Renault AHR During World War II, the new car market in France came to a standstill, and in any case sales were not reported so there is no trace of it now. The only available data is an estimation of vehicle production in the country during the period. France capitulated to Germany in 1940, so most of the production up until 1944 is in actual fact vehicles ordered by the German government to be produced in occupied factories. So this could arguably be counted as ‘German’ production but for the sake of simplicity I have kept these figures in the French updates. The production figures show an increasing majority of ‘industrial’ vehicles, which were used for war. There were still 100,000 private cars produced in France in 1940, but this figure crumbled down to just 2,700 in 1942 and 20 in 1943 before lifting slightly to 150 in 1944. Reversely, truck production went from 25,000 in 1940 to 45,700 in 1941 and 36,300 in 1942 before falling as well. All-in-all, only … [Read more...] about France 1940-1944: Production restricted to (sabotaged) trucks
Citroen Ami 6 * See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * The Citroen Ami 6, characterised by an unusual reverse-raked rear window, was launched in 1961 to bridge the gap in the Citroen range between the luxurious DS and the frugal 2CV. Its sales went up steadily until 1966 when the Ami 6 managed to snap up the best-seller title with 162,000 sales vs. 160,000 for the Renault 4L, the highest sales volume achieved by any model in France so far… Renault 4L Because the 4L is more successful in export markets it keeps the #1 ranking production-wise at 226,000 units vs. 180,000 for the Ami 6, and celebrates its millionth unit produced on February 1. 1966 would be the only year the Ami 6 ranked 1st in sales in France, and as at 2011 the only Citroen to rank #1 at year-end in France in 70 years… Citroen DS The Citroen 2CV rounds up the podium with 107,000 sales followed closely by the Peugeot 404 at 106,000 units. The Peugeot 204 is #6 … [Read more...] about France 1966: Citroen Ami 6 snaps up top spot
Renault 4 * See the Top 5 best-selling and most produced models by clicking on the title! * New car sales in France are not troubled by the May student revolution, up 6% to 1.3 million. The Renault 4 holds onto the pole position with a strong 174,000 sales and 13.4% share. Peugeot 204 The Peugeot 204 proves to be the most popular Peugeot in 30 years and climbs onto the 2nd spot only 4,000 units below the R4 at 170,000 units and 13.1%. The Citroen Ami 6 is down one spot to #3 with 10.2% share, ahead of the Renault 8/10 and the Renault 16. Full Year 1968 Top 5 Ranking Table below. This content is for members only.Log In Register … [Read more...] about France 1968: Renault 4 and Peugeot 204 in the lead
Austin A40 I have very little information about the Australian car market over the period, only that the locally assembled Austin A40 is the best-selling model in the country in 1948 and 1949 just before the Holden cranked up its production. If you have more information please make sure to get in touch! Next post: Australia 1949-1959: Holden ‘Australia’s own’ launches Source: Wheels magazine March 2012 … [Read more...] about Australia 1948-1949: Austin A40 dominates sales
Assembly of the Toyota Corona in Australia started in January 1966 * Click on the title for many more vintage pictures! * When Japanese car manufacturers were ready to explore the world, their first choice for export destination wasn’t in Asia. It was Australia. As early as August 1958, the first Japanese light car to reach Australian shores since World War 2 was a Datsun. By 1968, a dozen Japanese brands were established in the country. Some of Wheels covers featuring Japanese models 1958-1968 (click on image to enlarge) Between June 1965 and August 1967, the cover of Wheels magazine would feature a Japanese model no less than 9 times! The first model to have that honour was the Daihatsu Berlina in June ’65, followed by the Hino Contessa, Toyota 2000GT, Toyota Corona, Datsun Cedric, Mazda 1000, Mazda 1500, Toyota Corolla, Datsun 1600 SSS and the tiny Honda Scamp in July 1968. 1958 Datsun, the first Japanese car to land in Australia after World War 2 Japanese … [Read more...] about Australia 1958-1968: Toyota and Japan’s first export market
Ford Cortina * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * Norwegian car sales are in constant progression over the period: +2% in 1965 to 56,319 registrations, +7% in 1966 to 60,484 and +8% in 1967 to 65,181. The VW Beetle reigns on the models ranking over the period, grabbing 19% of the market in ’65, 17.1% in ’66 and 17.2% in ’67. The #2 also stays unchanged: the Ford Cortina improves its market share all through the period at 8.5% in ’65, 10.4% in ’66 and 10.8% in ’67. Volvo Amazon The Opel Rekord/Caravan stays #3 in ’65 with 4,183 sales and 7.4% but is passed by the Volvo Amazon in ’66 at 5,282 units and 8.7%, up 43% and by far its strongest year in Norway. The Amazon keeps its third place in ’67 in spite of falling by 18% to 4,332 sales and 6.6%. Notice also the VW 1600 landing at #8 in ’66 and the Volvo 140 Series at #9 in ’67. Previous post: Norway 1964: VW Beetle at … [Read more...] about Norway 1965-1967: Beetle, Ford Cortina & Volvo Amazon shine
The VW Beetle was originally named KdF-Wagen * Many thanks to Florian for making this post possible! * The VW Beetle (Kaefer in German) was first called ‘Type 1’ and lead the models ranking during the second half of the forties, when production ramped up. Originally launched in 1938, the first 1,785 units of the model were produced in 1945 and by March 1946 the Wolfsburg factory produced around 1,000 units every month. The Beetle sold 8,184 units in Germany in 1948 and 32,557 in 1949. Source: Wikipedia, many thanks to Florian for sharing the data! … [Read more...] about Germany 1946-1949: Volkswagen brings the car to the people
