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    Hi All,

    Yes we are back in the best country in the world, but France runs a real close second at present!

    Here is one of the MANY pics we took on the trip. There will be more to follow, but this is one hell of an XM - courtesy of Mr Tissier.

    I am slowly working on turning the 32 pages of bullet points into a fully fledged story of our trip and that will be available one day too.

    Great to be back and the jet lag is slowly disappearing.

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    welcome back......

    That xm is spectacular......more pics will be nice....





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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    Hi All,

    Yes we are back in the best country in the world, but France runs a real close second at present!

    Here is one of the MANY pics we took on the trip. There will be more to follow, but this is one hell of an XM - courtesy of Mr Tissier.

    I am slowly working on turning the 32 pages of bullet points into a fully fledged story of our trip and that will be available one day too.

    Great to be back and the jet lag is slowly disappearing.
    Welcome home Craig (and of course Deb), look forward to pics and stories missed your dry wit.....

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    Welcome back

    Are there still R4's everywhere over in France?
    Did you go to the Citroen museum?

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    yes glad tohave you back craig.

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    Oh, you've been away then???
    How did you and FG explain to Deb that you were going to take the angle grinder to the turret of the XM??
    Could you post some pictures of the expression on her face when you told her?

    Nice to see you back in one piece dude.

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    Dino - The XM was part of a collection at an SM specialist we happened upon between Dijon and Troyes - you've never seen a four car Citroen convoy pull up so fast - mind you chucking a U turn in the middle of the Gypsy camp across the road may not have been the wisest idea. There were also other Tissiers there including a CX 6 axle wagon and a DS flatbed. There were myriad spare parts cars and many SMs. These guys do complete rebuilds of SMs and have re engineered many areas (esp electrics) to bring them up to current reliable specs - superb!

    GB - I missed seeing what you guys were up to too. You may have noticed a sporadic appearance from me but I now empathise with others I have bagged out re not keeping us up to date when they travel. Net cafes are not easy to find and even if you have a laptop it can cost a bomb to dial up even using the GRIC service. If we gained access for any time it was usually just for absolute essentials to check EM etc.

    GG - R4s are like pigeons in France - everybloodywhere! They must be unkillable, but mind you some of them looked very much worse for wear. Still a heap of 2CVs around too. BXs are usually city hack wagons with hardly an undented panel on most! We did go to the Citroen Conservatoire - it is superb and in fact the four of us who went were the first ever Aussies to go there. It is not a museum though, it is an archive of Citroen history and you must make special prior arrangement to visit. The building is quite discreet but on the edge of the PSA Aulnay site. There are no signs and I would expect anyone knocking on the locked front door would be politely told to go away. The collection is stunning and extensive and well looked after.

    Daniel - or should that be "Mr CCCofNSW Committee Member" (Congrats!) - it is good to be back, but given the money I would be back in France tomorrow!

    Alan - Deb seemed OK about the whole idea because I said we would practice on one of your cars first. She thinks that would be lots of fun. Her proposal was that she and Lyn sit on the verandah and have a few vinos while I weild the angle grinder and you go various shades of red and purple. Should be good for Funny Home Videos!
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    Good to see you back Craig

    I've accumulated a couple more toys since you've been gone

    Will see you at the Bastille Day no doubt.

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    Sheesh! Brenno used not 1, but 2 smilies in a post.

    Welcome home Craig! Daniel's a committee member ey? Congrats! What's your job?

    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa

    Welcome home Craig! Daniel's a committee member ey? Congrats! What's your job?

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