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Hagerty Spring Thaw Rally – 2018 in BC

Hagerty Spring Thaw Rally – 2018 in BC

by Keinan Chapman.....I participate every spring in the "Hagerty Spring Thaw Rally" put on by Classic Car Adventures in British Columbia. We cover 1,200 to 1,500 kms around BC mostly on smaller or secondary routes that are all well scouted out and planned by the organizers.  We are supplied a r ...
Nice DS Find in British Columbia, Canada

Nice DS Find in British Columbia, Canada

It's very rare to come across a nicely preserved "barn find" DS that has been stored for years, but Jean-Michel Ledet in British Columbia earlier this month found this 1972 DS21 in the Oak Bay section of Victoria.   The car was in a gentleman's basement for 18 years!  He found the vehicle ...
Sjaak Oosterling – An Artistic Ami Says Hi!

Sjaak Oosterling – An Artistic Ami Says Hi!

It’s always encouraging to get fan mail.  This one that came in yesterday is especially pleasing…Good evening Mr. Dyke,My hobby is painting old cars, tractors, trucks etc. of the fifties, the time that I grew up in Holland near the Belgian border   I have a special passion for Citroën ...
2CV Charleston re-build by Lionel Hondier

2CV Charleston re-build by Lionel Hondier

Lionel Hondier in Vancouver, BC has been busy eradicating rust from the east.  This 2CV was driven there in the summer of 2015 from Ontario with a rusted frame and many things needed to be repaired… from brakes to suspensions to pedal floors, etc…  (Surprising it made it!)  A new galvanized f ...
Triple SM Barn Find in Victoria BC

Triple SM Barn Find in Victoria BC

Greg Long, who lives near Seattle, wanted a set of european headlights for his 1973 US spec front end SM.  Actually Greg bought his SM in Vancouver Canada a couple of years ago, and as luck would have it he recently heard of three more north of the border, this time in Victoria on Vancouver Island. ...
In Memoriam:  Ari Sala – 1936 – 2016

In Memoriam: Ari Sala – 1936 – 2016

We are most saddened to announce the passing of very a devoted Citroënvie member from Vancouver Island.  Ary (Arij) Sala, died peacefully in his home at Fanny Bay, BC on January 27, 2016 at the age of 79.  Ari had owned a Citroën 2CV in The Netherlands and although the didn’t own one over her ...
Decent barn find D’s for sale in BC

Decent barn find D’s for sale in BC

Citroënvie member Mike Lett in British Columbia’s interior brought to our attention 2 recent ads on Kijiji for Citroën D model barn finds.  One lists 2 Safari wagons.  The other a DS21 sedan.  Both merit serious consideration and here’s why:D wagons are getting very rare, and although thi ...
Own a Vintage Citroen Tape Recorder!

Own a Vintage Citroen Tape Recorder!

This is pretty cool.  We came across it on ebay.   A Citroen tape recorder located in Nanimo, British Columbia!   Circa mid 1960’s and made in Los Angeles California.   Obviously not made by the Citroën car company, but a very neat compact tape tape recorder nonetheless.A search on the rad ...
Citroën Traction Avant: The car that propelled a nation

Citroën Traction Avant: The car that propelled a nation

BBC Autos recently published an article on the history of the Traction Avant.  Amazingly, the Traction they chose to feature in the article, (given they had 1,000's to choose from in Europe), is a 1939 7A owned by Chris Adshead of Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia.   You can read about how Chris ac ...
A Citroën Too Hot to Handle!

A Citroën Too Hot to Handle!

The Méhari was never sold by Citroën in Germany because in German safety tests it was discovered that if a fire happened while driving, the ABS (plastic) body would be engulfed in flames in an alarmingly short period of time.  Quite possibly before the occupants could get out.On July 5, 2014, Gor ...
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