Gerard Klein is a well known actor, singer and radio talk-show host in France who has just turned 80 and has plans to travel across the United States next year in his yellow 1969 Citroën DS 21 Pallas.

Gerard says: “At my age, if you don’t have a plan, you die.” Having owned 10 DS over the years, many that he drove to filming locations, he feels he is ready to take his current DS 21 across the USA from East to West, with a departure date from France set for April 1.

Gerard Klein

Though no fool, amiable Gerard has written a show in song that recounts his life about his years on radio, filming friends and French culture for the television series L’Instit et Va savoir. You can find his story in a biography that he published on the website In the meantime, he will go on tour with his show in various towns in France to finance his trip.

No doubt he will bring his acclaimed French energy and charm with him to America. We look forward to it and will post details of his USA agenda when it becomes available.

In the meantime, here is Gerard describing his dream to Petites Observations Automobiles on Facebook:

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