People Powered - Velocars, Microcars, the Wars & the Mochets

The other day I wrote about Buckle Motors where Bill Buckle Jr. took the import car business his father started to a new level. Today's father and son team are Charles and Georges Mochet, a pair of innovators who helped put France on wheels in the first half of the 20th century. » 9/12/14 7:02pm 9/12/14 7:02pm

Artist creates beautiful resin sculptures of vintage Porsches

Go behind the scenes with French automotive artist, Stéphane DuFour as he creates a one-of-a-kind resin sculpture of the Benton Performance La Carrera Panamericana racer, a 1962 Porsche 356b, for friend and mechanic John Benton. » 7/12/14 3:22pm 7/12/14 3:22pm

The Fabulous History of the Citroën DS

This documentary retraces the history of one of France's most iconic cars. All in French, no subtitles, but if you love French cars vous aussi, pouvez probablement connaître le français » 4/19/14 10:48pm 4/19/14 10:48pm

Citroën DS, The Miracle Of Travelling

Our very own Wolverine, Nino Karotta tried to teach you some Hungarian with his review of the bonkers Renault Avantime or the two-faced BMW M5, but when it came to the roadtrip with a Scion FR-S from Barcelona to Budapest, the team took the time to shoot everything twice so you could enjoy the video in English as… » 2/14/13 12:21pm 2/14/13 12:21pm

Watch A French Journalist Drive A Motorcycle Off A Pier

Have you ever heard of the French motorcycle magazine Moto Journal? You have now, thanks to a reporter from that publication who inadvertently drove a 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A off of a dock and crashed it into a sailboat. » 12/03/12 2:40pm 12/03/12 2:40pm

For $4,000, Vivre Dans Un Van Au Bord De La Riviere

From the French L'Acadiane is derived Cajun, and from that is derived tasty southern cookin'. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Citroën Acadiane could cart your crawdads, but will you find its price palatable? » 4/19/12 8:00am 4/19/12 8:00am

For $3,700, is this Peugeot a sweet 16?

Due to attrition, French cars in the U.S. are becoming as rare as poule dents, Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Peugeot 405 Mi16 could make sightings in someone's neighborhood a lot more common, but only if its price proves uncommonly good. » 5/12/11 8:00am 5/12/11 8:00am

"Boom OH LA LA!" is French for NASCAR crash

When drivers Kasey Kahne and Martin Truex, Jr. collided on lap 220 of the NASCAR race in Martnsville this weekend, the French NASCAR commentators were there to make the call. What's more surprising: the universality of "boom" or the existence of French NASCAR commentators unrelated to the France family? » 4/04/11 11:00am 4/04/11 11:00am

Rock Out With Your Coq Out

Super2CV is a wonderful photoblog not only about 2CV’s but all flavors of classic Citroën, with a healthy sprinkling of kustom rods and cute French chicks smoking cigarettes on top. Photo Credit: Etienne Musslin » 7/09/10 3:00pm 7/09/10 3:00pm

If You Buy Just One Book About Engines This Year, Buy This

Veloce Today's Pete Vack recently took a look at Griff Borgeson's The Classic Twin Cam Engine, a dive into the origins of the modern overhead-valve powerplant. Tech geekery? Intrigue? Crazy Frenchmen? This is where your engine came from. —Ed. » 6/10/10 10:00am 6/10/10 10:00am

Peugeot 3008 Robot Commercial Does Transformers Right

The French are well known for robo-centric automobile advertising. This commercial for the new Peugeot 3008 crossover definitely delivers on that notion with some stylish robotic CG magic. » 1/26/09 4:40pm 1/26/09 4:40pm

Seat Exeo Parisian Debut Displays Bold Original Design

Since we got a pretty good look at the Seat Exeo » 10/06/08 11:20am 10/06/08 11:20am in European patent filings, it was pretty low on the priority list at the 2008 . Now that everything has settled down and we're home again, we figured it was time to circle back and show you our live shots of from hall three of the show. You'll note the striking,…

Top Ten Reasons The Paris Auto Show Press Room Sucks

Unless you're deep in the bowels of the automotive journalism industry, it may come as a surprise the Paris Auto Show » 10/05/08 11:10am 10/05/08 11:10am is — despite the and — one of of the global shows to cover. First off, the show is big. big. It's over a half mile across, and spread out over six main buildings with huge elevation changes —…

China Automobile France Displays Kiff; Looks Like Jeep Hurricane, Not…

Pessimists will say China is no place for intellectual property; those people don't know what they're talking about. Take this vehicle displayed by importer China Automobile France. It's called Kiff and it is totally original and looks nothing at all like a half-scale Jeep Hurricane » 10/04/08 2:00pm 10/04/08 2:00pm from the 2005 . The "Kiff" is…

Tang Hua XY08 Chika, An Electric Car For The Ladies Of Paris

Tang Hua rocked our socks off with a trio of banana-yellow » 10/03/08 5:00pm 10/03/08 5:00pm () concepts at the Detroit Auto Show, and they have followed up at the with this gorgeous sapphire blue semi-circular masterpiece dubbed the Tang Hua XY08 Chika. The Chika is yet another all-electric car featuring crushing performance from its massive …

Heuliez Raises Bar On Electric Car Weirdness In Paris With "Friendly"…

Meet the Heuliez Friendly, the Heuliez Pondicherry and the Heuliez... uh, Electric Dump Truck Scooter? Okay, we don't know the name of the last one, we just made that up, but all three are cool as hell for pocket sized electric cars. The Friendly contains more standard weirdness than any run of the mill Citroen could… » 10/03/08 2:00pm 10/03/08 2:00pm

Looking For The Latest In Injection Molded Death Traps? Try Wallyscar

We can't tell what's more terrifying about the Wallyscar, planted right next to the Honda » 10/03/08 1:40pm 10/03/08 1:40pm stand here at the 2008 ; Is it the name all by itself? The deft combination of styling from the 70's era Ford Bronco, Jeep Scrambler, and Hummer H2? Or is it the fold-down front window on a vehicle made largely of…

Lada Reveals A Supercar Concept! Wait, What?

Everyone's favorite communist-era carmaker and automotive laughing-stock on safety has just revealed a supercar concept here at the Paris Motor Show » 10/03/08 12:00pm 10/03/08 12:00pm. Best part? It's called the Lada Revolution 3. Apparently the first two must have had something to do with forcing the Bolsheviks from power. Anyway, it's theoretically…

First Live Shots Of The Chevy Volt Plugged In

Ever wonder what the plug-in unit for the Chevy Volt » 10/03/08 9:20am 10/03/08 9:20am looks like? Well now you know. Here at the the display car is tethered to the very slanted display stand by way of extension cord and locking plug-in mechanism. The power port is, as expected, hidden behind the "Volt" name plate ahead of the mirrors, though we…

Live From Paris, It's The Diminutive Back Seat Of The Lotus Evora!

The Lotus Evora » 10/03/08 8:45am 10/03/08 8:45am has been loved and hated since its debut at the earlier this year, but it's now the and we haven't seen any kind of real shots of the so-called "back seat" of this supposed four-passenger car. Since we did the back-seat duties with the , we figured it only fair to visit the Evora and take a look at…