Rust in peace: junked European classics on the outskirts of Salt Lake City
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Rust in peace: junked European classics on the outskirts of Salt Lake City

When I heard about a junkyard with a few “old little French cars,” I quickly drove over to investigate. Continue reading

Ran When Parked visits Paris (and the surrounding areas)
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / 2010s / Austin / BMW / British / Citroen / French / German / Italian / Jaguar / Land Rover / Mercedes-Benz / Mini / Opel / Peugeot / Piaggio / Porsche / Renault / Rover / Saab / Swedish / Travel / Vespa / Volkswagen

Ran When Parked visits Paris (and the surrounding areas)

We recently spent a little over a week in Paris, France. We spent the first few days within the city limits to cover the press days of the Paris Motor Show, and we then took a couple of days to test cars for work in the surrounding areas – departments like Yvelines (78), Oise (60), … Continue reading

Topical advertising: Under the hood
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Topical advertising: Under the hood

A well-trained eye can generally tell where a car is from by simply looking under the hood.  For example, a lot of French cars built in the 1960s and 1970s had the spare tire mounted under the hood, and Italian valve covers are often art-like components crafted with an impressive amount of attention to detail. … Continue reading

Time traveling: 1970s European cars at the Chicago Motor Show
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Time traveling: 1970s European cars at the Chicago Motor Show

The first edition of the Chicago Motor Show was held in 1901, making it one of the oldest car shows in the world. The Chicago show was once one of the nation’s largest automotive events but it is overshadowed today by bigger, more important industry trade shows held in New York, Detroit and Los Angeles. … Continue reading

Ran When Parked visits Japan
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Ran When Parked visits Japan

Work recently took us to Japan, the land of Wasabi Cars, Japanese Nostalgic Car and, of course, Tomica models. Having never been to Japan before, we decided to take a couple of well-deserved days off in order to do some sight-seeing in and around Tokyo. Domestic automakers indisputably rule the market in rural areas of … Continue reading