Sunday, June 29, 2008

2cv was featured by the New York Times in 1998

Keith Martin in June 12, 1998 wrote an entire article about the history and the 2cv in the United States. At that time the Citroen Club of North America estimated that there were only 2,000 2CV's in the United States but maybe today that number is higher because when people go to Europe, they tend to fall in love with this unique car and start desiring to bring and have one in the States.

Unforgetable tour in Paris in a Citroen 2CV

Now it is possible to discover Paris in a truly authentic and intimate journey aboard your very own Citroen 2CV. For more information visit :

Saturday, June 28, 2008

C42 in Paris

Since September 27, 2007, is possible to visit the C42 - the first new building on the Champs-
Elysées in more than 30 years and a stunning showcase for one of France's most iconic and beloved marques that Citroen built in Paris, France.

This building is considered already a contemporary landmark where the C is for Citroën and 42 for the building number. More information is available at and

Will we ever see something similar in an american city ? You never know.

Curiousities about the 2cv

The Citroën 2CV (deux chevaux in french, meaning literally"two steam horse") was one of the few vehicles that were introduced right after World War II and remained relevant and competitive for over 42 years.

It was produced from 1949 to 1990 by the french automaker Citroen that designed it to be an economic car, with low cost, versality, simplicity, reliability and off-road driving. Its light, easily serviceable engine, soft suspension, high clearance and a sunroof.

Between 1948 and 1990 3,872,583 2CVs were produced, plus 1,246,306 camionettes (small 2CV trucks), as well as spawning mechanically identical vehicles like the Ami, Dyane, Acadianne and the Mehari.

LJK Setright in the book "Drive On! A Social History of the Motor Car" described it as 'The most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car.'

For a full description about the 2cv history check ; and