Renault 17 Gordini (1975)
Do you have any idea how hard it is to find decent pictures of the R17?
Very. And for the sake of my life, I can’t figure out why: look at it. It’s a Renault, in Gordini trim, mad from every possible angle, eager to make every head turn and ask what the hell is that; it couldn’t possibly be a Renault.
The Gordini version evolved from the previous TS, now fitted with a 1.7 liter engine. It even won a few rally stages out of the blue, at the hands of Jean Luc Therier himself.
And if you’re still not convinced, here’s one in yellow.
Renault-Alpine A110 (1968)
And some Alpine goodness to brighten your morning. Well, mine at least!
Alpine-Renault A110 (1972)
Extra attention to the front splitters, which seem to have been use widely in hard-cornering mountain stages in these Alpines.
Renault Alpine A110
Driven by Jean Pierre Nicholas during the 1973 RAC Rally (#5).
- Renault 4 Parisienne (1964)
- Renault 4 Plein Air (1967)
The Parisienne was launched with the cooperation of the Elle magazine, in an attempt to increase the sales of the R4 among the female crowd.
The Plein Air was, well, a model in which you could get plenty of air, actually.
Photos were found on the Flickr of Auto Clasico.
Renault 8 Gordini, Rally Portugal.
In 1967, somewhere in the beautiful but tough roads of Sintra, history was made for the not so resourceful portuguese pilots: Jean-Pierre Nicolas saw the gearbox of his Gordini snap, and José Carpinteiro was able to lead his car (also an 8 Gordini) to victory.
It was the first portuguese victory for the TAP Rally.
Titans on a battle: a Ferrari 512BB fights for its place with an Alpine-Renault A442 during the 1978 Le Mans.
Brands Hatch, 1984.
Renault garage, running the RE50, driven by Derek Warwick and Patrick Tambay.
Alpine-Renault A110 (1961)
… but slightly after the ADAC Classics at the Nurburgring this year.