The Sometimes Fail-Tacular History Of Captive Import Cars In America…

Have you ever noticed that the term "import car" doesn't get tossed around like it used to? In these days of Toyotas from California, Volkswagens from Tennessee and Chevrolets from Canada, it's becoming harder and harder to tell the difference between a "foreign" and a "domestic" car. » 10/27/12 1:00pm 10/27/12 1:00pm

Malaise Is A French Word: 1979 Simca Talbot 1100 In Paris

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. We've seen a couple of Peugeots and a Renault in DOTSBE this week, so today we need to give equal time to a marque you rarely see on the North American street. Franzouse » 8/14/08 3:20pm 8/14/08 3:20pm

What's French, Finned, And Flathead V8-Powered?

After seeing the Citroën and Peugeot 403 brochures, Franzouse could contain himself no longer. He scoured the tubes of the Internet in search of Simca Vedette manuals, and he hit paydirt in a big way! A Simca aficionado in New Zealand has made high-quality scans of service and owner's manuals in their entirety. No… » 8/01/08 4:20pm 8/01/08 4:20pm

Project Car Hell, Debacle Edition: Matra Murena or Alpine A310?

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! I really wanted to call today's matchup Édition Débâcle, but the heads of our beloved Server Hamsters tend to explode when they're forced to deal with weird furrin letters in our headlines,… » 7/21/08 5:20pm 7/21/08 5:20pm

Project Car Hell, 1961 Edition: Simca Aronde Or Pair-O-Lincolns?

The Cressida took the win over the Maxima in our Rear-Drive Japanese Sedan Hoonage Edition poll on Wednesday, though not by a decisive margin. Perhaps that's because the Cressida and Maxima are so similar to each other, but we're not going to have that issue today! 57Sweptside has found some hell projects that, while… » 7/11/08 5:20pm 7/11/08 5:20pm

PCH, Superpower Econobox Edition: Simca 1000 or Fiat 128?

The '38 Graham-Paige did a number on the '38 Mercedes-Benz in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, similar to Marshal Zhukov's number on Berlin (and our poll would have been even more one-sided if we'd stacked a Pobeda against the Benz). Today I feel like returning to the perennial struggle between PCH Superpowers… » 3/12/08 5:15pm 3/12/08 5:15pm

PCH, Force de Frappe Edition: Simca 1000 GLS or Two Citroen SMs?

Well, the Jeep FC-150 obliterated the Spanish 2CV in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, no doubt because even an Hecho en España label doesn't add enough weight on either side of the Cool/Hell scale when you're looking at a 2CV. However, we shouldn't start to thinking that France isn't a PCH superpower just… » 1/31/08 5:00pm 1/31/08 5:00pm

1969 Simca 1204 Factory Rally Car

You know why our readers are so good? Because they find us fodder like this. That's right folks, step right up and grab your very own 5-lighted edition of the Simca 1204 Factory rally car! Chrysler actually entered these suckers. Some of your fathers might remember that Simcas were indeed sold in the US of A from 1969… » 11/23/07 4:30pm 11/23/07 4:30pm

Project Car Hell, Tiny Truck Edition: Simcamino or Cony?

Today we've got our first Project Car Hell Tipster T-shirt winner! Pixel unearthed these fine truck projects for us, and look how cute they are! How could such happy little haulers ever cause you to writhe in the flesh-searing flames of the damned? Not only that, but either one of them would be incredibly useful when… » 11/16/07 5:31pm 11/16/07 5:31pm