Opel Rekord * See ‘Read more’ for the Top 20 best-selling models – many thanks to Florian for the data! * The German car market is back on the up in 1962 at +11% and 1,217,440 units and in 1963 at +4% and 1,271,000 registrations. The VW Beetle is again distant leader over the period and celebrates 15 years on top of the German ranking in 1962 with 321,288 sales and 26.4% then sells 269,632 units in 1963 for a still extremely impressive 21.2% market share. Ford 17M The Opel Rekord stays #2 both years with 146,499 sales and 12% in 1962 and 168,176 and 13.2% in 1963, taking advantage of the arrival of the new generation. The Ford 17M ranks 3rd in 1962 and with 100,879 units it is only the third car in the history of German automobile to see over 100,000 units in a single year, however it drops to #5 and 83,605 sales in 1963. Opel Kadett In 1962 the first units of what would become a legendary nameplate, the Opel Kadett, are sold but the model really takes off in … [Read more...] about Germany 1962-1963: Beetle & Opel Rekord on top, Kadett lands
Back in the middle 1960s, John Deere released the 5020 tractor. It was a mighty beast and at the time the big fellah about as tough a customer as farmer with lots of land could get his hands on. When the model first arrived the rating was right about 130 PTO horsepower. In 1968 that got bumped to over 140hp and it was being generated by a six cylinder diesel that measure out at 8.7L. While those numbers may sound quaint by today’s spoiled standard, the reality is that they were healthy for the day. As it turns out, at least one farmer looked at all the steel and heft he was surrounded with and figured that he could do better than the factory had done and that’s when he went to talk to a guy named Jon Kinzenbaw who was a young and talented welder/fabricator with a good reputation. The farmer had a simple question. Could Kinzenbaw swap a Detroit Diesel 8V71 into the place where the factory John Deere engine was? This would take the 140 (ish) horsepower tractor and bring … [Read more...] about This John Deere 5020 was converted to a Detroit Diesel power
Your doctor is likely to tell you that your cholesterol reading is: fine (in the desirable range)borderline highhigh If your total cholesterol is in the desirable range, you are at lower risk for heart disease. Unless you have other risk factors, a total cholesterol level of less than 200 mg/dL means your chance of heart attack is relatively low. To keep your risk low, eat a diet low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and stay physically active. Have your total blood cholesterol checked again in 5 years. If your total cholesterol is borderline high, that means it ranges from 200 to 239 mg/dL. You have increased risk for heart disease. The first step is usually to change your lifestyle to reduce your risk. Work with your doctor to have a healthy diet and increase your physical activity. Also, talk with your doctor about controlling any other risk factors you may have, such as smoking. If your HDL is 40 mg/dL or higher and you have fewer than two risk factors, you should … [Read more...] about What does my total cholesterol level mean?
Here are some common symptoms of osteoarthritis in the spine. You may have limited ability to rotate your upper body, lean to the side, touch your ear to your shoulder, or extend your neck.You may have pain and numbness in the neck, lower back, buttocks, and legs.The pain you feel is related to the time you spend in a position where your back is not supported, such as standing in line, or sitting on a bench or chair that doesn't have a back or provide enough support. Related Articles What side effects of arthritis medication should I watch for?Arthritis Physical Exam: What is my doctor looking for?Am I at risk for osteoarthritis?How much should I exercise to help my osteoarthritis?What do I need to know about alternative and complementary arthritis therapies?Does stress affect my arthritis?What causes arthritis symptoms?What does arthritis feel like? … [Read more...] about Arthritis In the Spine
Lots More Information Related Articles What side effects of arthritis medication should I watch for?Arthritis Physical Exam: What is my doctor looking for?Am I at risk for osteoarthritis?How much should I exercise to help my osteoarthritis?What do I need to know about alternative and complementary arthritis therapies?Does stress affect my arthritis?What causes arthritis symptoms?What does arthritis feel like? … [Read more...] about What other arthritis symptoms are worth noting?
Antihistamines work by blocking the effects of histamine, the chemical responsible for many of the allergy symptoms you experience.When histamine is released, it binds to special sites called receptors on cells in your nose and throat, causing them to swell and leak fluid. This results in inflammation, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itching, and other symptoms. Antihistamines block the effects of histamine by "coating" receptors, which prevents binding. This, in turn, prevents nasal allergy symptoms. Histamine works quickly once released. By the time your symptoms appear, the histamine has already attached to cell receptors, and the allergic reaction is well under way. That's why you need to take antihistamines 2 to 5 hours before exposure to allergens. Or you need to take them on a regular basis. Some antihistamines go to work 15 to 30 minutes after they're taken. They reach their peak effectiveness in 1 to 2 hours. If you take an antihistamine before you're exposed to your … [Read more...] about How do antihistamines work?
