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Daily Briefing: French car weekend in Boston; New app tests enthusiasts’ automotive knowledge

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1977 Citroen GS Special. Photo courtesy of Citroen Media Center.

Enthusiasts and owners of French cars are invited to bring their vehicles to the first “French Revolution – Car Show of New England” this September in Massachusetts.

Saturday morning, the group will gather at Endicott Park for a car show, a seminar, and a tech session with people’s choice awards to be given out. Citroen will be the featured brand in honor of the marque’s 100th anniversary this year. Renault owners will have the unique opportunity to have their car photographed at the former local Renault dealership, Danvers Highland Auto Sales.

On Sunday, the group will parade into Boston, joining the 8th annual Boston Cup car show. For the first time, an-all French class will join the American, British, German, and Italian classes at the event.

The French Revolution – Car Show of New England will take place on Saturday, September 28, at Endicott Park in Danvers, Massachusetts. The Boston Cup will take place on Sunday, September 29, at the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information on the “French Revolution,” email or For more information on the Boston Cup, visit


MakeModel game logo. Photo courtesy of


Those looking to test, prove, or improve their car identifying skills will find a challenge in MakeModel, a game application for Apple and Android devices.

Enthusiasts, more specifically those who participate in the Hemmings carspotting segment, understand the fun challenge of identifying cars from just a tiny glimpse of a taillight or front bumper. This trivia game presents players with a “closely-cropped” photo of a vehicle that they must identify by make and model. If the player answers correctly, they are rewarded with points and climb the leader board. Players can play against the app itself or against a friend in the “friend challenge” feature. A future feature will allow users to upload their own photos to have them included as part of the game.

The MakeModel app is free to download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.