – DAF SB 1602 Jonckheere

Cars of Tintin Series – Land Rover Series III

For the past few posts Captain Haddock, Tintin and Professor Calculus have been in the San Theodores capital Tapiocapolis for a supposed round table conference to resolve the allegation of conspiracy that General Tapioca had levelled against our friends. During their stay, they were informed about a conspiracy to assassinate all of them by Pablo, … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Land Rover Series III

Cars of Tintin Series – Zil 114

Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus are in Tapiocapolis to meet the dictator of San Theodore, General Tapioca. The General had alleged that Captain Haddock and Tintin had been conspiring to overthrow his legitimate regime. He had arrested Bianca Catafiore to force our heroes to meet him for a round table conference. Once the plane landed … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Zil 114

Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz L206 D

We have reached the final book in the Tintin series, "Tintin and the Picaros". This book is set in the 1970s, thankfully only the settings have changed and none of our lovely characters aged with time. Tintin is as young and energetic as always and Captain Haddock's temper has not tempered even a bit. In … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz L206 D