The Renault Super Goelette (SG2) were vans from the small commercial vehicle range (GVW of 3.3 tonnes and 3.5 tonnes) manufactured by Saviem-Renault from 1965 to 1982.
The yellow/orange/blue "CARS RAPIDES" are old scrapped Renault/Saviem vans imported in Senegal after a long use in France.
They were modified for carrying around 20 passengers...inside. Sometimes more, with people on the roof-rack and the back-step!
With a lot of paintings, religious texts like "ALHAMDOULLILAHI" ! (Thank Goodness!) and various symbolic decorations, the "CARS RAPIDES" - ( fast coaches )- are fully integrated in the Senegalese landscapes.
Due to the high density of the traffic, the poor mechanical condition of these coaches (!), and sometimes the excessive speed of the drivers, their nickname is « S'en fout la mort » (Don't mind the death), sometimes painted on the body of the coach.
They are also called « mille-kilos » ou « 22-places ». They are used for urban commuting or intercity transportation.
The authorities of Senegal seem eager to progressively cancel these dangerous coaches.
A very beautiful model of this popular art can be seen at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.
If you can read in french:
POSER 8 AND GREATER
Check that you have the total control on your POSER program.
Open the CAR RAPIDE.zip
Unzip the runtime.zip INTO THE EFFECTIVE RUNTIME FOLDER OF YOUR POSER VERSION!
WARNING: PATHS COULD BE DIFFERENT ACCORDING TO YOUR POSER VERSION!
USAGE TIPS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSER :
To move the whole CAR_RAPIDE, select Body
ROTATING PARTS with single Dials:
STEERING:LEFT/RIGHT ( the STEERING WHEEL controls both FRONT WHEELS and the STEERING WHEEL, LIKE IN REALITY )