VeloceToday.com published an article titled “100 Years for Citroën at Retro” and in it, they not only cover this year’s Salon Retromobile but also provide an excellent overview of André Citroën and the history of the company.
For the most part that article is factually correct though the author does refer to 2CV prototypes (referred to as the TPV (Très Petite Voiture – very small car acronym) being stashed in haystacks during WWII to hide them from the Germans. Our understanding is that most of the 250 that were built were destroyed with only a handful known to survive. Three were hidden in the sealed attic of a building on the Citroën development and test track facility near La Ferté Vidame in France. (Read about their discovery in our Winter 2003 edition of Citroën Autoclub Canada magazine when we interviewed Jean-Claude Lanne, the curator of Le Conservatoire Citroën at the time. You can find that here.)
The VeloceToday.com article is an informative read that you can find here.
Also, VeloceToday.com featured a separate article on the Henri Chapron exhibit. Find that here.
We have our own report from Marvin McFalls on the Chapron display at Retromobile and you can read that here.