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    Shane's backyard??

    There's a bit of cotroversy abroad about the Citroen car company's plan to operate a conservatoire (museum) basically showing the History of the marque and the plans to not make it available to the public.
    Their collection is naturally extensive and things are slowly coming into the public arena about what is inside it which begs the trhought; did they ever intend to keep it hidden away from the public or was this just a marketing ploy? :p
    If you like seeing some really classical models then even if you're not into Citroens it should impress.
    It's the sort of collection I get the feeliong Shane could be aiming for
    Imagine the "little lady's" reaction coming home to this <a href="http://web.ukonline.co.uk/jr.marsh/conservatoire3.html" target="_blank">http://web.ukonline.co.uk/jr.marsh/conservatoire3.html</a>

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    [quote]It's the sort of collection I get the feeling Shane could be aiming for<hr></blockquote>

    Yeah right, Shane would be like the French and not allow us access, "mine, all mine, go away you leetle peasants"

    Just kidding Shane

    The above link is a great site, take a visit and sign the petition started by Julian Marsh, convince Citroen to make this graet asset available to the public.

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

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    Na, Shane would just do things like promise to take you for a ride in his Dad's CX series 2 turbo and then not be able to find the keys! (Methinks Dad is one step ahead of Shane - maybe 2 steps).

    Besides, he'd want to chat to the peasants first!

    Having received a copy of the press kit for the Conservatoire (sp?) I think that what they are doing is a good idea. It is probably our perceptions that are incorrect. The fact that they are setting up a full archive (paper and mechanical) of their history is fantastic.

    The vehicles are to be used around the world for publicity and promotion and will be expertly maintained.

    Maybe one day they will go the full hog and build a public museum.

    Do any other companies (besides Mercedes Benz) have a public museum/display, or do they leave it to the usual car museums to do the work?

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    Yeah I've seen that before,

    Obviously though you haven't seen my standard of cars. Think sad, very, very sad

    If I could afford ANY of those cars in ANY of those pictures I'd be very happy

    I might have a backyard that'd fit a car or two but it's not that big! :p

    Don't worry Craig, next time you come down I'm sure my old man will let you take the CX for a spin, he usualy does (except Paul, as he had to take off to work ). Several members of the local car club have taken it for a spin.

    He seems hesitant to let anyone drive it since the headlinings dropped & the exhaust started knocking against the bottom. Maybe he's worried everyone (not just me) will tell him to get the bloody thing fixed

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    both porsche and bmw have a works museum, have seen both the benz and bmw museum, very impressive,

    ford have a museum too, notable for containing a Bugatti Royale !

    not forgetting the Ford museum in geelong.

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    More to the point I think that the owners (Peugeot) have a Museum although they do go back further in time.
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    [quote]More to the point I think that the owners (Peugeot) have a Museum although they do go back further in time.<hr></blockquote>

    Yeah,... they belong in a Museum LoL

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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