Entries in monte carlo (2)


Elf Scan 8: Renault Alpine A110 Rallye de Monte Carlo

I love this dreamy night shot. The snow almost looks like a lunar surface.  Click to enlarge the photo. The A110 is one of my all-time favorite cars.  It's like a French Porsche 911! The video below is a must-watch, featuring breathtaking period footage of the A110 at speed on the Monte Carlo Rallye, including wonderful on-board views. Hat tip to Syed of IEDEI on this awesome video!

Here is the back of the photo card, with some awesome technical drawings and info for those who can read French. Sorry it's cut off at the top  -- my scanner is small.


New Obsession - Vintage Heuer Dashboard Stopwatches

I was browsing ebay the other day and discovered that I need one of these. Badly.  My fantasies of ownership were stoked by the opening bid of a trifling 20 dollars.  But, some 15 bids later, my daydreams of timing laps around Lime Rock with my very own classic Heuer Monte Carlo were shattered when the auction closed at a jaw-dropping $1428.00

Great.  Just one more unattainable motoring item to covet...

If this makes you salivate, check out a whole site devoted to Heuer dashboard timers here.