Ford T ambulance

From the beginning of World War I, American volunteers came and joined the Allied troops. US private funds were raised and US Health Sections were created, with an hundred ambulances. Bare Ford T chassis arrived in France and where they were equipped with a specific body. From 1917 and the US entering the war, part…

Renault 2087

This light truck was designed and produced by Renault following a tender of the army which intent was to replace the Dodge WC51 and WC52 used by the French army since the end of war. The 4×4 R2087 entered production in 1957 and has been in service until 1970 when it was in turn replaced…

GAZ – MAV 46

Follow Thierry with his inimitable style to discover the car … GAS MAV 46 (малый автомобиль водоплавающий), or the history of the real fake copy of the Ford GPA … “On a beautiful 1989 winter day I became of course unwittingly the owner of an amphibious military vehicle of the Soviet army ! While I…

Pinguins in our garage ?

The preservation of polar exploration vehicles of famous French explorer Paul-Emile Victor included a sequence at UNIVEM where they got prepared for the big yearly exhibition in Paris : “Retromobile” big vehicle is a “modern” « Hotchkiss » HB40, the small one is a WWII Studebaker Weasel M29C (see “Association vehicles”) Paul-Emile Victor hears in 1947 that…

“Retromobile 2016”

Like every year, UNIVEM is present at this famous show that takes place in Paris at the « Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles ».  For the 2016 event we had on exhibition two WWII vehicles of the U.S. Navy : Jeep Willys and International M2-4. We are always teaming with the “Musée des Blindés” of Saumur…

Monthléry Vintage Market, 2016

Once again UNIVEM participated in this event located at the world famous and historical Monthlery speedway.  Built in 1924 by architect Raymond Jamin, under the impetus of the industrialist Alexandre Lamblin, it has been recognized “Heritage of the twentieth century.” The loop, measured on its central axis, develops 2550 meters (8366 feet). A thousand tons…