Artistic experience in 2000

UNIVEM cooperated with artists in April 2000 and liberated a lot of space in its garage, then still at Issy-les-Moulineaux.  But more important, we gave permission to wrap completely the vehicles with aluminium foil.  An astonishing result, but rather convincing, even if there was no link whatsoever with our “pledge to remember”! A field of…

US 10-ton Trailer

History This trailer is more widely known in France under the name of “Fiche 75” than under its real name “semi-trailer, cargo, 7-ton (10-ton gross)”. This designation « Fiche 75 » arises from the French Army which used numerous items post WWII. The designation was also repeated in the civilian sector due to the use…

40′-12.5 ton Trailer Co. of America

Historique The 40’ trailer manufactured by Trailer Co. Of America was initially designed for US Air Force and intended to carry lightweight and cumbersome parts, like aircraft bodies or wings. Usually linked to the « wrecker » Federal 606, referenced C-2 which was equipped with a fifth wheel coupling and a stacker crane, this trailer was also…

A special load

In late 2004 / early 2005 we had to leave our premises in “Issy les Moulineaux” to move to the new ones in “Versailles- Satory”. Everything had to follow.  One item was very special : the “Aerotrain” (http://www.univem-paris.com/en/the-1960s-hovertrains-bertin-the-aerotrain/).  We transported it with our International H542 and the 40′ trailer from the  “Trailer Co. of America”…

Some VIP visit us…

Sometimes the association is welcomed by some VIP, sometimes some VIP visit us in our premises. Hugues Auffray, a well known and very popular singer in France, has been a member of our association for great many years : Hugues is found of these American vehicles.  He comes regularly to visit us and did not…