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In Memoriam – Robert Delpire, January 24, 1926 – September 26, 2017

In Memoriam – Robert Delpire, January 24, 1926 – September 26, 2017

The art editor Robert Delpire passed away on September 26, 2017 at the age of 91 after a 70 year career.  In 1950, while studying medicine, he transformed the journal de la Maison de la médicine into a high quality, luxury magazine which was funded by pharmaceutical companies.  With some ...
Citroën Canada’s 1960’s pitch to purchase abroad

Citroën Canada’s 1960’s pitch to purchase abroad

Julian Marsh from the UK (famous for the Citroënet website) sent us this scan of a 1965 brochure from Citroën Canada advocating purchasing a Citroën in Europe while on vacation and then importing it to Canada.   See: https://www.citroenet.org.uk/foreign/canada/canada-3.htmlWe like the p ...
Citroën’s Le Conservatoire – Keeping its heritage on display.

Citroën’s Le Conservatoire – Keeping its heritage on display.

Amid the cutbacks at PSA Peugeot Citroën the Le Conservatoire Citroën has remained in tact with new models added and displays of the company's historic models updated.  The other good news is that the Le Conservatoire Citroën is now open for public viewing.Recently Wouter Jansen of CITROExpert i ...
Citroën Backtracks on Disavowing the Existence of the DS and SM – Sort Of

Citroën Backtracks on Disavowing the Existence of the DS and SM – Sort Of

We wrote last month about how Groupe PSA eradicated the DS and SM from Citroën's history and took on a marketing spin to associate the DS and SM with their new “DS Brand”.   This has resulted in furor from Citroën purists over the company not featuring the DS and the SM in their Virtual Muse ...
Citromobile 2016 Photo Gallery

Citromobile 2016 Photo Gallery

Couldn't make it to Citromobile in The Netherlands this year?   Julian Marsh has posted an extensive photo gallery of the event held on May 7 & 8.  Looks like every Citroën that attended had its picture taken.   View all that attended here.   https://www.citroenet.org.uk/phototheques/citr ...
The End of Hydropneumatics for Citroën

The End of Hydropneumatics for Citroën

On June 4, 2015, Reuters France issued a release stating that the decision has been taken by PSA Peugeot Citroën to abandon hydropneumatic suspension:Peugeot scraps DS-era hydraulics in cost-cutting drivePARIS, JUNE 4 | BY GILLES GUILLAUMEHydraulic suspension, once key to the iconi ...
In Memoriam – Ken Smith (August 29, 1923 – July 8, 2014)

In Memoriam – Ken Smith (August 29, 1923 – July 8, 2014)

We sorrowfully announce the passing of Ken Smith, a key figure in Citroën's UK production from the end of WWII to 1988.From May 1946 Ken worked at the Slough Production Methods Department and this meant he always had a great deal of contact with Paris regarding adapting production methods from the ...
Petition Against the Ending of Citroën Hydropneumatics

Petition Against the Ending of Citroën Hydropneumatics

Some die-hard Citroën fans are pretty miffed that the company has decided it is the end of an era for hydropneumatic suspension.  So much so that one owner has has sent a petition asking them to keep development alive and utilize it in future models.  We disagree with the tone of the petition and ...

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