So, where was I? Does anybody care? I'm going to persevere anyway.....
Continuing the journey northwards back to Dieppe:
Saw a few 11s, but this was the only 9 seen in more than two weeks.
This was in the workshop of a modern Renault dealership.
Second Prelude of this generation. Sadly no Mk1s to be seen this year.
Not too many of these seen as working vehicles nowadays.
I know squit-all about bikes, but this one looked quite interesting. Good article about it by Jalopy-journo Rod Ker here: http://www.classicbi...k/machine3.html I'm now disappointed I didn't see and hear it in motion. Bonus 605, the only one I bothered getting a photo of during this year's trip.
It seems some of these 'colour' editions were sold in the UK, I don't immediately remember them however.
Another one for Barrett. I can't help but think it should be in a metallic colour rather than this slightly-too-bright red, but I'm being a pit picky there - it was great to see on the road.
Not too many Phase 1 models seen.
I bet this was an expensive thing when new.
I'm hoping that someone can explain these to me one day, and why there are far fewer of them around than the Renault or Citroen equivalents. Thinking of the latter, it would appear that the 205F uses the C15's rear doors (as this one had Citroen badges on them).
I'd happily be whoever owns this, driving around rural France in such a fine car.
Sambas seem pretty rare compared to 104 and LNA, this only the second one I've seen since 2010.
More Talbot content and others at an excellent rural garage near Dieppe. Aerial maps show it to have a yard out the back with maybe a hundred or so vehicles rotting away.
I wonder how long it took them to design the 9/11 facelift?
Good to know Dieppe still has a Lada garage. Thereâ€™s another 11? Just visible in the showroom.
Finally at the ferry terminal, this AX seems to have been abandoned there.
And this hardcore beast was making its way to the UK.
This was the scene as we wistfully looked back to France from the ferry. Regrettably it contained nothing as interesting as in this old postcard:
Thatâ€™s the end of my holiday proper, but Iâ€™ve only just uploaded a few favourites from this year which will follow soon.