RIP Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

Final race of 2013 FIA European Hill Climb Championship takes place in Buzet, Croatia this week end - today it's time for practice heats. This is how it ended for one of the drivers, Italian Gianfranco Muzio and his wonderful (well, slightly less wonderful but still badass gorgeous, battle scars ftw) Renault.… » 9/14/13 11:39am 9/14/13 11:39am

Renault-Packed Colorado Warehouse May Turn Earth Into Hell Project…

Some of you might have wondered where in hell Rocket Surgery Racing found the 1956 Renault 4CV that served as the basis of their Index of Effluency-winning LeMons car. In the conveniently-located Warehouse Of French Hell Project Doom, of course! » 8/21/10 1:00pm 8/21/10 1:00pm

What Would Hefner Drive? Malaise Era Car Ads From the Pages of Playboy

The Baksheesh Table at the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons was fairly groaning under the weight of all the beer bribes— they love their beer in Michigan— but one team mixed it up with a December 1977 Playboy » 4/24/10 3:00pm 4/24/10 3:00pm

When Was the Last Time You Saw One of These in California?

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. You don't see a lot of Renault 5 Turbos down on the American street! » 3/14/10 5:30pm 3/14/10 5:30pm

Were The 80s More Fun In A Renault 5?

In North America, it was called the Le Car, and it served as the basis for the way-cooler-than-the-EV1 Lectric Leopard. But over in Yurp, the boxy little Renault hatch was known as the 5, and it apparently inspired Britons in the Late Malaise Era to experience life as a sort of mashup of thumping late-70s disco and… » 2/21/08 12:20pm 2/21/08 12:20pm