Articles tagged Andre Citroen

Page 42 of February 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, February 1976

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters Still More About Mercedes A few controversial points have arisen from the article "More About Mercedes" in our issue of last December. It might have seemed that pure benzole fuel would not have been permitted at Le Mans in 1930 in the days when this race was for sports-cars much closer to those you could buy than is the case today. In fact, this was one of the...

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That Car Again!

Not only is the Volkswagen one of the world's best-selling cars, it is also the one most frequently discussed in the World's Press. One of the latest references to the German beetle appears in the American journal Speed Age, which devotes 5½ pages to an article by Smith Archer under the heading of "Volkswagen -- World's Most Over-rated Car." Archer attempts to pull VW prestige to pieces but fails...

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FRENCH HONOUR BRITISH MOTORISTS.

FRENCH HONOUR BRITISH MOTORISTS. The Association France-Grande Bretagne, the vigorous society that works for the Entente Cordiale inFrance on the same lines as the United Associations of Great Britain and France, of which Lord Derby is President, in this country, held, on January :3th, a luncheon at the Automobile Club, in honour of the Hon. Victor and Mrs. Bruce. Count Robert de Vogue, President...

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Book Reviews

"Louis Renault", by Anthony Rhodes. 235 pp. 8½ in. x 5¾ in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 45s.) Some years ago a book was published about Renault and I complained that, interesting as it was, and fresh ground that it broke, it did not tell the story of the Renault car so much as that of the Renault brothers and the tragic end of Louis Renault. Since then Renault...

Page 60 of September 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, September 1978

Miniatures news

It is at last possible to sort out these toy Citroens which are of Such interest to historians and collectors, thanks to an article in that excellent bi-lingual publication, Le Double Citroen, published quarterly by Citroen's Public Relations Department. NO. 51 of this publication carried a long illustrated article on this subject. It is well known that Andre Citroen sought to publicise his first...

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Cars in Books

This time, thanks to a reader, Mr. J. H. Dunn of Weybridge, we are able to quote a rather luridly written passage from "The Log of the Maken", by Ian Nicolson, which will be of interest to members of the Morgan Three-Wheeler Club. But we hope they will not emulate the drive described:— "A tiny car hurtles down the Dover Road. As it roars past policemen, they instinctively reach to their tunic...

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The Mors

I was reminded of the Mors when, for no particular reason. I remembered a curious book which had appeared anonymously on the stands at a pre-First War Olympia Motor Show. It attacked in clever verse, in which makes of cars were carefully disguised, those who marketed foreign cars here disguised as home products to foil import duty. No-one ever found out who was the perpetrator of this astonishing...

Page 22 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1984

Club News

Citroën Anniversary It is 50 years since Andre Citroën unveiled the Traction Avant, with so many innovative features, and enthusiasts throughout Europe will be participating in a wide variety of events to mark the occasion. In Britain there will be a Celebration Dinner in Bracknell on April 27th, while Knebworth House near Stevenage will be the scene of the Sixth International Citroën Car Clubs...

Page 66 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1978

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The 1914 Grand Prix Opels We have received the following letter from Mr. N. Mavrogordato bearing on the recent article and subsequent correspondence on these cars. Sir, Since many people have shown much interest in the 1914 Grand Prix Opel story, I venture once again to write to you about them. I enclose a most interesting letter, which I have received front T...

Page 44 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1976

Books for Christmas

"The World Water Speed Record" by Leo Villa and Kevin Desmond. 206 pp. 8 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W1H OAH. £4.75.) This is a most acceptable book, because it covers ground that is entirely new. It is high time the World's Water Speed Record was fully documented and this Kevin Desmond has now done most thoroughly, with extracts from earlier books...

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