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A New “DS Grand Palais” in the Spirit of Les Grand Carrossiers

A New “DS Grand Palais” in the Spirit of Les Grand Carrossiers

Paying homage to the variants of the DS, produced by custom coachbuilders when the car was in production from 1955 to 1974,Christophe Bihr and Gérard Godfroy took it upon themselves to build a “DS Grand Palais" in celebration of Citroën’s 100th year anniversary.By combining the know-how and s ...
Greg Long Shows Off Cramped Style In His Peel P50.

Greg Long Shows Off Cramped Style In His Peel P50.

By George Dyke.....Today's Globe and Mail featured an article by Brendan McAleer about Citroënvie member Greg Long and how he occasionally deviates from purchasing Citroëns to buy something even more unusual – in this case, the world's smallest car – a Peel 50 three-wheeled microcar.Originall ...
Classic & Sports Cars List 3 Nearly Extinct Citroëns in the UK

Classic & Sports Cars List 3 Nearly Extinct Citroëns in the UK

An online article from Classic & Sports Cars lists, "Best-selling classics that are now nearly extinct."You click through a series of photos with a paragraph or so for each.  The first entry after the intro (so, page 2) is the 2CV.2CVThere are other Citroens on the list;photo # 9 is the BX ...
Fun With Numbers – How Americans Drive!

Fun With Numbers – How Americans Drive!

By George Dyke.....Tony Arevalo is a numbers-obsessed licensed insurance agent in Oregon.Consequently not only is he a good fit in his profession, he crunches numbers well beyond his 9 to 5 job, spending a good deal of his spare time doing data analysis.Tony ArevaloTony and a small team of insuranc ...
Citroën Lists Survive Scuttling

Citroën Lists Survive Scuttling

By Mark L. BardenwerperFort Atkinson, WisconsinSince the rise of the Internet, email lists, or "groups," evolved to become one of the principle methods Citroën owners and enthusiasts use to disseminate information.Gone were many of the old newsletters and magazines.In the '90s, the service was prov ...
Roger Williams Tackles Floating Brake Shoes for the Traction 15-6

Roger Williams Tackles Floating Brake Shoes for the Traction 15-6

(Requires paid member status to access)Roger Williams (Traction Avant expert at Steam Car Developments in the UK) has innovated with a number Traction Avant improvements over the years, manufacturing dynamic drive shafts, silent blocs, gearbox additions and reductions for both 4-cylinder and 6-cylin ...
The Story of a Very Special ‘Tilting’ 1958 DS19

The Story of a Very Special ‘Tilting’ 1958 DS19

In the summer of 1959, work commenced with Julius Lindblom in Sweden transforming a Citroën DS19 into an advanced prototype vehicle that automatically inclined the car body up to 9 degrees when driving in a curve.Julius Lindblom patented his suspension innovation but it was never commercialized fo ...
Traction Avant Gearbox Fragility

Traction Avant Gearbox Fragility

(Requires paid member status to access)There have always been cautionary warnings that the gearbox in 4-cylinder versions of the Traction Avant is prone to failure and should be treated with care.First off, one must be very gentle with first gear, as there’s no synchro.So, there can be no shiftin ...
When your SM rusts out, may we suggest…

When your SM rusts out, may we suggest…

Handing over your SM engine to Chris Barber of Crossbreed Cycles, who builds custom motorcycles, will result in a stunning creation.As Chris puts it; "I like to mix and match undervalued and obscure components that require a new home, with a strong bias towards Italian stuff.I build for myself but ...
Jay Leno Chats SMs with Jerry Hathaway

Jay Leno Chats SMs with Jerry Hathaway

Jerry Hathaway, the owner of SM World in Santa Clarita, California, participated at Woodley Park French and Italian Car Show and is a friend of Jay Leno.Jay happened to be doing a walk-through video for his series Jay Leno's Garage and stopped by to view Jerry's legendary SM racecar (the fastest SM ...
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