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Disc Brake Solution for Traction Avant 15-6 and H Van

Disc Brake Solution for Traction Avant 15-6 and H Van

by George Dyke…..At Citromobile earlier this month in in Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands, Ramon Arias de Bles showed off the the disc brake conversion he does to H Vans.The modification is becoming popular – the HY Van shown here, two years into a ground up restoration, was done for Citroenvie memb ...
Expanding HY Van

Expanding HY Van

Citroënvie member Erik de Widt has just finished a major rebuild on an expanding HY Van that served as a mobile field hospital.  Some Citroën HY vans were fitted with an odd but interesting telescoping trailer setup made by a company known as Currus in France.  This is one such vehicle. When e ...
H Van in PEI – And It’s Not Serving Potatoes!

H Van in PEI – And It’s Not Serving Potatoes!

Prince Edward Island is about the last place you'd expect to encounter an H Van, but there one can be found parked at the corner of Church and Grafton streets in downtown Charlottetown, serving ice cream in all but winter weather.   Map of downtown Charlottetown marking the H Van's locatio ...
Celebrating 70 Years of the Type H Van

Celebrating 70 Years of the Type H Van

The Citroën Type H made its world premiere exactly 70 years ago at the Paris Automobile Salon 1947.  Its recipe for success was typical of the post-war period: simple design, robust technology, reduction to the essentials and its versatility made the front-wheel-driven utility van a "cash cow" ...
Want to Drive an H Van Around the USA All Summer?

Want to Drive an H Van Around the USA All Summer?

by George Dyke….Want a job for a few months taking an H van around North America?  Well, apply here to the Union Wine Company in Oregon.  They’ll be sending the one they own to festivals, store openings, and other outdoor events to promote their canned wine products. I doubt these ...
Citroën Resuscitates a H Van to Service 2 Wheelers

Citroën Resuscitates a H Van to Service 2 Wheelers

While Peugeot recently showed how its Expert van could be transformed into a food service vehicle serving as an oyster bar, Citroën, not to be outdone, announced a conversion of a their classic H Van to be a mobile bike shop.  As well, a similar conversion was performed on the company's newest ...
Reinvention of the H-Van on its 70th Anniversary

Reinvention of the H-Van on its 70th Anniversary

Check out this video of a just unveiled contemporary reinvention of the H-Van on its 70th anniversary.  It was developed in collaboration by Fabrizio Caselani and David Obendorfer as a tribute to the original H Van's designer Flaminio Bertoni.   Builder Fabrizio Caselani and desi ...
Wheeler Dealers Tackles a H Van

Wheeler Dealers Tackles a H Van

There is a new episode of the UK program Wheeler Dealers where they buy a 1956 H van and restore it to be a commercial truck.  They've done a DS and a very early 2cv in previous episodes.  In each show they get their hands dirty and show you how to 'fix 'em up'.For the H Van they transplanted a Fo ...
Real Power and Braking for the H-Van

Real Power and Braking for the H-Van

(Requires paid member status to access.) Citroën H Vans are the quintessential French work vehicle.  Produced between 1947 and 1981 the H Van, (Type H, H-Type or HY) is a delivery vehicle based on the Traction Avant drive train.  It is front wheel drive, with a 3-speed manual gearbox ...
Life’s a Beach in Classic HY-Van

Life’s a Beach in Classic HY-Van

Beach Towel company Vertty has chosen Citroën's iconic HY-van as its mobile promotional showroom vehicle.  Here are some shots of it on display duty in Spain.    They do sell in North America.  We wonder how long it will be before we see their HY-van at a California beach party?   ...
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