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Long Term Parking is full of old French cars

Kamil Kaluski July 10, 2012 All Things Hoon 25 Comments

This is a sculpture called Long Term Parking and it is located at the Château de Montcel in Jouy-en-Josas, France. This sixty feet high sculpture consists of sixty mostly French cars set in 40,000 pounds of concrete. It was created in 1982 by a French-born American artist named Armand Pierre Fernandez (1928 – 2005), or simply Armand*.

Your mission hoons, should you choose to accept it, is to identify as many of these cars as possible. No googling, no “this is so easy cuz  I am you-ro-pean, gimme a real challenge you American simpleton”, or any other cheating as this really isn’t that difficult. Your reward is respect and adoration of your fellow hoons expressed through plus symbols next to your comments.

One more picture of the other side of the sculpture after the jump. Source is unknown, someone emailed this to me.

*From now on I shall only be know as Kamil… or better yet, The Kamil.

  • Irishzombieman

    I want this in my front yard. I don't care what the neighbors say.


    Off the top of my head, I see
    –green Citroën Ami, lower right of pic 1
    –white BMW Neue Klasse something, middle of pic 2
    –black Citroën Taction Avant, middle left of pic 1
    –General crazy French awesomeness, everywhere

  • Is that a red Honda S800 coupe?

  • Stumack

    All the usual Gallic suspects here, but the pink car sticking its butt out in the first pic is a '63 Buick Special/Skylark, and its nose is in pic two.

  • OA5599

    Who said French cars couldn't be made to become rock-solid reliable?

  • Scandinavian Flick

    Is that Jimmy Hoffa's car?

    …too soon?

    • Irishzombieman

      Never too soon for gallows humor.

      Is that a Lockheed Electra I see up there?

      • It seems like a grave mistake to dig up such labor intensive memories…

        • Irishzombieman

          Smiling. Wondered if anyone'd get that.

  • XRSevin

    Am I the only one that is thinking about Matchbox cars and a floor lamp?

    • njhoon

      Not anymore. Brilliant!

  • I spy with my little eye a:
    VW K70
    Simca 1100
    Opel Rekord (Opala´s german cousin)
    Renault 8
    Renault 16
    Renault 5
    Renault 9
    Renault 4 fourgonette
    Renault Dauphine
    Mercedes-Benz 220S
    BMW 1602
    Fiat 126
    Morris Mini
    Fiat 124
    Peugeot 204
    Peugeot 304
    Innocenti 1000

  • Here is another view:
    <img src="http://archiguide.free.fr/PH/FRA/IDF/JouyJosasLongTermPkAr.jpg&quot; width = 640>

  • If you want to go see it, it's here: http://goo.gl/maps/Ylut
    It is not far from Paris: you can reach it by commuter train, RER line C. The sculpture is about one kilometer from the Joury-en-Josas train station.

    • I tried to find this last night but couldn't. Thanks.


    why do people waste cars in this manner?

    • I don't know, at the time most of those cars were as disposable as a 1996 Megane is now. I wouldn't mind sacrificing a couple of those with a Peugeot 306 thrown in.

  • Slow_Joe_Crow

    I'll add two Peugeot 504s in pic 1, along with a Citroen GS wagon, and what looks like an NSU Ro80 in pic 3

    • I'd say the NSU-like there is a VW K70, which of course was a NSU in the beginning.

  • Jethrine

    I see at least two boîtes des merdes.

  • sunbeammadd

    I'm an Aussie, so I don't think I'm cheating at this.

    I think I've got:

    Citroen DS
    Ford Escort
    Honda S600 or S800 coupe
    a number of Renault 16s
    two Peugeot 204s
    two Peugeot 504s
    a number of Simca 1100s
    Peugeot 404
    Citroen GS
    Traction Avant Citroen
    two Fiat 500s
    Renault 12
    Simca 1000
    Chrysler/Simca 180
    Citroen Ami
    Renault 8 or 10
    new class BMW
    VW K70
    Simca Aronde
    Renault Dauphine
    BMC Mini
    Renault 5
    Fiat 126
    Renault 4 van
    Fiat 125
    Renault 6
    fintail Mercedes

    I'm hopeless at American cars though so I've left those out.

    • Vavon

      One Peugeot 104 (dark blue)
      Three Peugeot 304s (brown, turquoise and yellow)
      At least one Simca 1307 (blue with black bumpers)
      One Autobianchi A112

  • dukeisduke

    Only 40,000lbs of concrete? Seems like it should be more. But, I guess the cars take up a lot of the volume.

  • Just those which can be clearly seen:

    Citroen DS21
    Ford Escort Mk. I 4-door
    Honda S800 Coupe
    Peugeot 304
    Peugeot 204
    Renault 16
    Peugeot 504
    Mercedes-Benz 190 (1962)
    Simca 1100
    Peugeot 404
    Fiat 125
    Fiat 500
    Citroen GS Break
    Renault 4
    Ford Taunus
    Citroen Traction Avant
    Simca Aronde
    Simca 1000
    Renault 12
    Peugeot 104/Citroen LNA
    Renault 5
    Citroen Ami 6
    Renault Floride or Caravelle
    Vauxhall Viva (?) (the brown 4-door, not sure about this)
    Lincoln Continental

    It’s really a shame to waste all those beautiful cars, but it’s truly an impressive sculpture for automotive history. I have to see it once…

    • Piotr Durło

      There is also Fiat 126p – yellow one