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Paris Mayor Ann Hidalgo has really gone and labeled personal vehicles ‘archaic’ with the announcement of plans to ban cars on one of the main roads through city center, as the city’s efforts to pedestrianize its streets and limit pollution expand.
1st Gear: Mazda VS. The Giants
I’ve been reading about automotive clean air regulations for nearly a decade now and I still don’t totally understand whether or not cars are punished too harshly for what they do.
In light of the ongoing attacks on the city of Paris by as-of-yet unknown assailants, the French government has shut down borders and the Army has begun securing the city, with the help of taxi drivers offering free rides to get people to secured locations.
Who likes quick pairs of France-related automotive ideas, one good, one bad? Everyone, that’s who! So, everyone, you’re in a French metric crapload of luck, because here’s some of what I just said, right there in the first sentence. Let’s see what we’ve got!
After the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I missed my flight and ended up stuck in Paris for an extra day. Since I was in Paris, I decided to at least venture into the city for dinner. Lo and behold, the Toyota storefront on the Avenue des Champs-Élyseés was considerably more interesting than the ones here in America.
The RÉTROMOBILE car show in Paris, France has largely focused on the classic car collections of the various exhibitors. However, this year, it's not just about actual classic cars. Indeed, the literature for this year claims the show has 41,000 square metres of artists, clubs, spare parts, scale models, and events...…
I won carspotting in Paris: here is a Facel Vega rounding the Place de la Nation on a beautiful May day.
Taxis are boring. Renault Mégane Trophy V6 taxis are not. And here one is, scaring the crap out of Parisians. Dios mio! That's French, right?
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
What would Paris be without old Citroëns, Peugeots, and Renaults? By now, they're part of the landscape, immortalized on film countless times against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.
We quietly launched an exciting new feature at the Paris Motor Show so you can experience it like we do. We're calling it "360 Mode" because it allows you to view the car from every angle using your mouse.
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Most intelligent civilized people know that there is a time and a place for certain things. Those intelligent civilized people likely aren't the ones blasting a rare and expensive Brabus Mercedes-McLaren SLR Roadster (with matching Smart) through a Paris parking garage at more than 90 mph.
Is there a better way to show off a giant new freighter for potential buyers than loading two new Ferraris into the cargo bay at the Paris Air Show? Don't ask Boeing, because when they tried to load this Ferrari FF into its 747-8F cargo plane the equipment broke. How do you say "FAIL" in French?
The folks at Beep Show shot a photo roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris CDG to make this two minute airplane time lapse.
The Lotus Elite is the new Lotus gentleman's car, offering a trick retractable hardtop with up to 600 hp thanks to a KERS-inspired hybrid boost system and, probably, the new "Lotus" V8. They say it's full of wonderful contradictions.