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More on the Failed La Croisère Blanche Canadian Expedition of 1934

More on the Failed La Croisère Blanche Canadian Expedition of 1934

In 2005 we first wrote about the La Croisère Blanche in an article titled "The Champagne Safari" in the 2005 Winter Citroënthusiast. (You can find it in our documents archives section of Citroënvie).   It was about the daring 1,200-mile expedition across northern Canada backed to the tune of $2 ...
Solving the Mystery of Citroën’s Involvement with Jean Béliveau and the Montreal Canadiens

Solving the Mystery of Citroën’s Involvement with Jean Béliveau and the Montreal Canadiens

by George Dyke We are now discovering that the commitment Citroën Canada made to align itself with Jean Béliveau in the 1970’s timeframe is turning out to be nothing short of astounding.In the past we reported about the Citroën DS21 that Béliveau was given that was painted with the Mont ...
Traction Avant Pioneering Recognized at Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance

Traction Avant Pioneering Recognized at Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance

This past fall the organizers of the Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance held at the Hilton Head Island Resort in SC, invited Citroënvie member Joseph "Woody" Rutter to display his lovely 1952 Traction 11B Legere. They wanted it for the "Motoring Midway" section, where they displayed "automotive ...
Chapron DS21 Concorde Coupe – Clues to Citroën in Montreal

Chapron DS21 Concorde Coupe – Clues to Citroën in Montreal

Citroënvie member Michael Gillespie has made one of his retirement priorities to organize all his old photos and scan them.He sent George Dyke a photo he found from a roll of film he shot during a visit to Montreal in the summer of 1969.  Michael immediately recognized the car a custom bodied ...
Citroën DS in Herbie Love Bug Movie

Citroën DS in Herbie Love Bug Movie

On December 8, 2014 the classic car marketplace website Bring a Trailer listed one of the Herbie Volkswagen "Love Bugs" for sale.   It was discovered a few years ago in a Florida warehouse where it was stored for many years.  As part of the ad's picture gallery there were photos from the the car ...
CAC 2014 Christmas Party – Hearty Fun!

CAC 2014 Christmas Party – Hearty Fun!

Citroën Autoclub Canada’s annual Christmas party was held on Dec. 6.  This year it was once again at the Granite Brewery & Restaurant in Toronto. 42 members attended and enjoyed a delicious brunch as well as a special CITROËNVIE dessert cake.Everyone got a Citroën door prizes and the annua ...
Michelin Talks Tweel for North America

Michelin Talks Tweel for North America

ABC News today ran an article profiling Michelin North America's chairman Pete Selleck, and the company’s new airless tire called Tweel. Pete SelleckWhile we first covered the the technology back in the Spring of 2010 in Citroënvie, in today’s story Mr. Selleck discussed specific applications ...
Citroën Challenger Roadster Update

Citroën Challenger Roadster Update

We are pleased to provide a status update to the custom-bodied Citroën Challenger roadster that surfaced in the Los Angeles area back in 2000.Originally sold by Challenger Motors LA, it is a Traction Avant convertible with a Challenger body tag and a Traction engine, which makes it a true Challenge ...
Paris / New York Comparison Video

Paris / New York Comparison Video

Here is an exceptional video that contrasts Paris and New York City by showing a split screen timelapse of the two cities to illustrate the beauty and individuality of each.  Paris and New York, like many large cities, have a lot in common ; transport, infrastructure, national monuments.  Filmmake ...
French-German DS Chronicle 1990-2000 and Canada 2012 Onwards

French-German DS Chronicle 1990-2000 and Canada 2012 Onwards

by Pierre Cambillard Before we start I wish to extend my great appreciation to George Dyke, who relentlessly has led the CITROËNVIE Club to become a world leading Citroën club by his dynamism, activities and membership support.  And thanks to another charismatic President of a DS Club, Marti ...

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