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Abrest (in occitan Abrèt) is a French commune in the Allier department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of central France.
The Aérocarène 700 was a small automobile developed in France and first exhibited at the Paris Motor Show at the end of October 1947.
Aix-les-Bains (French: Èx-los-Bens, Aquae Gratianae), locally called Aix, is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Aixam-Mega is a French automobile manufacturer based in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie.
Angers is a city in western France, about southwest of Paris.
Aniche is a commune in the Nord department in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.
Ardex was a small French automobile manufacturer controlled by Marcel Tamine and based in Nanterre.
Ariège (Arièja) is a department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France named after the Ariège River.
Arola SARL was a small manufacturing company based in Lyon-Corbas, France, which manufactured a range of microcars, designed to be driven without a licence.
The arrondissement of Douai is an arrondissement of France in the Nord department in the Hauts-de-France region.
Asnières-sur-Seine is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France, along the river Seine.
Associated Motor Cycles (AMC) was a British motorcycle manufacturer founded by the Collier brothers as a parent company for the Matchless and AJS motorcycle companies.
The Atlas was a mini-car made in France in 1951.
Boitel is a former French automaker.
Automobiles Chatenet is a manufacturer of microcars based in the Haute-Vienne department of France.
Avolette is a former French auto-maker.
Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group since 1976, founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën (1878–1935).
The Citroën 2CV ("deux chevaux" i.e. "deux chevaux-vapeur" (lit. "two steam horses", "two tax horsepower") is an air-cooled front-engine, front-wheel-drive economy car introduced at the 1948 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile and manufactured by Citroën for model years 1948–1990. Conceived by Citroën Vice-President Pierre Boulanger to help motorise the large number of farmers still using horses and carts in 1930s France, the 2CV has a combination of innovative engineering and utilitarian, straightforward metal bodywork — initially corrugated for added strength without added weight. The 2CV featured low cost; simplicity of overall maintenance; an easily serviced air-cooled engine (originally offering 9 hp); low fuel consumption; and an extremely long-travel suspension offering a soft ride and light off-road capability. Often called "an umbrella on wheels", the fixed-profile convertible bodywork featured a full-width, canvas, roll-back sunroof, which accommodated oversized loads and until 1955 reached almost to the car's rear bumper. Notably, Michelin introduced and first commercialized the radial tyre with the introduction of the 2CV. Manufactured in France between 1948 and 1988 (and in Portugal from 1988 to 1990), more than 3.8 million 2CVs were produced, along with over 1.2 million small 2CV-based delivery vans known as fourgonnettes. Citroën ultimately offered several mechanically identical variants including the Ami (over 1.8 million); the Dyane (over 1.4 million); the Acadiane (over 250,000); and the Mehari (over 140,000). In total, Citroën manufactured almost 9 million 2CVs and variants. The purchase price of the 2CV was low relative to its competition. In West Germany during the 1960s, for example, it cost about half as much as a Volkswagen Beetle. From the mid-1950s economy car competition had increased – internationally in the form of the 1957 Fiat 500 and 1955 Fiat 600, and 1959 Austin Mini. By 1952, Germany produced a price competitive car – the Messerschmitt KR175, followed in 1955 by the Isetta – these were microcars, not complete four-door cars like the 2CV. On the French home market, from 1961, the small Simca 1000 using licensed Fiat technology, and the larger Renault 4 hatchback had become available. The R4 was the biggest threat to the 2CV, eventually outselling it. A 1953 technical review in Autocar described "the extraordinary ingenuity of this design, which is undoubtedly the most original since the Model T Ford". In 2011, The Globe and Mail called it a "car like no other". The motoring writer L. J. K. Setright described the 2CV as "the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car", and a car of "remorseless rationality".
The Citroën Méhari was an off-road compact SUV produced by the French car maker Citroën, a variant of the 2CV.
The Citroën Prototype C was a range of vehicles created by Citroën from 1955 to 1956 under the direction of André Lefèbvre.
A convertible or cabriolet is a passenger car that can be driven with or without a roof in place.
Corbas is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France.
DKW (Dampf-Kraft-Wagen, steam-powered car) is a German car and motorcycle marque.
ELCAT is a battery electric vehicle manufacturer based in Järvenpää, Finland.
An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
George Nicholas "Nick" Georgano (1932-22 October 2017 Alvis Archive Blog, 24 Oct. 2017 The Society of Automotive History) was a British author, specialising in motoring history.
Guesnain is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.
A hardtop is a rigid form of automobile roof, which for modern cars is typically constructed from metal.
Haute-Savoie (Savouè d’Amont or Hiôta-Savouè; Upper Savoy; Obersavoyen or Hochsavoyen; Alta Savoia) is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, bordering both Switzerland and Italy.
Haute-Vienne is a French department named after the river Vienne.
