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Hey everybody! Meet Hangover Truck! He’s a 1956 Saviem 4164 and has a face like a spider and seems to effectively represent the sort of truck that it feels like just ran over me. Because I have a hangover. I don’t even drink all that much anymore, which I guess is why a Negroni and something that I’m pretty sure was 73% antifreeze knocked me on my ass so hard. So now I’m trying to write this but mostly I’m complaining.

Uggg, I just threw up a bunch of reddish fluid. It was kinda sweet, reinforcing my antifreeze theory. Get it together, Jj! David’s gonna be on my ass if this doesn’t meet our “Double E” standard of entertaining and educational, so, um, Saviem was a French truck company and their name is an acronym for Société Anonyme de Véhicules Industriels et d’Équipements Mécaniques which, to English-reading eyes seems like a secret society of anonymous people who build construction equipment.

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Here’s a cute die-cast model of a Saviem flatbed truck carrying a Renault 16:

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There, now we all know something about Saviem. Oh and they were around from 1955 to 1978. Two things. That covers one ‘e’ and look, everyone just pretend this was entertaining. I’m gonna go lay on the carpet in a fetal ball and shake like how my cars idle.

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Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
1 year ago

“On a scale of 1-10, how bad is your hangover?”
“Saviem”
“Get this man a breakfast burrito and some Gatorade, stat! WE NEED LIQUIDS, PEOPLE!!!”

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
1 year ago

It has been said many times, and many ways, you only suffer a hangover once you quit drinking.
Drunk since 1980 woohoo.

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Sarcastic

“I’m scared if I stop [drinking] all at once the cumulative hangover will literally kill me.”
-Sterling Archer

Dead Elvis, Inc.
Dead Elvis, Inc.
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Sarcastic

Chronic inebriation does explain much about the drivel you crap out.

Guillaume Maurice
Guillaume Maurice
1 year ago

talking of hangover…
Did you know the an Estafette engine hood ( for the ignoring mass, it’s a thing that can be lifted from either the driver or the front passenger seat by turning a large knob 90 degrees ) is the best place to put your feet ( as either a driver or the front passenger, typically without shoes, barefoot being best ) when you have cold feet.

Been there, done that, I even have an in depth explanation with pictures ( sadly not of the feet on the hood ) both as a driver and a passenger. ( note that as a driver it was a lot of work as I was driving mountain on mountain roads, it was a bit like dancing between the pedals and the hood with your feet )

W_F?
W_F?
1 year ago

Jason, hope you’re feeling better now, but if you need a little something, liquid IV can be a lifesaver. Or so I’ve heard from a friend who might have gotten drunk.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
1 year ago

I got so excited thinking there might be a 411 on that flatbed. SO EXCITED! But drat, it wasn’t.

Andy Individual
Andy Individual
1 year ago

Alcohol + sugar = toxic waste.

John Patson
John Patson
1 year ago

One thing French and Italian trucks from the era nailed is the wheels. Painted with big bolts and fairly knobbly tyres, never filling the arch, they just look good.
And it is funny how they just took their full legal name, (Société Anonyme = Private Limited Company), and used its initials for the badge…

Parsko
Parsko
1 year ago

This is your fault, if you do it enough, NOT being hungover will be the hangover, that’s my MO.

Collegiate Autodidact
Collegiate Autodidact
1 year ago

Ah, yes, the Saviem 4164.
(In David Letterman Academy Awards voice:)
“Saviem 4164, Citroën Belphégor. Citroën Belphégor, Saviem 4164.”
http://www.citroenet.org.uk/utilities/belphegor/images/01.jpg

Collegiate Autodidact
Collegiate Autodidact
1 year ago

Egad, there must be something grieviously wrong with the Changli if it’s shaking like that at idle.

Canopysaurus
Canopysaurus
1 year ago

One plus: your current prone position does afford a better view of bumper mounted turn signals.

Jakob K's Garage
Jakob K's Garage
1 year ago

I had to google it and found a wonderful site with old brochures. So thanks, and get well soon JT 🙂

Looks a lot like the Renault Goelette heavy van from the same time, but Saviem and Renault were pretty close in the last century. Or maybe that is just how a french not small truck looked in the 50ies:
http://www.autominded.net/brochure/renault/1954%20Renault%201400%2001.jpg

Toyec
Toyec
1 year ago

SAVIEM was basically the fusion of the Renault heavy trucks and several small brands (Latil, SOMUA…) and remained a part of the Régie Renault, so yes, “pretty close” is even an understatement. This 4164 is basically a badge-engineered Renault Fénéhant I guess.

David Hudson
David Hudson
1 year ago

If you drank every night like a man you wouldn’t have this problem.

Grey alien in a beige sedan
Grey alien in a beige sedan
1 year ago
Reply to  David Hudson

Get your beer from Ireland – Guinness…. and get your whisky from Scotland – and it better not be that blended shit. Glenfiddich 15 does the job well.

Andy Individual
Andy Individual
1 year ago
Reply to  David Hudson

Yeah, don’t bitch about breaking down if you haven’t bothered to do your maintenance.

