La nouvelle
allez-y logo
Latest additions:
What's new on

2017/09/22 Added postcards from Marbella and Viladecans.

2017/09/18 My good friend Boerammetje got me the extremely rare 1965 FASA Furgoneta brochure!!

2017/09/06 Found the locations of two photos from an Italian introduction brochure in Naples: overlooking the bay and in the harbour, one from a year later in Santa Margherita and one very close to Santa Margherita.

2017/08/11 During a trip to the Pyrenees I luckily found the time to visit the locations of some of my postcards and shoot streetview photos myself: Vielha (Passeig Casteiro), Vielha (Passeig de la Llibertat), Tavascan, Val d'Aran and Esterri d'Aneu.

2017/06/24 Added an overview of the major model changes on the Spanish models. And found the location of one of the photos in the Spanish introduction brochure, in the Calle de Alcalá (in fact very close to the photo on the Plaza de Cibeles that was already known for some time).

2017/06/12 New postcards! Bielsa, Falset, Sant Feliu de Codines, Tabescan (!), Sa Calobra, Zafra. And El Repilado.

2017/06/07 New postcard from Plasencia.

2017/06/03 Added some more nice berline press photos, one peculiar one of the '4 Elles' in Peru for the Where Was It page. Also added a small page for the Fourgonnette press photos.

2017/05/23 Added a nice postcard from Terrades and another one from the Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V in Madrid.

2017/05/13 Added some new press photos.

2017/04/19 Added a nice postcard from Verin and an alternative version of the 1976 german brochure.

2017/04/11 Found a new small spanish foldout brochure for an unknown year, and the 1981 brochure for Yugoslavia.

2017/03/28 Added two more postcards, from Santander and Ibiza to the postcards. The Ibiza one is remarkably close to the one I already had, even shows a white 4 (again), though a different one. The Restaurant Oliva is still there!

2017/03/16 Finally found the location of the 'Grote School Auto' at the Albert Hahnplantsoen in Amsterdam, as well as the van Nijenrodeweg.

2017/02/27 Added a Search page.

2017/01/11 Thanks to Falolas for finding the challenging locations of the Ibiza and Cuenca postcards.

2016/10/29 Added postcards of Valdemorillo (a very nice 4FS), Don Benito and Zarautz. Still lacking are cards from the provinces of Álava (VI), Albacete (ALB/AB), Ceuta (CE), Ciudad Real (CR), Granada (GR), Guadalajara (GU), Huelva (H), Jaén (J), Lugo (LU), Melilla (ML), Oviedo (O), Salamanca (SA) and Zamora (ZA).

2016/10/19 Added postcards of Zahara de la Sierra and Almeria, and the Danish 1972 football team leaflet.

2016/10/13 Made some adjustments to the brochures page, adding large country versions of the main 1963 and 1964 brochures.

2016/09/28 Added the new Pas de graissage page, showing the famous 'pas de graissage, pas d'eau, juste un peu d'essence' slogan in various languages.

2016/09/08 Quite proud that I finally managed to find the location of the postcard showing the Viajes Med on the former Crta de Cádiz (now Avenida Palma de Mallorca) in Torremolinos on the Postales page.

2016/09/03 Updated the Third party pub page with some new advertisements.

2016/08/24 Added a map showing the 1961 introduction locations and photos in the Camargue, Venice, Paris and many others.

2016/08/07 Added new postcards from Santibañez de la Peña (two different ones showing the same Super, probably the photographers?) and Jerte. Now 98 postales!

2016/06/29 Updated the front page with some randomized nice advertisements. Use F5 (reload) to see them all!

2016/06/24 Added a short page explaining the brochure numeric codes that can be used to deduct the country of origin.

2016/06/08 Added new postcards from Valencia, Peña Cabarga and Ordesa.

2016/05/24 Added about 20 new postcards.

2016/03/17 Added the 1967 FASA berlina brochure.

2016/03/02 Finally acquired Renault Magazines 60 (1,000,000 4L!), 64 and 66

2016/02/24 Added various new cards (Sanahuja, Graus, Figueras, Tarrega, Betanzos, Fuengirola, Madrid, Lerma, Campanello, Tarazona) to the postales page. Restyled the map icons. See all postales on one page, or detail cut-outs of the cars themselves.

2015/11/25 Added the 1976 1976 FASA berlina brochure.

2015/11/24 Added more 1968-1971 lawnmower pictures.

2015/11/24 Added the spectacular Arabic language version of the 1976 brochure

2015/10/10 Added the spectacular early version NE927 of the first FASA notice d'entretien to the Manuales de conservación page. In contrast to the NE962, this one only shows the R1123 instead of both R1123 and R2104.

2015/10/08 Added some more nice examples of photo manipulation to the Spot the Difference page here, here and here.

2015/10/04 Added a nice view on the Riekermolen in Amsterdam to the Where Is It page.

2015/09/12 Added postcards from Alicante, Almería, Mollo and La Toja to the postales page.

2015/08/14 Added some information to the dating page about changes in battery location and cooling bottles. Added the remarkably different 1978 italian and french GTL brochures to the Spot the Difference page.

2015/07/15 Added Renault Magazine 56 and the location of the Chäteau de Pinceloup in Sonchamp to the Where Is It page.

2015/07/11 Added the 1964 Autopista magazine 266 announcing the release of the R4 in Spain.

2015/06/10 Added the 1973 NE253 Manual de Conservación. Added a Prenez le Volant picture located at the Rue Sarrette, Paris, to the Where is it section.

2015/05/02 Added a new page for selecting publicity by third parties like Pschitt, Dinky Toys, Europcars etc etc.

