Citromobile 2004

Every first weekend in May, Citroënists from all over Europe (even some from outside Europe) gather in the Veemarkthallen in Utrecht to enjoy the large Citromobile meeting. This year, Citromobile was held on May 1-2. The event celebrated its 10th anniversary. Central theme was the history of the Citroën passenger cars. Almost all historic models, from A to Xantia, were present in a long gallery of fame. Strange enough, only the Saxo, which was phased out recently, was not represented.
The large number of type related Dutch Citroën clubs took care of the representation of 'their' model. The Visa Club, which also is the club for owners of the LN and the Axel, turned up with three cars.
Left: Axels are rare. It took the club difficulty to find one for the show. Right: Visa and LN still not among the most popular historic Citroën types, but growing rarity may well change the common attitude dramatically within a few years.
Among the cars parked outside some really interesting models, like this hardly ever seen 14 RS from a German enthousiast.
Left: the Dutch Citroën Visa Club saluted its 100th member. Right: GT Spirit 330 is one of a handful left.
Left: A nice Chrono is always a joy to look at. Right: as new Belgian two cylinder was for sale for 1500 euro.
Left: spectacular Visa GTi. Right: two well preserved LNAs.
Left: many were surprised to see yet another Axel. This 12 TRS looks far better than average. Right: history started with the Citroën A in 1919.
Left: modern Citroëns still manage to turn heads sometimes. This C3 may be an acquired taste, but it is surely a car that pulls attention. Right: another crowd puller was this heavily modified 2 CV.
Left: nice prewar (or probably early postwar) 11 CV. Right: a more recent example of the Traction. Non original 'Pilote' wheels maybe there to suggest prewar year of build.
Left: heavily authentic 2 CV. Imagine yourself driving this car through the French countryside... Right: French 2 CV AZ-AM looking for a new onwer.
Two nice 2 CVs of the seventies. Originality among seventies deuches was hard to find for years, but is more and more appreciated today.
Left: well executed 2 CV hot rod in suitable entourage. Right: the mid life crisis department.
Left: Rare Bijou, built in the British factory in Slough. Right: original 1968 Dyane.
Left: trio of Meharis in matching orange. Right: sympathic authenticity marks this Ami 6
Left: attractive Ami 8. Right: Panhards are always welcome at Citromobile. This German CD was one of two of this type spotted over the weekend.
Left: not exactly original, but still good looking: yellow DS. Right: one of the ever headturning DS Découvrables seen at the event.
Left: sixties P-series tipper. Right: someone tried to be funny and brought his grandfather's well preserved Renault 18...
Two beautiful GSs. The one on the left is a British Club, the one on the right is a limited edition '78 Basalte.
Popularity of CX is immense these days. The white CX 2000 on the left is the oldest known surviving CX in the Netherlands. The metallic red one on the right is a CX 25 Prestige Turbo, owned by a German enthousiast.
Two very different BXs. The 1983 16 TRS (left) is a very original early example of the type. The 1984 car on the right has been upgraded to 16V specification.