What are the odds of finding a Hudson Commodore in a tiny French village?
Production of the iconic Citroën 2CV ended exactly 25 years ago today. It’s no secret that the 2CV is one of my all-time favorite cars, so as a tribute to it I’ve compiled a gallery of pictures that come from Ran When Parked’s vast archives.
We’re celebrating Bastille Day with an assortment of French cars we’ve photographed over the past few months.
This 11D has been sitting on top of a historic monument for decades.
Maurice Wilks, Rover’s managing director in the 1940s, sketched a rough drawing of what would become the Land Rover Series I into the sand to show his idea to his brother Spencer.
Was your 4CV stolen in the mid-60s? We might have found it.
My 1948 Massey-Harris tractor resides in a garage with a nearly spotless Triumph Bonneville and a very clean ‘74 Porsche. The tractor’s patina shows the honesty of decades of continuous use. The once vibrant red paint has faded to a burgundy in spots and there are other areas where there is a rich dark brown …
Volvo is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the PV60 and the PV444. Both cars were presented during a ten-day long exhibition that was held in Stockholm, Sweden, starting on September 1st, 1944. Volvo was merely 18-years old in 1944. The event was organized to showcase what the company had built since its inception, what it …
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.
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 …