At the drive-in: Land Rover tests a Series II on tracks in this 1963 promotional film
1960s / At the drive-in / British / Land Rover / Video

At the drive-in: Land Rover tests a Series II on tracks in this 1963 promotional film

Land Rover was looking for ways to give the Series II more ground clearance. Continue reading

A look at the 1966 Chevrolet Electrovair II concept [Video]
1960s / American / Chevrolet / Electric / Video

A look at the 1966 Chevrolet Electrovair II concept [Video]

General Motors designed and built a battery-powered Corvair in 1964. Largely experimental, the Electrovair was based on the four-door model but it reportedly had its rear doors welded shut in order to increase structural rigidity. Although the project had many shortcomings, engineers continued to develop the technology after the car was presented. Continue reading

A quick drive in a 1981 Mercedes-Benz 230E (w123) [Video]
1980s / German / Mercedes-Benz / Personal car / Video

A quick drive in a 1981 Mercedes-Benz 230E (w123) [Video]

The Mercedes-Benz w123 series is one of the best-known cars ever to come out of Germany.  Recognized on virtually every continent for its exceptional longevity, most of the 2,696,914 w123s built are still on the road today and the car is a rolling demonstration of the phrase “they sure don’t build ’em like they used … Continue reading

Ran When Parked visits Morocco
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Dacia / French / German / Mercedes-Benz / Peugeot / Renault / Romanian / Travel / Video / Volkswagen

Ran When Parked visits Morocco

Before the days of government-sponsored cash-for-clunkers programs, a lot of used cars in Western Europe got a second lease on life in North Africa and, to a lesser extent, Eastern Europe. We got a chance to sample what the car landscape is like in North Africa when we landed in Fes, Morocco, last week to … Continue reading