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La reine de la route

La reine de la route

“La corne de Rhinocéros” is the setting for the first appearance of the Turbotraction I. “I wanted Spirou and Fantasio to have the kind of car that gets you noticed” says Franquin. “I even made a clay maquette of the Turbotraction, after the sketches, to see it in all its dimensions. I must stress, however, that the car was not conceived with our heroes’ personalities in mind. They actually received it on foot of a few adventures, as a gesture of thanks from the Turbo group of factories. What a name! No sooner had they got their hands on it than they took on very bourgeois airs and graces, almost involuntarily.” This legendary image has been screen-printed onto a Plexiglas plate.

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