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    A classy photo of Andre & family in St Moritz in January 1932 with
    Charlie Chaplin They also used to hang out with Coco Chanel, Josephine Baker and Maurice Chevalier.
    Nice Kegresse they're travelling in as well



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    Quote Originally Posted by Davide Perinet
    A classy photo of Andre & family in St Moritz in January 1932 with
    Charlie Chaplin They also used to hang out with Coco Chanel, Josephine Baker and Maurice Chevalier.
    Nice Kegresse they're travelling in as well

    A small coincidence, I was going through an old book I have here at work and came across this pic of a Kegresse, scanned it and did a little retouching where the image crossed the spine.. reduced as web image

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    Are any of the CitroŽn family still alive? I know that his son died a couple of years back.....john s
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071
    Are any of the CitroŽn family still alive? I know that his son died a couple of years back.....john s
    I think they are in hiding
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    I think they are in hiding
    They would be hounded by mad citroen fans most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney
    They would be hounded by mad citroen fans most likely.
    No they are probably embarassed that they couldn't come up with a car the equal of the Renault 19
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071
    Are any of the CitroŽn family still alive? I know that his son died a couple of years back.....john s
    Yes, - Bernard CitroŽn (andre's son) married, in 1952, Piroska Szabo, a Hungarian by birth, who died in 1996. He is survived by his three sons, Henri-Jacques, Philippe and Bernard-Louis.
    I know some his relatives (cousin) were sent to Auschwitz.
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    Ohh yes of course, Andrť CitroŽn was of jewish ancestry. john s
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    Quote Originally Posted by BogMaster
    No they are probably embarassed that they couldn't come up with a car the equal of the Renault 19
    No citroŽn has EVER been equal to a Renault. CitroŽn were always FAR superior!! john s
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    Quote Originally Posted by BogMaster
    No they are probably embarassed that they couldn't come up with a car the equal of the Renault 19
    Try as they might (not) they can't stoop that low...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BogMaster
    No they are probably embarassed that they couldn't come up with a car the equal of the Renault 19
    What's a Renault 19? And why would Citroen want to equal it? Most of the very best Citroens never set out to equal other cars anyway; they were too busy introducing ideas other manufacturerers hadn't even thought of (Ie. Traction; 2CV; DS; and even the SM & CX for that matter)

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    What's a Renault 19? And why would Citroen want to equal it?
    I agree with Brett on this one now. My tune has changed and the R19 is a very dull machine now days. Sorry Renault I have changed my tune. Although It was COTY in Germany!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett R
    What's a Renault 19? And why would Citroen want to equal it? Most of the very best Citroens never set out to equal other cars anyway; they were too busy introducing ideas other manufacturerers hadn't even thought of (Ie. Traction; 2CV; DS; and even the SM & CX for that matter)
    EXACTEMENT! Traction was introduced in 1934, Louis Renault thought front wheel drive was a crap idea at the time......
    Renault them took until 1961 to bring out the Renault4 (I agree, whatever that looks like?), even Mini beat them (1959).
    BMW also ran a few ads only 1-2 years ago with the headlights that are directional etc.implying "look how advanced our technolgy is". Um, had they heard of the DS .........felt like writing a letter to tell them to quote Darryl Kerrigan "Getcha hand off it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davide Perinet
    EXACTEMENT! Traction was introduced in 1934, Louis Renault thought front wheel drive was a crap idea at the time......
    Renault them took until 1961 to bring out the Renault4 (I agree, whatever that looks like?), even Mini beat them (1959).
    BMW also ran a few ads only 1-2 years ago with the headlights that are directional etc.implying "look how advanced our technolgy is". Um, had they heard of the DS .........felt like writing a letter to tell them to quote Darryl Kerrigan "Getcha hand off it"
    Nothing that Andre could have come up with would match a 19. How can you improve on perfection?

    After market mags and an enlarged exhaust from the cat back maybe..but that's about all.
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    Of course Andre and Louis had one thing in common....they would chase anything iin a skirt...including Scotsmen (sorry Stuey)

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071
    Ohh yes of course, Andrť CitroŽn was of jewish ancestry. john s
    Hmm interesting - I didn't know that. I've often wondered if there was a jewish connection with the chevron symbol. If you read The Da Vinci Code you'll know what I mean.

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    Default renault 19 NO

    Anyone had a good poke around a Renault 14 ?
    Now there is some intelligent cost and space efficient design without any
    " strangeness" like air cooling and inboard disc brakes...and a bit more sensible than the Fiat 128 inspired transverse engine/end on gearbox and mc pherson struts that everyone seems to espouse......dare I say even Citroen since the CX.

    It ( the Renault 14 ) appears to offer lots of practicality ( and a spare wheel under the bonnet) , good engine accessability and simplicity.......

    While the general layout of a 16 aped the Traction ( as did the 4 and 6 ) the Renault 12 took a different tack with the engine before rather than behind the gearbox...and in doing so was able to sensibly drive accessories as the crankshaft pulley was "out there"...and 12's got a good reputation for practicality and general "toughness".

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    I haven't seen a renault 14 since 1987, really, I'm not joking!!
    They can't have been that good, or there would be more of them still around.
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    I was told there were loads in the UK but they all rotted away. A guy in SA had a few called Nick Davies he was at the SFCD with a bright yellow one in immaculate condition. I keep in touch with him regularly as that is one of my favourite Renault.

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