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Citroën Shows Innovation at 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Citroën Shows Innovation at 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Citroën is in a rather prickly predicament.  It needs a rival to the VW Golf and the Ford Focus family hatchbacks.  The Cactus concept shown at Frankfurt is loosely based on the C-Cactus concept first shown at Frankfurt in 2007 but, according to Mark Lloyd, the range manager responsible for shapi ...
My Special 1951 Traction Light 15

My Special 1951 Traction Light 15

by Pierre Wattecamps....I am refurbishing a very rare 1951 Traction Avant Light 15 with left hand drive!   N° 135 186.   There is an interesting history to the car.In 1951 the french druggist of the “Pharmacie Internationale” of Casablanca, Pierre Sabbah wanted a Citroën Traction but not ...
Clean Flowing Fuel Tips for SM Owners

Clean Flowing Fuel Tips for SM Owners

(Requires paid member status to access.) - by George Klein....I purchased a 73 SM - my second one - in nice shape.  It sat for a number of years inside.  I took it home and completely restored it.  After the final fixes, I went for a test drive.The engine ran nice.  All OK it seemed...  Ap ...
Italian Priest Gives Pope Francis a 20-year-old Renault

Italian Priest Gives Pope Francis a 20-year-old Renault

An Italian priest has given Pope Francis a 20-year-old white Renault 4 to drive himself around Vatican city.The car - which has 300,000 km (190,000 miles) on the clock - was presented to the Pope by Father Renzo Zocca this past weekend. The pontiff later drove it.Known for his humble lifestyle, Fran ...
Traction Avant Outshines All Others in Skid Test

Traction Avant Outshines All Others in Skid Test

In Germany, in 2011, various cars lined up to see who could continue straight driving over a plate that shifted side to side.  This video is a static camera shot, and a bit mesmerizing, as car after car spins out, but the Traction Avant stays the course every time.   Now you know why we're big fa ...
Jay Leno Interviews Marc Sonnery About His New SM Book

Jay Leno Interviews Marc Sonnery About His New SM Book

It's called Maserati: The Citroen Years 1968-1975 and it is a great read about Maserati's period under Citroën ownership. Marc discusses the SM and delves into its engine origin. Most informative! Click here to see the interview. ...
Alfa Heaven – Wonderful Weekend Trip

Alfa Heaven – Wonderful Weekend Trip

by Michael Barone.....I confess that it was disheartening that we received no 'takers' for the Around Superior tour (perhaps another time?), but though very few participated in Ed Solstad's weekend trip to Alfa Heaven, we are surely glad we tagged along.The Labor Day weekend weather was perfect.  T ...
CAC Muskoka Summer Outing to Big Chute Marine Railway – Aug. 24, 2013

CAC Muskoka Summer Outing to Big Chute Marine Railway – Aug. 24, 2013

by George Dyke...August has been a record month of minimal rainfall.  (Unlike July which was the wettest on record but with many sunny days like the one for our Niagara Wine Tour).  For the past 4 years we have celebrated the hot, hazy August weather with a pool party.  However this year we decid ...
Rod Burwell (June 27, 1922 – August 7, 2013)

Rod Burwell (June 27, 1922 – August 7, 2013)

Sadly, we announce that Rodney (Rod) Burwell passed away of natural causes at his home in Idaho on August 7, 2013 at the age of 91. He was an attendee of the first Rendezvous at Cummington Farm in 1977 and a hydraulic guru at many a Rendezvous since.Rod was born in West Haven, Connecticut on June 27 ...
20th International Meeting of the Friends of the 2CV – Alcaniz, Spain

20th International Meeting of the Friends of the 2CV – Alcaniz, Spain

by Ursula Walter.....July 2013 – there’s a heat wave all over Europe.  Also in Spain, that welcomes us with 105 F (but nice cool nights).  After a beautiful drive all across France and the rugged Pyrenees Mountains we reach historic Alcaniz on Tuesday morning.  We follow the signs to the Moto ...

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