The Thinker's Garage Pondering Automotive History, Design and Culture

The Thinker's Garage
A tale of woe – The Toyota curse at Le Mans
A tale of woe - The Toyota curse at Le Mans

The Le Mans 24 Hour race is undoubtedly one of the greatest spectacles in motorsport, and every edition produces as many stories of disappointment as triumph. Indeed some of the sport’s most pivotal moments have occurred at the Circuit de la Sarthe, from Motorsport’s Darkest Day in 1955 which saw 83 lives lost and started […]

Meet the world’s most intrepid Renault Twingo
Meet the world's most intrepid Renault Twingo

The Twingo I was a very successful car for Renault, offering a popular combination of usefulness, affordability, and above all, character, which ensured it enjoyed a long and successful production run. Indeed with almost 2.5 million made in Europe over a 14 year period, alongside additional sales and production in South America, they are still […]

Searching for Alfa Romeo in Milano
Searching for Alfa Romeo in Milano

We were supposed to go shoe shopping but since we were in Milano, the spiritual home of Alfa Romeo, I thought it would be interesting to visit one of the local concessionari to check out the updated range of Giuliettas and have a closer look at the 4C, as well as browsing all the cool […]