Start the Countdown You may not see a ghost on a ghost tour, but you'll sure hear some creepy stories. Ralph Nau/Getty Images In a 2006 survey, 36 percent of respondents said they thought places can be haunted, and 20 percent said they thought people can communicate with the deceased [source: Clark Felty]. So it's no surprise people use vacation time to seek out the living dead. Ghost tours provide tourists the opportunity to brush shoulders with spirits, or at the least, hear a few ghostly tales. Some tourists stop in for these tours on a whim, and other enthusiasts design entire trips around visiting a string of haunted places. The spook factor on a ghost tour depends on what you get -- a tour guide's suspenseful stories or a paranormal experience. For example, during a Charleston, S.C., ghost tour, tourists have reported blacking out in the dungeon, claiming their airflow was cut off and that ghosts breathed down their necks. On that same tour, pregnant women have … [Read more...] about Top 10 Ghost Tours
Lots More Information Related Articles What side effects of arthritis medication should I watch for?Arthritis Physical Exam: What is my doctor looking for?Am I at risk for osteoarthritis?How much should I exercise to help my osteoarthritis?What do I need to know about alternative and complementary arthritis therapies?Does stress affect my arthritis?What causes arthritis symptoms?What does arthritis feel like? … [Read more...] about Arthritis: A Quick Overview
Arthritis comes in many forms. Osteoarthritis can affect one large joint, such as the hip or knee, or it may affect several joints. It can also affect the fingers or feet. See What are the common symptoms of osteoarthritis? Secondary osteoarthritis is not a separate type of arthritis, but it is osteoarthritis caused by another condition. See What causes osteoarthritis? Erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis is a rare type of osteoarthritis that causes a severe inflammation of the middle or end joints of the fingers. This eventually leads to deformity and fusion of these joints. Related Articles What side effects of arthritis medication should I watch for?Arthritis Physical Exam: What is my doctor looking for?Am I at risk for osteoarthritis?How much should I exercise to help my osteoarthritis?What do I need to know about alternative and complementary arthritis therapies?Does stress affect my arthritis?What causes arthritis symptoms?What does arthritis feel like? … [Read more...] about What are the different types of arthritis?
More than 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month. More importantly, an estimated 15 million Americans have symptoms every day, indicating they may have GERD. In fact, more than 35% of Americans are thought to have GERD. Although GERD can affect people of all ages, statistics show that the risk increases as you age and tends to rise dramatically after age 40. Related Articles Should I see a doctor about GERD?What are the common symptoms of GERD?What are the levels of GERD symptoms?What causes GERD? … [Read more...] about How common is GERD?
Be as thorough and honest as possible when you give your medical history. Include any allergies or illnesses you've had or currently have. Also include all of the alcohol, recreational drugs, and prescription or over-the-counter medications, supplements (such as vitamins), and herbal remedies that you take. Your medical history may reveal the cause of your depression. If your depression is associated with another medical illness, your healthcare provider may be able to treat the illness and relieve your depression. If your depression is associated with medications, your healthcare provider may be able to change the medication or dosage to deal with the depression. About 10% to 15% of all depressions may be caused by medications or other medical problems. If substance abuse is the cause of your depression, getting help for your substance abuse may improve your depression, often as soon as you stop using drugs or alcohol. Could My Other Health Problems Cause Depression? It's very common … [Read more...] about What should I tell about depression and my medical history?
Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise are the most important ways to achieve or maintain acceptable cholesterol and blood pressure levels. And to help control heart disease, you need to keep your blood cholesterol and blood pressure at or below desired levels. This means your blood cholesterol level should be no more than 200 mg/dL. And your blood pressure should be no more than 140/90 mm HG. Depending on your other health problems, you may need to keep these levels even lower. If you don't have heart disease, you can help to prevent it by paying attention to your cholesterol levels and blood pressure, because both of these are risk factors for heart disease. High blood cholesterol and high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels and heart over time. To help control cholesterol, you need to limit the amount of fat, especially saturated fat, and cholesterol that you eat. Many people who have high cholesterol also have to take medicine to reduce their level.To help … [Read more...] about How do I make changes to my diet to help my heart?
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are called NSAIDs. They can provide relief from mild and moderate headaches. They can also prevent migraine flare-ups. NSAIDs include over-the-counter pain relievers such as the following: acetaminophenaspirinibuprofennaproxen sodium Other medications are sometimes added to improve their effectiveness. You might find NSAIDs combined with medications such as the following: caffeinebutalbitalisometheptanedichloralphenazone How do NSAIDs work? NSAIDs, which are commonly used to relieve headache pain, may also prevent headaches by preventing inflammation. Inflammation commonly contributes to the headache pain you feel. What are the possible side effects from using NSAIDs and what should I do about them? Side effects of NSAIDs differ depending on the specific type of NSAID you take. Always discuss the possible side effects of any medication you take with your doctor. Be sure you know what to look for and what to do if it occurs. Prolonged or repeated … [Read more...] about What should I know about NSAIDs?