Project Car Hell: Silver Shadow or Bagheera?

As I'm sure you all know, Friday's Choose Your Eternity poll was the most one-sided yet, with the Quadra-Opel option absolutely vaporizing the Bi-Fiat choice. It would be interesting to see how a single Opel GT would fare against its Fiat 600 counterpart in a head-to-head matchup... but that will have to wait for… » 8/06/07 5:30pm 8/06/07 5:30pm

Keeping Brazil's Highways Safe, Simca Style!

I was chatting with a Brazilian coworker earlier, and he mentioned a favorite TV show from his childhood that was sort of a Brazilian forerunner to CHiPs: O Vigilante Rodovi rio. The plot centers around a heroic highway patrolman and his German shepherd, Lobo, fighting crime... but that's not important. The important » 2/27/07 4:59pm 2/27/07 4:59pm

She's So Fine, My 2351cc! Simca Chambord Alert!

I've forgotten my dream of owning a Harlequin Trabant with air horns, because I have found something even better Over There, in the land where our heroic doughboys braved mustard gas and Minenwerfers to fight the Kaiser: a 1959 Simca Chambord. The evolution of the Vedette R gence, the body of the '59 Chambord showed… » 2/16/07 9:45am 2/16/07 9:45am

No Le Importa Los Caminos Difíciles! El Simca Mil!

I used to work with a guy who had been a factory driver for Triumph in the early 60s, and he kept his racing jones alive by driving a restored Simca-Abarth in the vintage-racing circuit. It was kinda cool seeing all his photos of sideways Simca action, trading paint with Porsche 356s and the like, and since then… » 2/16/07 8:30am 2/16/07 8:30am