Thursday, August 30, 2012

le musclecar Monday: fraîches voitures françaises

Everyone hates on the French - quel dommage, it always baffled me. Folks there have been nice to me, I mean when aren't cab drivers and waiters in big cities rude? Arrogant?, un peu, peut-être, but that's a European thing, you know being from there gives one a better pot to piss in, etc. But lets accentuate the positive, always. The Frenchies don't always make cool cars, but when they do - ooh la la:

Peugeot 503 (above) more than a match for many a BMW, and anything out of the UK in its class.

Detective Lieutenant Columbo drove a super fresh Peugeot 403 convertible, or decapotable.

Citroën SM - powered by Maserati

Bugatti Royale (above) - only a Bugatti Royale with Cheese would be cooler

Ceci n'est pas une voiture française. But that's Françiose Hardy, she's French, and was one of the few things that revved up the 1966 film Grand Prix - skip it, friends. And isn't that a Peugeot 404 in the background? A French tank, fitting for a tank of a movie.

Citroën Traction-Avant - that means Front wheel drive - pretty advanced for the 1930's. This was the un-official car of the French resistance during WWII. See? Some good things come from our Gallic friends besides trains that run like clockwork, cool architecture, and gorgeous women.