My reaction is exactly like Casablanca's Captain Louis Renault
's when he finds out there is gambling going on in Casablanca.
Tout vient d'un jeune mordu de mecanique, Louis Renault
, un homme tres attire par ces nouveaux engins qui sont en train de bouleverser la locomotion individuelle.
Renault are named after their founder Louis Renault
but quite what he'd think of the name of his company's newish SUV, the Kadjar, I can only ponder.
The soon-to-be-legendary architect Le Corbusier was present, as well as the industrialist AndrA[c] CitroA'n and pioneering automaker Louis Renault
, who both "emerged from the war as industrial titans, even wealthier and more successful than before." The need to inhabit every moment to its fullest reigned.
I aspire to be somebody resourceful, principled and determined like Travis McGee, created by the wonderful John D MacDonald, but I suspect those who know me best would think I'm more of a Captain Louis Renault
in Casablanca: "He's just like any other man, only more so."
One year after the brand was founded, in 1899, Louis Renault
took part in the Paris-Trouville race.
I came to Casablanca for the waters." Capt Louis Renault
: "The waters?
makes it appear in the final scene of Casablanca.
But Louis Renault
had a small car in mind for production when the war was over.
When Rick and Captain Louis Renault
(Claude Rains) walk off in the mist together to start off their 'beautiful friendship' a world of adventure far beyond Casablanca is conjured up.