Topical advertising: Car-based vans
1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / 2000s / American / Austin / British / Chevrolet / Citroen / Fiat / Ford / French / German / Italian / Peugeot / Renault / Volkswagen

Topical advertising: Car-based vans

Car-based vans have been incredibly popular in Europe since the end of World War II. Generally cheaper to buy, register and insure than larger vehicles, these city-friendly vans have been widely used as delivery vehicles, work mules and passenger haulers over the past couple of decades. Almost every automaker has offered one at one point … Continue reading

The 2013 Monte-Carlo Historique rally
1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / Alfa Romeo / Alpine / American / Austin / Australian / BMW / British / Citroen / Czech / Fiat / Ford / French / GAZ / German / Holden / Italian / Lada / Lancia / Mercedes-Benz / Mini / NSU / Opel / Peugeot / Porsche / Renault / Russian / Saab / SEAT / Skoda / Spanish / Swedish / Volkswagen / Volvo

The 2013 Monte-Carlo Historique rally

The 16th annual Monte-Carlo Historique Rally took place last week in southeastern France.  Organized by the Automobile Club of Monaco, it is open to cars that participated in the iconic rally from 1955 to 1980 and that were built between those years. Continue reading

Seasonal advertising: Winter
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / Alfa Romeo / American / Austin / British / Citroen / Fiat / French / German / Italian / Jeep / Land Rover / Mercedes-Benz / Opel / Swedish / Volvo

Seasonal advertising: Winter

Snow often doesn’t mix well with vintage cars but we have to admit that it can make them look pretty darn good in press photos and advertisements. Automakers have often depicted cars in snow or wintry landscapes to emphasize their off-road capacities, to market them as leisure vehicles or just to make a vivid paint … Continue reading

American / Austin / British / Cadillac / French / German / Hillman / Opel / Simca / Talbot

Some “American” cars.

Many so-called “American” cars have been made over the years that just weren’t American at all. Most have been re-badged offerings from Toyota, Mitsubishi, Daewoo, Kia, or Hyundai. Rarer though, are the ones that source their heritage to Europe. So, let’s have a look at a couple of these European-American automobiles (in no particular order): Continue reading