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Simca

The Simca story will soon be added to this page (toward end August 2019). Even without the history you can clearly see that somewhere Fiat were involved with Simca.

Simca (Société Industrielle de Mécanique et Carrosserie Automobile; Mechanical and Automotive Body Manufacturing Company) was a French automaker, founded in November 1934 by Fiat and directed from July 1935 to May 1963 by Italian Henri Théodore Pigozzi.

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In 1970, Simca became a subsidiary and brand of Chrysler Europe, ending its period as an independent company. The marque disappeared in 1978, when Chrysler divested its European operations to another French automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroën.

PSA replaced the Simca brand with Talbot (which was a British marque for a short period when some models were badged as Simca-Talbots.

During most of its post-war activity, Simca was one of the biggest automobile manufacturers in France. The Simca 1100 was for some time the best-selling car in France, while the Simca 1307 and Simca Horizon won the coveted European Car of the Year title in 1976 and 1978, respectively—these models were badge engineered as products of other marques in some countries. For instance, the Simca 1307 was sold in Britain as the Chrysler Alpine, and the Horizon was also sold under the Chrysler brand.

Simca vehicles were also manufactured in Brazil and in Spain. They were also assembled in Australia, Chile, Colombia and the Netherlands

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The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION

1936 – 1948 Simca 5 – joost j. bakker from ijmuiden, the netherlands [CC BY 2.0]
1937 – 1961 Simca 8 – Berthold Werner [CC BY-SA 3.0 ]
1951 – 1964 Simca Arode – Clément Bucco-Lechat [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1954 Simca 9 Sport Figoni and Falaschi – Jean-pierre 60;Cropped, plates blanked, and levels adjusted by uploader Mr.choppers [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1956 Simca Aronde – Xabi Rome-Hérault [CC BY 3.0]
1974 Simca 1000 – unknown, affiliated with Garage de l’Est, uploaded by User: Bravada [CC BY-SA 3.0]