A look at the 1902 Mercedes-Simplex 40 HP, the oldest remaining Mercedes
1900s / German / Mercedes-Benz

A look at the 1902 Mercedes-Simplex 40 HP, the oldest remaining Mercedes

The oldest surviving Mercedes was purchased new by American businessman William Vanderbilt. Continue reading

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Ran When Parked visits the Aventure Peugeot museum in Sochaux, France
1900s / 1910s / 1920s / 1930s / 1940s / 1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / French / Peugeot

Ran When Parked visits the Aventure Peugeot museum in Sochaux, France

Although PSA Peugeot-Citroën is headquartered in Paris, Peugeot chose to open its museum in its hometown of Sochaux, France. Located a stone’s throw away from the automaker’s very first factory, the museum is home to well over 100 vehicles that are swapped around on a regular basis. Continue reading

Shedding light on a century’s worth of coachbuilt French cars
1900s / 1910s / 1920s / 1930s / 1940s / 1950s / 1960s / Amilcar / Arista / Citroen / Cottin & Desgouttes / Darl'mat / French / Giai / Morere / Panhard / Peugeot / Renault / Salmson / Wimille

Shedding light on a century’s worth of coachbuilt French cars

Régis Mathieu is known throughout the world for his work with chandeliers and light fixtures, but once a year he shifts his attention to cars and invites clients to display their vintage automobiles in his museum-like showroom. Located in a small village in the picturesque Vaucluse department of France, the showroom is decorated – and … Continue reading

Ran When Parked visits Italy’s National Automobile Museum
1900s / 1920s / 1930s / 1940s / 1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Abarth / Alfa Romeo / American / Auto Union / Autobianchi / Citroen / De Dion-Bouton / East German / Ferrari / Fiat / French / German / Itala / Italian / Lancia / Lloyd / Maserati / Mercedes-Benz / Mini / NSU / Packard / Polish / Syrena / Trabant / Vespa

Ran When Parked visits Italy’s National Automobile Museum

Ran When Parked had the opportunity to quickly tour Italy’s National Automobile Museum earlier this month. Entirely redesigned two years ago, the museum is located on the south side of Turin, just a few minutes’ walk away from Fiat’s historic Lingotto factory. Continue reading

Shedding light on a century’s worth of French cars
1900s / 1920s / 1930s / 1950s / 1960s / 1990s / 2010s / Aries / Bugatti / Citroen / De Dion-Bouton / Delage / Delahaye / Facel Vega / French / Hispano-Suiza / Matra-Bonnet / Peugeot / Renault-Alpine / Venturi / Voisin

Shedding light on a century’s worth of French cars

Régis Mathieu is known throughout the world for his work with chandeliers and light fixtures, but once a year he focuses his attention on cars and invites clients to display their vintage automobiles in his museum-like showroom. Located in a small village in the picturesque Vaucluse department of France, the showroom is decorated – and … Continue reading