1983 Renault Fuego, Re-registered and Revisited.

June 5, 2013

11 comments
Previously seen through an iPhone when it was still for sale.
Oh man. You're about to thank me.


11 comments:

Calvin said...

Hey guys, I've been taking some pictures of old/interesting cars in my area, of course having taken inspiration from your blog. Earlier today I shot an old Accord and the mother who owned it approached me very offended and just wasn't buying that I actually loved her car. Do you guys have similar experiences?

Ben Piff said...

Story of my life Calvin. 80s cars are particularly hard to sell interest and appreciation for. I'm sure Tony has a million similar stories, sometimes genuine enthusiasm works, sometimes nothing works. But don't give up!

Tony Piff said...

hahaha, yes, '80s cars are impossible!

one time somebody had just bought a car and was worried that i was photographing it because it had been used in a crime before she acquired it. she was relieved when i said otherwise but doubted that i actually cared.

another time, the guy's car had body damage, and he thought that's what i was photographing for insurance or criminal reasons. he was within seconds of clobbering me. but he loved his isuzu i-mark, so he totally got it when i expressed my appreciation for the car's rarity.

another time a lady was going to call the cops on me. it was her neighbor's car i was photographing, so she couldn't quite stop me, but she was giving me the evil eye the whole time until i gave her a business card, and that changed everything. she said, "oh, old parked cars, are you located on Division?"

on that note, ben, will you please let atika know that i need some more cards?

@ben: wow indeed i am a happy boy at your documentation of this freaking fuego. and i was not too pleased to see the homepage cluttered up with a bunch of youtube videos, but damn--those are some good videos.

Jakob hartel - schwarz said...

take me to the turbo zone! and give me more black rubber!

Mikael said...

They should've played the theme from the film "Sorcerer" in the background of those videos to better describe the horrors of actually owning one.

great white tiburon said...

this is a terrible car but boy do I love the way it looks. glad to see another one running around.

Justin said...

I lol'd HARD at Mikael's comment.
Great to see this Fuego still running around in good shape.

adam.giguere said...

I saw one sitting in a garage in Fall River, MA 10 years ago, it might still be there.

Andrew David Baron said...

Thank you.

Schneckenman said...

very cool!!!
keep on Bloging!!!

DrVoo said...

The French Camaro... I liked these when they were current. Actually hold up nicely, style wise. Probably not so much mechanically wise,though.