Friday, 10 February 2012

R 16 et R 10


Now this car I remember well. It is a Renault 16 and I spent many hours in it being driven back and forth between France and Germany! The car below is a Renault 10 or R10. It was in a R10 that yours truly was driven home from the clinic after her birth!

Cette voiture, je m'en souviens bien ! C'est une Renault 16 dans laquelle j'ai passé des heures et des heures entre la France et l'Allemagne ! La seconde, c'est une Renault 10. C'est dans une R10 que votre servitrice a été transportée à la maison après sa naissance...

25 comments:

Dianne said...

Hi Ciel ... wonderful old cars with memories. If I lived in France I would love a Citroen DC in pale blue.

Jack said...

Some real memories here, eh, Ciel? Renaults were rare in the part of the USA where I lived back then.

Jack said...

BTW: Clubbing? Moi? What do you think?

Theanne said...

What interesting memories involving Renaults...I was just wondering, my parents didn't have a vehicle when I was born...so did my Dad peddle me home on his bicycle?!!! Oh dear!

Robert Geiss said...

Frankreich für mich. Danke für die Erinnerungen. Eine gute Fahrt und einen guten Freitag.

Regina K said...

Oh some moments are meant to be remembered...

Thérèse said...

... les souvenirs remontent... des phares rectangulaires.

Bob Crowe said...

Well then, tie a large pink ribbon around it. I think Renaults were sold in the US decades ago but never caught on. Our buyers were looking for Detroit thunder at the time.

Randy said...

I love that silver one. Happy Friday!

Olivier said...

en effet, on prend encore un coup de vieux, j'adore la R16, j'en ai eut une, c’était une voiture très confortable. Bon Weekend

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful cars!
Thanks for sharing your memories!
Léia

Gunn said...

My dad had a few French cars, and I had a Renault 12 station wagon (as a student,) the old one, when my dad later bought Audi 100.
Yes, and before 12, we had just like the one you had a trip in as a newborn baby.
Your posting brought back some old memories!!:)

Bergson said...

la voiture du représentant et la voiture du fossé

Dave said...

The Renault 16 was a beautiful car and a forerunner of car design. We had a Renault 11 for years. It took us on many family holidays loaded to the gunnels with camping gear. It was so well used that we had to replace the front seats. It the end I just gave it away as it owed us nothing. A truly memorable car.

Malyss said...

Sur le moment on les trouvait un peu moches et ringardes, et maintenant, la nostalgie aidant, les voila pleines de charme et de souvenirs!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a fantastic collection of vintage cars Ciel. I bet your Mum remembers that trip to the clinic clearly!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That's what I like about car shows, you often see something your family owned and it brings back a lot of memories.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I remember Renaults fondly also. I had a friend in high school who had one and she would zip around while the rest of us were driving the dreaded Corvair! We thought she was so continental!

Lowell said...

These cars are unfamiliar to me other than by name...but I'm glad they bring back good memories for you...well, you probably don't remember being driven home as a new baby, but...

VP said...

I remember the Rs, there are still some R4s around, but my favorite then was the R5! The owners kept these car perfectly...

JM said...

What a cool Renault collection!

Rob Siemann said...

Moi, c' etait une Dauphine... Ca remonte un peu...

Loree said...

Oh wow what lovely vintage cars.

Halcyon said...

Nice memories!

Kaori said...

Classy from birth ;D