Cars of Tintin Series – Opel Ascona A

After her stay at Marlinspike Hall, Bianca Castafiore proceeded on her South American Tour. She was to perform in Tapiocapolis, the capital of San Theodores when news arrived of her arrest in a terrorist conspiracy. The dictator of San Theodores, General Tapioca had accused her of hatching a plot against his government at a Western … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Opel Ascona A

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Cars of Tintin Series – Peugeot 404

After Bianca Castafiore came to stay at Marlinspike Hall, there are a number of rumours of love blooming between the celebrity singer and Captain Haddock. In fact to the Captain's consternation and thanks to our hearing challenged Professor Calculus' interview to some reporters, "The Paris Flash" magazine came up with a cover story about the … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Peugeot 404

Cars of Tintin Series – Opel Rekord P2

In my last post I had talked about the Citroen Ami which was driven by Captain Haddock's doctor. The poor Captain had broken his leg after slipping off a broken step and was bound to the wheel chair when disaster struck in the form of Bianca Castafiore arriving to stay at the Marlinspike. Many a … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Opel Rekord P2

Cars of Tintin Series – Citroen Ami 6

We had been discussing a number of British cars in an Indian background. Tintin and Captain Haddock were on a rescue mission to save Tintin's close friendChang in "Tintin in Tibet". After the exhausting climb in the Himalayas the Captain was relaxing at Marlinspike hall. Here he met with an accident, thanks to a broken … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Citroen Ami 6

Cars of Tintin Series – Vauxhall Velox EIP

Once Captain Haddock had been deposited into the rear seat of a Cadillac Type 75 taxi after his chaotic ride on the back of a cow, the duo rushed towards the airport in order to catch their flight to Kathmandu. On the way they passed another green car. This was the Vauxhall Velox. This was … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Vauxhall Velox EIP

Cars of Tintin Series – Standard Vanguard 1950

In melee that followed Captain Haddock's attempt to remove the bovine road block, our Captain ended up riding the holy cow. It transported him adding to the chaotic Delhi traffic which ended up in many a scrapes between some of the iconic and now revered cars in the world. The last one we saw was … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Standard Vanguard 1950

Cars of Tintin Series – Austin Cambridge A50

In my last post we had seen that Captain Haddock had an involuntary ride on an angry cow on the streets of Delhi. The scene, before the Captain Haddock was dumped in the Cadillac Type 75, shows the Captain holding on to the neck of the running cow and  number of cars swerving to save … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Austin Cambridge A50

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 – Volvo PV544

Today we come to the last car in the parking lot of the Vagabond Car Club Rally. Over the last few weeks I discussed about one after the other classics of today. Some of the most exotic as well as popular cars of the day. Hats off to Herge for making such a detailed frame … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Volvo PV544

Cars of Tintin Series – Triumph TR3

Its been 12 weeks in the garden of Marlinspike. Thanks to the car rally organised by Joylon Wagg's Vagabond Car Club. It brings out the details to which Herge went while drawing the various Tintin stories. This parking lot is full of the best and most popular vehicles of the time. To a person not … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Triumph TR3