My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

I now move on to my next car in the series of my personal collection of scale models. The car I am describing today was part of the campaign started by Ford to beat Chevrolet in the 1950s. The marketing campaign was called the "Ford Blitz". But the result was something else. Instead of making … Continue reading My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

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Cars of Tintin Series – Ford Vedette 1949

It has been a long a long journey for our friends Captain Haddock and Tintin who have set out on a mission to rescue their close friend Professor Calculus. We know by now that Professor Calculus has been kidnapped by the Bordurians. After a botched attempt to rescue the professor from the Bordurian embassy, our … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Ford Vedette 1949

Cars of Tintin Series – Simca Vedette 1955

We have been following Captain Haddock and Tintin in "The Calculus Affair". Professor Calculus has been missing for sometime and all leads were pointing towards the Bordurians. So, the duo decided to investigate the Bordurian Embassy. Rowed in a boat close to the embassy and what do they find? A helicopter landed in the embassy. … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Simca Vedette 1955

Cars of Tintin Series – Ford Taunus 12M 1953

My last post described the DKW 3=6 in the background as Tintin and Captain Haddock were walking back to their hotel in Geneva. The detailing of Herge is such that even if an insignificant thing had to be shown in a small frame, the background was detailed and cars shown were real. The car I … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Ford Taunus 12M 1953

Cars of Tintin Series – Ford Fairlane 1955

There was an attack on Professor Topolino's house. A bomb had exploded turning the building into a mass of rubble. A Willys Jeep Station wagon and a Peugeot Q3A fire engine of Nyon Fire brigade were rushed to the spot. However, luckily all three people inside, Professor Topolino, Captain Haddock and Tintin survived. Once discharged … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Ford Fairlane 1955

Cars of Tintin Series – Ford 1949

Tintin and Captain Haddock were received at Klow airport and taken under the protection of the ZEPO, the Syldavian secret police. They were being escorted to a secret place in the mountains in a Dodge Coronet. Their escorts followed them in a green car all the way to the secret location where a programme was … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Ford 1949

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

Cars of Tintin Series – Ford 1948

In my last post Thomson and Thompson's Citroen 5cv exploded a few moments after they filled her up with petrol. The next day, world politics was all dreary and there was talk of war. Captain Haddock had been mobilised to command a Merchant Vessel. amidst this chaos, the detectives met Tintin and were discussing about … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Ford 1948

Cars of Tintin Series – Lincoln Zephyr 1939

The crystal balls were playing havoc with various scientists with each one of them going insane after they were attacked with the crystal balls. A few attacks were carried out on Tintin and Captain Haddock as also Marlinspike Hall. Tintin and the Captain were seen driving around in a yellow convertible car. This car is … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Lincoln Zephyr 1939

Cars of Tintin Series – Ford Pickup Trucks 1937

We now come to the 9th book in the Tintin Series. A book, I consider very important as one of the most lovable character was introduced in this book. Yes, the bumbling, whiskey loving, hot headed, but clean at heart and sweet man, Captain Haddock. This book is "The Crab with the Golden Claw". Tintin … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Ford Pickup Trucks 1937