2003 edition of the yearly international Citroen meeting and fair
Citromobile was held in the weekend of May 3 and 4, as ever in the
Veemarkthallen in Utrecht. Thousands and thousands of Citrophiles
made their way to the event. The theme of this year's edition was
'Citroën and sports'. We give you a short impression of the
things we saw.
Dutch Visa Club thought a football ground would be an original idea
to illustrate the sporting side of the Visa. And so the entrance
of the Veemarkthallen turned into a sward.
did his best to proof he knows how to deal with greenery...
...others preferred to keep an eye on potential goals to be scored.
Right: Only the cows failed (right)
left: interesting DS 'Le Caddy' Cabriolet by Chapron was brought
in by very long XM Plateau Tissier. Left: DS rally monster made
all the right noises
team of Visas consisted of white cars. Goalkeeper was a gaudy but
solid, multicoloured 14 TRS, which was quite recently bought by
one of the memebers for only € 50.
left: Visa stand was popular as a picknick site. Above right: one
of the show stoppers was this amazing Visa Chrono, which restoration
was finished just a few days before the event. Even more special
was the Visa Mille Pistes (shown below), offered for sale inside
the hall. With only 494 kms on the clock, asking prize of €8750
was stiff, but realistic. At the end of day two, it was sold to
a happy new owner, since then probably the most envied man in Visaville.
members and others were doing their best to promote the Dutch Visa
Club to the max.
intensively restored 2CV Charleston. Right: very well kept 1976
many CXs in Utrecht, including this nice 1976 2200 Pallas. Right:
owner of this DS has no fear for thieves .
appropiate plate on this German AZU. Right: SMs had a tendency to
destroy themselves on their way to Utrecht. This one spoiled its
expensive headlight cover, another went up in flames a few hundred
metres before it reached the Veemarkt.
LNs and LNAs were hardly spotted, but this LNA was in very good
order. Right: on saturday, Polleke (background left) was kept company
by a good and original 1971 Ami 8 Berline.
nicely restored German Ami Super Berline. Right: interesting and
rare GS Service from Britain.
popularity of GSA is still growing with enthousiasts. This 1983
GSA X3 was one of the best ones present. Right: good sunny weather
ideal for a trip in this 2CV Radar.
well restored 2CV AZL. Right: 1977 CX Prestige in very seventies
prewar 11 Conduite Intérieure. Right: not exactly original,
but this Swiss DS modification was very tastful executed nontheless.
DS 'Le Dandy' coupé. Right: Bond 2CV from Germany.
15-6 H, or: how low can you go. Right: DS hearse must be something
to look out for for the real DS fanatic.
GSA X 1.2 from Slovenia at the stand of the Dutch GS/GSA club. Right:
structural fragility mars most Dyanes today. This Dyane 6 looked
much better than average.
DS Fourgon by Tissier unpopular with car washing boys next door.
Right: the only Axel spotted, its condition being far from concours.