Trapped in a box: 1971 Ducati 750 GT
1970s / Ducati / Italian / Motorcycles

Trapped in a box: 1971 Ducati 750 GT

The 750 GT blazed the path that Ducati followed to become one of the world’s best-known motorcycle manufacturers. Continue reading

Road Test: 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
2010s / English / In our garage / Motorcycles / Triumph (motorcycle)

Road Test: 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE

Triumph stands as one of England’s most venerable marques. Triumph cars and motorcycles separated in 1936 but the brand has been producing motorcycles more or less continuously since 1902. Granted, there was that time period from 1983 to 1991 when not a whole lot happened aside from some bikes built under license by Les Harris. … Continue reading

Ran When Parked visits Sicily
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / Alfa Romeo / Citroen / Fiat / Fissore / French / German / Italian / Lancia / Moto Guzzi / Motorcycles / Personal car / Piaggio / Renault / Russian / smart / Travel / UAZ / Volkswagen / Willam

Ran When Parked visits Sicily

Ran When Parked had the opportunity to make two trips to Sicily back in 2008.  Thanks to good friends and distant relatives, we were able to spend much of our time there either working on cars or roaming around the island in our trusty 1997 Fiat Brava with a camera in hand. Continue reading

The 5 cars we’d want to drive in an apocalypse (and the 5 we wouldn’t)
1940s / 1950s / 1960s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / BMW / British / French / GAZ / German / Italian / Mercedes-Benz / Motorcycles / NSU / Opel / Panhard / Rover / Russian

The 5 cars we’d want to drive in an apocalypse (and the 5 we wouldn’t)

According to a heavily-publicized prediction made by the Mayan civilization several centuries ago, the world as we know it will end for good today. Everything looks okay to us and we’ve yet to spot zombies, flaming meteorites or craters where shopping centers once were, but it’s best to be cautious. After all, most weather stations … Continue reading

The 34th annual Epoqu’Auto vintage car show
1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / American / Audi / BMW / British / Citroen / Facel Vega / Ferrari / Fiat / Ford / French / German / Honda / Italian / Japanese / Lancia / Mercedes-Benz / Motorcycles / Opel / Peugeot / Piaggio / Porsche / Renault / Rover / Simca / Swedish / Talbot / Teilhol / Volkswagen / Volvo

The 34th annual Epoqu’Auto vintage car show

The 34th annual Epoqu’Auto vintage car show took place last weekend outside of Lyon in the Rhône department of France. There are many smaller car shows and gatherings in the area but Epoqu’Auto is said to be the largest event of its kind by a long shot so, rain and wind be damned, we drove … Continue reading

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Avignon Motor Festival 2012

The 10th annual Avignon Motor Festival took place last weekend in the beautiful Vaucluse department of France. There are many other vintage car events in the region, but the Motor Festival is by far the biggest one. Continue reading