Ad of the week: New DS21

This weeks ad covers the launch of the DS21 – still on the 2nd nose. The introduction of the DS21 started to address the concerns about the lack of power in the DS, the main point of criticism over its 20 year life. The car was originally supposed to have an air cooled flat six, […]

Ad of the week: Mercedes 300SL

This weeks ad covers the 300SL Roadster after it was launched to replace the Gullwing. The Ad focuses mostly on performance – a strong point for these cars.

2016 French car day

Today was the annual French car display day. As usual a good day out, including my Traction Avant taking out 1st place in the pre 1955 category.

Attendance was down this year compared to last year as the weather was a bit iffy this morning. But it turned out nice enough in the end. A […]

The great shed tour of 2016

As you go to car shows and car club events, you realize that there are many more big car collections out there than you would expect. Not just celebrities like Jay Leno, but people who live in the same city as you who have extensive and interesting car collections. Friends of mine think I am […]

Ad of the week: New Jaguar XKE

This is a great ad from the launch of the E-Type in 1961. It shows both body styles, the Fixed Head and the Open Top. In the USA, the XK series had great name recognition so the E-Type was marketed as the XK-E.

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Ad of the week: Citroen DS 3rd Nose

This weeks Ad covers the face lift of the Citroen DS that gave us the 3rd nose. This is the American version, so it unfortunately depicts the ugly American version of the lights – covered lights were not allowed, nor were turning or load leveling headlights.

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Finny vs Ponton (Roundie) styling

A display at the Gosford Car museum offered an interesting comparison between the Ponton and Finnie 220S models with two parked next to each other in the same colour. The W111 finnie set a design trend through the 60s and early 70s for Mercedes.

Obviously the major differences are at the front and the […]