Car Albums
Makers
Models
Delahaye Cars
Full menu functions for the buttons above are only available if you ALLOW BLOCKED CONTENT. My menu scripts provide drop-down menus that have been tested with the latest Mozilla browsers. If the scripts do not run, limited navigation is given by these buttons

Hotchkiss Cars
Hotchkiss built a 24hp automobile in 1904 having established itself with the manufacture of guns and parts for other automobiles. A revolving cannon was sold to many navys across the world and automatic machine guns followed. Even this first 1904 car was ground-breaking in its engine design and its unique 'Hotchkiss Drive' swing axle transmission. Chain and shaft transmission were used in cars, and engines went up to 18.9-litre. During the first world war Hotchkiss established a gun factory in Coventry in 1915, which diversified into manufacturing engines (which were sold for the Bullnose Morris Oxford and Cowley) and other automotive components. The Coventry factory even designed the 1923 Hotchkiss AM before selling the Coventry factory to Morris and taking the AM to St Denis. Hotchkiss copied the round radiator of Spyker, but by 1920 that had been elongated and was more of a horseshoe shape. The AM initiated a one model policy, but this was good enough for almost ten years when the Hotchkiss AM was replaced by the new 4-cylinder 411 and 413 and the six cylinder 615, 617 and 620. Wins in the Monte Carlo Rally came in 1932, 1933, 1934, 1939, 1949 and 1950. With war looming, parts of Hotchkiss were nationalised and the Amilcar company merged. Orders for Hotchkiss tanks came in, but the German invasion came before this could be completed. Like many companies Hotchkiss found it difficult to restart after WW2, and existed mainly on the production of trucks and the American Jeep. Hotchkiss bought the Gregoire front wheel drive car in 1951 but this was too expensive to make profits. Hotchkiss merged with Delahaye in 1954 but by 1955 only American Jeeps were being made, and military production carried on until 1971.
aa_Hotchkiss 686 Chantilly Limousine badge
Hotchkiss 686 Chantilly Limousine - badge on grille
aa_Hotchkiss 686 GS Coupe badge
Hotchkiss 686 GS Coupe - badge on grille
aa_Hotchkiss AM2 Monaco 1929 badge
Hotchkiss AM2 Monaco 1929 - badge on grille
ab_Hotchkiss AM2 Monaco 1929 grille
Hotchkiss AM2 Monaco 1929. The 4-cylinder 2.5-litre side valve engine was changed to overhead valves for the AM2 model in 1926. In 1928 the AM80 model was launched with six cylinder motor that was upgraded to 3.5-litres in 1933.
ac_Hotchkiss 686 Chantilly Limousine head
Hotchkiss 686 Chantilly Limousine. Introduced in 1936, the 686 had a six cylinder 3485cc ohv engine
ac_Hotchkiss 686 GS Coupe head
Hotchkiss 686 GS Coupe. In production from 1936 to 1952 the Hotchkiss 686 was an evolution of the AM80 with the same 3485cc 6-cylinder engine. This recipe was good enough to win the Monte Carlo Rally both before and after WW2
Hotchkiss 680 GS Coupe 1938 front
Hotchkiss 680 GS Coupe 1938. In production from 1936 to 1952 the Hotchkiss 686 was an evolution of the AM80 with the same 3485cc 6-cylinder engine. This recipe was good enough to win the Monte Carlo Rally both before and after WW2
Hotchkiss 686 GS Coupe rear
Hotchkiss 686 GS Coupe. In production from 1936 to 1952 the Hotchkiss 686 was an evolution of the AM80 with the same 3485cc 6-cylinder engine. This recipe was good enough to win the Monte Carlo Rally both before and after WW2
Hotchkiss 686 limousine front
Hotchkiss 686 Chantilly Limousine
Hotchkiss AM 1923 front
Hotchkiss AM 1923
Hotchkiss AM 1923 rear
Hotchkiss AM 1923. With All weather Tourer coachwork
Hotchkiss AM2 Monaco 1929 front
Hotchkiss AM2 Monaco 1929. The Hotchkiss AM was designed in Coventry and first went into production in France in 1923. The 4-cylinder 2.5-litre side valve engine was changed to overhead valves for the AM2 model in 1926. In 1928 the AM80 model was launched with six cylinder motor that was upgraded to 3.5-litres in 1933. The AM was good enough to win the 1932 Monte Carlo Rally, and the recipe continued almost unchanged into the 1950s.
void
Hotchkiss M201
s_Hotchkiss AM 1923 side
Hotchkiss AM 1923. The AM was launched in 1922 and provided Hotchkiss et Cie with a single model policy for a few years. This All Weather Tourer can be fully closed, as here, or fully opened for fine weather.
void
Delage Cars
void
Delahaye Cars
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
Photos may be purchased from PhotoBox