Dar Khorse
Dar Khorse
1 year ago

The red stuff in the Negroni, and in your vomit, is Campari, which I’m pretty sure is Italian for “antifreeze”. Yeah, it’s nasty stuff, indeed. Hope you’re feeling better soon, Jason!

Gilbert Wham
Gilbert Wham
1 year ago
Reply to  Dar Khorse

Yup. Campari is *fucking horrible*. I mean, there are arguably worse Italian drinks (yes, I’m looking at YOU, Fernet Branca*), but it’s pretty bad.

*Also Strega. No. Just… no.

Andy Individual
Andy Individual
1 year ago
Reply to  Gilbert Wham

Grappa just joined the conversation at bar…

PaysOutAllNight
PaysOutAllNight
1 year ago
Reply to  Gilbert Wham

Ooh, fightin’ words, for sure!

There are few things on this earth better than a Campari and Soda over ice on a hot summer’s day. Simple! Refreshing! Delicious! Classic!

The problem is that you should never allow yourself to get drunk on anything that has Campari in it. A bit tipsy is fine, sure, but never risk more than that. I also learned that lesson the hard way.

W_F?
W_F?
1 year ago

The problem is that you should never allow yourself to get drunk. But a couple of negronis is not a bad way to get to tipsy!

PaysOutAllNight
PaysOutAllNight
1 year ago
Reply to  W_F?

I can get entirely drunk on quality tequila and suffer only minor after-effects.

Everyone has their own sensitivities. Anything nearly as drunk on Campari results in severe hangovers. Whiskey and bourbon of any sort is also dangerous to me.

Trust Doesn't Rust
Trust Doesn't Rust
1 year ago
Reply to  Gilbert Wham

Over-eat a giant meal that makes you regret every decision in your life. Then, drink some fernet. It will change your life for the better. The taste may not be your thing but damn does it settle an uncomfortably full stomach.

W124
W124
1 year ago
Reply to  Gilbert Wham

Wait, what? Fernet Branca is actually delicious.

Delta 88
Delta 88
1 year ago

I have never seen a truck that was so physically relatable.

This week has been the longest month I’ve had at this job so far, and yesterday the gates of Hell itself opened up with a tunnel going directly to the parts department apparently. A service advisor with one lone kernel of candy corn for a brain, angry customers that can’t read the giant sign above the door that says “PARTS,” Dealertrack being the worst program designed by man, GM offering 6,000 different mud flaps that may or may not actually fit because even with the VIN they can’t tell me jack on the accessories site, and more all in the last 45 minutes while my co-worker is trying to place the daily order. Suffice it to say, I had worked up a mighty thirst, and by the Blessed Mother of Acceleration I quenched it.

So this morning, I have never seen a truck that was so physically relatable.

OpposedPiston
OpposedPiston
1 year ago
Reply to  Delta 88

I’ve been surprised at how bad the accessory part of GM’s parts system is. I’ve tried ordering the safety triangles and first aid kit that are supposed to fit into the little compartments on the hatch of the TourX twice through the dealer and once on my own. Both times at the dealer, I was given things that don’t fit, despite being assured the second time that they absolutely would, based on the VIN search. When buying online, they luckily had images and I could see they were trying to give me the same crap that doesn’t fit.

Delta 88
Delta 88
1 year ago
Reply to  OpposedPiston

It is honestly completely terrible, which is sorta weird, because I personally think that most of the other GM interfaces work reasonably well

CSRoad
CSRoad
1 year ago

Another victim of a twisted Italian party drink based on a martini chassis. A fashionable stomach turner for sure. Yuck!

Arch Duke Maxyenko
Arch Duke Maxyenko
1 year ago

PRAY…FOR…MOJO.

Chronometric
Chronometric
1 year ago

Cabover, hangover. Tomato, Tomahto.

10001010
10001010
1 year ago

I don’t have a lot of experience with inebriation but I think this might help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY1sBXjl0s8

AssMatt
AssMatt
1 year ago
Reply to  10001010

Given most folks’ Patton tolerance, this will make it far, far worse.

Interrobang‽
Interrobang‽
1 year ago

Do you see now what low-mounted rear turn signals can do to a man? It can drive one to seek the liquid comfort of a cocktail of dubious origin! Specifically Jason, who is especially affected by poor signal design. Maybe only Jason. But the point stands!

BigThingsComin
BigThingsComin
1 year ago
Reply to  Interrobang‽

Poor signal strength too.

Flyingstitch
Flyingstitch
1 year ago

Double E with a side of TMI on your newly externalized stomach contents. Thanks for that, Jason.

MaximillianMeen
MaximillianMeen
1 year ago
Reply to  Flyingstitch

Jason, I say hurl. If you blow chunks and flyingstitch comes back, he’s yours. But if you spew and he bolts, then it was never meant to be.

Mr. Asa
Mr. Asa
1 year ago

Let him go, flyingstitch is nobody’s friend. If flyingstitch were an ice cream flavor, he’d be pralines and dick.

Apologies to flyingstitch, if they don’t get the reference.

Toecutter
Toecutter
1 year ago

While you lay on the carpet in a fetal ball and shake like how your cars idle, don’t forget to foam at the mouth and vocalize your complaints that “Satan itches!”

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