Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Cavalcade of Cars (in Aspic)

During my recent trip to the Champagne and Burgundy regions of France we saw a number of particularly interesting cars that stood out for one reason or another (like the vintage Renault above) and which we have drawn together into a pictorial theme. My favorite is this next one, during a bike ride from Beaune to Puligny-Montrachet, as we approached the center of the village of Mersault this MGB convertible was stalled on the side of the road, the hood up and a damsel in distress stylishly dressed as she stood watching our bicycle column whizz by.

Earlier in our trip, in Troyes, we saw this car parked very snuggly and had to wonder how the driver was going to get out of this tight spot.
Finally, in Les Ricey, as we walked through the tiny village in the morning we saw this symbol of the classic French car industry, the stylish Trabant, circa 1970, with a design unchanged since the 1950's.

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