Events: The fifth annual Velaux Retro car show
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Events: The fifth annual Velaux Retro car show

The highlights from the show included a Vignale Gamine and a clean BMW 318 (e21). Continue reading

Ran When Parked visits Toyota’s History Garage museum in Tokyo
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Ran When Parked visits Toyota’s History Garage museum in Tokyo

Ran When Parked recently visited Toyota’s History Garage museum in Odaiba, an entertainment-focused area of Tokyo, Japan. The museum is part of the Palette Town complex that is also home to a huge Toyota showroom, an even bigger maze-like shopping center called Venus Port, a Ferris wheel, a casino and so forth. Continue reading

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

Walking through nine decades of Le Mans racers
1920s / 1930s / 1940s / 1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / 2000s / 2010s / Alfa Romeo / American / Audi / Bentley / British / Chenard-Walcker / Ferrari / Ford / French / German / Italian / Jaguar / Matra / Mazda / Peugeot / Porsche / Renault-Alpine / Rondeau / Sauber-Mercedes

Walking through nine decades of Le Mans racers

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (AOC) quietly displayed twenty-one influential Le Mans racers built over the last nine decades on the sidelines of the Geneva Motor Show. Located on the bottom floor of the Palexpo Convention Center, the display aims to showcase how the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the cars that compete in … Continue reading

Topical advertising: Old vs. new
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Topical advertising: Old vs. new

Automakers commonly bring historic models from their own collection to media events in an attempt to create a link between the past and the present. Sometimes the connection between the two cars on display is evident, sometimes it’s a little more heavy-handed. A photographer generally shoots the old car next to the new one but … Continue reading

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