2015/05/01 Added cards from Caceres, Madrid (showing yet another Renault 4 Taxi), Morella and Torre del Mar to the Cartas Postales map.

2015/04/11 Made some small additions to the R1125TL page, including a very nice pressphoto.

2015/04/08 Added a new picknick scene from a 1967 Dutch advertisement.

2015/03/08 Added some more advertisements. Now 491! Also added a new page for viewing advertisements by other companies

2015/02/03 Added the nice 1969 FASA furgoneta brochure.

2015/01/21 Added some large pictures to the FASA Manuales de Conservación.

2015/01/10 Updated the FASA page.

2014/11/29 Added cards from Trujillo, Logroñes, Marbella and La Linea de Concepción to the Cartas Postales map. Finally found the location of the Fuengirola card thanks to the Fuengirola Ayuntamiento - almost no building remains! Also in La Línea many changes, but luckily the Okay Pasteleria is still there.

2014/11/12 Added Renault Magazine 58

2014/10/25 Added various small versions of the spanish catalogues to FASA Brochures section and a postcard from Santa Maria del Paramo to the Cartas Postales.

2014/10/11 Added several tens of brochures of various origin to the Select Brochure section.

2014/10/08 Added about 100 new advertisements of various origin to the Select Pub section.

2014/07/20 Added postcards from Villanueva y Geltrú, Borjas Blanca and Caracabuey postales page to the map. Finally found out where the postcard photos of Panticosa and Picos de Escales were taken!

2014/07/14 Added close-up pictures of the cars featured on the postales page to the map.

2014/05/28 Added a page for selling duplicate brochures and advertisements. Added enlargements to the tarjetas postales con Renault 4.

2014/05/14 Added a page about tarjetas postales con Renault 4.

2013/12/27 Added some more pictures to the FASA Manuales de conservación page. Thanks Cruz, Lasz, Juanjo!

2013/12/16 Added two pictures to the FASA Manuales de conservación page.

2013/12/03 Some restyling of the Conduite et entretien page. I found that I own enough FASA 'Manuales de conservación' to justify a new page.

2013/11/25 Added pictures from the PR to the How Old Is.. section.

2013/11/06 Added a remarkable photo reshoot to the Spot The Difference section.

2013/11/06 Added a picknick scene from a 1964 Dutch advertisement

2013/08/18 Did some code cleaning in order to satisfy the W3C XHTML Validator.

2013/07/22 Added the Czechoslovakian introduction brochure!

2013/07/01 Debugged some javascript code preventing enlarged pictures from showing up.

2013/06/16 Updated the That was then, this is now page with photos from Renault Magazine 44, Quattroruote, brochures and press photos.

2013/06/06 Added a That was then, this is now page, showing old photos in their contemporary context. To be worked on as I have a couple of french and spanish locations too. Still working on adding Google Streetview pictures.

2013/04/12 Added an swedish lawnmower picture to the Spot the Difference section.

2013/04/11 Added an Argentinian picknick scene.

2013/04/10 Added a small page describing the 1961 introduction to dealers, press and public.

2013/04/02 Split the 1968-1993 advertisement section into 1968-1974 (chrome grille) and 1975-1993 (plastic grille) parts.

2013/03/27 Added the PDF of the 4L Magazine article about the spanish brochures.

2013/03/18 Added a rather sober page about press photos.

2013/02/11 Added two remarkable Parisienne advertisements to the Spot the difference. Added a danish picknick scene.

2013/01/05 Added several tens of brochures to the Select brochure page.

2013/01/04 Added manipulated pictures of a Schneider advertisement.

2013/01/02 Added a page about R4 in Renault Magazine between 1961 and 1968.

2013/01/10 Changed a lot of irritating href's opening new windows for popups

2012/12/16 Added Argentinian horses to the Animals page and a new Picknick scene.

2012/11/29 Reinstalled the updated Animals page (Boerammetje thanks for hosting), and created a new Picknick page. Added some pictures to the Spot the difference section about beaches, quarries, families and photographers

2012/11/26 Updated the Wanted section. Added the 1964 Furgoneta brochure.

2012/07/08 Added the lyrics to two of the argentinian videos

2012/06/07 Added the small 1964 spanish introduction and 1973 spanish FSA brochures.

2012/03/06 Added the 1980 french and UK brochures to the spot the difference section.

2012/02/13 Added the PDF of the 4L Magazine article about the trip Madrid - Holland.

2011/10/30 Added the english text of the 4L Magazine article about the trip Madrid - Holland.

2011/10/12 Added the black and white version of the Australian 1962 leaflet.

2011/08/15 Added some photos showing details of my R1125TL.

2011/06/14 Added about 20 spanish advertisements I found on the ABC website, as well as 2 german, 2 argentinian and 1 dutch advertisements.

2011/05/30 Added two more Greek advertisements of 1966 and 1969

2011/05/28 Added the Swedish 1969 and small Spanish 1966 and Danish 1973 brochures

2011/05/20 Added more advertisments to the Pub finder. Now over 350! Removed the Animals sections because of disk space shortage.

2011/05/18 Added advertisements that I found on the web to the Pub finder.

2011/05/15 Added the Pub finder.

2011/04/01 Added the Brochure finder: select a country and period to see what brochures were published.

2011/03/01 Added the How old is... page for quickly dating an R4 on outer details.

2011/02/05 Added the Youtube video about the trip from Spain to the Netherlands in my 1971 FASA Furgoneta Sobre-elevada.

2011/01/14 Restyled the FASA pages: FASA Berlina, FASA Furgoneta, the pages about my R1125TL and my R2108S, and the FASA brochures page.

2007/07/17 Started

this page last changed on Sep 23 10:13