Renault Type MH 6-Wheels 1927 by Autocult
Prestigious Desert Expeditions
was the 1920s, when expeditions into unexplored areas, breakneck actions and
daring journeys captivated the people. The press pounced on these heroes and
reported extensively. Wealthy sponsors supported the adventures and the success
brought lasting fame. Citroen’s French plant did the crossing of the desert in
North Africa as a sales-promoting performance test. Competitor Renault did not
remain this unanswered and developed within a short time a six-wheeled truck
with double-tired wheels, christened on the type abbreviation 6 MH.
first, two-day test drive took place in December 1923 in the desert sections
from the Algerian Touggourt to the Tunisian El Qued-Tozeur, at the time when
rival Citroen had already completed its first drive and under the brothers Rene
and Georges Estienne with four half-track vehicles already set off for the
second drive. Shortly thereafter, the battle for the “conquest of the desert”
portrayals of the desert trips of that time have been captured in multiple documents
and there is not a bad word to be found about the six-wheeled Renault. No
accidents or other adversities that caused problems to the truck. However, it
is clear from all portrayals that the Renault wheel cars were superior to the tracked
vehicles of the rival Citroen in terms of speed and passing rough terrain. The
success was probably based on the double-driven rear axle and the use of tires
instead of chains, as Citroen practiced.
Renault or Citroen gained the greater prestige with their desert drives was probably
hardly measurable in the end, but for the car world both plants put two
impressive vehicles on wheels/ chains.
|Description: ||Renault Type MH 6-Wheels 1927 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC11016 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1927 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||September 2022 |
|Weight: ||750 grams |
|Comments: || |
Limited edition of 333 pieces.
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.