Gathering of classic cars in Meudon 2018

Again, UNIVEM was invited by the “Vincennes en Anciennes” association (an association of classic cars) to attend the arrival of their famous event, the “Traversée de Paris”: hundreds of classic cars driving through Paris on Sunday morning. The finish line being in the castle of Meudon, which is on the edge of a wooded plateau, that…

Locomotion en Fête 2018

UNIVEM was again there for the 24th “Locomotion en Fête” (the 2nd one at the Melun-Villaroche airfield), an event gathering all types of old vehicles: trucks, cars, tractors, firetrucks,… For the military section, UNIVEM brought some of their vehicles: International M425 and its trailer, GMC fuel tank, tipper and cargo, Dodge Command Car, Jeep Willys…

D-Day 74th Anniversary

This year again, several members of UNIVEM went to Normandy to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of Normandy landings. Two Jeep and one Dodge of UNIVEM and three Jeep of members came for this event (the vehicles came by their own means by road!). Base camp was as usual at the Vierville-sur-mer castle, owned by the Hausermann family.…

Presentation of our Sherman

On the 26th of May 2018, about a month before the due date, the last restoration of UNIVEM, a M4A4T Sherman tank, was presented to the members of the association. A veteran of the French 2nd Armored Divison, who served on a recovery Sherman during WW2 baptized the tank, named “General Lafayette”. Some rides on…

Arriving of a Diamond T 981

In May 2018, a new vehicle arrived at UNIVEM. It’s a Diamond T 981 (or M20) which was a tractor used to tow the M9 tank transpoter trailer “Rogers”. UNIVEM indeed already had a M20, but the restoration of the engine could last long so UNIVEM could not miss the opportunity to get this new…

Rétromobile 2018

  This year again, UNIVEM participated in Retromobile, one of the biggest classic car show in Europe. We chose to display a stand in the theme of the French 2nd Armored Division, with the Scout Car as a vehicle, as it was recently repainted in the colors of this famous division. It came by its…

New paint job for the Scout Car

In september 2017, we decided to give the Scout Car a new paint job. The paint job took only 2 weeks, because the goal was to participate to the 70th Anniversary of General Leclerc’s death in Paris on 8th october. The vehicle was partially disassembled: back bumpers and steps, lights, door handles, mirrors,… We chose markings of…

Ivanhoe 2018

During the last week-end of january, the association Indian Head held its yearly winter meeting, Ivanhoe. 140 participants and about 35 vehicles were present. This year, the camp took place at the Castel Notre Dame, with a castle first built during the 12th century, and converted today in a hostel, located in Remersdael, near the…