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February 8, 2007 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Toutes les autos de Tintin Including pictures of the original models where available.
posted by DrJohnEvans (29 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
My god it's full of cars. This + rasterbator is going to cost me a morning's work and cost the world abouit half a forest of paper.
posted by freebird at 10:59 AM on February 8, 2007


Warning: site uses pop-ups to display pictures.

[via Veer]
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:00 AM on February 8, 2007


super cool!
posted by cell divide at 11:03 AM on February 8, 2007


Ha, I loved Kuifje. Good memories.
And a site with just the cars out of Tintin is so absurd it's fabulous!
posted by jouke at 11:05 AM on February 8, 2007


mille millions de mille sabords! c'est une galerie d'automobile par excellence!
posted by the painkiller at 11:07 AM on February 8, 2007


Bashibazouk!
posted by jouke at 11:10 AM on February 8, 2007


Old cars and old cartoons. This is good!
posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:20 AM on February 8, 2007


What is the English title for 'Coke en stock'? I remember the story from those pictures but not the name.
posted by Flashman at 11:24 AM on February 8, 2007


Flashman - it's The Red Sea Sharks.
posted by the painkiller at 11:25 AM on February 8, 2007


HA! That's awesome! Man, that guy could draw. He could just draw anything.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:26 AM on February 8, 2007


[this is good]
posted by OmieWise at 11:26 AM on February 8, 2007


This is a classic example of a beautiful obsession. Too awesome.
posted by o2b at 11:27 AM on February 8, 2007


2007 is the year of Tintin (Hergé was born in 1907). Next to special Tintin stamp issues in several European countries and other activities to commemorate this occasion (see program), a "Tintin and cars" exhibition will be held in June at the International car show in Barcelona. I wonder which cars they'll manage to gather for this exhibition.
posted by pj_rivera at 11:47 AM on February 8, 2007


Here's another TinTin car.
posted by NoMich at 11:51 AM on February 8, 2007


can anyone explain to me the decision to put an unmarked midi version of "Be-bop-a-Lula" at the bottom of this page. She's my baby why?
posted by sexyrobot at 11:52 AM on February 8, 2007


This is what the internet and MetaFilter were made for, great stuff!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:05 PM on February 8, 2007


This is the best post I've seen in MONTHS.
posted by jtajta at 12:48 PM on February 8, 2007


great post, and especially the title!

boom, one day your car goes boom, boom!
don't just give up all in gloom!
autocar to the rescue!


one of my prize possessions is a "behind the scenes" book on Herge - not so much a biography, but a book on "the making of" the various Tintin books.

Herge was a serious collector of newspaper clippings, postcards & so on, and the author of the book went through his archives & compared the clippings etc with the Tintin illustrations. you can see the photo of the plane crash in Tibet, for example, and the Arumbaya Fetish, amongst other things.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:51 PM on February 8, 2007


and bestest use of the *boom* tag, evar!
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:55 PM on February 8, 2007


HA! That's awesome! Man, that guy could draw. He could just draw anything.

Actually, although a very talented writer Hergé wasn't that good a draughtsman. Much of the fine detail, and certainly all those cars, was the work of subalterns, such as Edgar P. Jacobs, Bob de Moor, Jacques Martin, and a host of nameless artists from the "Studios Hergé" stables.
posted by Skeptic at 4:04 PM on February 8, 2007


Nice. To be followed by les avions de Tintin?

(Never knew that, Skeptic, thank you for the elaboration)
posted by IndigoJones at 5:00 PM on February 8, 2007


Here is the book I was referring to earlier. Absolutely indispensable for a fan, IMHO. It actually contains a lot more than just the inspirations behind the images - the Amazon reviews will fill you in...
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:14 PM on February 8, 2007


Tintin is by far my favourite cartoon character, thanks for the awesome post!
posted by Vindaloo at 6:15 PM on February 8, 2007


Tintin en Irak.

There was a pretty good show about Hergé on PBS a few months back.
posted by edgeways at 7:16 PM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


wow, What a wonderful eyeful. Marvelous site and visuals. Thanks. I love Tintin.

One of my fave comics along that line is Astérix by René Goscinny.
posted by nickyskye at 7:54 PM on February 8, 2007


You forgot Uderzo.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:51 PM on February 8, 2007


Tintin en Irak rocks!
posted by Mocata at 2:57 AM on February 9, 2007


Tintin en Irak rocks!
And it's a great way to learn french.
posted by jouke at 4:37 AM on February 9, 2007


This is a classic example of a beautiful obsession.

Yes indeed. Very nice post. And what better place for all those cars than an information superhighway...
posted by LeLiLo at 8:28 AM on February 9, 2007


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