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VEA Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Citroën

VEA Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Citroën

On June 14, 2019 the VEA (Vintage European Automobile) Club marked the 100th anniversary of the Citroën company with a dinner party in Montreal featuring this lovely cake.It was held at the Restaurant L’Ambroisie, nestled in the heart of Chateau Saint-Ambroise, on the banks of the Lachine Canal ...
More insight into Citroën Canada Headquarters in Montreal in the 1960s and 1970s.

More insight into Citroën Canada Headquarters in Montreal in the 1960s and 1970s.

by Yves Boulanger.....I am a former Citroën owner and recently read some of your Citroënvie articles about the Citroën showroom in downtown Montreal.I had never heard of it, and was curious to find out more so I questioned Claude Guillot, who was service manager for Citroën's corporate office i ...
1974 DS23 Cooks in Montreal

1974 DS23 Cooks in Montreal

We are very saddened to report that the lovely 1974 DS23 5-speed (carbureted version) of Daniel Noiseaux caught fire on the way home from the Saratoga Springs Rendezvous on Sunday June 17. It happened in Montreal after a long drive in 30 degrees celsius temperatures.  A fuel line burst apparent ...
Michelin Concept Innovation: The 3D Printable Wheel

Michelin Concept Innovation: The 3D Printable Wheel

Michelin presented its future concept of adapting 3D printing technology to tire production at the Movin'on Show in Montreal earlier this month. Officially called VISION, it is a tire and integrated wheel. Unlike traditional tires with rims it does not contain any air, and is designed to last as lon ...
Leonard Cohen’s Contribution to Iconize the DS

Leonard Cohen’s Contribution to Iconize the DS

We were most saddened to hear of Leonard Cohen’s passing last November.  He was a unique singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter.  And he was Canadian, growing up in Montreal and maintaining a home and family there until his death.  Leonard CohenHow pleasing i ...
Citroën Canada Poster Discovered

Citroën Canada Poster Discovered

Thanks go to Greg Long for sending along what is undoubtedly a rare poster from the era when Citroëns were sold in Canada.  Judging by the door handles it would from 1969 or 1970.  The Canadian spec D models at that time had the European turning headlights and front turn signals mounted above the ...
Allez Pascal takes 2015 Vacation Across North America with Family and DS Safari

Allez Pascal takes 2015 Vacation Across North America with Family and DS Safari

Read this interesting account of a French family that shipped a “beater” DS wagon to Montreal to begin a vacation traveling in Quebec, Ontario and then the USA.You can read the original account (in French) with pictures here:  We have translated the original article below in English (t ...
Photos of Citroën’s Presence at the Montreal Auto Show – 1971

Photos of Citroën’s Presence at the Montreal Auto Show – 1971

We have unearthed some photos of Citroën Canada's display at the Montreal International Auto Show held at The Place Bonaventure in the early 1970’s. (We think 1971). These come from Michael Scott who grew up in nearby Longueuil at the time. Take a look at the photo of the SM with the door open. ...
Montreal to Rio in a 2CV

Montreal to Rio in a 2CV

Two Frenchmen are making a trip from from Montreal to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for the 2014 Pan American World Cup Football Match - FIFA!Éric Carpentier (28) and Pierre Pitoiset (27) arrived in Montreal from France on February 4.  Their special 2CV is painted in a soccer ball motif.  They plan t ...
Citroëns Take the Spotlight in New X-Men Movie

Citroëns Take the Spotlight in New X-Men Movie

The sixth installment of the X-men film series - X-Men: Days of Future Past - is filming in Montréal, Quebec this summer.   Set in 1973, 10 years after X-Men: First Class, the film features number of Citroëns.  Here are three b&w pictures taken on the set.  The SM belongs to Montréal CITR ...
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