Looking back: Assorted pictures from 2014
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / 2000s / 2010s / Alfa Romeo / American / BMW / British / Chinese / Citroen / Datsun / Fiat / Ford / French / German / Honda / Italian / Japanese / Jeep / Lancia / Matra / Mercedes-Benz / Opel / Peugeot / Renault / Rover / Saviem / SEAT / Spanish / Steyr-Puch / Swedish / Toyota / Volkswagen / Volvo

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

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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

A collection of vintage dealer stickers
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / AMC / American / Autobianchi / Chevrolet / Datsun / Fiat / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Jeep / Lancia / Mazda / Mercedes-Benz / Peugeot / Porsche / Renault / Rover / Volkswagen

A collection of vintage dealer stickers

Memorabilia from car dealerships often reveals fascinating facts about automotive history. Take stickers on the back of cars, for example. Not only are they essentially tamper-proof seals that help decipher a car’s origins, they are reminders of days gone by that often display logos of brands that have been dead for decades. Sometimes the address … Continue reading

Topical advertising: Station wagons
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / AMC / American / Audi / Binz / BMW / British / Checker / Citroen / East German / Fiat / Ford / French / German / Honda / Italian / Japanese / Lada / Lancia / Mercedes-Benz / Opel / Peugeot / Renault / Rover / Russian / Saab / Skoda / Subaru / Swedish / Trabant / Volkswagen / Volvo / Wartburg

Topical advertising: Station wagons

Station wagons were once a common part of the automotive landscape because they were the most practical way to comfortably carry a full family and their gear. There was no unwritten law about what could or couldn’t be morphed into a wagon and a look back over the past few decades reveals there were some … Continue reading

Color-coded advertising: Blue
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / Alpina / AMC / American / Audi / Autobianchi / BMW / British / Citroen / Datsun / French / German / Italian / Jaguar / Japanese / Lancia / Mercedes-Benz / Opel / Peugeot / Renault / Rover / Saab / Swedish / Toyota / Volkswagen / Volvo

Color-coded advertising: Blue

Blue is one of the oldest colors in the automotive industry. It was offered on many pre-war cars built around the world and it even made a brief appearance on the Ford Model T before Henry Ford implemented his famous all-black policy. Continue reading