Cars of Tintin Series – Chevrolet Bel Air 1955

We were following the journey of Tintin and Captain Haddock from Geneva to Nyon. The two were searching for Professor Calculus who had vanished from Marlinspike Hall. In my last post we saw that Captain and Tintin had taken a cab, a Simca Aronde to Nyon. However, their progress was tracked by the villains who … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Chevrolet Bel Air 1955

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Cars of Tintin Series – Simca 9 Aronde 1954

Tintin and Captain Haddock had taken a Fiat 1400 Taxi to Hotel Cornavin in Geneva. They missed Professor Calculus while he was leaving the hotel. On inquiring the hotel staff they realised that Professor Calculus had left for the station to catch a train to Nyon. The duo hurried to the station but missed the … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Simca 9 Aronde 1954

Cars of Tintin Series – Fiat 1400

Looking for Professor Calculus, Tintin and Captain Haddock reached Geneva. Two cars shown at the airport were the BMW 501 and the Studebaker Champion. The two gentlemen were then dropped at the Hotel Cornavin. Surprise, surprise, and what did I discover about Herge and Tintin today? Cornavin is a real hotel in Geneva, which is … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Fiat 1400

Cars of Tintin Series – BMW 501

In my last post we saw that Tintin and Captain Haddock found out about Professor Calculus' laboratory where he was working on a secret sound based technology. Based on their encounter with a stranger in the laboratory, they landed in Geneva in search of Professor Calculus who had gone missing. Outside the airport, Herge has … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – BMW 501

Cars of Tintin Series – Studebaker Champion 1953

After a number of unexplained events and attacks at Marlinspike Professor Calculus went for a walk and did not come back. Tintin and Captain Haddock chanced upon his laboratory where he was working on a secret weapon which could destroy structures by using sound waves. They also came across a mysterious fellow in the laboratory … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Studebaker Champion 1953

Cars of Tintin Series – Volkswagen Beetle

I think, "The Calculus Affair" which is based in Europe of the 1950s has maximum number of cars depicted in it compared to any other Tintin book. This book is replete with street scenes from various European cities, both real and imaginary. We are still in the temporary parking lot in front of Marlinspike Hall. … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Volkswagen Beetle

Cars of Tintin Series – Peugeot 203

We stay with the "Calculus Affair", a book that may have depicted the maximum number of cars in any Tintin book. The detailed drawing of a temporary parking lot which had come up in front of Marlinspike has a treasure trove of classic cars from the 50s. Another car shown parked there is the Peugeot … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Peugeot 203

Cars of Tintin Series – Opel Olympia Rekord 1953

There were a number of unexplained events at the Marlinspike hall. Professor Calculus was being shadowed in a Mercedes 180 with an aim to kidnap him. All these events got into public domain thanks to our friends from the police, the respectable Thomson and Thompson. As a result, we saw in my last post that … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Opel Olympia Rekord 1953

Cars of Tintin Series – Oldsmobile 88 (1955)

While there are attempts to kidnap professor Calculus and an investigation underway by the special police, Capt Haddock requested the venerable Thomson and Thompson, not to reveal the goings on at Marlinspike to any one. He was promised that "mum is the word" and "dumb is the word" are the motto followed by Thomson and … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Oldsmobile 88 (1955)

Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes 180 (W120)

We are now at the 17th book written by Herge, "The Calculus Affair". Till now there had been certain unusual activities happening at Marlinspike Hall. Especially, glasses were breaking for no rhyme or reason. There had been firing on the estate and Police had already visited on a number of occasions in a Land Rover … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes 180 (W120)