Since it's Monday, Here's a Simca Vedette With a Chevy V8 Doing Massive Burnouts

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The Simca Vedette has had an interesting existence. It started out as the Ford Vedette, a Detroit-designed car built at the company’s Poissy France plant. Supplier issues and strikes led Ford to seek to sell the plant, and when Henri-Theodore Pigozzi, the founder of Simca, came knocking they readily answered. I guess back then buying a plant meant the cars it made too, and hence the Ford Vedette became the Simca Vedette.
Here it is with yet another company’s engine under its hood, a Chevy V8 at Australia’s 2014 Burnout Warriors Motorfest, making all kinds of noise and copious quantities of smoke. It’s just thing to start the week.
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Hat Tip to MZSZSM, who also had a birthday yesterday!
 

3 Comments

  1. The guys who ended up with a ’57 Chevy with a Simca engine didn’t have nearly as much fun.

    1. Actually, that wouldn’t be all /that/ bad, since the Vedette came with a Ford flathead V8. The follow up model, the Esplanada, even used Ardun style hemispherical heads.

      1. Simca, and Sunbeam:
        -both European carmakers
        -both start with ‘S’
        -both used Ford V8’s
        -both were purchased by Chrysler, allowing Chrysler to produce Ford V8’s for a brief period of time.

        Odd…

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