on my bookshelf!
These are just some amazing videos…..everytime i see the race-prepped Alpine screaming down regular streets as shown in the 1963 video, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! even though we can’t hear them, they just look epic cruising with regular traffic. Some wonderful behind-the-scenes footage in this videos as well, of the construction and of the founder of Alpine, Jean Redele.
video heaven…for me. my broken french skills help me understand some of these…..as they are both in french.
a nice Alpine A310. check out the interior….funky indeed. As mentioned before, I am increasingly attracted to the A310, as a by product of my obsession with the A110.
IEDEI blog LOVES Alpine-Renaults, and the A110 and A310 especially. Here’s a fantastic film of a bloke just driving his A310 through some great roads….
So firstly, the Boom Boom Satellites very much impressed me by using an Alpine A110 on the cover of their Debut album, “Out Loud” back in 1999 or so. They also used an Alpine A310 in their video for “Push Eject” off that same album…fantastic.
When asked about the cars being used, they said “Yeah, we used a photo of Renault Alpine for the last album. I like sports cars from the late sixties to early seventies: I feel driving those cars is a natural extension of our hands and feet.”
check out the video to see them rollin in an A310:
Even though Alpine had been scrapped several years ago, there was a ‘resurrection’ of sorts when Renault was supposedly found to be working on a NEW Alpine model in the last couple of years. Alot of rumours when the original Nissan 350z was released, that Renault would somehow grab one of those Zs, and modify it into an Alpine. That never happened. Recently, the rumours were that Renault was gonna use a smaller rwd sports car being developed by Nissan to share the platform with a new Alpine. Not any more! RIP Alpine.
If you search round the interwebnetspace, you’ll find plenty of renderings/concepts of what appears to be a ‘new’ A110. Here’s one of them:
Thanks to Zach @ Autofiends.com for the story! I hadn’t heard about this: