Topical advertising: Towing
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / American / Audi / BMW / Chevrolet / Citroen / Datsun / French / German / International Harvester / Japanese / Jeep / Mercedes-Benz / Opel / Saab / Swedish / Toyota / Volkswagen / Volvo

Topical advertising: Towing

Which classic car or truck would you trust the most to tow a trailer? Continue reading

Topical advertising: Snow (part two)
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / American / Audi / BMW / British / Chevrolet / Citroen / Czech / Fiat / Ford / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Jeep / Lada / Lancia / Mercedes-Benz / Mini / Mitsubishi / NSU / Opel / Renault / Russian / Saab / Skoda / Swedish / Talbot / Toyota / UAZ / Volkswagen / Volvo

Topical advertising: Snow (part two)

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 most like to take on a trip to the mountains? What one would you trust … Continue reading

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

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

Topical Advertising: Cutaways (part two)
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Abarth / Alfa Romeo / Alpina / AMC / American / British / Citroen / Czech / DAF / Dutch / Fiat / French / German / Italian / Jaguar / Japanese / Lada / Lancia / Land Rover / Mercedes-Benz / Opel / Porsche / Renault / Russian / Saab / Skoda / Subaru / Swedish / Volkswagen / Volvo

Topical Advertising: Cutaways (part two)

Cutaways are a fascinating way to discover what lurks beneath the sheet metal of a car. Today, they are generally done with computer programs such as AutoCAD but they were painstakingly drawn by hand by highly-skilled artists for several decades. The best-known cutaway artist is arguably Haynes’ Terry Davey, the man responsible for the drawings … Continue reading

Topical advertising: Convertibles
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / Alfa Romeo / American / Audi / BMW / British / Chevrolet / Citroen / Datsun / Fiat / Ford / French / German / Honda / Italian / Jaguar / Japanese / Lada / Lancia / Maserati / Mercedes-Benz / Nissan / Peugeot / Porsche / Renault / Russian / Saab / Triumph / Volkswagen

Topical advertising: Convertibles

Spring has arrived throughout most of the northern hemisphere, which means it’s time to stash away your winter beater and pull out the nice-weather car you’ve been keeping under a tarp in your garage for months. What better way to enjoy the mild weather than with a convertible? Continue reading

Color-coded advertising: White
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / Audi / BMW / Citroen / Fiat / French / German / Honda / Italian / Japanese / Lada / Lancia / Land Rover / Mazda / Mercedes-Benz / Peugeot / Polish / Polski-Fiat / Renault / Saab / Simca / Swedish / Toyota / Volkswagen / Volvo

Color-coded advertising: White

For decades, plain white was the de facto cheap paint job for just about any car regardless of size and body style. It often took the form of a plain coat of paint with no metallic effect and, in a lot of cases, no clearcoat in order to keep the overall cost of the car … Continue reading

Topical advertising: Cutaways
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / Alpine / Austin / BMW / British / Citroen / Fiat / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Lancia / Land Rover / Mazda / Mercedes-Benz / Opel / Peugeot / Renault / Saab / Swedish / Volkswagen

Topical advertising: Cutaways

Cutaways are a fascinating way to discover what lurks beneath the sheetmetal of a car. Today, they are generally done with computer programs such as AutoCAD but they were painstakingly drawn by hand by highly-skilled artists for several decades. The best-known cutaway artist is arguably Haynes’ Terry Davey, the man responsible for the drawings found … Continue reading