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Vive la Citroën

Citroën cars of all shapes, sizes, ages and hues converged at the Solway Copthorne hotel recently as part of Greater Wellington Citroën Car Club’s [GWCCC] 60th-anniversary celebrations.

Enthusiasts talked to the Midweek about the Citroën’s “unparalleled suspension” [particularly on the older models], which gives an “exceptionally smooth ride”, and the “fabulous” steering on many of make’s models.

Chief among the cars on display was a row of the classic Citroën 2CVs, including the ‘Tin Snail’, belonging to club captain Chris Butler.

“They ride phenomenally well”, long-time Citroën fan Ross McFarland, said. “They roll a lot, and they have a very small engine, so are slow on hills. But they are a magic vehicle.”

The Wellington branch of the Citroën Car Club has been providing a space for fans to share their admiration of the quintessentially French motor since 1963.

It boasts a membership of about 70, and you don’t need a classic Citroën to join, member Pam Gerrie said.

“There’s a good mixture of people. Some people have been in the club for years. And then there’s a new people with new cars. But they all come together.”

David Gerrie, the club’s secretary, agreed.

“What do I love about the club? It’s the people.”

For more information the club, including how to join, visit https://cccnz.club/about-greater-wellington-citroen-car-club/

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