Topical advertising: Under the hood (part two)
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Topical advertising: Under the hood (part two)

We’ve compiled a collection of pictures of vintage engine bays. What engine bay has stood out to you in the past? Continue reading

The 2015 Monte-Carlo Historique rally
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The 2015 Monte-Carlo Historique rally

Step inside for a full gallery of pictures from the 2015 edition of the Historic Monte-Carlo Rally. Continue reading

Looking back: Assorted pictures from 2014
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Looking back: Assorted pictures from 2014

To end the year, we’ve compiled a gallery of pictures that took in 2014 and didn’t publish for a number of reasons. 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 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 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

Topical advertising: Old vs. new (part two)
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Topical advertising: Old vs. new (part two)

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

Topical advertising: On the inside (part two)
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Topical advertising: On the inside (part two)

Although the first part of a car that meets the eye is the body, the interior is arguably more important as it plays a major part in determining if a car is enjoyable to drive or ride in. Cobbling together an interior is tough because engineers, designers, bean counters, factory workers and even dealers all … Continue reading