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Au revoir, Heuliez

Au revoir, Heuliez

French coach builder Heuliez closed its plant on Nov. 1.  According to a report in French newspaper La Tribune Heuliez's 283 workers had their last workday on Oct. 31.Founded in 1920, Heuliez built cars for Citroën, Peugeot, Renault and Opel before running into difficulties in 2006.  That's when ...
Last Citroën Rolls Out of Aulnay-Sous-Bois

Last Citroën Rolls Out of Aulnay-Sous-Bois

October 25th, marked the last day of automobile production at PSA Peugeot Citroën’s factory at Aulnay-sous-Bois.  The last vehicle off the line was a Citroën C3 destined to the Citroën Conservatoire.  (The production of the Citroën C3 is now fully moved to Poissy.)  Now the factory is releg ...
NOREV History

NOREV History

by Chris Dubuque (Seattle, WA)...... Many of us car geeks are keen collectors of toys!  One of my favorite manufacturers is NOREV of France. Following is some company history I scrounged together with a little help from a few books, a few webs sites, and the French and English Wikipedia sites. ...
Life’s a Beach in Classic HY-Van

Life’s a Beach in Classic HY-Van

Beach Towel company Vertty has chosen Citroën's iconic HY-van as its mobile promotional showroom vehicle.  Here are some shots of it on display duty in Spain.    They do sell in North America.  We wonder how long it will be before we see their HY-van at a California beach party?   ...
PSA Peugeot Citroën – Fortune Cookie Future?

PSA Peugeot Citroën – Fortune Cookie Future?

PSA Peugeot Citroën reported a first-half operating loss of 510 million euros ($681 million), and a loss of market share in Europe to Volkswagen AG, the continent’s largest automaker.   Over-reliance on the sagging European market has eroded PSA’s meagre profitability.  Last year, it lost € ...
Citroëns Spotted on South African Vacation

Citroëns Spotted on South African Vacation

Gregory McKenzie, who helped in the redesign of our website, was in South Africa recently and stopped by Limpopo's Big Tree, -  a very special and spectacular natural attraction just north of a town called Thohoyandou in the lovely Limpopo province of South Africa.  Low and behold he came upon ...
A Lighthearted Look at the 2CV

A Lighthearted Look at the 2CV

This 1996 BBC film by David Leighton delivers an interesting history and profile of the 2CV as well as managing to capture the spirit of 2CV ownership. OK, so there area few technical inaccuracies (such as the fact that more than one TPV survived WWII, the Ami shown is a Super not a 6 Berline and M ...
Conservatoire Citroën Now Managed by Marc-André Biehler

Conservatoire Citroën Now Managed by Marc-André Biehler

On September 15, 2013, CITROËN HERITAGE, the part of the company that cares about the preservation of knowledge and history of the brand including the“Conservatoire” archive of cars and documents located at Aulnay-sous-Bois (near Paris) has appointed a new manager for the operation.   Marc-An ...
8 Citroëns on the Block at Artcurial in Paris

8 Citroëns on the Block at Artcurial in Paris

On October 20 there is another Artcurial auction, this time at the Grand Palais in Paris and featuring 70 classic cars, 8 of them Citroëns:• 1975 CX 2000 berline Pallas  -  no reserve  -  estimate: 5.000-8.000€• 1972 SM coupé   -   estimate: 18.000-24.000€• 1974 DS 23 ie Pallas b ...
Upcoming Celebration of Citroën Kegresse Autochenille Expedition: 1923-1926

Upcoming Celebration of Citroën Kegresse Autochenille Expedition: 1923-1926

There is an historic event taking place from the 14th to 26th of March 2014, under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.The expedition’s aim is to commemorate the anniversary of the memorial plaque of Prince Kamal El Din Hussein who discovered the Gilf Kebir Plateau in the Western Dese ...
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