My Collection – Mercedes Benz 500K Special Roadster

I am a mechanical engineer. I have always been attracted to excellence in the field of engineering because it epitomises the capability of human brain. It demonstrate what humans can achieve by possessing the ability to think and innovate. Germany has always been at the forefront of engineering excellence, be it mechanical, electrical, chemical or … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz 500K Special Roadster

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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

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 – 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 – 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

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