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Celebrating 70 Years of the Type H Van

Celebrating 70 Years of the Type H Van

The Citroën Type H made its world premiere exactly 70 years ago at the Paris Automobile Salon 1947.  Its recipe for success was typical of the post-war period: simple design, robust technology, reduction to the essentials and its versatility made the front-wheel-driven utility van a "cash cow" ...
Jay is right. The Citroën DS is the most comfortable car in the world.

Jay is right. The Citroën DS is the most comfortable car in the world.

The September issue of Octane Magazine contains an editorial by Jay Leno saying that DS, especially the Pallas model, is the most comfortable motoring experience you can have.  Jay loves the DS for its combination of suspension and super comfortable seats.  He compares the DS with a 1972 M ...
Citroën Autoclub Canada Vancouver Folks Profiled in The Last Key

Citroën Autoclub Canada Vancouver Folks Profiled in The Last Key

The National Film Board of Canada has released a 23 minute documentary about Julien Capraro, a young immigrant who arrives in Vancouver Canada from France and brings with him his 2CV.  In doing so he finds out that his iconic little car stands out on the streets of Vancouver and he discovers th ...
Americanized 2CV Assault Vehicle

Americanized 2CV Assault Vehicle

Many Americans have embraced the French culture while living in France.  Others have tried to bring a bit of Americana with them.  Gregory Marshall is an interesting hybrid.  The 72 year old lives near the capital of Burgundy and is a member of a 2CV club there.  He has acquired ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 14

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 14

This morning we got up, had some breakfast at the hotel and then went over to the show grounds which are at Lakeside Farms in nearby Ballston Lake. There had to be 70-80 Citroëns on the field.  The first two rows had Dyanes, 2CVs, a Truckette, some Ami and Mehari models on display.  The n ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 13

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 13

For the first time in our trip, no one was in a rush to get up early and go anywhere.Maybe it was the rain, our first real rain of the trip, a soaker that started last night and lasted right into the morning.  We got up later and with a fire going in the living room there was no reason to rush ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 2

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 2

Our plan to leave Baker City at 8am goes by the wayside as we stop at local market to pick up some supplies.  This is the view we woke up to in Baker City, OR to begin the day. Yes, that's snow on the mountain in June. They had a big winter! While shopping, a man in a Hawaiian shirt comes ...
The Phantom H Vans of Noel Slade

The Phantom H Vans of Noel Slade

The latest escapade of Noel Slade that has come to light is a tale of two H Vans.  Well actually one, and what has now become pretty much half of one.  It goes like this:Chef Nacxi Gaxiola wanted an H Van as a Mexican food truck.  He came across Noel on the internet and bought an H Va ...
PSA “Takes Over” Néo Rétro

PSA “Takes Over” Néo Rétro

The association L'Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS announced the takeover of the commercial activities of Néo Rétro, a company specializing in the distribution of spare parts for old French old.   L'Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS is the re-branded name of Le Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot, a his ...
Reinvention of the H-Van on its 70th Anniversary

Reinvention of the H-Van on its 70th Anniversary

Check out this video of a just unveiled contemporary reinvention of the H-Van on its 70th anniversary.  It was developed in collaboration by Fabrizio Caselani and David Obendorfer as a tribute to the original H Van's designer Flaminio Bertoni.   Builder Fabrizio Caselani and desi ...
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