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Vintage Citroën rally all set to cross country from Fremantle

Hamish Hastie WA Today, 2 Aug 2018

Most people are presented with a choice in their 20s: sharpen up and get their life together, or let the good times keep rolling.

Frenchman Eric Massiet du Biest, 55, chose option B. And after 30 years, six world tours and 35 trans-continental expeditions across more than 90 countries on motorbikes and in classic cars, it's safe to say he has no regrets.

Massiet du Biest is in Perth readying for his next ...

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Citroën Golden Scarab Recreates 120-Year-Old Automotive Legend

Cristian Gnaticov Car Scoops, 19 May 2019

Back in 1922, the Citroën Golden Scarab, or Scarabee d’Or in French, became the first vehicle to have crossed the Sahara Desert. Almost 100 years later, the automaker has built a replica that’s identical to the original car.

Construction began in mid-2016 and involved 160 engineering students and pupils, along with 40 teachers. The project stays true to the old timer, with two wheels at the front and tracks at the rear, space for two in the modestly-sized cabin and all the necessary gear either inside or strapped ...

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Ilmor Boss Mario Illien to Take Part in 2019 Peking Paris Rally

James Eagles The Checkered Flag, 30 Apr 2019

Legendary Swiss engine designer Mario Illien is set to compete in the 2019 edition of classic endurance event, the Peking Paris Rally.

Illien will drive a 1955 Citroen 11B and team up with daughter Noele, who will act as navigator for the Ilmor Engineering co-founder, for a second assault on the event – their first coming in 2013.

Founded in 1983, Ilmor has developed engines for multiple Formula 1 and IndyCarwinners; and built the Mercedes-Benz engines used by the McLaren F1 Team for its ...

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