Citroëns at Carlisle – May 18-20, 2018 – Agenda Announced

Brad Nauss will be organizing a full weekend of events for all to enjoy.  He asks that you please RSVP at or call 717-691-8550 so he can plan accordingly for the crowd.  To attend you also need to register at the Carlisle Events Import & Performance Nationals webpage.  Pre- registration saves you time & $$$.  Do that here:  Be sure to click on the drop down club box for Citroëns at Carlisle.  Save 10% by registering by April 15 and your pass will be mailed to you in advance.  Or you can call 717-243-7855.  The agenda will be:

Friday, daytime – Flea market and show field open.  Cars arriving Friday by early afternoon can be eligible for selection of a Carlisle Elite Award.

Friday night – Dinner on your own (or with the group).  The Renault Club who will be sponsoring a French Dinner on Friday May 18 at 6PM, at the “R” building Pavilion.  Price for the Dinner is $10 per person, with OPTIONAL wine for an addition $5 donation. (Proceeds benefit Toys 4 Tots).  Eat as much as you care to until the food runs out.  Please RSVP for the Friday dinner to Marvin McFalls (at: by (May 7th 2018) so they can prepare enough!  The theme this year is southern French, by way of Louisiana Menu planned is:

• Appetizers of Smoked Salmon Pate and Cheeses
• Smoked Brisket (Languedocienne) cooked in the new French “Sous Vide” process with Cajun or Verte BBQ Sauces
• Potatoes Dauphinoise (scalloped)
• Green Beans with vinegrette
• Desert of Pear Gallette (Maybe with Ice Cream)
After dinner entertainment is TBD. (guaranteed no Karaoke however)
An Award will be given to the person who can claim ownership of the highest number of OPERABLE French Cars.

Saturday – daytime – A welcome and registration table will be open under the Citroëns at Carlisle tent beginning at 9 AM. People’s choice judging will be held throughout the day, with ballots accepted until 3 PM. There is no charge to register with Citroëns at Carlisle.

There will be a special Citroën Display, at the Citroëns at Carlisle Tent.   Stop by to see the special display of Dave Agar’s 1967 DS21 on Saturday only.  Dave, from New Philadelphia, OH, will display his DS with one side of the body panels removed. See how easy it is to remove the body panels, and examine the car like you never have before.

Citroën Seminars:
1 PM – Citroën Engine Rebuilding.  Dave Burnham will present a seminar on Citroën engine rebuilding under the Citroën Club Tent. Dave plans to bring examples of problems that are common, or that he has seen in the past.  It will include pointers of what to look for, and how to remedy, issues with Citroën engines. The TAV, DS, 2CV and SM Maserati engines will all be part of the presentation. Dave plans to have various engine parts to display for his discussion. Dave is the owner of Dave Burnham Citroën Repair and Restoration, and is considered by many to be the best Citroën repair and restoration facility in the USA.  Dave is also well known as a successful ice racer on the NY ice racing circuit.  Dave race prepares his own cars, and has been very successful for many years.

2 PM – Citroen DS Innovation of Design and Materials.  Brad Nauss, owner of Brad Nauss Automotive, Mechanicsburg, PA will present a seminar on the DS. Brad will touch on the many innovations introduced by Citroën beginning in 1955 and changes and improvements through the 20 years of DS production.  He will discuss not only the innovations that the engineers introduced (many for the first time in the history of production automobiles), but the use of special materials they used to achieve their designs.  Dave Agar will give a demonstration at the club’s 2 PM seminar on how the body panels attach, and how the DS was actually a “hand assembled” vehicle. As part of the seminar, there will be a “show and tell” about Citroën’s assembly and safety features.  A question and answer period will be part of the seminar.  Examples of these designs and materials will be available for examination during and after the seminar.

Saturday – Late afternoon – Tour of the Valley. Paul Anderson again has offered to lead a driving tour.  The tour will end in plenty of time for you to freshen up before dinner.

Saturday – Evening – Citroëns at Carlisle Dinner at Mayapple Golf Course.  George Lois will be our host at the Pavilion at Fiddlers Restaurant at Mayapple Golf Course, 1 Mayapple Dr. Carlisle.  Plan to arrive AFTER 7 PM (due to parking constraints !!)  Buffet Dinner will be served at approximately 7:30 PM.  After dinner, we will have the pavilion for the evening, and will be awarding the People’s Choice awards, as well as giving away  door prizes.  The cost of dinner will be $35 per person, which will include gratuity. RSVPSs to Brad Nauss by May 10 are required!

Sunday Morning – Breakfast is being planned, as well as a local tour or a driving tour ending up at an interesting destination.

Sunday afternoon – The club tent will be available for relaxing and fellowship. The Winners Circle Awards will be presented Sunday.  One car is chosen from each country of manufacture for a special award and a very special “Winners Circle jacket”.  A Citroën has been the overall winner of this award in the past and has a good chance again this year!


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