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
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

1920s / 1930s / 1940s / 1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / 2000s / Citroen / French

Ran When Parked visits the Citroën Conservatoire

The city of Paris, France, is loaded with things to do, see, eat, drink and otherwise experience, but one of the most interesting attractions for car enthusiasts is the Citroën Conservatoire.  Located eight miles away from the capital in a medium-sized town called Aulnay-sous-Bois, it consists of a 70,000-square foot building that houses nearly a century’s … Continue reading

1920s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / 2000s / Audi / Citroen / Fiat / French / German / Lancia / Maserati / Mercedes-Benz / Porsche / Swedish / Toyota / Volkswagen / Volvo

The Geneva historics.

Geneva’s 81st International Motor Show closed its doors a few days ago after a fascinating selection of world premieres. While most of the automotive press was busy writing about future cars, Ran When Parked was doing the opposite and taking a look at some of the cars that automakers premiered at previous Geneva shows. Continue reading

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Carlisle Import Nationals

To be precise, it’s actually the Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals, but personally, kit cars (with the exception of Lotus 7s and some tasteful 550 Spyders) don’t do much for me. The event consists of two main parts: a show, and a swap-meet. A decade or more ago, the swap-meet portion was enormous and one … Continue reading