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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!

There was a Show and Shine at Stanley on ...

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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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Lasya’s New High Beams

Chris Minehan, 26 Nov 2016

Well, everyone should be concerned about the current running through high beam circuits in girls who are 40 years oldish. And, of course we were!

I had been making the shopping list in my head for everything required for a while – relays/wire/connections/fuses/fuse holders etc when I saw in a thread on Aussie Frogs a post by Babadec.  He purchased online a pre-built 90/100 amp headlight loom for H4 ...

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Lasya’s New Calorie Supply System

Chris Minehan, 14 Oct 2016

Sorry it’s been so long, and there is some work not reported upon, but there we go...

Well, t’other day I noticed a pool of petrol under the car just after start up.  Knowing that we’d had the carburettor recently re-furbed, a closer look revealed that the fuel pump was leaking.  From somewhere.

Nothing for it then, and in the spirit of Lee Majors it ...

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Club AGM and Visit to Entally Lodge

Rob Allen, 7 Aug 2016

In April 2016, the Club Visited the Entally Lodge complex, near Hadspen in Northern Tasmania, where we held the AGM and inspected the display of historic vehicles that is stored there.

The cars were comparatively modest in number, but nonetheless interesting, and included the 1974 World Cup Rally winning DS23, that was driven by André Welinski, Ken Tubman and Jim Reddiex.

As you'll see, there were enough other cars of interest to satisfy the keenest afficianado of vintage and post-vintage ...

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Why are so many Citroëns stamped 12/74 on the compliance plate?

Peter Riggall, 26 Jul 2016

This is a question that is often discussed around club members, and the general consensus of opinion has been that it was due to an impending ADR (Australian Design Rules) that was due to come into force that would cause cars to have be modified.

The thought was that the importer brought in a lot of cars, particularly D Specials at the time, stockpiling them, badging them 12/74, then selling them into 1975 and maybe beyond.

I have seen nothing written to substantiate this but it seems plausible.

I was a little skeptical however ...

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Bastille Day French Car Display

Rob Allen, 20 Jul 2016

As usual, the turnout was good, and the public interested.

Darrell Delaney (above) won the Shannons award for the car you would most want in your garage, with the (?ex-Andrew Charlton) Safari.

For your viewing pleasure, here are a few more photos, taken on the day, not only of our cars, but other French makes, as well. Click on the ...

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