Gathering of classic cars in Meudon 2019

  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,…

Locomotion en Fête 2019

  For this 25th “Locomotion en Fête” (a gathering of everything that has an engine: vintage cars, trucks, tractors, tanks,…) UNIVEM brought few vehicles: Jeep 2nd French Armored Division, GMC CCKW dump truck, field kitchen and Scout Car (that came by their own means on the road!). The theme was about a small camp of…

Appeal of 18 June Anniversary (2019)

  79 years ago, Charles de Gaulle made his famous speech, the Appeal of 18 June. To commemorate this event, a ceremony took place in the town of  Le Chesnay-Rocquencourt on the 18th of June 2019. Before that, UNIVEM was invited in the morning for a visit of the INRIA (French Institute for Research in Computer…

75th D-DAY Anniversary

  After a preparation of several months, here we are: 75th Anniversary of the landings in Normandy! Like every year, UNIVEM held its Dog Green Camp in the field next to the Vierville-sur-Mer castle. First vehicles went by road on the 27th May: Jeep, GMC CCKW, DUKW, and the International M425 with its trailer! Tents and…

Rétromobile 2019

For Retromobile, UNIVEM brought this year its last vehicle restored: the Sherman tank! It left Satory at 5:30 Tuesday morning on a truck and arrived an hour later at “Porte de Versailles”. An hour later, the tank was installed on the stand. This year, the stand was shared with the Saumur Tank Museum which brought…

Heritage Days 2018

UNIVEM held an open day again during the 2018 European Heritage Day in September. During this sunny weekend, about 1,900 visitors came to (re)discover the vehicles which participated in the liberation of France during WW2. A lot of activities were offered: guided tours of our workshop, diorama with a Follow Me Jeep, broadcast of WW2-era…