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It’s Been 25 Years Since 2CV Production Ceased

It’s Been 25 Years Since 2CV Production Ceased

The last Citroën 2CV, known as the “Tin Snail” for its distinctive shape and lackluster power, rolled off the production line at the company’s plant in Mangualde, Portugal at four o’clock on the afternoon of July 27, 1990.  Since its debut in 1948, a total of 5,114,959 2CVs had been produc ...
The End of Hydropneumatics for Citroën

The End of Hydropneumatics for Citroën

On June 4, 2015, Reuters France issued a release stating that the decision has been taken by PSA Peugeot Citroën to abandon hydropneumatic suspension:Peugeot scraps DS-era hydraulics in cost-cutting drivePARIS, JUNE 4 | BY GILLES GUILLAUMEHydraulic suspension, once key to the iconi ...
C4 Cactus Driven in Detroit

C4 Cactus Driven in Detroit

Steven Ewing of Autoblog tracked down a C4 Cactus in Detriot recently and he and associate editor Brandon Turkus managed to spend a day with it.  Their impressions were very favorable though they found the C4 somewhat underpowered (with a 0-60 mph time of around 12 seconds).Steven tells how he disc ...
2CV Sahara Up For Auction in the USA

2CV Sahara Up For Auction in the USA

A rare 2CV Sahara is to be auctioned on June 12, 2015 at Motostalgia's Indianapolis Brickyard Auction in Indianapolis, IN.  (Citroën built 694 Saharas, but only 27 are known to exist today.)Apparently given a full restoration in Mexico, where both engines were rebuilt, it was then displayed as par ...
Stunning New Book on Voisin

Stunning New Book on Voisin

A new book has been introduced celebrating the life of designer, inventor and visionary Gabriel Voisin. VOISIN: La Différence is a modern retrospective on Gabriel Voisin and his avant garde designs and pioneering inventions, documenting his life with stories and photography of many of his most impo ...
Lane Motor Museum Celebrates 60 Years of French Automotive History

Lane Motor Museum Celebrates 60 Years of French Automotive History

Nashville, Tennessee’s, Lane Motor Museum is doing its best to celebrate 60 years of the Citroën DS and to spread the story of France’s many contributions to the world of automobiles in its new exhibit, Les Autos Francaises: 60 Years of French Automotive History.  It opens to the public on Thu ...
Citroën Exploits DS Anniversary for It’s New DS Brand

Citroën Exploits DS Anniversary for It’s New DS Brand

As part of the celebrations this week of the 60th anniversary of the Citroën DS, the new DS brand will introduce its exclusive new limited edition "1955" developed in tribute to the legendary sedan."For the DS brand built today, we draw on our unique heritage, that of a legendary car carrying value ...
Citroën Heritage: A New Edition of the Book “Le Patrimoine Citroën”

Citroën Heritage: A New Edition of the Book “Le Patrimoine Citroën”

Back in 2010 Citroën Héritage published “Le Patrimoine Citroën", a book that through the historic Archives service of the Citroën Conservatoire visually encapsulated the Citroën brand.  The Citroën Conservatoire site houses a magnificent collection of models and objects collected over t ...
SM of Rolling Stones Bill Wyman Heading for Auction at Goodwood Festival of Speed

SM of Rolling Stones Bill Wyman Heading for Auction at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Bassist Bill Wyman played on some of the Rolling Stones' most memorable albums, including Let It Bleed and Beggar's Banquet, along with their masterpiece Exile On Main Street.Like fellow Stones greats Keith Richards (who proudly owned a 1972 Dino and 1966 Bentley Continental Flying Spur) and Mick ...
François Michelin  1926 – 2015

François Michelin 1926 – 2015

François Michelin, former head of the Michelin Group and grandson of company co-founder Édouard Michelin, died today at the age of 89.Francois Michelin was born June 15, 1926 in Clermont-Ferrand.  He spent more than half his life at his family's company, serving as its CEO from 1955 to 1999 and m ...
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