The cars of Tintin

A Web site shows all the cars from the Tintin comics, with pictures of the real cars on which the comic cars are based.

Tintin and Snowy driving an Alfa Romeo P3.

A real Alfa Romeo P3.

Tintin, a boy journalist featured in a popular series of comic books and cartoons, drove and rode in a wide variety of cars throughout his adventures. We were just e-mailed the URL of a Web site that not only shows each car as drawn in the comic books, but also includes pictures--in most cases--of the real car that the comic car is based on. Just click a thumbnail on the All Tintin Cars page (or Toutes les autos de Tintin, for you purists), and two pop-up windows show the original comic and a photo of the real car. As Tintin was created in 1929, the Web site features a great collection of vintage European cars. Among the treasures on this site are a Citroen 5 CV, an Autocar Saurer bus, and an Isetta.

We hope we haven't completely distracted you from your work day.

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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