The beekeeper’s car

Bee keepers are full of surprises.

Michel's Renault

The other day our friend Michel turned up to show us his latest project completed.

90 year old Renault

His offer to go for a spin was promptly taken up by my husband and son-in-law Tim.


The dress code was casual!

Renault reversing

I have no interest in cars myself but I was completely seduced by the beautiful cream Renault.

The tour begins in the Renault

A perfect day for a drive in the country, even without your shirt!

Tim's royal wave

Tim gives the royal wave, quickly falling into spirit of the occasion.

Six months of work

Michel has been working on the engine of this ninety year old Renault  for the last six months.

Renault from rear

Aren’t bee keepers clever?

17 thoughts on “The beekeeper’s car

  1. It’s amazing how many French people have wonderful old cars in the garage. One of my pieces of advice for people moving to France is buy an old car (especially if it is French) and join a car club if you want to integrate and make friends. Everywhere we go in ours complete strangers come up and tell us about their experiences with the old car in their life.


  2. I heartily agree with Susan about an old car makes friends…
    Simon just left here in their SECOND 50s Citroën Traction Avant
    [having wanted to try some T-Cut before buying some]…
    everyone wants to tell you their stories…
    and it is the same with our ’56 2CV!!

    And membership of our local car [and tractor and bike… and Solex, Mobylette, etc] has made us local, knowledgeable friends…
    and the events that we’ve attended are fun!

    I saw a bright yellow carder bee leaving a male pumpkin flower two days ago…
    it was covered in so much pollen that it looked like a flying stamen!!


  3. Dress code was you don’t even need a dress apparently! I smiled at the royal wave by the way! That car is really something, your bee keeper is clever (and a bit mad too, I guess).


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