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Henry Reed – In Memoriam

Henry Reed – In Memoriam

We are very saddened to announce the passing of longtime Seattle area Citroën enthusiast Henry Reed.  He passed away yesterday morning at his home after fighting cancer for the last month of his life.Henry was instrumental in the formation of the Northwest Citroën Owners Club, and together wi ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 15

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 15

I woke up this morning and couldn’t believe it…the trip was about to be over. It seemed like we had only just been in Yellowstone…just seen Mt. Rushmore, slid through dirt trails in the South Dakota Badlands, fought traffic in Toronto and just pulled into Saratoga. How could we be done and get ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 14

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 14

This morning we got up, had some breakfast at the hotel and then went over to the show grounds which are at Lakeside Farms in nearby Ballston Lake. There had to be 70-80 Citroëns on the field.  The first two rows had Dyanes, 2CVs, a Truckette, some Ami and Mehari models on display.  The n ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 13

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 13

For the first time in our trip, no one was in a rush to get up early and go anywhere.Maybe it was the rain, our first real rain of the trip, a soaker that started last night and lasted right into the morning.  We got up later and with a fire going in the living room there was no reason to rush ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 12

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 12

After a couple of days in dry dock (we were afloat in beer) in Toronto, it was time to get back on the road.  We were up early once more waiting for the other Toronto Citroën owners to join us for the drive to Saratoga Springs.The plan was for us all to drive from Toronto, over the Thousand Is ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 11

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 11

Like a line of dominos we all woke up, one at a time...slowly, especially Willa and I who got to bed later, staying up to talk with George.Marijke made delicious pancakes and to be polite, we all had one...and then another and another...mind you, purely to be proper guests.Then the group split up fo ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 10

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 10

Pretty leisurely day today as we sleep in till 7:30am!  Pack up up the wet tent...thanks to early spritz and then Willa and I go to find breakfast and gas while the others pack up their gear.We end up about 20 minutes away for our first fill up in Canada at a Petro Canada stop which has a Tim H ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 9

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 9

We started from Mt. Pleasant, MI and hit the road. Axel and Uschi, in the lead 2CV, set quite a pace, explained later by Uschi that they had the wrong time zone in their GPS so it showed we were to arrive much later than we did and Axel was trying to make time.  Also took an ad-libbed ride ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 8

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 8

"What year is your Sihtrone?""1981""Is it made by Fiat?""No, it's made by Citroen...a French company. Fiat is Italian and they made the Fiat 500."Silence....That's how the day began... it never fails to surprise me how these cars attract people and it happened multiple times to us later in the day t ...
Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 7

Seattle to Saratoga Springs Raid to Rendezvous – Day 7

The plan for today was simple. Pack up and check out the Corn Palace in Mitchell and then head to MN to pick up Uschi at the airport before continuing on to WI.We packed and stopped to gas up...got stopped by 4 bikers from Indiana who loved the cars and wanted to know all about them.  Then we t ...
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