Facel Vega: a brake saga

I am painfully aware that nothing has been posted on this site for some time. That’s not because I have lost interest in Facel Vegas, it is because by the time I get home in late November, I will have been in England just one week in the previous six. While I was at home,…

Facel Vegas at Goodwood

The Goodwood Revival is not only a great race meeting but it’s also a wonderful gathering of a fantastic collection of classic road cars. You will see virtually everything you could ever want to see either in the classic car park (or the ordinary car parks) or in the paddock. The expression you hear most…

Matching numbers

Quite recently I derided auction houses at Retromobile for endlessly trotting out the phrase ‘matching numbers’ (for which there seems no translation) during the auction of various cars in Paris in February. The rest of the auction may have been in French – or anything else – but somebody would frequently say ‘matching numbers’ to…

Amicale exhibit

  The Amicale Facel Vega is a lively club with over 600 members worldwide and they are a busy lot, frequently attending classic car meetings and exhibiting their cars. However, Pierre Mallet seems to have gone the extra mile with this fine exhibition of all things Facel in a Hommage to Jean Daninos at the…

Press Watch

As you know, I usually take Classic & Sport Car each month, and check out the mentions of Facel Vegas in that magazine. Sometimes there’s very little, other times a little more. It has a curious habit of publishing a magazine called the April edition at the start of March – I’m sure there’s good…

Press Watch

I’ve been leafing through the May Classic and Sports Car and it looks like the only mentions of Facels are in ads, but there’s a few of them and some might be of interest. The first is the Thiesen advertisement on page 50, right at the start of the big display ads, and the German…

Press Watch

A hefty bout of jet lag means that I’ve had plenty of time to trawl through the latest Classic and Sports Car for mentions of Facel Vegas. There are a few, but they are a touch meagre. First mention is in the news pages and the report of Retromobile, including a rather small picture of…