Helsinki (or;; Helsingfors) is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland.
Järvenpää (Träskända) is a town and municipality of Finland.
Jean-Albert Grégoire (7 July 1899 in Paris – 19 August 1992) was one of the great pioneers of the front-wheel-drive car.
K.V.S. was a small manufacturing company based in Lyon-Chassieu, France, which manufactured a range of microcars.
Les Sables-d'Olonne (French meaning: "The Sands of Olonne") is a seaside town in Western France, on the Atlantic Ocean.
Ligier is a French automobile and minibus maker created by former racing driver and rugby player Guy Ligier, specialized in the manufacturing of microcars.
The Ligier JS4 is a four-wheeled, two-seater microcar manufactured from 1980 to 1983 by Ligier, the street vehicle branch of French Formula One manufacturer Equipe Ligier.
Limoges (Occitan: Lemòtges or Limòtges) is a city and commune, the capital of the Haute-Vienne department and was the administrative capital of the former Limousin region in west-central France.
Lombardini Srl is an Italian manufacturer of Diesel engines up to 134HP.
Lyon (Liyon), is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France.
For the manga series, see Maico 2010. Maicowerk A.G. was a West German motorcycle manufacturer.
Microcar is a French microcar manufacturer.
Motobécane was a French manufacturer of bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, and other small vehicles, established in 1923.
Nanterre is a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department, the western suburbs of Paris.
Nord-Pas-de-Calais (is a former administrative region of France. Since 1 January 2016, it is part of the new region Hauts-de-France. It consisted of the departments of Nord and Pas-de-Calais. Nord-Pas-de-Calais borders the English Channel (west), the North Sea (northwest), Belgium (north and east) and Picardy (south). The majority of the region was once part of the historical (Southern) Netherlands, but gradually became part of France between 1477 and 1678, particularly during the reign of king Louis XIV. The historical French provinces that preceded Nord-Pas-de-Calais are Artois, French Flanders, French Hainaut and (partially) Picardy. These provincial designations are still frequently used by the inhabitants. With its 330.8 people per km2 on just over 12,414 km2, it is a densely populated region, having some 4.1 million inhabitants, 7% of France's total population, making it the fourth most populous region in the country, 83% of whom live in urban communities. Its administrative centre and largest city is Lille. The second largest city is Calais, which serves as a major continental economic/transportation hub with Dover of Great Britain away; this makes Nord-Pas-de-Calais the closest continental European connection to the Great Britain. Other major towns include Valenciennes, Lens, Douai, Béthune, Dunkirk, Maubeuge, Boulogne, Arras, Cambrai and Saint-Omer. Numerous films, like Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
The Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile) is a biennial auto show in Paris.
Peugeot is a French automotive manufacturer, part of Groupe PSA.
Peugeot VLV was an electric microcar made by Peugeot in 1942.
A pickup truck is a light-duty truck having an enclosed cab and an open cargo area with low sides and tailgate.
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine is a commune in the Seine-Saint-Denis department and Île-de-France region of France.
Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in their main chain.
A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.
A quadracycle is a four-wheeled human-powered land vehicle.
Saint-Ferréol is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Savoie (Arpitan: Savouè, Italian: Savoia, English: Savoy) is a French department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps.
The Seine (La Seine) is a river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France.
italic is a French department located in the italic region.
A streamliner is a vehicle incorporating streamlining in a shape providing reduced air resistance.
(or) is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Subaru Corporation (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries), the twenty-second largest automaker by production worldwide in 2012.
Velocar was the name given to velomobiles made in the 1930s and 1940s by Mochet et Cie of Puteaux, France and colloquially to the company's recumbent bicycles.
The Vendée is a department in the Pays-de-la-Loire region in west-central France, on the Atlantic Ocean.
The Vespa 400 is a rear-engined microcar, produced by ACMA in Fourchambault, France, from 1957 to 1961 to the designs of the Italian Piaggio company.
Villejuif is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France.
The Wiima was a light car developed in Helsinki, Finland between 1956 and 1958 by Oy Uusi Autokoriteollisuus A.B and designed by Antti Wihuri.
Willam Belli (born June 30, 1982), commonly referred to as simply Willam, is an American actor, drag queen, model, reality television personality, recording artist, and author, who is known for his recurring role as transgender woman Cherry Peck in Ryan Murphy's medical drama Nip/Tuck and for being a contestant on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, during which he became the only contestant ever disqualified from the series.
is a Japanese diesel engine manufacturer founded in Osaka, Japan in 1912.
ZF Sachs AG was a German manufacturer of automotive parts, producing powertrain and suspension components.
The 11th arrondissement of Paris (XIe arrondissement) is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France.
The 2+2 is a version of the coupé car body style that has two small rear seats for children or occasional usage, along with two front seats for the driver and front passenger.