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Bastille Day Car Display 2018

Rob Allen, 14 Jul 2018

As usual, the two French car clubs held a joint display at Parliament House gardens on Saturday 14 July 2018.

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An Electric Citroën is Real

Rob Allen, 8 Jan 2018

For those who doubted, the eMehari is not just a concept.

While we were away in Portugal, last October, we visited the ancient town of Sintra, just North of Lisbon. As I was wandering around the narrow, winding and steep streets, this little eMehari drove past. There were several of them there, all for hire and seemingly quite popular with the ...

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Tasmanian Citroën Dealers Announced

Rob Allen, 28 Nov 2017

The new list of Australian sales and service centres has been sent to us by the national distributor, Inchcape.

This time, two separate dealers have been appointed in Tasmania: Performance Automobiles in Hobart, and Buckby Motors in Launcestion.

Performance Automobiles sales are at 281-301 Argyle Street, Hobart, while service is at 6 Patrick Street.

Buckby Motors Citroën sales are at 266 York Street, Launceston, with service at 37-41 St John Street.

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Electric Vehicle Display

Bruce Culliford, 19 Nov 2017

Saturday, 11th November was a beautiful day weatherwise as Cheryl and I made our way from Hobart to Devonport for the Alternative Technology Association Electric Vehicle display.

Saturday, 11th November was a beautiful day weatherwise as Cheryl and I made our way from Hobart to Devonport for the Alternative Technology Association Electric Vehicle display.

When we arrived at Devonport, to be greeted by a cloudless sky, we saw a very large and  passorted range of both original ...

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Tasmanian Citroën Dealership to Change (Again)

Rob Allen, 14 Oct 2017

It seems that, once again, we are to have a new dealer for Citroën in Tasmania.

Recent correspondence from the Motors sales manager for Citroën, Gerrard Quinn, indicates that Motors has been told that they will no longer be the Tasmanian agent. Gerrard has been an excellent local ambassador for the brand, and has been a great supporter of the Club during his time in the ...

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Peugeot And Citroën Distribution To Change Hands In Australia

The Motor Report, 17 May 2017

Groupe PSA, the parent company in charge of Citroën, Peugeot and DS Automobiles has announced that from June 1 it will utilise a new importer for the Australian and New Zealand markets respectively.

Previous importer, Sime Darby, released a statement announcing the change yesterday with managing director, Patrick McKenna saying “After careful consideration, a decision was reached to divest the Australasian distribution businesses.”

Inchcape, the British company responsible for Subaru in Australia as well as the Trivett dealer group, has bought the local rights ...

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The Last of its Kind

Rob Allen, 11 May 2017

Alternatively, out with the old and in with the new.

After 4 years ownership and a bit over 70,000km of road travel, my Citroën DS3 DSport has gone to other owners in exchange for a new DS Automobiles DS3 DSport.

Sadly, I think, the DS range has been hived off as a separate brand, with no mention of Citroën ...

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CCCT hosts the 49th National Citroën Rally, 2017

Peter Riggall, 1 May 2017

The Citroën Car Club of Tasmania Inc. (CCCT) hosted the National Citroën Rally (Cit-In) which was based in North West Tasmania over the four days of Easter.

Sixty-eight cars entered and travelled from every State of Australia, including as far away as Western Australia and Queensland.  One participant from Western Australia had the front of his car damaged on the Nullabor Plain, when he hit an emu!

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The Shadow, Part 2 – The Shadow Meets the Thief

Peter Brown, 3 Apr 2017

It’s 2006 and I’ve bought the car of my dreams, a 1969 DS21 Pallas BVH, in Queensland. It went straight to a local Citroën mechanic for minor repairs and then I would drive it home to Tasmania.

I was very excited: a long journey had begun.  Many years later, I would call the car 'The Shadow'.

In 2006, The Shadow presented well, if a little scruffy and rusty.  This would make a great useable car: no concourse winner but you’d be happy to drive it ...

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The Shadow, Part 1 – Restoration and Exasperation

Peter Brown, 14 Mar 2017

I now call it ‘The Shadow’. At first it looked pretty good, not perfect but good enough. A nip here, a tuck there, a little polish and then good ordinary everyday motoring.

It was obvious that The Shadow was a Citroën, there is no doubting that heritage.  And it was a DS21, that is stamped in its identification plate and into its DNA.  That is the broad pedigree but the devil lurked in the detail.  This is a long ...

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