Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Yellow French sports car-pictionary clue!

Post by Deanxm » 25 Feb 2016, 22:10

Never heard of a Rene bonnet Le Mans................. i take it it was a successfull motor car, damit now i want to google

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Yellow French sports car-pictionary clue!

Post by myglaren » 25 Feb 2016, 23:09

A scottish pernod?

The charade thing was totally opaque to me :(

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..Yellow French sports car-pictionary clue!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Feb 2016, 23:29

Thanks for the flurry of responses, I thought I was going to have to just have a guess myself!

Yes it is a Rene Bonnet Le Mans. Dug it out from ClassicCarCatalogue. Just click on a year (1963 in this case] and it gives lists of worldwide manufacturers by Country and just picked out Rene Bonnet out of curiosity.

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Eventually morphed into MATRA in particular with the Djet model.

Nice to get the Whatsthisthen wrapped up!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French Sportscar-Rene Bonnet Le-Mans

Post by myglaren » 25 Feb 2016, 23:41

Hah! Dubonnet, haven't seen any of that in years.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French Sportscar-Rene Bonnet Le-Mans

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Feb 2016, 17:09

...bit of Dubonnet Trivia

This 1932 poster

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was by the same graphic artist, A.M. Cassandre, responsible for this classic Art Deco poster of Normandie.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French Sportscar-Rene Bonnet Le-Mans

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Feb 2016, 17:28

.....and one from A.M.Cassandre's portfolio for Jim......is that what's known in Radio Circles as a "Valve"?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French Sportscar-Rene Bonnet Le-Mans

Post by Stickyfinger » 26 Feb 2016, 18:13

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French Sportscar-Rene Bonnet Le-Mans

Post by myglaren » 26 Feb 2016, 18:14

Whoops! ^

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French Sportscar-Rene Bonnet Le-Mans

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 26 Feb 2016, 18:30

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Captain; "Who just sneezed?"
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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French Sportscar-Rene Bonnet Le-Mans

Post by Stickyfinger » 26 Feb 2016, 18:37

Jut have a bucket of water handy if you have an American welder

NY 1942, woops indeed.....some say Citroen did the ignition switch wiring :)




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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French Sportscar-Rene Bonnet Le-Mans

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Feb 2016, 19:44

.....the random link from Rene Bonnet, to Dubonnet, to A.M. Cassandre, to Normandie, to that excellent video of the fate of the Normandie......whatsthisthen? on the FCF should be on the National Curriculum for its educational value :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..James Bond Special!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Feb 2016, 10:36

From the BBC Report........"Its Bond's Favorite motoring brand and now a new model is to be built in South Wales"......so which model is it?......(picture below...not the new model)....no further clues....(just yet :) )


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Re: Whatsthisthen?..French Sportscar-Rene Bonnet Le-Mans

Post by Gibbo2286 » 27 Feb 2016, 10:37

NewcastleFalcon wrote:.....the random link from Rene Bonnet, to Dubonnet, to A.M. Cassandre, to Normandie, to that excellent video of the fate of the Normandie......whatsthisthen? on the FCF should be on the National Curriculum for its educational value :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..James Bond Special!

Post by Gibbo2286 » 27 Feb 2016, 10:39

NewcastleFalcon wrote:From the BBC Report........"Its Bond's Favorite motoring brand and now a new model is to be built in South Wales"......so which model is it?....no further clues....(just yet :) )


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A Taffy Martin :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?..James Bond Special!

Post by Stickyfinger » 27 Feb 2016, 10:57

Its an Alpine sunshine