COTD: Daf Vs. FAF Edition

One of the great moments in Jalopnik history is the mighty Daf versus FAF battle of 2007. The Dutch and their variomatic rubberband CVTs stood against the typically weird and uniquely-Gallic FAF. Now that the dust has settled, what have we learned? » 9/10/12 5:15pm 9/10/12 5:15pm

DAFamino Madness Grips Vermont By The Throat

The DAF Club of America held a Micro/Mini Madness event [Update: next to] the live free or die state over the weekend. And didn't invite us! Which would be like having a Dead Kennedys reunion without Jello Biafra Genesis reunion without Peter Gabriel. We wouldn't have been able to go anyhow, as we were tied up in North … » 7/13/07 9:15am 7/13/07 9:15am

Citroën Blueprint Drawings!

Now here's a place where a dork could get lost for hours. It's a goldmine of blueprint-type drawings of all manner of vehicles. We're especially crushed out on the Citroën section, which features everything from the fabulous FAF Break to the saintly SM. Our inner Franco-dweeb is twitching right now; our irises are… » 7/11/07 7:30pm 7/11/07 7:30pm

The Classic Car Club of Kenya!

We know that Homo habilis and Homo erectus hung out in Kenya back in the day, but we had no idea the country supported a collection of vintage car enthusiasts. We ran across this gallery from their 2000 Concours d'Elegance, and while the variety of the iron tends to be a little more econo than what one would see at… » 3/01/07 6:45pm 3/01/07 6:45pm

DAF vs. FAF Finale: DAF Kini: The Prince of all DAFs

We promise, this is the last time Jalopnik readers will see a post about DAF for a long, long while (unless of course we can hook up a test drive of that TurboTwin X1). But, DAF beat FAF, so this is our victory lap. The, um, well, car pictured above was a gift from DAF to the Dutch Royals when prince Willem-Alexander… » 12/17/06 1:30am 12/17/06 1:30am

DAF vs. FAF: All the Loverman's Caminos Are Actually Belong to Johnson

In some ways, Jonny, I feel a bit like I'm cheating here, as I'm going back to the Citro n t FAF page, and I already noted part of this in your Tjorvenamino post's comments, but not only was there a FAF-Pere 2CVamino, an open-cockpit FAFamino, and an A FAF air-droppable military vehicle with Camino-esque tendencies,… » 12/12/06 11:00pm 12/12/06 11:00pm

DAF vs. FAF: Would You Rather be a Platypus or a Shark?

Not so fast, Loverman. I will concede that the DAF Swim Car is a rather impressive piece of machinery. In theory. Everyone knows that amphibious cars barely work. How many Sherman Duplex Drives ended up at the bottom of the English Channel before they reached Normandy? But a 2CV on the other hand — a 2CV can be turned… » 12/12/06 9:00am 12/12/06 9:00am

DAF vs. FAF: The Surrender Monkeys Lose: The DAF Swim Car!!

We're not even entirely sure what we're looking at. But we do know DAF has check-mated old Johnson and his French non-hackers. This dear friends, is the DAF Swim Car. It is an off-roader. It is a convertible. It has a propeller. It has four-wheel steering via a second driver who faces backward. It floats. It looks the… » 12/12/06 8:45am 12/12/06 8:45am

DAF vs. FAF: Froggy Mehari Gets Whooped By DAF Pony Military Vehicle

Davey, Davey, Davey. Will you ever learn? Ouias? Non? You can't beat DAF, you can only hope Volvo buys them. Your little French off-roader is cute, but its puny butt gets beaten redder than table wine by the true king of obscure European 4x4s, the DAF Pony Military Vehicle. First of all, the driver sits in front of the … » 12/11/06 11:00pm 12/11/06 11:00pm