Posts from ‘Simca’

1949 Ford

1941 Ford, and a clown

I don’t know when it was that stand-up comics began telling clown jokes. I want to say I was fully an adult before it was brought to my attention—by those stand-up comics—that the whole clown thing is pretty weird. I recall a local shock jock dedicating considerable attention to the whole clown-as-a-career thing.


Stellantis Logo, Brands of Stellantis

On January 18, on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, shares of Stellantis traded hands for very first time. A merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the Peugeot Group (PSA), Stellantis is now the world’s third-largest automaker, with projected 2021 sales approaching 8 million light vehicles–ranking the new company behind only Toyota and Volkswagen, and ahead of General Motors and Hyundai Motor Company.

1958 Dyna Panhard Ad

1958 Panhard Ad

Our culture is ripe with inappropriately used adjectives. Marketers toss the word “turbo” around with reckless abandon, even though most applications of the Latin root have little to do with air, much less forcing air into an internal combustion engine.

1963 Simca 1000 Sedan

Simca 1000 Sedan

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Back in the Fifties, when Americans started buying imported cars in significant numbers, the Big Three responded with “captive imports” made by their European branches. Ford and GM looked to West Germany and the UK, but Chrysler’s earliest imports came from France. One of them, the 1963-68 Simca 1000 sedan, is the subject for this installment of Cheap Wheels

1960 Dodge Matador, Forgotten Dodge Models

1960 Dodge Matador

The Dodge brand we know today began building automobiles in 1915, and became a part of Chrysler Corporation in 1928. In the 100 years since Dodge began churning out cars and trucks, a good number of highly memorable vehicles have graced the marque’s showrooms.