Florida Annual French Car Meet Report

On April 14, Citroën owners in Florida gathered in Longwood as part of a larger classic car show with over 200 enthusiasts.  In attendance was 1 CX Prestige, 2 Traction Avants, 3 2CVs and 1 original Burton.  The weather was good and according to Willem van de Wouw and his friend Mike, the event organizers, the wine also. 

   

Those who attended signed a card of best wishes for Andre Garnier who used to organize the Florida meet but is getting on years and now unable to attend.  Andre plans to sell his 1956 Traction Avant.

It would seem that those in Florida who did show up with their Citroëns are also looking to get out of ownership.  On the quiet 4-sale there were; the original Burton, the Red and Black Traction Avant and the white and blue 2CV.

Willem and Mike hope to stage another Citroën event in Florida in October.  Stay tuned for details on that if there are any Citroëns left! 

 

4 comments

  1. What’s up with the Florida owners looking to sell their cars? Are there problems with old car ownership in the state?

  2. I haven’t attended the Florida meetup in several years. I own a ‘72 DS21 Pallas. Is there still a Florida Club? We used to meet every year in Clairmont, Fl. Thanks!

  3. Yes Troy some of us are still meeting and would love for you to join! A couple of us meet with the All British Car Club the 1st Sunday each month in Winter Park – verify on their website. They have been very accommodating. April 10 they are planning 33rd annual show and for the 1st time there will be a Citroen Class. That show should be finalized this Friday and re-announced (our original venue canceled.) Several of us met at the Classic24 at Daytona in November and will return there this year. The same group are also trying to put something together at Amelia Island. Watch the Eastern & Southern Events and I’ll try to keep it updated.

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