Modern Garage France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Modern’ Garage à Chalus

Flag FranceSeptember 2009. Late afternoon, somewhere in rural France. Running low on fuel, we were looking for a service station to fill up the trusty Mercedes. Eventually we found a station just before sunset – and right next to it one of those places that are well and truly lost in time. The overall impression didn’t really match the name of the place – Modern’ Garage. It might have been modern when the sign-writer painted the letters on the front wall decades ago. Peeking inside, we spotted a seemingly brand new Ford Escort Mk3 and many parts boxes of the same period. Around the back I found a Renault 5 Mk2, a pre-facelift Renault 21 and a Peugeot 403. I intended to take a few pictures, but a rather unfriendly dog reminded convinced me that I really wanted to cover many more kilometers before nightfall…

Modern Garage France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Modern Garage France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Modern Garage France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Modern Garage France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)