French Rally Champ Blasts Through Paris In Rendezvous Tribute

One of the greatest automotive films is Claude Lelouch's C'etait un Rendezvous, a nine-minute high-speed run through the streets of Paris ending with the hero getting the girl. French rally driver Jean Ragnotti paid tribute with his own drive through Paris, only with a slightly different ending. » 1/13/12 1:00pm 1/13/12 1:00pm

Watch Flame-Spitting Hatches Go Crazy On The Track

There's wild oversteer, brutal crashes, NASCAR-grade drafting, and it all comes from pint-sized European econoboxes. This is the 1981 European Championship of the Renault R5 Turbo Cup. They're tiny, they're adorable, and yet they're also these fire breathing mid-engined monsters. Watch them tear each other to pieces. » 1/12/12 1:00pm 1/12/12 1:00pm

Lift Your Spirits

The next time I hear some suit extol the virtues of whatever small turbocharged car they're hustling, I'm going to show them this Renault R5 and say, "That's nice, but can it do this?" [Retrorides via Tumblr] » 1/12/11 9:00am 1/12/11 9:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: $39,500 For A 1984 Renault R5 Turbo?

We're on a four-straight Crack Pipe roll, with 68% of you directing the $37,995 Ferrari Mondial to take its sorry self to Booth Number Two. Will today's car be the one to break the streak? » 1/30/09 8:00am 1/30/09 8:00am