Last Call – Who Says the French Are a Bunch of Wimps? Edition

A pack of Gauloises, a trunk full of baguettes, life is good.

It takes real couilles to rally a Citroen DS through the snow during the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally, while smoking a cigarette and looking completely nonchalant about the whole affair. Lucien Bianchi (an Italian-born Belgian, actually), my hat’s off to you. May those filthy Americans and rosbifs never insult the glorious mère patrie again! La Marseillaise toujours!
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  1. Maymar Avatar

    Their business is warracing, and [the French] do their business.
    – Rudyard Kipling (more or less).

  2. CJinSD Avatar

    And if you keep trying without winning, just disqualify the four cars that finish ahead of you! Viva la Frog!

  3. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    The snow. The cigarette. The Goddess.
    I'm not sure this photograph could be better, unless it was at a higher resolution.
    Oh, hey, it gets bigger… yeah, I'm all set, thanks.

  4. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    The snow. The cigarette. The Goddess.
    I'm not sure this photograph could be better, unless it was at a higher resolution.
    Oh, hey, it gets bigger… yeah, I'm all set, thanks.

  5. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    The snow. The cigarette. The Goddess.
    I'm not sure this photograph could be better, unless it was at a higher resolution.
    Oh, hey, it gets bigger… yeah, I'm all set, thanks.

  6. scroggzilla Avatar

    Props? Where are my mad props?

    1. dculberson Avatar

      I don't know about mad props, but here's your massive props:
      <img src="http://www.langhamindustries.co.uk/PIX/85tonne_propeller.jpg"&gt;

    2. dculberson Avatar

      I don't know about mad props, but here's your massive props:
      <img src="http://www.langhamindustries.co.uk/PIX/85tonne_propeller.jpg"&gt;

  7. Baron Von Danger Avatar

    I think it is a requirement to smoke a cigarette while racing a Citroen DS.

  8. engineerd Avatar

    Or, one from a wind tunnel (BMW AVZ designed and built by my company).
    <img src="http://www.autobild.de/ir_img/67121274_2a14913a96.jpg"&gt;

  9. engineerd Avatar

    It's hard to tell from the picture, but he's actually driving in reverse.
    /Fun with French stereotypes
    //Driving a Citroen DS in the snow in reverse while smoking a cig probably takes more couilles.

  10. muthalovin Avatar

    That looks like a goddamn bicycle tire! Oh Frenchie, you so cool!

  11. dmilligan Avatar

    Cool. That's not a job you hear about every day. I'll skip the blowhard jokes…

  12. W. Kiernan Avatar

    Dang, look at the skinny bicycle tires on that thing! At least they were keeping the unsprung weight down.

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