Events: The fifth annual Velaux Retro car show
1920s / 1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / BMW / British / Citroen / Donnet-Zedel / Fiat / French / German / Italian / MG / Mini / Panhard / Peugeot / Renault / Renault-Alpine / Simca / Vignale / Volkswagen

Events: The fifth annual Velaux Retro car show

The highlights from the show included a Vignale Gamine and a clean BMW 318 (e21). Continue reading

Time traveling: 1960s European cars at the Chicago Motor Show
1960s / Alfa Romeo / American / Amphicar / BMW / British / Citroen / Czech / DKW / Ferrari / French / German / Griffith / Italian / Jaguar / Maserati / Mercedes-Benz / MG / Opel / Panhard / Porsche / Renault / Rolls-Royce / Saab / Simca / Skoda / Sunbeam / Swedish / Triumph / Volkswagen

Time traveling: 1960s 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

The third annual Velaux Rétro car show
1910s / 1930s / 1940s / 1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / Alpine / Austin-Healey / Autobianchi / BMW / British / Chenard-Walcker / Citroen / Event / Fiat / French / German / Italian / Mercedes-Benz / MG / Mini / Panhard / Peugeot / Porsche / Renault / Renault-Alpine / Salmson / Simca / Solex / Triumph / Volkswagen

The third annual Velaux Rétro car show

The town of Velaux, France, held its third annual car show last weekend. It was one of the first car local shows of the year which is risky because in April the weather can change for the worse with very little notice, as those who visited the much larger Avignon show found out. However, the … Continue reading

Shedding light on a century’s worth of coachbuilt French cars
1900s / 1910s / 1920s / 1930s / 1940s / 1950s / 1960s / Amilcar / Arista / Citroen / Cottin & Desgouttes / Darl'mat / French / Giai / Morere / Panhard / Peugeot / Renault / Salmson / Wimille

Shedding light on a century’s worth of coachbuilt French cars

Régis Mathieu is known throughout the world for his work with chandeliers and light fixtures, but once a year he shifts his attention to cars and invites clients to display their vintage automobiles in his museum-like showroom. Located in a small village in the picturesque Vaucluse department of France, the showroom is decorated – and … Continue reading

Topical advertising: In the city
1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / Alfa Romeo / American / BMW / British / Chevrolet / Citroen / Fiat / Ford / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Lancia / Mercedes-Benz / Mini / Moskvitch / Panhard / Peugeot / Porsche / Renault / Rover / Russian / Saab / Swedish / Toyota / Volkswagen / Volvo

Topical advertising: In the city

Spine-chilling traffic, potholes, pedestrians, buses and numerous lights are just some of the nuisances generally associated with crowded cities.  We even have a theory that driving in big cities is comparable to how a dog ages: Every mile driven in a city puts seven miles’ worth of wear and tear on a car. That being … Continue reading

Topical advertising: Snow
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / American / Audi / BMW / Chevrolet / Chrysler / Citroen / Fiat / Ford / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Lada / Lancia / Land Rover / Mazda / Mercedes-Benz / NSU / Opel / Panhard / Peugeot / Russian / Saab / UAZ / Volkswagen / Volvo / ZAZ

Topical advertising: Snow

It’s officially winter time in the northern hemisphere.  Ski stations are gearing up for their busiest seasons, holiday preparations are in full swing and annoyed commuters are getting ready to fire up the snow blower. What vintage car would you rather drive through the snow?  What one would you trust the least? Continue reading

The second annual Velaux Rétro car show
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The second annual Velaux Rétro car show

The city of Velaux, France, held its second annual car show last weekend. It was one of the first car local shows of the year which is risky because in April the weather can change for the worse with very little notice. However, the sun stayed out and the organizers’ gamble seemingly paid off: The … 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

1940s / 1950s / 1960s / 1970s / 1980s / Alfa Romeo / BMW / British / Citroen / Dacia / DKW / Emblems / Ford / French / German / Italian / Jaguar / Matra / Opel / Panhard / Peugeot / Porsche / Renault / Romanian / Solex / Volkswagen

The 20th annual Avignon Auto-Moto Retro show

The 20th annual Auto-Moto Retro show took place last weekend in Avignon, France. It is held at the same venue as the Avignon Motor Festival but it is a much smaller show with less cars and less vendors. Continue reading