The first impressive thing, directly at the entrance! Would I get such a big cake for my 50th birthday? I don't think so!
An attempt to make something like a second birthday for the 2CV: In 1987 some
Belgian 2CVers bought this car (because Belgium had the lowest prices in whole
Europe), took it to pieces and sent the pieces in many other countries of the
world (even Japan!). For less money (about 2US$ to get the purchase price again)
you could sign the piece of your country to protest against the production stop
of the 2CV in Levallois. On the way to the world meeting in Portugal the complete
car was given to Citroën. Unfortunately this great action had no effect
On the flea-market some great things were available: No, not this H-van itself, but delicious Crêpes were made in it, and you could get some very rare spare parts nearby, ...
A broken chassis in the middle of nowhere in the desert: The driver was alone
and had only 20 liters of water and a saw. This "motorcycle" is an act of despair,
but a showcase of high brilliancy: One drum is fixed against the chassis, the
other turns the rear-wheel by it's friction. In forward direction this "thing"
is good for 20km/h, but backwards it reaches about 120km/h ;-) !
Unbelievable! I'm not such a great fan of DYANEs, but this one was really
'67-ish, the egg on the gear-lever, 18hp and the old-styled seats!!!
You can see the three newly found TPVs on one photo on any other homepage!
most honest 2CV at the museum: it took the two french students Baudot und Séguéla
in the years '58 and '59 more than 100.000km around the world on their famous
The convoy through Paris with about 1999 other 2CVs ended at La Tour Eiffel. There, where noone is allowed to park his car (between Eiffel-Tower and Seine), the 2CVs were parked in three lanes. Only drivers of other car-types had troubles with the police, we didn't.
impressive, and I think it won't happen anymore! There were 2CVs everywhere.
12:30p.m.: The exhibits were on their way home, even the restored TPV was standing
around as any other 2CV at the camp-site. And since I touched it's wing I haven't
washed my hands ... A wonderful end of such a great event and meeting! Luckily
this transporter didn't cross my way on the road, maybe that would have resulted
in an accident ...
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