This year a 1974 Citroën SM meticulously prepped by owner Tony Burgess made quite an impression with the admiring crowd and the Concours judges who voted to give it the Technical Innovation Award.
The judges were generally aware of the SM but had never or rarely ever seen a French specification highly original car.
The Citroën community has lost another great personality. Hank Heilig passed away on July 15, 2022 at the age of 91.
Citroën Autoclub Canada’s annual Niagara region outing has proven to be a summer favourite and this year’s was the best yet!
It was heartening to see that even with gas at $5.58 US a gallon for premium, it did not deter the gathering of about 160 Citroëns.
The ICCCR organization team has decided to postpone the International Citroën Car Clubs Rally by another two years.
This year’s Carlisle trip for me started a few days earlier in Toronto with the arrival of “The Great Road Tour”.
The Import Fun Showfield included spaces for cars from every region of the world. You could find examples of pretty much every imported automotive manufacturer.
Here’s a look at their stop in Dallas, originally meant to include a media day, but plans changed….
All the Western Hemispheres inventory as been acquired by Rob Courter in Dallas Texas and is presently being moved there.
With the Covid-19 pandemic tamed down somewhat, Citroën Autoclub Canada was able to hold their annual Christmas party in person once again.
Among the Aston Martins and the other exotics that participated in the event, his lowly 2CV continually stood out as the crowd pleaser.
A few days ago in New York City, for reasons the owner, Chef Nacxi Gaxiola, can’t even begin to understand, someone in his neighbourhood set fire his company’s H Van delivery vehicle.
It was a true Indian Summer day on October 3, 2021, for our Citroën Autoclub Canada annual fall outing. As we have for the past two years, we ventured east of Toronto on the backroads of the Durham and Northumberland regions of Ontario.
With a great blend of seasoned Rendezvous veterans & over 10 first timers, there was a beautiful energy all weekend long.
After cancellation in June 2020 due to Covid, holding a Mini-Rendezvous in September, and postponement again in June of this year – a “normal” Citroën Rendezvous finally took place again at Saratoga Springs, NY from September 9 — 12, 2021.
Auctioned by RM | Sotheby’s in Monterey during Pebble Beach. This one a 1970 Citroën DS21 Décapotable.
Rain didn’t dissuade some Citroën Autoclub Canada members from having a fantastic time during our annual summer outing on July 17, 2021.
It would appear that they are taking an “Amazon/Google” approach to dominating the classic and vintage car market with these latest expansions. There’s no question they have become a formidable entity for any other company looking to compete.
Does the need for government revenue take precedent over the hardship such measures, if successful, will have on France’s automobile manufacturing sector? It would seem so…
What a turnout at this year’s “Citroëns at Carlisle”! Cars, friends, and dogs could finally meet up again after so many cancelled events over the past year.
Here, for the first time, designer Flaminio Bertoni could express himself fully and alone without interference from anyone else imposing the style of the car.
After our absence from the 2020 show due to concerns of safety because of Covid, we hope to resume our presence, continuing our 30+ years of involvement.
Rendezvous at Saratoga Springs, NY has been rescheduled to September 9–12, 2021.