Rendezvous (1976)

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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by Hooli » Wed May 22, 2019 12:16 pm

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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Wed May 22, 2019 2:33 pm

France in the mid to late seventies was indeed a wonderland to an English car spotter. Cars you'd never seen before - Ami 6, Panhards, DS19's. Even the Minis were different, both the traditional and the Innocenti 90/120. Fords were quite rare, VW's were driven by German tourists. Everything else was French. Early corrugated bonnet 2CV's were still around in small numbers and in 1977, I saw an Alfa that hadn't been launched in the UK, the 116 Giulietta. Mercedes and BMW were still an exotic rarity outside of their homeland.
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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by HMC » Wed May 22, 2019 2:50 pm

I’d never seen an ami 8 before until my first trip to France in 1990 aged 10. They’d ceased to exist by the late 80s where I grew up.
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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by ghosty » Wed May 22, 2019 10:51 pm

I still saw a fair amount of yellow headlights in Paris when I visited in 2003.

Rendezvous was used as the music video for a Snow Patrol song a few years ago. It didn't use the the whole film, and the engine noise was gone, but it might have lead a few people to the full film. song was a bit bollocks though.
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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by christine » Wed May 22, 2019 11:03 pm

Blimey :shock:
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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by Junkman » Thu May 23, 2019 12:26 pm

They made quite a few of these in Stockholm in the Nineties.



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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by chadders » Thu May 23, 2019 5:17 pm

Thanks RBJ.

This is the first time I've actually seen it, I've known about it for ages but never bothered to watch it.

I bet the drivers of those bin lorries wondered what the hell was going on, as did the pigeons, who seemed to have far better reaction times than British ones.
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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by Asimo » Thu May 23, 2019 8:11 pm

Would be much better if the dubbed-on soundtrack was of a 2 cylinder Citroen.!
Watch it again with no sound, appreciate the smoothness of the driving and the miraculous lack of traffic.
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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by ghosty » Fri May 24, 2019 12:13 am

Asimo wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Would be much better if the dubbed-on soundtrack was of a 2 cylinder Citroen.!
Watch it again with no sound, appreciate the smoothness of the driving and the miraculous lack of traffic.
It was filmed in the early hours of the morning, hence it being so quiet.
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Re: Rendezvous (1976)

Post by DavidB » Sat May 25, 2019 3:46 pm

I revisited the same place I went on a school trip to in 1989 a couple of years ago (Boulogne).
I took a load of photos of brand new Range Rovers and XJS’s being loaded onto the ferry.
France still has that vibe today, and you still see the odd yellow lights.
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