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…

Liberation of Noyon 2018

This year, UNIVEM participated in the 2018 commemorations of the liberation of the city of Noyon. About fifteen members went to the event with some Jeep, a Command-Car (coming by their own means by road) and two half-tracks, the M5 and the M16 (coming with a transporter). About 300 participants came and were offered several…

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…