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GUEST,Jon Dudley BS: French Cars!!! (31) RE: BS: French Cars!!! 12 Jan 13


Despite being a devoteee (via their podcasts) of Click and Clack the tappet brothers, I fear that in their amusing quote about nobody copying the French automobile, they are somewhat wide of the mark. Citroen, with their pioneering adoption of front wheel drive and Peugeot's engine design from pre WW1 days are but two examples. The French, because of their pioneering work in aviation were also early to realise the importance of streamlining in automobiles. I would dearly love both a Citroen DS and a 2cv, and up until recently ran a 1950 'Traction'...they're designed to be thrashed up and down the autoroutes of France and from my experience, despite being 'characterful' they perform the task admirably. We Brits, in the form of the Riley motor car company, had to call in a Citroen engineer to sort out the suspension of the post-war RME models!


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