50 years ago: Škoda launches the Trekka off-roader
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50 years ago: Škoda launches the Trekka off-roader

New Zealand’s Jeep was built on Skoda bones. The Trekka was introduced 50 years ago this month.

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Travel: Ran When Parked visits Sweden
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Travel: Ran When Parked visits Sweden

Old cars are a way of life in Sweden, especially in the more rural areas. Continue reading

Motorsports: The 16th annual Rallye National du Laragnais
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Motorsports: The 16th annual Rallye National du Laragnais

Held annually, the Rallye National du Laragnais takes place on closed public roads that are narrow, fast-paced and very windy. Continue reading

Topical advertising: Snow (part two)
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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

Time traveling: 1960s European cars at the Chicago Motor Show
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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