This year a 1974 Citroën SM meticulously prepped by owner Tony Burgess made quite an impression with the admiring crowd and the Concours judges who voted to give it the Technical Innovation Award.
Considering the relatively clean emissions emitted from new ICE vehicles these days, one has to wonder why there is a huge push to extract rare earth metals to power new EVs.
Citroën Autoclub Canada’s annual Niagara region outing has proven to be a summer favourite and this year’s was the best yet!
It was heartening to see that even with gas at $5.58 US a gallon for premium, it did not deter the gathering of about 160 Citroëns.
This year’s Carlisle trip for me started a few days earlier in Toronto with the arrival of “The Great Road Tour”.
The Import Fun Showfield included spaces for cars from every region of the world. You could find examples of pretty much every imported automotive manufacturer.
I went online and try to order just a headlight bulb — and no luck. They don’t even list Citroên in their search engine.
Back in the 1980s and early ’90s, if you wanted a Citroën, there was a good chance you got in touch with David Allen who operated a business importing and brokering Citroëns to enthusiasts.
With the Covid-19 pandemic tamed down somewhat, Citroën Autoclub Canada was able to hold their annual Christmas party in person once again.