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I12! I12!

Yes, a straight 12 for today. You know you want one.

PRN, par Citroën PRN, par Citroën

Park, Reverse., Neutral? Mais non, or at least not in the 1970s and 1980s.

Today's things rarely seen Today's things rarely seen

A brace of foreign things, one of which is an Elise but not as we know it. It was humming somewhat.

7/12! 7/12!

Yes, the name is self explanatory. Ferrari’s biggest engine, a 7 litre V12 (actually a 6.9 but never mind), used for Can Am in the early 1970s.

Capitalist marketing, Wartburg style Capitalist marketing, Wartburg style

Yes, they had ads for Wartburgs.

6/12! 6/12!

Let’s have one of these. No, it wasn’t actually a 6 litre V12, but 5712 just doesn’t sound right.

5/12! 5/12!

Take your pick. Oh, and spot the odd one out.

A blast from the past A blast from the past

I used to have an Audi Coupé.

Today's thing rarely seen Today's thing rarely seen

This fine product of IFA, from the days of the Glorious Socialist Workers’ Paradise when the proletariat were supplied by the State with housing, transport and work and one could therefore use the products of the vehicle conglomerate to travel to where one could produce the kind of stuff the socialist worker and his…

Today's thing rarely seen Today's thing rarely seen

Rarely seen here that is, but still everywhere in France so some brave soul took his or her battered R21 on hols here.

Timeline! Timeline!

1984 to 1986: one of these

A thing now rarely seen A thing now rarely seen

The small red thing in the middle. It’s a Suzuki Alto.

French lessons 1.02* French lessons 1.02*

*We had 1.01 a couple of years ago.

Things that should be higher Things that should be higher

This thing. It should say something nearer to 90° than 80°. That would mean a new thermostat then.

Today's thing rarely seen Today's thing rarely seen

One of these rough, tough off road capable things. I can’t recall seeing one of the current models before.

A thing from an unexpected place A thing from an unexpected place

We’ve bought a Husqvarna leaf blower. So you’d think that it might be made in Huskvarna. Huskvarna with a K? Ja. The town changed its spelling, the company didn’t.

Brexit, cured

Like so:

That's not  gone well

Chris Harris of Top Gear fame has made an dramatic and unexpected arrival at the side of a pickup.

Oooops! Oooops!

Time to spare a thought for an Australian train driver who is remaining anonymous. He (or she, we don’t know) stepped down from the cab to investigate something that didn’t seem quite right. All well and good and nothing out of the ordinary until physics and specifically gravity intervened. A massive object like the…

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